Westpol is a Levantine restaurant that also offers breakfast. On a recent Saturday we sat outside on the terrace. There was still sun when we arrived at 9am, but it vanished quickly behind the protruding house next door. Now that the summers in the city are so hot, that might be even an advantage. Westpol Café Bar Restaurant
We ordered Turkish coffee, because ‘When in Rome do as the Romans do’. I should have ordered a double one, because one was not enough. The coffee cup came in a small silver container with a cover. Besides looking lovely, it had the added benefit that the coffee was kept warm. Coffee arrived with a small piece of Turkish delight, which I actually enjoyed.
My friend ordered Menemen, supposedly the best scrambled eggs from the Levantine with tomatoes, peppers, two eggs, and pita bread. Feta could be ordered as add-on. What arrived was something similar to Shakshouka. He finished it all, and even wiped the pan with the pita bread clean, but didn’t call it the best. So I am not really sure what to make of that.
I on the other hand liked how it looked, but can’t say anything about the taste. I am just wondering what the physalis was doing on top of it.
Weirdly enough I was in the mood for a breakfast burger with sweet potato fries and basil mayonnaise. Honestly I do not know what came over me that I ordered that. Neither the burger, nor the fries are something I really like. The home-made burger was filled with sour cream, baby spinach leaves, grilled bacon, cheddar cheese, red onion jam, and a fried egg. It was so big that I had to use cutlery to eat the burger. Personally I like it better when the egg is over easy. That makes the eating process a little bit easier.
Taste wise the burger was great, there was a lot of crispy bacon inside which made it a sure winner. I used most of the basil mayo to add bite per bite to the burger, which really worked some kind of extra magic with the burger. The sweet potato fries were crisp and all, but just not to my liking. As I’ve said before, I am not sure sure what came over me to even order them. They are really not something I like.
All in all I was very happy with our breakfast. The service was quick and friendly, the food and the quality of the produce was great, and the sun was out. What more can you want? Yours, Pollybert
Westpol Café Bar Restaurant
1070 Wien, Lerchenfelderstraße 71
Tel: +43 1 9443895
Mon: 11:00–16:00, Tue–Fri: 11:00–23:00, Sat: 09:00–23:00, Sun: 09:00–16:00