We have had Pablo's Egg Go Bar on our to eat list for quite sometime. During the lockdown we were quite sad to hear of their closing, cos we kept wanting to take the trip to Mellville for a sunday breakfast.
Luckily we heard they re-opened in the newly launched Mint Hotel 84 on Katherine St so we could finally get our share of Pablo Sandton 🎉🎉
I called in the week to make a booking as I know many people were happy to hear they were back in business and now much closer too, so figured rather be safe than sorry. I was told that they don't take bookings over weekends, as we wanted to come around 9am for 3 people and were told that we should be able to get a table as it gets alot busier after 11am. Clearly that statement doesn't apply to everyone, as when we arrived there were some "reserved" tables of which I knew the one occupant. So that just annoyed me slightly.
Luckily our waiter Wesley was on the ball. We ordered our drinks. Turmeric Lemonade and 2 x Cardamon Coffee. As a person who loves trying new varieties, this Lemonade is pretty darn good, can't say the reaction for the Cardamon coffee was good they said it tasted weak and lacked flavour.
As for our food, we took the Red Shakshuka (I mean how can you not order it - 3 eggs poached in a middle eastern style tomato sauce with Hummus, Green salsa and Yemeni flat bread😋), the Breakfast bun (Steak & Bacon Cheddar balls with smoked back Bacon, crispy fried Egg, Pablo's mayo on an English muffin with Triple cooked chips), Salmon Scramble (eggs scrambled in butter with smoked salmon, black sesame and coriander) and the Granola Yoghurt fruit bowl (Homemade Granola with fruit, real Greek yogurt, honey and toasted cashew and coconut)
When the food arrived, everything looked amazing, and so did the taste. Our Shakshuka was just perfect and the eggs poached right. The yemeni flat bread with the hummus was also tummy..The Breakfast bun was good but the meatballs slightly dry, so needed some more pablo Mayo or something but otherwise tasty, and the chips - delicious. The scramble and the granola also tasted really fresh and lovely. Granola was particularly unique with its flavour profile and crunch. 👍🏻
Great morning having a catchup, finished off with a Cappuccino with cream and a Dirty Espresso.
Another compliment I must give is the clean and neat toilets, not often do you find establishments with such decent facilities. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Before leaving we took a quick walk by the outside tables situated by the pool. Not sure whose brave enough to swin there 🤔
And my only other gripe is the parking area and signage. Someone didn't plan for all the big cars who dont know how to park in small places between lines and just finding this spot in general. I mean its literally where I work and I would have missed it completely in this hotel.