Can I have Champagne with breakfast?
I love breakfast. It’s a meal, which is totally acceptable to be either sweet or savoury. And breakfast is the perfect excuse to sip on wine at such am early hour of the day. Whoever came up with the idea of a Champagne breakfast is a total legend in my books!
So when I heard about Jezebelle‘s breakfast philosophy, I just had to check it out. A Q&A (found at the back on the menu) revealed the following:
Q: Can I have Champagne with breakfast?
A: Absolutely, it’s 12 o’clock somewhere isn’t it?
Simply put, you say “Champagne”, I say “where?”
Jezebelle is located in Guildford on James Street (opposite the well known Alfred’s burger bar), an easy walk from Guildford train station. As you walk in, you have a small bar to the right, the front counter with coffee making facilities and then to your left and stretching to the back of the building is the main dining area.
I have to admit I’m not fussed on the interior. Dim the lights and I’m sure it would feel a bit like a brothel in Eastern Europe. Not that I know what ones of those is like! It’s like they are going for a funked up vintage decor with the animal print (pornstar) covered uncomfortable chairs and stringy curtains to improvise makeshift walls. Since they are a breakfast-lunch-dinner establishment I presume from the decor that they are targeting themselves more so at the nighttime dinner crowd. However I don’t see why as having now dined twice from their lunch/dinner tapas menu and now also their breakfast menu I think breakfast is definitely their forte.
On the breakfast drinks menu they have all your normal coffees and juices but also some ‘Breakfast Bubbles’ & ‘Bubbles with Orange’ options. I opted for an AU$18 glass of H.Lanvin & Fils NV (non-vintage) Champagne, yes I know, my boyfriend is the luckiest man having a girl with expensive drinking taste! Read my full tasting note here.
To match my 9am Champas I decided to go for the Jean-Pierre Sancho rye, grilled mushrooms, scrambled eggs & ricotta for a decent price of AU$14. My beverage was pricier than my meal – talk about priorities! My food was excellent, the scrambled eggs were divine, not being a huge fan of my eggs this way, I am definitely now a convert! They were buttery yet still eggy and they just melted in the mouth. My only critique of the meal would be that the mushrooms were seriously lacking flavour. They were large and voluptous but tasted like a sponge more than anything.
Overall I had an awesome breakfast at Jezebelle, it was a fantastic way to start my weekend. I can’t wait to go back again so I can try the buckwheat pancakes with bacon & maple syrup (AU$14), or the hot smoked salmon cake, poached eggs, wild rocket & avocado (AU$16) or the ultimate Jezebelle brekky: two free range eggs, bacon, tomato salsa, hot smoked salmon potato cake, mushrooms, chipolatas & toasted sourdough (AU$24)… Dammit it, I admit it, I want to try the whole lot!
Check out the Jezebelle Breakfast menu here (please note some items may differ slightly from the in store menu) and if you have any questions feel free to ask them on the Jezebelle Facebook page or website.
Happy Champagne breakfast all!