Berry Hill is Berry Freakin' Good
Berry Hill Food Company
82 King St W
For my birthday lunch, I chose Berry Hill. I've been hearing a lot of good things and was dying to try it out. I heard they are big on supporting local, so let's see what they've got!
Off to downtown Oshawa, my friend didn't even know it was there. Small and bright, The kitchen takes most of the space inside, but they also have a cozy patio. When you first walk in you are immediately staring at their baked goods on display, taking a mental note of what you want for dessert, if you have room.
I knew what I wanted before I got there. The reviews lead me to Eggs Benedict with Peameal Bacon. So, what's the big deal? I'll tell you what the big deal is...the hollandaise sauce amazing. Is the peameal bacon amazing? Yes. Is the mini fruit salad amazing? Yes. Are the fried seasoned potatoes amazing? Hell yes! It has a gourmet feel. The hollandaise sauce is clearly made in-house and not full of preservatives. Great job! It's worth the hype!
My friend went with the Downtown Monsieur. Egg dipped bread with roasted ham, smoked cheese and onion jam topped with bechamel. What a great combination! There's something about egg dipped bread that gives real character to a sandwich. The fact that almost everything is prepared in house, makes it taste that much better.
On my second visit, I couldn't resist the Banana Caramel French Toast. Three slices of fresh, egg dipped baguette smothered in caramelized banana with a little extra caramel to seal the deal. I was expecting it to make my teeth hurt because it sounds so sweet, but I was wrong. The sweetness came from mostly natural sugars which made it much more . It was delicious. The bananas are freshly caramelized and they are hot! Be careful! Hard to resist since it looks so good, but patience!
The coffee is FANTASTIC! It's a local roaster, Trebilcock, from Pickering that supplies Berry Hill. The mugs are huge and the coffee is plentiful. This alone keeps me coming back....or at least wishing I brewed coffee at home.
The service can be slow at times, but it's worth the wait. You can appreciate how fresh the food is once it arrives and you experience it.
Hopefully, I'll get to try the lunch menu one day...I can't seem to get past breakfast!