I've had my eye on Arthur's nosh bar pretty much since they opened up. What a quaint little place, I thought. And, damn it, I was right! I went there last week for breakfast, bright and early, with my my dad.
This new-ish Jewish (see what I did there?) resto, right smack in the heart of St-Henri, also known as the place where restaurants grow out of thin air, is so cute. SO cuAte! It has an old style to it with brown leather, green walls and tiled floor AND tiled walls whaaaat. It feels very cozy, especially with that chill music playing. The tables were made of grey marble and little Christmas (or Hannukah?) lights were hanging near the kitchen.
My dad loved it as soon as we stepped in. I LOVED that he loved it! He's quite hard to please, that man! :)
The friendly waiter came to take our order and literally, two minutes later, he was back with my dad's coffee AND a freshly pressed.... or you know...pressed...orange juice AND some kind of cookie/cake. What! Free stuff? Whaaaaaaaaaaat? Ha, I am DEFINETELY goin' back there! That little cake was DE-licious! It was spongy (OK, I think it WAS a sponge cake) and not dry at all. The icing wasn't overly sweet and not too thick. Just enough for a morning dessert!
Avo toast: smashed avocado, sliced tomato, fried egg, sprouts, house hot sauce. HOUSE hot sauce? Exqueeeeze me? Oh, hells yes! That was one good dish! The only thing was that the egg was cold by the time it got to me. Meh. Oh, but my dad said that I took SO long taking pics of my food that the egg had time to get cold. Sheesh, way to stick up for me, dad! Hahaha, I kid! The sprouts were a bit overwhelming. How can one take a bite? Apart from that and the cold egg, the bread was crunchy, and the avocado was on the uber-amazing-awesome side, with some lemon and that house hot sauce. Damn that was one good hot sauce. I'd eat that on everything: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks... you catch my drift. The egg was seasoned perfectly and y'all know how much of a stickler I am for good seasoning!
Service was great! The waiter called my dad 'good sir' so I think that did it for him: my dad was in waiter love. We had water on the table and food came in a timely manner. All in all, wonderful, friendly service.
And now, the scores!
I am definitely goin' back there. And I don't say that of many restaurants!