If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I made it to the provocatively named Breakfast/Brunch joint Eggslut last week to investigate if it was everything it was cracked up to be.
Eggslut (originally launched as a food truck in Los Angeles in 2013) has grown in popularity ever since its conception. If you’re in LA you know about Eggslut. So naturally when us mere Londoners had heard that it was crossing over the pond there was a bit of a buzz.
Eggslut is super easy to find because it’s very conveniently located on Notting Hill’s Portobello Road. The idea of fast food has now been translated to breakfast food – (Break)FAST FOOD if you like.
We walked in and it was surprisingly quiet. I wasn’t complaining though, as I didn’t fancy waiting 45 minutes for my food. The ordering concept is Starbucks style. You order and give them your name and it’s made up for you and you’re called up.
Of course we didn’t know this and the manager was kinda rude about people not knowing how it works. Simmer down shitbag.
Anyway instead of getting hangry, I picked up the menu and had a scan of what I was able to eat. The sad news is that the menu isn’t very vegetarian/halal friendly. We have a choice of two things: The Fairfax (scrambled eggs and cheese, served in a brioche bun) and The Slut (coddled egg and potato puree, served with baguette slices).
My friend and I decided to stick with The Fairfax and we took a seat whilst our order was made up. The seating area has high stools and tables and a very tiny conservatory style outside area which would fit no more than 8 people in.
Our order was ready in less than 5 minutes. Impressive (kinda) but they got my name wrong so not great.
Ok so the way I have been explaining it to people who have asked me is this. For scrambled egg in a bun it is really really nice. The egg is so soft and buttery and the sriracha mayo and chives just take it to another level. I loved the brioche bun too and wasn’t surprised when I read that the bun is especially made at Bread Ahead bakery.
With all of that being said though, it is just scrambled egg in a bun. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good scrambled egg in a bun but on a superficial level you’re paying £9 for that and £4 for an orange juice. Is that actually acceptable?
Would I recommend it? I think it’s definitely worth trying. If you’re in the area then definitely give it a go but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that you go out of your way to go and try it. I mean, NINE POUNDS.
Would I visit again? I wouldn’t say no but I’m definitely not in a hurry to go back.
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