Ben and I tried a new-to-us place today for brunch - Oh Yumm! Bistro. To sum up the general feeling, the name does not reflect our dining experience.
What we ate:
- Ben ordered the "California Eggs Benedict" and coffee.
- I ate the Breakfast Burrito (minus the bacon) and drank the "fresh-squeezed" orange juice.
What was good:
- The service
- The water
- The eggs in the burrito were light and airy, which combined very nicely with the pepper jack.
- The pineapple that served as the side was nicely ripe.
What was bad:
- The eggs benedict, which had Boar's Head turkey and avocado, was served on a grilled English muffin. The halves were super-skinny and a bit overly toasted. Ben reported that the avocado was underripe. What little of the orange-chipotle hollandaise appeared on his plate tasted neither of orange or chipotle. But the greatest crime to the benedict was the over-poached eggs. Perfectly poached eggs should have firm whites and yolks that are just beginning to harden at the edges. These eggs were at least three-fourths hardened - way to far!
- The burrito had an excessive amount of red onion and seemed to be missing avocado that the menu promoted.
- Maybe I'm incredibly cheap or perhaps just ridiculously spoiled by the many other good brunch spots (City Cafe, Hoaglin's, Taste, Zest!), but I sort of expect to get a little bit of carbohydrate with my breakfast. Or at least with eggs benedict. Not here. We could have spent a bit extra to buy a side, but already a bit underwhelmed, did not.
- If that was fresh-squeezed juice, then the oranges must have been less than fresh. The coffee was weak.
We love a local spot, especially for a lazy weekend morning. But Oh Yumm! will never see us for a morning trip again.