Optimistically Cautious

Sunday, December 02, 2007

A Surprisingly Good Brunch: Moxie's

After discovering that a chain like Milestone's could serve a pretty mean brunch, I went hunting for similar restaurants competing for diners on weekend afternoons. While Earls and Joey's didn't offer separate brunch menus, I found that Moxie's did. So after a brief shopping trip this morning, Annie and I headed to Moxie's on the south side (4790 Calgary Trail NW), hoping their non-reservation policy wouldn't result in a lengthy wait.

Turns out we didn't need to worry, as there were more than enough seats to accommodate us in the dining room. The menu was not extensive, with just nine breakfast selections (and their regular lunch features), but I actually preferred it this way - it usually meant faster kitchen prep. I was momentarily swayed by the French Toast, but ultimately decided on the Bacon & Cheddar Omelette ($10.99) - smoky bacon, sauteed onion, aged white and Canadian cheddars in a three egg omelette served with rosti potatoes and twelve-grain toast. Annie chose the more interesting Crab Cake Benedict ($12.99) - Moxie's classic crab cakes, two poached eggs and hollandaise, with rosti potatoes and fresh fruit.

Plied with coffee, we would have waited patiently for our dishes, but in no time, our plates arrived. My omelette was huge, and I am happy to report that they did not scrimp on the cheese. They could have included more bacon (what meat that was folded in was overpowered by cheesy goodness), but that was a minor nitpick. Between the toast and crab cakes, Annie found her dish unfortunately dry, and would have liked more hollandaise sauce.

With great service throughout (our waitress constantly offered to top up our coffees) and a decent brunch menu, I would consider coming back.

Bacon & Cheddar Omelette

Crab Cake Benedict

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Blogger betty said...

Makes you wonder why they polluted the lovely plate with those semi burnt hashbrowns....otherwise looks yoummy...

January 21, 2008 at 8:37 PM  

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