Our friends Rachel and Brandon suggested Elephant & Castle Elephant & Castle (not related to the chain called Elephant & Castle) for brunch. We met there surprised to see it packed wall to wall, with a wait even when we left (around 3pm). The menu is simple American with a few foreign touches here and there. Nothing too exciting, but not so ordinary that you’d think it boring.

The Eggs ‘N Apples Benedict on French Toast sounded most interesting, a way to get a bit of both, savory and sweet. It solves the most common brunch dilemma, a salty protein rich meal or a carb-heavy dessert disguised as breakfast. I requested the maple syrup on the side, so mine was not so sweet, just lightly sweetened by the apples which was enough for me. The thick French Toast was fluffy and buttery, topped with the most perfect of poached eggs. The Hollandaise adds another layer of richness making it decadent, but not sickeningly so.

Eggs 'n apples benedict on french toast

Lon had the Elephant Burger, with bacon and cheddar, curried sour cream with scallions on the side (at his request). It was pretty average and cooked to medium when he ordered medium-rare.

Elephant Burger

Lon spotted fries, he knew I would like, on our way in so made sure to add them. They were thin and crispy, just my style, but really under-seasoned. A salt shaker remedied that pretty quickly and I ate away.

French Fries

With prices between $9 and $12, this is a solid neighborhood safety spot. But if you don’t live a reasonable walking distance from Elephant & Castle, it’s not really worth the travel.

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