I think I found my new Lazy Sunday spot. Enjoying a nice, slow brunch is one of my favorite things to do on the weekends. I never, ever wake up in time for breakfast, so this newly-opened all-day breakfast joint meets all of my reqs. Beautiful, clean, minimalist space. Hearty ingredients with great presentation. Relaxing vibe where you can look out the window into the streets. Amazing service where the waiter proactively ushered out a guy who tried to light up inside, which is not to be taken for granted in Shanghai.
Upon entering, I was greeted by a very attentive waiter. Each table had a tall jug of water and sparkling clean cups, which I love as a big H2O guzzler. The no-fuss menu is simple to decipher, which is a must for those hungover mornings when you just need to put some food in your tummy ASAP. I had the popular Avocado Toast and of course I put an egg on it for an extra 8 RMB. When the restaurant is called “EGG,” you kind of have to do that…
The Avocado Toast was not your average slice of bread with smeared avocados. The bread was hearty, flavorful, and substantial. In addition to avocado, there was lemon, chili, feta cheese, and sea salt in the mix. The spicy-salty-sour combo on top of the creamy avocado was just egg-sellent (sorry, couldn’t help myself). Finally, the runny egg with a dash of pepper was the cherry on top. I devoured this slice of toast with satisfaction and stayed surprisingly full for the rest of the day.
What I’ll be ordering next weekend: the Okonomiyaki since I love Kewpie Mayo, and the Shakshouka since I must try the poached eggs. The international influence adds a unique touch to a simple brunch spot like this. I also have my eye on the “Bloody Egg” Bloody Mary and Bourbon Bacon sticky buns. Is it Sunday again yet?
EGG / Xiangyang Road, Shanghai