Cafe Eldorado – The return to Mt Royal
On Mount-Royal, there lies a spot I have been passing by for years but have never eaten brunch there. I’m not really sure why. I don’t go eat on Mount Royal as often as I used to since I now explore new areas; although the street is jammed with some decent spots to feed your morning appetite. Eldorado is a place you notice as you walk down Mount Royal, especially in the summer when the street comes alive with terraces and restaurants open up those large front windows.
At 1st glance
When you walk in to your left you will find the main dining area with loads of tables and chairs going all the way to the back. There are some washrooms near the entrance and there is a kind of bar near the back on the right hand side. I noticed a long row of sofa seats all along the left hand side and you can see a mix of different people ranging from young, to older families to single people. The place itself could use a mini fresh up since the paint looks like it need a new coat and some small changes could bring back that shine it clearly used to have.
Offering breakfast/brunch all week long, you can rest assure that if you are hungry you will have an option on Mount Royal. The menu offers up some combo specials and all your classic morning dishes including: waffles, crepes, omelettes, eggs dishes. Prices are around $9-$13 and do not include coffee unless it’s the combo plate. The menu breakdown is as follows:
Combos (served with drink: mimosa orange, cranberry… as well as coffee or tea)
My friend began by ordering the omelette ($12.50) which was filled with prosciuto, tomatoes and goat cheese. The omelette came with bread and a choice of fruit or potatoes. The omelette was quite large and was jammed packed so you really get loads of food on your plate; this was one of the more filling omelettes I have seen in a while. The goat cheese was quite strong and the the prosciuto was a touch salty. I should note that prosciuto, by nature, is salty and the salty-ness was duly noted. For me, it’s not a problem although my friend felt the salt was a touch too pronounced. Coffee was not included with this dish and at $1.95 it makes the total price of this dish jump up a little.
I ended up having the pear crepe ($11.95). This dish was a single large crepe stuffed with pear and goat cheese and a choice of fruit or potatoes. Again, coffee was not included. The pairing of pears and goat cheese works really well. The fruit was varied with a star fruit in the mix which is very nice touch and often not presented at breakfast places. The crepe had powdered sugar on top which I felt it did not need since the dish did not need any unnecessary sweetness.
Our waitress was less than standard; she forgot to bring milk when my friend asked for it and she messed up my side of potatoes and brought me fruit instead. What made things worse was that when we advised her that she made an error she got all defensive and began questioning me if I really wanted potatoes. I understand mistakes happen and even if it is the clients fault it’s something that can be easily fixed and one should not argue about it. Oh, and for the record, I did order potatoes since I told my friend that I wanted to try out the potatoes since she was trying the fruit. In life, I may be forgetful, but I know when I order food.
Most items on the menu are vegetarian friendly and I would say only a minority of the dishes have meat in them so you should have lots of options..
I enjoyed the pear crepe and the omelette was well stuffed which scored some points. The menu was a little expensive if you factor in that you will need to pay almost $2 for coffee. The fruit was varied which was a nice touch. The décor needs to be spruced up a bit and the issue with the service bothered me. The menu covers your basic breakfast and brunch items and the place is open 7 days a week.
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