I’m the kind of person who loves breakfast, but I’m also the kind of person who doesn’t have to have it every single day of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sweet sweet smell of frying bacon and eggs, but it’s not something that I would make for myself every morning. That is until I visited Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar in Melville (thanks Leigh face for the recommendation), which just so happens to be a restaurant that is all about, you guessed it breakfast, well eggs to be exact and all the glorious ways one can eat them.
The space itself is beautifully designed and feels really light and Pinteresty, you just want to take photos of everything. I loved all the hanging plants, the pressed ceilings and the steel A-frame house which is located smack bang in the middle of the room. It was my favourite part.
Luckily this isn’t one of those places that look good but serves horrible food. Thank goodness. The menu is not huge, which is great! I’m not a big fan of a menu that makes you feel overwhelmed and confused, but it is full of very tasty sounding dishes, that all obviously centre around eggs, some I have never heard of before and then there are others that are classics, but with a bit of a twist.
They also have freshly squeezed juices which were delicious. I like restaurants that serve fresh juice.
So here is what I had to eat, I’m going to need a whole paragraph for this one…I had a plate of Steak ‘n Cheddar Balls with Red Sauce, if you’re wondering what those are, don’t worry I’ll paint you a little picture with words and then I’ll show you some photos like any good old blogger would do. Imagine beef mince, smoked back bacon and cheddar meatballs covered in a delicious red-shakshuka sauce made with tomato, garlic, onion, green peppers, olives, herbs, spices, lemon juice and coriander all served with two crispy fried eggs. Aaaa now I’m hungry (R85). This dish was really delicious and I’ll definitely be going back for it.
My friend Adi had the Eggs ‘n Soliders, which were also really good! This was one of the classics with a twist that I mentioned. Their Eggs ‘n Soliders consist of Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers with Grated Parmesan Cheese, two Soft Boiled Eggs and Toast (R65).
We really had a nice morning at this quirky little eatery, so if you’re looking for a new breakfast spot, I think they’ve got you covered.
Address: No. 2, 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg