Great Egg-spectations (or, where to go for Eggs Benedict for brunch)…

Great Egg-spectations (or, where to go for Eggs Benedict for brunch)…

Where to go for your weekend Eggs Benedict is a really important decision because you’re paying for it and you need it to be good. Eggs Benedict should be the safest menu choice – but sadly, some people still manage to get it wrong.

We take Eggs Benedict seriously here and a very scientific office poll identified five clear favourites:

Dear Jervois

Everyone puts the Eggs Bene at Dear Jervois on their list, because it belongs there. It’s that good!

It can take a while to get a table, but they’re pretty honest about the wait time. And we think it’s worth the wait. It’s served on a potato rosti AND sourdough so basically the best of both worlds. Get it with bacon or salmon.

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The Fridge

Down-to-earth service and a menu of classic brunch favourites makes this place a Kingsland institution. Your Eggs Bene comes on soft potato hash cakes and you’ll find the hollandaise to be thick, creamy and just a little tangy. Comes with bacon or salmon, there’s a vegetarian version too.

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The Block

The West is fashionable now because it’s one of the few places in Auckland with affordable houses left to buy, and great cafes and eateries are slowly springing up. The Block is an excellent choice, serving their Eggs Bene up with fried chicken, and it’s as good as it sounds. It gets really busy mid-morning so head in early and if you’re planning to be here on Mothers Day or Fathers Day, you better book a table because the parents go nuts for brunch at The Block on their special day.

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Petit Bocal

They’re French, so they know what they’re doing. They serve Eggs Benedict (with either bacon or salmon) AND Eggs Florentine, which comes with buttered spinach and a zesty fresh pesto which pairs perfectly with their zingy hollandaise. With minimalist décor and warm French hospitality you’ll feel right at home, plus parking is easy to come by, which helps.

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Catroux

We’ve got three life-changing words for you. Preserved. Lemon. Hollandaise. It’s the kind of hollandaise you’d fantasise about cooking for Manu in NZ MKR and turn red as he raises his eyebrows in Frenchman delight and says it’s ‘to die for’. It’s actually amazing and comes with bacon, salmon or glazed ham. It’s also kid-friendly with a clean sandpit with good toys in it, and mini-cupcakes to satisfy sugary demands from said kids.

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Eat and be merry, friends!

 

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