Claremont Quarter has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping experiences and I've noticed more foodie spots opening in the area. We were pleasantly surprised that Brooklyn Lounge was a little quiet on this particular Sunday morning but that can sometimes leave more attention to detail when it comes to your food.
We had a look at the menu and so started the dilemma on what to order. I was drawn to The Nacho Libre ($19) because it sounded like a borderline breakfast-lunch kind of dish. On the other hand, I also liked the sound of Up In Smoke ($22) but wasn't sure if I would prefer the salmon or brisket option. I went with the salmon option, it was great to see that the waitress was able to recommend something to me, it made the experience quite personal. Mr. T was content with ordering something he had seen a picture of, that was The Colonel ($24).
Coffee was a warm rich blend and that's always a tick in my books!
Starting with my dish, the ciabatta toast was deliciously fresh. There was a huge portion of salmon layered over the toast. Oh! my goodness, there was so much salmon. The poached eggs were perfect and the runny yolks added more moisture to the dish. I really enjoyed the lime and pepper in the hollandaise sauce and I felt it really stole the show. I think this dish was precisely designed to encourage you to continue eating even though you are full.
Mr. T's eyes lit up when his breakfast was placed in front of him. You could tell immediately that the chicken was real chicken, rather than a patty, which was excellent! This was finger licking good and the batter was glorious. There was quite a substantial amount of bacon on top of the waffle. The only criticism of the dish was the overkill on the maple syrup. The waffle was drowned in it and even though it says on the menu that it was infused with lemon, it was terribly sweet.
I feel like the elements of this dish were all smartly paired together to create a mouthful of flavours and textures in each bite.