Sunday, April 10, 2011

Review: Rosa's Kitchen Revisited

288 Unwins Bridge Road

Tues - Fri: 6:30am - 6:30pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm

Our last experience of Rosa's Kitchen was not long after it opened and it was underwhelmong to say the least. A couple of subsequent curiosity visits for a bit of take away also didn't manage to sway our early opinion. So it is with this lukewarm attitude that we decided to give it another shot when we didn't want to travel far one early Saturday morn.We grab a table relatively easily considering it is quite small and, despite the rush of coffee orders, Rosa (we assume) seems quite unflappable unlike our previous visit.  The passage of time has led to  a much smoother operation.  

Squeak orders the Eggs Benedict (with bacon substituting the ham) which comes served on sourdough toast as well as wilted spinach and a hollandaise sauce. The hollandaise reminds Squeak of the many hollandaise sauces you get at most regular cafes which makes us wonder if they all come from the same supplier. While she does prefer a sauce that is homemade, it isn't bad and has the right amount of acidity for the otherwise rich dish. The bacon is cooked just as Squeak likes it  - crispy!  The poached eggs were a bit overdone, but overall she enjoys the breakfast.

I cannot go much further than any breakfast labelled "Mexican"..(think... Digi.kaf and FourAteFive). This time it is no different. I opt for the Mexican Surprise. The 'surprise' is, as we later find out, a little happy dance by Rosa!! Anyhoo... this breakfast has beans, tomatoes with a fried egg on top accompanied by grilled sliced chorizo with avocado and crisp tortilla triangles.  I am impressed with how it looks when it arrives and I'll be honest, I really enjoyed the flavours. The egg  was a touch overdone at the edges,  but overall I really enjoyed my Mexican breakfast and the coffee washed it all done nicely.

So... has our second proper visit to Rosa's wiped away our first visit memories, and will we return? I have to say, I think so!  Actually.. I know so.

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chocolatesuze said...

yum the eggs benedict looks delish!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh what a clever idea subbing the ham for bacon! :D

Buggles and Squeak said...

@NQN absolutely....much better with bacon.