And on weekends, we brunch
Finding new brunch spots in Accra is like having constant electricity for a week. Yes, it is that rare. So, I was basically overjoyed when my fellow brunch lover, told me Urban Grill served brunch on the weekends. Sign me up for that.
Urban Grill for you Ghana newbies is located in Icon House on top of Coco Lounge. It’s the fancier smancier version of Coco Lounge. Now, Urban is a break the bank kind of restaurant but the Brunch menu is actually quite reasonably priced. The space during brunch hours is uninhabited aka empty. Ash, our romantic, kinda liked it empty. In her words “it was almost like our own private location. Not really, but kind of.” You go team intimate settings!
We arrived quite hungry so it was straight to that menu.
Dede: The menu is limited, one glance and it’s over. I guess they are not about all those fishes in the sea
Ash: The limited menu honestly worked for me, I am so indecisive about life, let alone food; the fewer the options the better.
But that’s not why you are here, you are here for the Brunch Gem
Dede: The first time I went, yes I went twice, I ordered the Urban breakfast and my fellow brunch lover ordered the Eggs Benedict and a chocolate pancake to share, cause again, sharing is caring.
The food was mediocre. My friend absolutely loved it, I have to question those taste buds because I took another Eggs Benedict lover there, thinking second time’s the charm, and he was so disappointed. Actually 3 out of 4 of us ordered the Eggs Benedict and dissatisfaction run all across. In my case, I absolutely hate runny yolk. I guess, I can’t be a fair judge after all. It is my unwavering opinion that everything,except steak, should be fully cooked so that means I’m off team Eggs Benedict. The more constructive reviews from the Eggs Benedict veterans were the flavors just didn’t blend together. The muffin was too brittle, the salsa too bland and the ham too tough to cut into. I'll have to give them a thumbs up for presentation, though.
Ash: I didn’t try it but 'miss' sounded like the general tune going around the table.
I actually had the full breakfast option and it was just okay. There was nothing amazing about it. I feel like my favorite part of a universal full english is the warm baked beans, which so happened not to be the state on my plate. Not that they didn’t serve me baked beans but they came cold. Fail. The plate overall looked about 10 times better than it tasted.
Heads up, it doesn’t come with toast. But how?
That’s weird Ash, cause mine came with toast the last time. Were you nice to the waiter?
Yes, Dede, I was.
Anywayssss, I guess they replaced it with the cheese stuffed tomato. I.e. the cheese replaced my toast, but hey, you can’t always win. The cheese stuffed tomato was quite tasty, it was a great compliment to the eggs. But be aware, I have that elevated palate and I love to try new things, especially food. But let’s leave my somewhat absurd palate for a later date. Long and short is you may not enjoy the cheese stuffed tomato, cause Dede didn’t. But her constant fried rice taste buds are already up for questioning. If you absolutely love a full english, chances are this plate will leave you a lot less than satisfied.
Dede: Oh Urban I was secretly praying you’ll be our new brunch spot because the outside seating is to die for and the natural lighting if you decide to sit inside is perfect for the snap or the insta or the tumblr or the twitter or the myspace, trusss me daddy, there are people still on myspace. But I digress, my win for the Urban brunch was the Moscato! Oh how I’ve been looking for moscato in Ghana. If you guys have the lowlow on where I can get it, let me know! I’ll love you forever!
Ash: Nevermind that it’s a ratchet drink. #myphillybabe
Dede: Anywayyyyy, paying her no mind, the moscato was so yummy so i’ll definitely be back. Plus, I hear their toffee pudding on the dessert menu is to die for. See you soon Urban