Ever consumed so much that your body just wanted to shut down and go to sleep? I sure did after this incredibly memorable breakfast at Eggspectation.
Located along the beach strip at Jumeirah Beach Residences [JBR], I was looking forward to filling up that already large stomach of mine. The air filled with sounds of laughter from groups of friends, children running around and couples enjoying a great sunny morning feed. Accommodating for people of all walks of life with seats located indoor and outdoor, I opted for some sunlight and a quick tan with my breakfast.
You instantly get lost in the menu as there is literally dozens of breakfast options. Poached, fried, sunny side up and more, I.. I.. can’t chose. Can I speak to a waiter, a manager, even the owner to make my decision easier please?
Going through the menu back to front for a few minutes, deciding and changing my mind over and over again, the dishes were finally ordered.
Started off with a glass of refreshing grapefruit juice and a basket filled with wholegrain bread, butter and tiny jars of jams. I have a soft spot for bread and butter and could not help myself, I just had to.
So what did I devour? THE BEST DAMN OMELETTE I’VE EVER HAD! It’s called the Southwest Sunrise. An unbelievably epic omelette filled with cheddar, Swiss and Gruyère cheeses, sautéed peppers, topped with strips of freshly sliced avocado, their special salsa, sour cream and served with their famous Lyonnaise-style potatoes. Oh and some freshly cut kiwi, grapefruit and rockmelon. Eggs were cooked perfectly, not over done at all. Avocado was amazing and soft and with the sour cream, it made this one heck of a breathtaking breakfast. I’ll say it again, best omelette ever.
FYI – Their life changing Lyonnaise-style potatoes are freshly sautéed to a golden brown with caramelized onions, butter, fresh herbs, and a few other all natural secret ingredients [wish I knew what they were]. So good that if I could have fit it in, I’d have ordered a bowl of it as a side or main.
I’m seriously fat. Apparently that omelette wasn’t big enough, I managed to ask for the S’mores French Toast as well. Why? Because I’m a glutton! There I said it. Though, I really did want to try this out so bad.
Taking a campfire favourite and putting it on the table – two slices of amazing soft brioche stuffed with Nutella and marshmallows, some pure imported Canadian maple syrup and a drizzle of chocolate sauce over the sliced strawberries and bananas to finish it off! It was so heavenly, so sugary, so sweet, so amazing.
That was the tipping point into the food coma. Legs shaking, heavy breathing, blood rushing, I needed a trolley to the car. I will never eat that much again. Who am I kidding?! Watch me do this again next week.
The food was transcendent, the customer service was superb [smiles and jokes from the waiters make this place even better] and with a view like that, this breakfast was phenomenal. If you’re in JBR and craving something fresh, healthy [don’t get the S’mores French Toast unless the word ‘diet’ isn’t in your vocab] and delicious, then I highly recommend this place.
Eggspectation resides at Al Mamsha Street, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai. It’s behind Reel Cinemas, so if you want, grab some breakfast and watch a movie. They’re also located in Canada, USA and India, so if you want to book a table, visit their website.