I know I’m not the only one who thinks a weekend just isn’t a weekend without dropping 25-30 bones on a meal that is usually satisfied by a banana. The reason I know this is because last weekend I was a mere dot amongst the masses, flocking to one of the hippest breakfast joints in town, My Kingdom For A Horse.
Located on Wright Street in the city, My Kingdom For A Horse is a beehive buzzing with mid 20’s to 30’s hipster bees in search of their morning pollen AKA coffee and eggs.
The interior is bright and fresh with plenty of white and bright pops of colour to keep things interesting. I also totally dig the greenery sprinkled around the place to add some extra life.
The menu is boss. It reminds me of Bar 9, with a list of breaky dishes evolving substantially past the typical ‘eggs as you like with a selection of sides.’ Although they do also have that option should the mood strike.
Although I am yet to hit this joint up past breaky time, a quick perusal of the menu tells me their lunch offerings are equally inspired.
I’ve hit up this breakfast bunker a couple of times, so far indulging in Eggs Benedict style with ham hock and dill hollandaise as well as the sourdough toast, roasted heirloom tomatoes, avocado, lime and sea salt with a poached egg on top. Both of these dishes were completely delightful.
The eggs benny was amongst of the best I’ve had with eggs poached to perfection and tender, smokey ham hock just slathered with a dill hollandaise that’ll make your toes curl. I’m not going to lie, I felt guilty about this one.
The avocado number was a little less indulgent but just as tasty with a generous portion of perfectly ripe avocado on crunchy sourdough. Yes, I say. Yes to more of that.
Apart from my outstanding breakfast bites I also scored a snap of my breakfast buddies mushroom, roast potato and Tallegio omelette on toast with a side of tomatoes. He said it was solid.
The range of beverages is enough to please any breakfast goer including a solid coffee selection, cold drip, cold press juices and a coupla wines and cocktails for good measure. Nothing says “I do what I waaawwnntt’ like eggs with a side of champas.
Another similarity this joint shares with Bar 9 is that the place is not cheap. A meal and bev will likely set you back about 25 bucks. Some may have difficulty justifying the price but I certainly don’t because it’s the freakin’ weekend, I work damn hard and it’s bloody yummy. With the number of people congregating, I know I’m not the only one who believes it to be well worth it.
Until next time… That’s what she said.