By Kingdome Magazine’s Ashley Alleluya
We were invited to the soft opening of the new breakfast place in town, Eggs, on a cloudy Friday morning. This got me pretty excited; there are very few breakfast dishes I’ve met and rejected, and eggs are very likeable. An egg is that friend you have who’ll be the hit of any social group. You can dress her up with sauces and fillings or you can keep it simple around her – just some salt and pepper. No matter how they’re prepared, they’ll find a way to stand out. Eggs are the Emma Stone of food and we were eager to spend the morning trying out a host of Emmas.
Eggs, conceived and owned by Rugayah Al-Humoud and Jenan Dashti, is located in the newly-fashionable section of Shuwaikh near Waves Center. Bright yellow exteriors with outdoor tables, Eggs is the comfortable yolk-colored bright spot in its alley. There are tables inside if that’s what you prefer. With cozy interiors, Edison bulbs and a delightful coffee bar, Eggs gets it setting right by virtue of being highly Instagrammable. We fell in love with the seats outside that had little tray tables you could pull out from under the benches. I also loved the tall vases filled with eggs lining the counters, although it strangely made me want to throw one just for the splat-effect.
Their menu, at least for now, is simple with no more than ten items, eggs and muffins featuring heavily in nearly all of them. It was a morning that demanded coffee and we asked for lots. It’s a good roast, potent and rich, but with limited variations to choose from. Other drinks up for offer are tea, served black, green or with milk and fresh orange juice.
We decided to order the Sunny Side Up Muffins, a Sausage Muffin, Crispy Halloumi sandwiches, a helping of the English Muffin French Toast and the house specialty, Crispy Benedict. Despite this just being a testing phase for Eggs with a steady stream of customers walking in, breakfast arrived fairly quickly. The food definitely passed the visual test – beautifully plated in square paper plates, their breakfast dishes are also easy to handle if you’re taking your order to-go.
The Sunny Side Up Muffins were a hit – loaded with three cheeses, the yolks were the right balance between runny and firm, paired together beautifully with their bread and disappeared from sight in less than two minutes! The Sausage Muffins were also well-received at the table and demolished in no time. The English Muffin French Toast were quite delicious – not too sweet, not heavy and definitely not greasy or soggy. They could have done with just a little more flavor, though – without the caramel sauce drizzled over the muffins, they were a touch on the bland side. We also assumed the muffins would come loaded with berries, but were given toast with a strawberry garnish. A few more juicy berries and this breakfast dish could easily become a menu favorite.
The Crispy Benedict was a real surprise to some at our table – “it is crisp!” one of my friends exclaimed, surprised by this variation. Another friend felt like the hollandaise sauce could be tweaked slightly to reach a velvety perfection. The Crispy Halloumi came with rocca and sun-dried tomato sauce, and while some enjoyed it thoroughly, others thought this was the weakest link in an otherwise solid menu. We learned that they’d be introducing some more items to the menu soon, with healthy raw food additions – a very smart move, considering the growing health craze around Kuwait.
A huge plus for the Eggs team is the quality of service – friendly, efficient, informative and attentive. Their portions are not the monstrous plates of food we’ve come to expect in Kuwait. Their food is compactly plated and can be finished in a few quick yet filling bites. Eggs is also easy on the grease, so when you’re done, you’re either ready to get up and move on with your day sample another one of their offerings.
For the most part, Eggs makes a pretty strong first impression and is a place to visit for a quiet weekend breakfast or a quick bite. With a few minor tweaks to some dishes and a couple of additions to their food and drinks menu, Eggs could quickly become a very dependable and fail-safe option for breakfast in Kuwait – just like Emma.
Eggs is located in Shuwaikh Market in Shuwaikh Industrial Area-1. For more information, please follow them on Instagram @eggskuwait. Originally published on www.Kingdome.co. You can follow Kingdome on Facebook and Soundcloud: @KingdomeMagazine, Instagram @Kingdome.co, Twitter @KingdomeCo and on YouTube: Kingdome Magazine.