Why brunch?

It’s nearly the weekend! A favourite thing to do in the weekend is catch up with friends over brunch. Why brunch? Love that you get the chance for a lie in. It’s got that leisurely feel about it: the weekend papers, more than one coffee and time to chat, and keeps the afternoon completely free to do other things.

Brunch menus might be diverse these days but being a creature of habit nine times out of ten, and even after perusing the entire menu, eggs benedict wins hands down.  A big fan of poached eggs, the dollop of hollandaise, moist hot smoked salmon and freshly cracked black pepper take those eggs to the next level.

If you’re looking for somewhere in Auckland for brunch this weekend here are a few of The Foodie Inc’s favourite places:

Odettes Eatery - Auckland CBD

 Smashed Avocado Chili, Rocket, Coriander on Toasted Rye with a Poached Egg

Smashed Avocado Chili, Rocket, Coriander on Toasted Rye with a Poached Egg

Scullery - K'Rd

 Mushrooms and Haloumi on Smoked Garlic Toast

Mushrooms and Haloumi on Smoked Garlic Toast

The Garden Shed - Mt Eden

 Vege Patch - garden greens, smashed avocado, oven roasted tomato and olives, grilled haloumi and parsley oil 

Vege Patch - garden greens, smashed avocado, oven roasted tomato and olives, grilled haloumi and parsley oil 

 Poached egg, hot smoked salmon on potato galette with hollandaise

Poached egg, hot smoked salmon on potato galette with hollandaise

Best Ugly Bagels - City Works Depot, CBD and Newmarket

 T.A.B. - tomato, avocado and basil drizzled with lemon fennel olive oil

T.A.B. - tomato, avocado and basil drizzled with lemon fennel olive oil

Enjoy your weekend.

Michelle