Recently, I visited Egg and Spoon, located in vivid and social Auckland’s suburb, Ponsonby. If you’re looking for a quick, satisfying and delicious breakfast it’s an egg-cellent option.
Upon entering the eatery, my husband and I were greeted by a lot of yellow, simple design and a wall crowned with a neon sign reading “FRIED”. Although the place is quite small, it has a modern look and style, and is designed to resemble an egg yolk.
After meeting one of Egg and Spoon’s owners, Ash, I ordered one of my favourite drinks – Chai Latte. My husband chose Karma Cola Organic Lemonade, which was zingy and refreshing.
Before choosing from the menu we asked Ash for recommendations. He suggested we order the Halloumi Fries and Tater Tots as a starter. So we did. As for the main, we chose the Brekkie Bagel and Brekkie Burg.
Both of our appetisers were moreish and a little bit naughty. I could have gone round two on the halloumi fries. They were served with coconut tzatziki and pomegranate sauce – together they balanced and refreshed the dish. A side note: eat them fast, while they’re still warm. They were incredible – soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
The tater tots were served with aioli and I can easily say that they would be a great hangover cure.
But, for me, the most memorable dish was the Brekkie Bagel with halloumi, fried egg, rocket, (more) cheese and punchy sauces including kasundi and aioli. It received bonus points for the fresh, good quality bagel.
My husband however, thought the Brekkie Burg was king of the brunch. A free-range beef patty, bacon and fried egg was sandwiched between a brioche bun. Simple yet flavoursome, it’s a great alternative to a classic burger.
Egg and Spoon is a great spot for breakfast, brunch-on-the run or even a quick midweek lunch. If eggs are your thing, then give it a go – I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Egg and Spoon
113 Ponsonby Road,