Treyf – Federal Delicatessen

Salmon latkes - Federal Delicatessen
Pickled pork, poached eggs, horseradish hollandaise on rye bread. $19.50 NZD
Federal Delicatessen, Auckland NZ

We didn’t know what this was when we saw it on the menu, but it ended up being like a Jewish style eggs benedict. The pickled pork was quite an interesting change and I liked it along with the horseradish hollandaise sauce.

Smoked salmon hash – Eight4Nine

Smoked salmon hash - Eight4Nine
Two farm eggs, house-smoked salmon, baby red potato, onion, fresh herbs, lemon hollandaise, capers. $16
Eight4Nine, Palm Springs CA

This hash was pretty good. I liked the flavor of the smoked salmon and the hollandaise. The super small, chopped dish of melons really odd though and difficult to eat.

Eggs Louis “cayenne” – Rick’s Cafe

Eggs Louis cayenne - Rick's Cafe
2 poached eggs, crab meat, spinach, English muffins, homemade “cayenne” hollandaise sauce, served with potatoes and fruit. $14.99
Rick’s Cafe, Los Altos CA

This was good, but nothing really jumped out at me. I did like that they provided a lot of spinach. The potatoes (and fruit) were kinda sad though. And even the “cayenne” hollandaise sauce was lackluster.

Pancetta benedict – The Fat Hen

Pancetta benedict - The Fat Hen
Served with roasted new potatoes. $13.50
The Fat Hen, Seattle WA

This was pretty tasty. I loved the roasted potatoes! They were perfectly seasoned and nice and fluffy. The benedict was good too, but not the best I’ve had. I liked that the hollandaise sauce was bright and citrus-y though. The service was friendly but on the slow side.

Drip coffee - The Fat Hen
Drip coffee. $2.25

Seattle Great Wheel
Seattle Great Wheel.

Pulled pork eggs benedict – Brenda’s French Soul Food

Pulled pork eggs benedict - Brenda's French Soul Food
Over cream biscuit, poached egg, hollandaise, with potato hash. $12.75
Brenda’s French Soul Food, San Francisco CA

Wow, this was very tasty but oh so heavy! You really couldn’t eat both of them. Between the cream biscuit, pork, egg and hollandaise sauce it was just a rock in your stomach. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but a little went a long way! 😉

San Francisco home

San Francisco home, Castro.

Eggs benedict – Cote

Eggs benedict - Cote
Ham and poached egg on a toasted muffin with homemade hollandaise sauce. £7.50
Cote, London ENGLAND

This tasted ok, but it was kinda cold. Cold hollandaise sauce is not appetizing to me especially when it starts congealing, ew! Actually, everything we ordered at Cote was just ok and nothing special. You win some, you lose some I guess…

Bloody mary - Cote
Bloody mary: Absolut vodka (50ml) with spicy tomato juice and celery. £3.95
Ugh, this tasted gross! It was pretty much just watered down, bland tomato juice. There was absolutely no spice (or alcohol) in there! 😦

Condiments - Cote
Condiments. Brown sauce is completely lost on me, lol!

Rugby (BT Broadband) ad
Rugby (BT Broadband) ad, King’s Cross St. Pancras station. And don’t forget to “MIND THE GAP”! 🙂

Upstream eggs benedict – Norma’s

Upstream eggs benedict - Norma's
Buttermilk pancake with smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise, and peewee potatoes. $22
Norma’s, Palm Springs CA

This was ok, but the pancakes quickly became soggy from the luke warm hollandaise sauce, and the potatoes were undercooked. It would definitly be an “upstream” battle to find things that I absolutely loved about this dish.

Side of bacon - Norma's
Side of bacon. $4
This was probably the most reasonably priced item on their menu.

Antique bedazzled mirror

Antique bedazzled mirror, The Parker lobby.

Crab cake benedict – Solaire Restaurant + Bar

Crab cake benedict - Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Glaum Ranch poached eggs, dungeness crab and hollandaise with breakfast potatoes. $16
Solaire Restaurant + Bar, Santa Cruz CA

This dish was ok. The crab cakes had such a strong Old Bay flavor that they didn’t quite work in a benedict. It ultimately tasted like a crab cake on top of an English muffin with an egg and hollandaise sauce thrown in – not very harmonious.

Coffee - Solaire Restaurant + Bar

Coffee. $3

Mystery Spot holding area
Mystery Spot holding area.

Orange mimosas – Purple Palm Restaurant

Orange mimosas - Purple Palm Restaurant

Each $12
Purple Palm Restaurant, Palm Springs CA

So I’ve mentioned that the service here was HORRIBLE, but I forgot to mention that they also overcharged us for our mimosas. The menu stated $10, but we were charged $12. We were gonna order bloody marys, but they were out of it. What?! How is that possible? Sheesh, what a disappointment!

Coffee - Purple Palm Restaurant
Coffee. $3

Mt. San Jacinto trail

Mt. San Jacinto trail.

Classic eggs benedict – Purple Palm Restaurant

Classic eggs benedict - Purple Palm Restaurant
With breakfast potatoes. $17
Purple Palm Restaurant, Palm Springs CA

I was really disappointed in this place! We had brunch reservations so we stood at the front hostess area for 10 minutes while the staff worked on 3 tables. We finally got fed up and just sat ourselves down. The wait staff was super slow and bored looking. Sheesh!

This eggs benedict was overpriced for what you got, and the hollandaise sauce was cold. Probably because it took forever to get it out to us. Lame – get your act together Puple Palm!

Colony Palms Hotel pool
View from our table of the Colony Palms Hotel pool area.

Ribeye steak and eggs – Twenty Five Lusk

Ribeye steak and eggs - Twenty Five Lusk
Two eggs poached, clamshell mushroms, hollandaise, thyme reduction. Gilt City brunch menu
Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco CA

Mmm, so good! The hollandaise sauce was a beautiful color and tasted amazing as did the thyme reduciton. The ribeye was beautifully cooked and of a decent size. This was definitely a filling dish. Noms!

Flowering maple (Abutilon pictum, Malvaceae)

Yellow flowering maple shrub (Abutilon pictum, Malvaceae), 17th Street. I love the bright, variegated leaves!

Lobster benedict – Twenty Five Lusk

Lobster benedict - Twenty Five Lusk
Poached eggs, prosciutto, sauce hollandaise, Maine lobster, arugula, English muffin. Gilt City brunch menu
Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco CA

SO nommy! I thought that they would skimp of the lobster, but there were large pieces of whole lobster in there. Mmm, I want more!

Golden Gate Bridge

Leaving the city on the Golden Gate Bridge.