Way back in the day, the Soho used to be one of my favourite spots in this city. It was the perfect place for an after work drink and a bite to eat. So when it closed I was pretty sad.
I had high expectations for this Foggy Goggle place that cropped up to replace it. But I also figured it would never be as good as the Soho.
Boy was I wrong.
The Foggy Goggle in their original location on Argyle Street quickly became my new go-to for just about anything. Birthday party? Goggle. Quick lunch? Goggle. Late night meal? Goggle. Drinks? You can take a guess at what I'm going to say.
So when they announced they were moving to Gottingen Street, I was excited, but also worried. I didn't want them to lose their charm. Or change their menu, or do any number of other things that would make the Goggle not so Goggle anymore.
Well, once again, good thing I was wrong. They haven't changed. And if anything—and if possible—they've actually gotten better.
This isn't the first time I've been here for brunch, both in the new location and the old one, but I figured it was finally time to write about it to get it on the record just how good it is.
The menu looks small but it's deceptive, there's actually a ton of stuff to choose from. My go-to standard is the vegetarian eggs benny. They serve theirs with arugula, avocado, and smoked cheddar. And while I'm normally not a fan of cheese and hollandaise together, this somehow works.
One thing that I really like about this place is that they don't have a deep fryer. That means the hashbrowns are homemade and baked to a lovely crispy perfection and not nearly as greasy as the deep fried variety. The hollandaise is very good and you get the perfect amount. Bonus points this time for the raspberries and blueberries as a garnish.
The staff here are always great and this time was no exception.
If you want a sure-fire, crowd-pleasing brunch spot, make the Goggle your go-to, too.