Let’s be honest, breakfast for me is usually some toast, topped with maybe a slice of cheese or Vegemite scoffed down at 530am as I rush out the door, praying my car will start that morning.
This is why I love weekends, when I can indulge in a decent breakfast, cooked by an expert and also catch up on all the gossip.
Eatopia, which opened recently in The Gate Mall in Doha, seems to be all things to all people. Offering different cooking stations as well as a cafe, deli, fresh produce counters and a supermarket, they recently launched a new breakfast buffet and invited me along to test it.
With fellow breakfast love Brooke in tow, we took the vast dining room by storm one recent Saturday.
Eatopia now offers a hotel-worthy continental buffet on weekends for QR75 which includes juices,a huge selection of cereals, fresh fruit, cold cuts and cheeses as well as breads.
This included one of my favorite cheeses – shanklish – an arabic style white hard cheese which is mixed with other ingredients like oregano. Served with bread and fresh tomato, it has kept me fuelled on my a trip in the Middle East.
If you are after something more substantial, for QR105 you can get the buffet plus one egg dish from their menu. This is where the breakfast comes into its own. Eggs on offer include a Tunisian style tagine with meatballs and a spicy tomato sauce.
An Arabic style breakfast with a three cheese omelette and zataar dusted bread.
And also the healthy version which are eggwhites with quinoa and a tomato sauce.
All dishes were fresh, well prepared and served piping hot. Special mention to the coffee (which is extra) which has won plaudits from coffee snobs around the city.
We must also mention the staff, who were well trained, had personality and didn’t bat an eyelid to the wide ranging, sometimes eye opening conversation between Brooke and I that morning.
The buffet has enough to keep adults and kids happy and the eggs are a must-try. Breakfast has a new home in Doha.
Eatopia at The Gate Mall
West Bay, Doha
Served from 830m
QR75 for the buffet and QR105 for buffet plus one egg dish
*Life on the Wedge was a guest of Eatopia but views are my own