It was our anniversary and since my beloved husband Sean is not a planner, (probably his only flaw), I googled places to go to for brunch and stumbled upon many. It was the gorgeous pic of Nassim Hill Bakery & Bistro that caught my attention. I love cafes which look ‘open & friendly’ and Nassim Hill Bakery appeared to be just that.
It took me 2 hours to doll myself up. I only did so because it was our 1st anniversary which warranted a nice dress, heels and enough makeup to look made up. As soon as I was done, we got into our Uber and off we went. My son Cassius joined us because he loves eating, just like his Mum. When we arrived, we were pleased to see that it was packed. Why pleased you must be thinking? Well it’s usually the case that if a place is crowded, the food is good or great.
We didn’t have to wait more than upon arrival 10mins to be seated at a decent table. When I took a look at the menu, I knew I made right choice. There were many good options to choose from. I ordered the Spicy Huevos (Where-Voz) Benedict, Cassius ordered the Brioche (Bree-Oh-Shey) French Toast and Sean ordered the Wholemeal Belgian Waffles. The pronunciations are there because not everyone knows how to pronounce these foreign words.
Sean’s dish came about 10mins before ours perhaps because it was packed and some dishes take longer than others to make. As soon as we took our first bites, wide smiles instantaneously appeared on each of our faces.
My Spicy Huevos Benedict came with poached-perfect eggs drizzled with Hollandaise sauce (an emulsion of egg yolk and liquid butter, usually seasoned with lemon juice, salt, and a little white pepper or cayenne pepper), just the right-amount-of-fried Spanish chorizo (coarsely chopped pork and pork fat, seasoned with pimentón – a smoked paprika – and salt) and ciabatta (Italian white bread).
It was perfect yet I couldn’t help but to steal of piece of my son’s French Toast which was delightful in a sweeter sense. Although it’s pretty easy to go wrong with French toast, they went all-RIGHT. The toasted almonds, whip cream and blueberries made it complete.
Now for the Belgian Waffles…they were certainly light and crispy as described in the menu. But just our luck that they ran out of the beerbeiser sausages which didn’t upset us at all because the bacon and maple syrup sufficed nicely. I noticed that my husband looked more in love with his waffles than his wife on our first anniversary date.
No meal is a meal without coffee and desert. I ordered the Brownie Parfait (Puf-fay) served with caramelised cornflakes, salted peanuts, salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice-cream. I carefully took small scoops, mixing all the ingredients together to ensure that heavenly explosion in my mouth each time. Brownie + Cornflakes = HEAVEN. Unfortunately I couldn’t have more than a few sips of my cappuccino which was pretty alright. I did however take a sip of Sean’s Berry Blitz and what I liked most about it was the obvious taste of banana. Banana’s have a way of making all things better, even your mood.
Brunch at Nassim Hill Bakery and Bistro left us all happy and extremely full. I would recommend it for any occasion because it’s not about how fancy or romantic, but how GOOD! And Nassim Hill Bakery was YUMS!