My husband and I recently met up with some friends for weekend brunch, and I got to pick the restaurant. I had heard a lot about Katy's Kreek, and decided we should try it out. It has won a few "Best of the Bay" awards, which caught my attention. These days, I am not so much game to try out new places without reading reviews first. I love this age of social media and technology.
The restaurant is tucked away on a side street in the downtown shopping area of Walnut Creek. Street parking was limited, but there are plenty of public garages around, which made parking easy. When we arrived the place was packed, but our 20 minute wait seemed to fly by. It is a great location to do a little people watching.
The menu had a great variety of items to choose from, so I had some big decisions to make. Of course, it all started with my beverage. For me, one of the marks of a truly great breakfast place is fresh squeezed orange juice. This was excellent.
I finally settled on the Nova Scotia Benedict, which had smoked salmon and spinach in it. I had never tried any kind of benedict before, and I am not sure I would try it again. I don't think I am a huge fan of Hollandaise sauce. However, the salmon, spinach, and home fries were all delicious separately.
Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals. I had a few bites of my husband's omelette, and it was really good. I should have taken pictures, but sometimes I don't want to be the weird girl that makes everyone wait a minute so I can photograph their food (and sometimes I don't mind at all).
Overall, I can't wait to go back. Next time, I want to try the blintzes (which are a breakfast favorite of mine). If you are in the Bay Area, this place is definitely worth trying.
Are you a big Eggs Benedict fan? What is your ideal calorie-splurge breakfast?