I’ll be completely honest with you all. Maintaining a blog while working a full-time job is not an easy feat. In the quieter summer months, I was doing so well. I was blogging up to three times a week for a good few months. But as work picked up in September, and my hours inevitably became a little longer, I struggled. I love writing this, and cooking for it, and eating out just to write my thoughts on a place. But I’m also only one human, and one human that loves a cup of tea, bath, and an early night whenever I can get my paws on one!
So I guess what I am trying to say is a bit of an apology for being a somewhat behind on the routine blog posting thing of late. And also a promise to try and post more regularly again. I’m going to need to get my act together with Halloween fast approaching and Christmas literally around the corner (80 sleeps, but who’s counting?!).
Now that’s out the way, shall we move on to today’s Breakfast Club destination? Yes, well I think so. Bystro. I had been meaning to pop on over to this little gem ever since it was recommended to me by Dubai blogging royalty, Geordie Armani, back in May. Better late than never, don’t you think? Well I’ll tell you now – it was well worth the wait.
From the outside, for some reason, I expected the place to be tiny. Not sure why, but boy was I wrong. It’s humungous! With wooden floors, chalkboard walls, tables of varying sizes and heights, and a central bar filled with pastries and sweet treats, I knew I would love the place from the moment I stepped in.
Something I loved about Bystro was the ambience. I find that with some of my more regular breakfast haunts (i.e. Jones, Tom & Serg, Limetree), their warehouse-style interiors result in quite an echoey atmosphere, to the point where it’s so loud on the busier mornings that you can hardly hear each other speak! And I sure do love a natter. Bystro had none of that. It was quietly buzzing, cosy, yet spacious, and the perfect temperature – I hate it when restaurants are freezing cold. A pet peeve of mine, if you will.
As I perused the menu, I sipped on my go-to breakfast bevvy – a flat white. The coffee was strong. Just what you need to kickstart a long day! The mother had her own personal plunger – the staff were very helpful in guiding her to the perfect coffee bean selection – a medium roast Kenya AA in case you wondered.
I decided to go for the smoked salmon, served with a dill potato cake, a dollop of crème fraîche, two perfectly runny poached eggs, and topped cracked black pepper. It was divine. The perfect portion size, with a superb balance of flavours. I devoured the entire thing, and was left feeling perfectly satisfied.
I have heard from multiple sources that the Huevos Rancheros is THE dish to try. Which means I’ll just have to go again! I can’t say it bothers me in the slightest. A great breakfast destination, with delicious food, a welcoming atmosphere, and attentive staff. Well worth a visit!
Other Breakfast Club reviews and recipes to check out:
– jones the grocer
– TOM & SERG
– The Roseleaf Café
– La Brioche
– 261, The Els Club
– The Breakfast Club
– Croque Madame Muffins
– Chilli Egg Crumpets
– Blueberry Banana Muffins