We had a reconnaissance trip of our neighbourhood and although Archie's opened earlier in the year, we never had the chance to pay a trip. This Saturday morning it was pretty busy but we thought we'd give it a go and a 10 minute wait outside resulted in a table outside.
A wee bit chilly but a pot of tea helped.
Hmm choices of breakfast dishes...
I went with the baked eggs topped with gremolata and a side of bacon and Steve had the huevos sucios (dirty eggs) which were tater tots (mini hash browns for non Aussies), jalapeno spiked Monterrey Jack, avocado and tomatillo salsa, black beans, fried eggs, chipotle mayo and chorizo.
For both dishes the eggs were cooked really well with oozy yolks. I thought I needed my butter for my toast as the thin smear looked a little meagre but actually with the heady tomato sugo of the baked eggs enriched with feta it was the perfect amount. The gremolata crumb was a little overwhelming, slightly anaemic on colour it could have been toastier and was just a bit too thick as a layer and less crunch and more sawdusty. If there'd been a bit more sauce it could have been better as would have soaked it up like bread.
Steve compared the dirty eggs to the panko crusted eggs benedict at Sir Charles as that also has those spicy Mexican flavour notes and whilst Archie's version is good, the roti bread at Sir Charles just helps edge its win.
Archie's was busy and it was good enough but I'm not sure I'd queue for a long long time for my breakfast. There are other options just as good close by.