Another Saturday, another breakfast. This time we made our way again to the far ends of the second district. Okay, maybe not that far. Ullmann’s Zuckerbäckerei is only one block from the metro station away after all. So it was way closer than the last bakery we tried in the area.
Be sure to get a reservation because this place fills up fast. People were already waiting at 9am and when we left, there was no table available outside. Breakfast was also nice surprise with an interesting array of dishes and a real nice presentation there off. Unfortunately that was the end of the good surprises.
My friend got the ‘English Man’ breakfast which is pretty straight forward. A brioche bun with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, a grilled tomato, and baked beans. The culinary disaster started with the baked beans which came right out of the fridge. The waiter apologized and brought them back 30 seconds later. A very efficient microwave.
This alone should have raised my internal red flag already. But it was the uniformity of the scrambled eggs which was repeated on my plate which finally raised my awareness. Systemic gastronomy happens here. All the dressing up doesn’t help when in the end it’s all the same. A bland breakfast dish.
My ‘Marrakech’ breakfast didn’t fare any better. I got toasted slice of brioche with date hummus, scrambled eggs, halloumi, arugula, black sesame seeds and mint pesto. Oh, and some pomegranate seeds as well. Unfortunately the brioche and the date hummus made this too sweet. Since the halloumi is a bland cheese the whole thing needed something strong taste wise. But nothing on it provided that.
I didn’t get any hint of the mint, this could have been just green oil as well. The arugula was refreshing but not really what you want for breakfast in this amount. And then the scrambled eggs. They must come from a liquid eggs container, the thickness of the eggs and the overall consistency had nothing resembling a fresh egg. Also all combinations came with scrambled eggs. Really weird.
So maybe I should have had a sweet dish for breakfast, this is a Zuckerbäckerei (a pastry place) after all. But since the savory dishes didn’t convince me, there was no need to try anything else. I am saving myself this trip for the future. There are better places nearby. Yours, Pollybert
1020 Wien, Walcherstraße 11
Tel: +43 1 7280158
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