Eggs Benedict: The Perfect Poach

By: Carolyn Hall | February 2, 2024
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Eggs Benedict, a luxurious and classic brunch dish, has captured the hearts of food lovers everywhere. Eggs Benedict is typically a combination of poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and Canadian bacon, served atop a toasted English muffin. In Metro Detroit, this beloved breakfast staple has been reimagined by a variety of innovative eateries, each adding its unique flair with different flavor profiles. If you haven’t had Eggs Benedict yet or are looking for a new place to try it out, give one of these spots a chance… 

DIME STORE

719 Griswold Street, Detroit 

Located downtown, Dime Store is a brunch lover’s paradise. This all-day brunch spot has some delicious options to choose from, and the Eggs Benedict choices are no exception. All of the bennies on the menu are served on an English muffin with poached eggs and a house-made hollandaise, but the flavor profiles of each stand out. There’s the cheesesteak Benny with shaved ribeye, locally grown mushrooms, onion, and American cheese, the cold-smoked salmon Benny with chime cream cheese, onion, arugula, and capers, and the veggie Benny with mushrooms, roasted Roma tomato, spinach, and avocado. You can also get the classic version that comes with Marrow Detroit ham. The Eggs Benedict at Dime Store are also served with a choice of fresh fruit, a side salad, or house breakfast potatoes

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TOAST

23144 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

203 Pierce Street, Birmingham

Toast, nestled in Birmingham and Ferndale, offers a fun, homestyle take on Eggs Benedict. Their version stays true to parts of the classic recipe but elevates it with the freshest ingredients. Each order comes with home fries, bacon fried rice, or an upgraded side, and the poached eggs can be on an English muffin or a biscuit. The closest to a classic Eggs Benedict is the Toast Benny, with bacon or ham, spinach, tomato, and herbs. The Nova Scotia version has smoked salmon, spinach, tomato, dill, and balsamic drizzle. Finally, the Mexi Benny is made with spicy hollandaise, smashed avocado, chorizo sausage, tomato, and herbs. Toast’s warm, inviting atmosphere complements the dish, making each bite feel like a comforting hug.

CORK & GABEL

2415 Michigan Avenue, Detroit

At Cork & Gabel, the menu takes on a new life with a fusion of Irish, Italian, and German flavors. This unique eatery in Corktown melds cuisines beautifully. As for its Eggs Benedict, the unique fusions are daring and delicious. For example, the braised lamb Benny has caramelized onions, grilled tomato, and tzatziki over the English muffin. The C&G sausage version features a house-made sausage patty, roasted red pepper, and pickled red onions, along with the poached egg and hollandaise. Imagine poached eggs atop salmon cakes with spiced remoulade and fried potato garnish. That’s what you get with the salmon cake Eggs Benedict. Try out any of these options the next time you visit Cork & Gabel for brunch. For even more brunch options, check out our list here.

JAGGED FORK

Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

Jagged Fork is another brunch favorite, and for good reason. The menus offer a wide selection of breakfast and brunch options for everyone to enjoy. As for Eggs Benedict, you can find a few options available at Jagged Fork. The Classic truly keeps things simple, consisting of an English muffin, ham, poached eggs, and hollandaise. The VooDoo choice has an English muffin topped with chorizo, cheddar cheese, guacamole, and salsa verde, and the pesto Benny has mozzarella cheese, house-made pesto, sautéed spinach, and tomato. The menu does vary slightly depending on if you go on the weekend or not, but there are still Eggs Benedict choices. 

ROCHESTER BRUNCH HOUSE

301 Walnut Boulevard, Rochester

The Rochester Brunch House offers Eggs Benedict in an elegant and airy atmosphere. This chic eatery in downtown Rochester focuses on high-quality ingredients and meticulous preparation. You can of course choose the classic eggs Benny, but Rochester Brunch House has a few variations. The Crabby Benny features crab cakes, tomato, and spinach, while the Sammy Benny has grilled salmon and tomatoes. The French Benny has poached eggs on a croissant with ham and Swiss cheese, and the Mex Benny uses pork chorizo, tomato, avocado, and queso fresco. Each is a dish that balances tradition with a touch of luxury.

THE BREAKFAST LOFT

1440 Franklin Street, Detroit

The Breakfast Loft, a cozy spot downtown, offers a homely yet refined take on Eggs Benedict. Their focus on freshness and quality shines through in their classic preparation, with a twist of adding unique ingredients for another Benny option. The chicken Benedict sets itself apart with a house-made chicken sausage that is paired with perfectly poached eggs and its signature hollandaise sauce. Beyond Eggs Benedict, The Breakfast Loft has quite a few filling morning meal options overall, ranging from catfish and grits to breakfast burgers and a breakfast buffet. 

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