Sometimes you wake up and there’s nothing in the fridge, other times you awake and want something in particular, or something you can’t make or perhaps want to be served. That’s what this thread is about – breakfast options.
Ecuadorean breakfast is alright, nothing in the realm of Indian breakfast options, like chapati with spicy curry potato stew and delicious chai. Definitely can’t have that for breakfast here unless you make it your own, and good luck with that. Thankfully, living in a capital city, and I’m sure this applies to Guayaquil, Cuenca and other bigger cities there are places that accommodate more than just local fare.
And by more than just local fare, it’s basically American/European/Continental, and perhaps bland, but hey sometimes an omelet or pancakes hit the spot.
Alright so my first review is the Magic Bean which has two restaurants one on Plaza Foch, and the other on Portugal just off of Shyris, I’m reviewing the latter.
I ordered the spinach cheese omelet which comes with a slice of toast (wheat), and a cup of coffee for $6. I liked it, the spinach was fresh and the accompanying aji was nice and mild, actually too mild, but after a while, especially for those accustomed to proper spiciness you assimilate to the point where too spicy is just too much. Their menu also includes pancakes which I’ll try next time as I was pleased with the omelet.
Overall I liked the ambiance with prompt service and nice mix of customers as in singles, couples, families and groups, and perhaps all Ecuatorianos but maybe some from neighboring countries, I’m not good enough in Spanish to distinguish dialects especially when spoken fast (relatively).
I definitely recommend it if you want to eat familiar food in a nice setting. You guys have any recommendations for breakfast?