Is there anything better than a well made Eggs Benedict?

For breakfast/brunch/lunch, hell just any time at all really?

Those soft, runny poached eggs contrasted by a crispy English Muffin or crusty bread and covered in a perfectly tangy, velvety smooth hollandaise. Pure heaven.

Whether your preference be bacon, salmon or spinach with your Eggs Benedict, the quality and interpretation of this classic meal varies great deal from café to café.

The Eggs Benny is simple, yet takes care to get just right. I like to judge a café and its chef on the quality of its Eggs Benedict. If a working cook or chef can’t poach an egg to make a good Eggs Benny, then chances are I won’t be going back to try anything else on the menu.

So I created Eggs Benediction to document my ongoing search for the perfect Eggs Benedict in and around Christchurch, and who knows, maybe even further afar…

If you’re a fellow Eggs Benny fanatic and have a solid tip on where to find a good one – please contact me.

If you’re a café or restaurant and rate your Eggs Benny highly – I’m keen to check it out! Please contact me.

We’re in this together! Life is too short for substandard Eggs Benedict!

 

The hunt is on.

Ian Knott

Eggs Benediction

Dose Diner

Dose Diner

When Google tells me that Lonely Planet describes Dose Diner as having one of the best Eggs Benedicts in Christchurch and the café wins Zest’s 2015 Café of the Year, the it sounds like a place that I need to check out.

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Fava Café

Fava Café

About 12 months ago I visited Fava Café for Eggs Benedict and remember enjoying it – so I thought it was due time to go back and write it up for Eggs Benediction. Due to the fact my default go-to Eggs Benedict is the bacon variety, for a change I

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Robert Harris Rolleston

Robert Harris Rolleston

What was formerly Rendezvous, has recently been refitted to become a very classy Robert Harris Café in Rolleston. The place is light, clean and airy, catering for intimate dining, kids and large groups. Despite being reasonably busy with an...

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Mitchelli’s Café Rinato

Mitchelli’s Café Rinato

Based in The Tannery, that upmarket hipster oasis in the middle of otherwise industrial Woolston, Mitchelli’s is a thriving little café with a steady stream of clientele. Mitchelli’s came recommended on the Eggs Benediction Facebook

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The Coffee Club Harewood

The Coffee Club Harewood

I was planning on checking out the Eggs Benedict with bacon at The Coffee Club Harewood, but as I walked up to the door a sign invited me to "Try our Mushroom and Spinach Benedict". With mushrooms being one of my all-time favourite foods, so...

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Beach Café

Beach Café

Timewarp back to mid 2015 and the Beach Café had some of the finest food on the east side of Chch. Their Eggs Benedict was absolutely to die for. I would sing its praises to anyone who would listen, and often to those who weren't listening either. Instead...

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Salt on the Pier Café

Salt on the Pier Café

Salt on the Pier (the downstairs café) is one of my favourite spots in town. It's always busy and the location is second to none in Christchurch. Their no-frills Eggs Benedict is free of pretentiousness and arrives pretty much as you would expect it based...

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Bean Scene Café

Bean Scene Café

Bean Scene at Cargo Bar in Addington is a busy cafe that attracts a steady flow of custom from the nearby office buildings. Their pretentiously described Eggs Benedict on the menu perhaps imagines the dish on a slightly higher pedestal than it actually...

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