Cafe Nell

Eggs Benedict with Berry Compote and Pork Tenderloin

Eggs Benedict with Berry Compote and Pork Tenderloin

1987 NW Kearney St
Portland, OR
(503) 295-6487
Cafe Nell

There were 3 Eggs Bendicts to choose from…classic, veggie and intriguing.  Yep the last one was was pork tenderloin with berry compote. The first question I had to ask was to make sure there was going to be hollandaise sauce on it, which there was. Then I made him describe the layering, because I couldn’t wrap my head around berries covered in hollandaise sauce. Sounded weird, so I did what I had to do…I ordered it.

Presentation was beautiful, especially with the deep purple berries. Even though I am not a fan of biscuits on my eggs benedict, this one worked well because of the berries. Having hollandaise sauce on it wasn’t weird, it actually worked. I even shared bites with other family members who also agreed that it was good. Crazy!  My only complaint was that it was $18 and it wasn’t any bigger than others I have had.

Biscuits and Gravy from Cafe Nell

Biscuits and Gravy from Cafe Nell

My teenage son decided he needed a starter of biscuits & gravy AND the french toast. He really enjoyed the biscuits and gravy. I noticed it wasn’t as thick as most gravies I have seen. I didn’t taste it because I’m just not a fan. Everyone that tried it agreed that it was really good.

French Toast with berry compote.

French Toast with berry compote.

The Creme Anglaise French Toast was surprisingly light and fluffy. (I always think of french toast as being dense because of all the egg.)  There were 2 very large slices and they were topped berry compote. He didn’t love it, but he thought it was fine.

Huevos Rancheros from Cafe Nell

Huevos Rancheros from Cafe Nell

My husband loves a good Huevos Rancheros. The flavors of this one were good, the only thing he wished for was potatoes with it. I had plenty on  my plate so I gave him some and he seemed perfectly happy.

The Fall brunch hash, with tons of flavors running through it

The Fall brunch hash, with tons of flavors running through it

My daughter ordered the fall hash. Oh man this dish was good, and I loved the little dish they put it in. Lots of great fall flavors like squash, brussels sprouts and peppers & onions.  We both agreed it needed 2 eggs instead of one, because we both love the yolk with our hashes.

Oysters for Breakfast.

Oysters for Breakfast.

Now, no mocking on this last one. It was getting close to 11:00 by the time we ate.  We saw that they had Netart Oysters on the menu. We actually first discovered these in Netarts and have since enjoyed them at other places. We love these oysters, so we ordered some. We then made our daughter try them. She squirmed at the texture, but loved the flavor. So we ended our brunch with Oysters.  Please don’t stop following my blog or Unlike me on Facebook.  :)

Have you ever had Oysters for Breakfast? Would you ever consider it?

  • Atmosphere was quite cozy on this chilly morning with with the fire place going. It’s really cute corner space with a separate bar area.
  • Services was ok.
  • Pricing on the eggs benedict was between $15-$20 which is pretty high
  • Drinks included Steven Smith tea, not sure of the coffee. I’ve heard they have really good Bloody Mary’s, but we didn’t try them.
  • Cafe Nell is located off of NW Kearny

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Comments

  1. I really like that place! Nice mix of casual and fancy, urban and quiet residential. Sure does sound expensive, though. They changed owners a while back, and maybe that was it. Good review and photos, though!

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