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Egg Break

Restaurants, Mediterranean Notting Hill
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

All-day café serving more than just eggs.

Eggbreak is a long way from being just another one-dish novelty restaurant on the tourist bucket list. Though the café is still suitably quirky with its mismatched crockery and  rustic interiors, it has the gravitas of a destination venue, not least in part to great service and a broad dinner menu. 

There’s a solid trio of burgers to pick from – including a cracking fried chicken with hot sauce and a dreamy veggie bun that comes with crispy Brie and a fat portobello mushroom. And while the crispy chicken wings sound like a simple starter, they’re doused in a kicking ginger and soy sauce, transforming them into a wonderfully messy, indulgent affair. Especially when you throw in a side of superb fries. 

Yet, a bland Mexican omelette is the only real irony of the meal. For all of its ingredients – avocado, salsa, spring onion, chilli, and queso fresco – it’s really not worth writing home about. But at least the desserts come up with the goods. The moreish salted milk chocolate pot with miso crumble perfectly sums up this west London haunt: it’s lovely, sweet and for the most part, much better than you might have imagined.  

Details

Address: 30 Uxbridge St
London
W8 7TA
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £75.
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Users say (9)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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tastemaker

This is a great spot for a spot of weekend brunch or a catch up with some friends. The cafe is very small but this only adds to its charm and its two-story seating means you're likely to get a table. The cafe itself is beautifully decorated and makes a nice backdrop but the food isn't always amazing. My eggy breakfast was delish but my friends arrived cold and the eggs were a little overdone. 

tastemaker

This tiny quirky cafe just off Notting Hill station has just become one of the best brunch places on my list! Options on the menu are from all around the world, from Mexican omelettes to Swiss rosti. Poached eggs on halloumi, kale and avocado and shashouka are my favourite, but even just the simplest eggs benedict are delicious! Pancakes with bacon and chocolate are a bit strange, but I guess there is who likes them! Very bad note, which still doesn’t affect the overall rate, the service: the staff are rude and the wait long. Such a shame!


Worst breakfast. We ordered 2 x flat whites and they came cold and asked for a hot coffee and forgot to bring it again. You could taste the coffee beans were not fresh. Turkish eggs looked so good on Instagram as did the healthy breakfast - halloumi, avo, poached eggs, kale and tomatoes. Halloumi was tough, eggs cold and the rest was tasteless. Food was bitterly disappointing and staff completely inattentive. Great Instagram but can’t see what the hype is about, not worth the visit at all.

tastemaker

Believe it or not this is one of the few places for brunch at Notting Hill. Located just off Notting Hill Gate station, Eggbreak extents over two floors; ground floor and basement. Even though it seems small from the outside there is plenty of space at the basement of the store which helps avoid long queues. The menu offers a number of brunch dishes, both classics such as avocado on bread and classics with a twist such as the Mexican omelette. They also do comfort food if not in the mood for breakfast. Food is tasty but a bit pricey compared to other breakfast places. Well...remember you are at Notting Hill.


For somewhere with "egg" in their name they do shockingly bad eggs. My two poached eggs were practically hard boiled.

Have had their coffee twice. The first time I think the operator genuinely forgot to use and coffee at all as it tasted like detergent and frothy milk. Given this was probably a mistake I went back for another flat white a few weeks later. It was too big, too weak and the milk was burnt. A pity as they use good beans. I won't be going back.

Tastemaker

Egg Break have really upped their marketing in the past six months, the result of which being that the queue gets ever longer each weekend! Up bright and early one morning a friend and I headed there for brunch and mercifully walked straight in. Brunch ranges from the classic avocado on toast (with a nice chilli kick) to more unusual options such as cornbread waffles and homemade spicy ketchup- which I went for (it was delicious). Their French toast is also incredible and a fantastic sugar kick. The service is very friendly, and makes this place one to return to. 

Tastemaker

Egg Break is a very adorable cafe in one of the prettiest and quieter side streets of Notting Hill. I've been there a couple of times on weekdays and never had to queue. The cafe has a nice ambience where you can see the cafe-bar and your coffee being prepared right in front of you. Their portions are pretty big: I ordered the Mexican Omelette which was quite tasty. I would love to go back to try more.

Tastemaker

Back when I was a Notting Hill resident, I remember the Thai place which used to be in this place - Thai Break. 'Thai' is now cheekily (just as you would expect from the people behind the Hoxton group of hotels) crossed over and replaced with 'Egg' and we are all better for it. I visited twice: last year, right after they opened, and this weekend. It would hardly come as a surprise that this place serves all sorts of egg dishes for breakfast and brunch, but they also expanded their dinner offering to now also include meaty anf fishy things (not sure how that holds up against their original eggy policy, though). We didn't try any of the dinner options, but the eggs (poached and scrambled) were cooked to perfection. I've also noticed that the more dubious and easy to get wrong in a hurry options (the 'I cooked this egg at 66 degrees for 3 hours while chanting' variety) are now gone. Service was friendly despite the crowds. So was coffee. So will be back (just beware that they don't take reservations for brunch).


tastemaker

If you are looking for an amazing brunch spot, Egg Break is your place! Located in Notting Hill, they offer an amazing and creative selection of dishes based on eggs. I went there a couple of days ago as part of their soft opening and I have to admit that it's now part of my top brunch places in London. I would definitely go back on Saturdays to enjoy a nice meal and walk in the Notting Hill market. 

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