09 January 2013

The hunt for the ultimate Melbourne CBD eggs benedict: AJ's Café Terrace

Wow, this review has been sitting in my drafts for a while waiting for me to finish it up.  So, without further ado, our eggs benny experience at AJ's...

Dining Date: 21 November 2012

Location: AJ's Café Terrace
45 William St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Ph: 03 9614 1489

AJ's is a nice little no-fuss cafe.  They have a sandwich and hot food bar for lunch, and luckily for us, hot breakfasts too.  They also have ample outdoors seating, out of the way of the street which can be annoying at times.

Individual ratings:
Tanya:  7/10

Base: English muffins!  yaaaaayyyyy
Eggs:  Yep yep, good good.
Sauce:  I think it was that pre-made stuff, but still tasty.
Ham:  Bacon:  mmmm bacon.  Ham is traditional, but bacon is forever.
Price:  A steal at $10.90
Coffee:  Quite good, I ordered seconds.
Service:  Excellent.  Very friendly couple own and operate this eatery. 
Overall comment:  An enjoyable experience, solid fare at a no-frills eatery. 

Apart from the service, we witnessed a super cute exchange between one of the owners (a Chinese man) and a tradie who was erecting some new umbrellas. 
The tradie said to the mans wife (also owner I believe):  "Tell him (the husband) to get his tools, he needs his tools."
Owner/wife (jokingly): "What?  Are you going to pay me for my translation services?  You're working for Chinese people, you should speak Chinese!!"
It was super cute!!
Let's eat! 
Lil sis:  8/10 We ventured to my local AJ's, I have been here many a time but never for breakfast. What keeps me coming back is the owner, a Asian lady who is one of the sweetest people you may ever meet. The breakfast itself was standard but delicious very similar to KCL's another cafe on my side of the city (see our review here.) Eggs weren't the best but the sauce wins for me and there was lots of it! It came with bacon too and I really enjoyed that. Because of the service and cute little Asian lady I give AJ's Eggs Benny a 8/10 :)

And how does that look on the benedict-o-meter? 7.5 out of 10 Benedicts!

Make sure you check out my map and the Eggs Benny Leaderboard to see the other eggs benny locations lil sis and I have checked out.

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  1. That menu sure does have many different variations of eggs! That cafe sounds absolutely adorable, I can pretty much imagine the hilarious things that go on there.

  2. I can taste now those benedict eggs and because I just opened my eyes and didn't have my breakfast yet, this makes me so hungry that will have to stop reading my new favorite blogs :)

    Nice to meet you in the blogosphere :)