Another Saturday morning, another opportunity to sample Central Market's fine cuisine. Before enjoying brunch at Lucia's a few weeks ago, I had walked past Big Table and noticed the large amount of people clustered around it's shop and on the tables outside. I had also taken a peek at their breakfasts and they looked delicious; hence, this was the next place for brunch.
My friend ordered the full big breakfast and I was so tempted to do the same since it sounded really good, but I had also read raving reviews of the green eggs and ham so I went with that one instead.
|Half-Size Green Eggs & Ham (prosciutto), extra mushrooms: $13.90|
|Hot Chocolate: $4.20|
|Full Breakfast: $14.90|
Over all the food was really good at Big Table. However, the eating experience was spoiled by two things: the extremely bad service and the fact that the tables are shared with strangers. When you order, you have to go up to the counter where they'll give you a number to take back. I was standing in front of the counter for probably fifteen minutes before I had to directly ask for someone to take my order. This was despite a number of the waitresses walking past and looking at me, as well as the boss himself who stared at me for a while before moving onto another customer.
The communal tables is also a bit of a lucky draw in terms of who you eat with. That morning we were unlucky enough to have a group of rather rude people who stole my seat and spread themselves all over the table, pushing my friend and I into the corner where we didn't have much room to move.
Big Table was a bit of a mixed experience, and although I would recommend the breakfasts, everything else was a bit below average.