by Jacqui Owens
I recently visited Left of Field in Rhodes. I’d been hearing about it since it opened and wondered what impact that would have on my “whelm-factor” aka expectations vs reality! As I walked in I was greeted by practically every staff member, all of whom had lovely big smiles. Good start. Next I saw a huge tray of scrolls, cronuts and other trendy pastries. Be still my beating heart.
We were seated quickly at an inside table and I admired the light, bright room and minimalist decor. As per the name, their all-day menu is rather left of field… side of crispy pigs ear fries anyone? How about some yuzu foam or a fried duck egg? For the conservative, traditional types (e.g. everyone at my table…!) they do have good old eggs on toast cooked your way with side options a plenty. I ordered the house-made smokey baked beans. There were a few options for the kiddies but we just ended up sharing our huge meals with them. Only AFTER ordering, of course, did I realise that I apparently missed the memo on the most Instagram-worthy hotcakes I’ve ever seen! Drool.
Coffee was good and strong thank goodness, the meals came out quickly and were a good size (and included 2 slices of sourdough – don’t you hate when they only give you one slice?) and the bill was very reasonable. Thumbs up.
Overall, a very enjoyable breakfast and I will be back to try those hotcakes!!