Monday, June 06, 2011

Review: Brunch at Chef Meili's

Brunch at Chef Meili's

Chef Meili's in Itaewon is a well known Austrian Delicatessen. I used to stop by quite often for the artisan sausages. The other day, I was with a friend and I wanted to find a place for brunch that had good coffee. We got to Chef Meili's around 11am and they were just starting up for the day. We were the first customers there and we sat on their patio. The restaurant was nice and clean and the weather was perfect for sitting on the porch.

The brunch menu is not the most extensive- they have European fare here. You can get eggs or an omelet with sausage, bacon, or ham. The typical breakfast comes with bread and a coffee or tea.

I got the eggs with sausage (14,500 won). The sausages were great and the eggs were perfectly cooked. The cappuccino I got was nice as well.

Overall, it was a good meal. Now service could be much better. Although polite, the server didn't seem to understand English well and when I repeated it in Korean, he acknowledged it, but didn't follow through. We didn't get butter for our bread and the coffee took 15 minutes to arrive. I guess they aren't serious about brunch.

Chef Meili's for Brunch: 2 stars (Good food, lackadaisical service)

Chef Meili’s
Telephone: 794-7024
Location: Next to Gecko’s Terrace, across from the Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Days: Closed Mondays
Brunch at Chef Meili's