Palermo Hollywood . Buenos Aires
- Ambience 70%
- Service 70%
- Food (Execution) 70%
- Creativity 70%
- Value 70%
Address: Nicaragua 6068
Telephone: +54 11 4778-9614
Restaurant Type: Cafe, Casual Dining
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am to 8 pm[/types] Sat-Sun 10 am to 8 pm[/types] [/types]
Summary of Review
Restaurant Review for Oui Oui
Rating: 4.0 stars
Oui Oui is a quaint and comfortable little café / bistro with white painted brick walls with salmon pink-colored picnic-style, folding tables and chairs. The music flowing out and enveloping the café was a medley of jazzy versions of old pop classics sung by a girl with one of those sexy, raspy, mousy voices. You know what I mean right? The girl that always sounds like Sade but isn’t. Everything was quite Frenchy.
Menu? Pretty Frenchy too.
As most well educated people know, a breakfast without eggs is … well that’s something you get in a European hotel … but it’s not breakfast. Breakfast is about food from the farm. Farms have chickens. Chickens lay eggs. Nuf said.
Guess what? This Oui Oui place, although clearly dishing out more croissants and coffee than anything else had Eggs Benedict on the menu. Hmmmm. Well since that was the only thing in site with an egg on it … that’s what I ordered.
Take a look at what arrived. This wasn’t just Eggs Benedict. It was a plate full of beauty. The only thing I could possibly complain about is the fact that the eggs and ham weren’t sitting on an English muffin. But it was a fresh, buttery tasting little brioche-ish slice of bread that was a descent substitute. The poached eggs were about perfect. Check out the photo of the beautiful yoke after I sliced into this puppy. And a spot-on hollandaise sauce. I was thinking back to the joke of a breakfast I was served at Bartalo and Alabama in Palermo Soho. This was light years ahead of those. This place has a cook that actually knows how to cook. And an owner that understands how to make customers happy.
A salad for breakfast. Honestly? That’s a first for me. But why not? It makes perfect sense. It actually converted this into an arguably healthy meal. This salad was comprised of carefully picked morsels of lettuce and was dressed with some elegantly concocted dressing. And the potatoes were … well they were about as good as any rendition of rustic potatoes I’ve experienced in this city.
By the way. I’ve been bragging so much about the food that I forgot to brag about the service. It was flawless too.
Once again, nuf said. Looking for breakfast in Palermo in a quaint and inviting setting? Well this is it. I had already consumed a couple of cups of the great coffee. That medley of music had run the cycle and I found myself listening to a repeat of the sexy, jazzy version of Sting’s “Every Step you Take”. I knew it was time to ask for the check and leave. But just like the Schwarz in Terminator … I’ll be back.