It is absolutely no secret whatsoever that Boyfriend & I are gigantic foodies. We love cooking, we love eating amazing food, we love going to restaurants. It is a complete passion that we share that I don't think is ever going to stop.
So when, on our Liverpool staycation this past weekend, Boyfriend declared that he had found the perfect place to take me to breakfast, you can imagine my delight.
Moose Coffee is in a part of Liverpool City Centre that I don't normally go to. The business district. It's an area of beautiful buildings, swanky bars, banks, fancy restaurants...So when Boyfriend mentioned the name to me, I was immediately thinking "exclusive."
We arrived at Moose Coffee just before 11am on Sunday morning. A queue was waiting for us. A gathering of groups of people all animatedly chatting and perusing breakfast menus. Whereas for some people the thought of a queue for somewhere may fill them with dread, it filled me with joy. This place had to be good. Catching a glimpse inside, I could see that it was full to the brim inside. Again, this sent the foodie part of my brain in to overdrive.
After a short 10 minute wait, it was our turn! Our table was upstairs, overlooking the main area of Moose Coffee. Pictures of Moose decorated the walls, chandeliers hung from the ceiling, and the atmosphere was buzzing. Reaching for a menu, I instantly died and went to foodie heaven.
Moose Coffee (which I shall now refer to as just Moose,) specialises in American & Canadian breakfasts and brunches. (How many of you guessed that?) I haven't heard of anywhere else like it in the city. A whole cafe dedicated to all things breakfast? That serves breakfast all day? Whoever came up with this idea, is a genius. I love breakfast. And when I saw the menu at Moose, I was not disappointed.
In fact I was in turmoil. The menu was massive. And everything sounded delicious. Just having a glance I could see why Boyfriend wanted to bring me here. The menu had so many different takes on Eggs Benedict (my absolute favourite breakfast of ALL TIME.) I was actually gob-smacked. Every single dish sounded delicious. How on earth was I going to pick something?
I don't know how I did it. But after about ten minutes of "Ooo-ing" and "Aah-ing" over the breakfast choices, I narrowed it down to two options. After consulting Boyfriend for his opinion, I decided to go for Eggs Benedict served with pulled pork. I know. How phenomenal does that sound?
Boyfriend had a little more trouble making up his mind. But with a recommendation from our lovely waitress, went for American-style pancakes filled with bacon and sausage and topped off with two fried eggs.
|My Eggs Benedict w. pulled pork|
When our breakfasts came out, I think our happiness levels went through the ceiling. The food looked amazing, smelt divine, and the portion size was amazing. The breakfasts retail for under £10 and you definitely get your moneys worth.
This wasn't a breakfast. The was a break-feast.
I didn't wait. I dived straight in to my pulled pork. Oh sweet mother of all delicious food. It was incredible. Second to none the best pulled pork I have ever had. The poached eggs were cooked to perfection too and yellow yolk rippled out when I put my knife to them. The hollandaise sauce was creamy but not overly-rich and the bagel added a very welcome crunch to the dish. It was just amazing.
Boyfriend was just as engrossed in his pancakes as I was in my eggs. And it was no wonder. His pancakes were soft and fluffy and jam packed full of flavour. They came with powdered sugar and maple syrup which complemented the bacon and sausage to perfection. The fried eggs were also cooked beautiful, with a lovely oozy yolk.
There was nothing to fault in either of our breakfasts. The portion sizes were fantastic....The food was cooked beautifully....The flavour combinations just worked.
We loved it so much at Moose that we went back on Monday as well.
This time, I went for the Eggs Benedict with potato hash. This was my second option from Sunday so it was only fair to give it a try. Although the pulled pork was still calling my name. The cheeky minx.
Boyfriend also went for his second option. A cooked breakfast with potato hash, sausage, toast, tomato and steak to boot.
|My Eggs Benedict w. potato hash|
|Boyfriend's Cooked Breakfast|
The waitress was the same one who served us on Sunday. We immediately declared that we had no shame in returning. If we could come back to Moose everyday for breakfast, I think we would.
Because the breakfasts were just as yummy as on Sunday.
My poached eggs were amazingly cooked again, and the potato hash, with its onion and mustard-y goodness added a little punch of favour that boosted the eggs and hollandaise sauce up a notch. As much as I enjoyed my breakfast though, I think I've found my dish in the pulled pork. It just combines all the flavours that I love, and makes my insides beam with joy.
Boyfriend really enjoyed his breakfast too. Everything tasted fantastic. I was particularly impressed with the steak and sausage. Both brought fantastic flavour.
After breakfast, we decided to go all out and order an Oreo milkshake to share.
At first I was a bit unsure. A biscuit milkshake? But the fact that Boyfriend and I devoured the milkshake in under 2 minutes says it all really...
The curly straws positioned like antlers was a really cute touch too. (I don't know if this was intentional or not. But still. Bonus points!)
If you are looking for a new place to try for breakfast in Liverpool, or are visiting and looking for somewhere to try. For goodness sake get down to Moose Coffee. If this is the kind of food you like then I promise you won't regret it. Yes, there will 99.9% be a bit of a wait unless you get there for opening time, but it is worth it. We had to wait on both days but it was only for a maximum of 15 minutes. For larger parties it may be longer, but you can always pop off and do some shopping whilst you wait.
Only - in the words of Boyfriend -
If you're heading to Moose and see us trailing behind you. Stop. And let us get ahead of you.
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