On the outside, I didn't expect much of this place, despite receiving much acclaim from customers (see Yelp). A couple logos on the outside, a signboard on the sidewalk, and apparently a broken door (at least when I arrived around the turn of the new year). Inside wasn't impressing me much, either. A relatively dim atmosphere, a few tables, and a diner-like counter. The cool part, to me, was being able to see the cooks hard at work, slinging quality breakfasts out in a reasonable time.
I went with "Benny and the Mets" ($12.50): a house-made English muffin, nitrate-free ham, two poached eggs, house-made hollandaise, and a potato rosti. While I waited, I munched on a couple of free lemon poppy seed scones. Light and delicate, flavors nicely balanced.
|"Benny and the Mets"|
|One lemon poppy seed scone...|
|And sure, two more because I was waiting for a little bit|
|Set the yolk free!|
Did I use hot sauce? Does Wile E. Coyote attempt to catch the Roadrunner? Loved the house-made hot sauce here. A lovely tang, with a slight kick (nope, doesn't come close to killing my taste buds). I'll take a double shot of it, with a sriracha chaser!
If anything, $12.50 for a benedict? It was a nice portion, I must admit. Knowing how I eat, I'd probably still get two menu items next time. Suggestions? Kai (my server) mentioned the "Bad Ass Sandwich" ($8.50), the "Go Home Thomas" ($11.50), and Dismal Times" ($12.50). Not surprisingly, I'm a big fan of Toast! 8.5/10