Best Brunch: Anthony David’s French Toast

Best Brunch: Anthony David’s French Toast

Posted on 15. Mar, 2009 in Dining

I’ve never been attracted to French Toast. When it comes to brunch, I’m an Omelette guy.  C’mon! Who can resist an Omelette’s flirtatious medley of fresh ingredients?  Omelettes are just too damn sexy!  I’m sorry French Toast, but your personality makes me want to go back to bed.  However, this past weekend, I’ve decided to give French Toast another chance.  On a quest to find the best brunch, a few Hobokenites have convinced me that at Anthony David’s (10th and Bloomfield Street), you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.  And if there’s anything I should try, it’s gotta be the French Toast.

HOBOKEN GUY’S BREAKDOWN

French Toast

Restaurant: Anthony David’s
Name of Dish: French Toast
Price: $10.75

In cooking, like in all art disciplines, simplicity is the sign of perfection.  And simplicity is what Anthony David’s has brought to this dish.  Mouth-watering freshly-baked Challah bread is sliced 1 and a half inches thick into four generous pieces of heavenly goodness.  Avoiding the common French Toast soft and mushy texture, this dish offers large chunks of bread with a little bit of that special crusty crunch with every bite.  These golden-brown treats are topped with nutmeg, vanilla, coconut almond butter and sprinkled with sweet coconut shavings.  Dip these babies in maple syrup, and you got yourself some happy taste buds that’ll make you crave for more.  For $10.75, it’s one of the cheaper items on the brunch menu as well.

THE HG RATINGS

French Toast

Do you know what sweet and crunchy heaven tastes like?  Well, this is it?  The simplicity of the flavors and ingredients is what really makes this a great dish.  You’re really giving your taste buds a treat with that sweet, delicious combination of toasted coconut shavings and almond butter. Whether you love French Toast or hate it, but willing to give it a chance, try this dish!  I guarantee, you’ll be back for more.

French Toast

Split this dish with a friend or significant other. With the super-thick Challah bread, there’s enough toast to satisfy two people. Don’t think it’s enough?  Ask the waiter to give you more for a little extra cost.  But I doubt you’ll ever need to unless you eat like a champ.

French Toast

They get a little fancy with their nutmeg spices, creating artsy-fartsy star diagrams on the side of the plate, while the slices of bread are simply stacked on top of each other. I would have liked to see them add some vibrant-colored fruit garnish to make the dish pop-out more. Also, they could have gotten a little more creative with the display of the French Toast. How about a French Toast cabin?

French Toast

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS

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Delicious Caffè Macchiato, $4.00

OJ

Freshly Squeezed OJ – Highly Recommended, $2.50/Sm $5.50/ Large

Chipotle Fries

Fries with a choice of Pesto, Barbecue or Chipotle Sauce, (included with specific brunch dishes)

Crab Cake Benedict

Crab Cake Benedict – poached eggs, crab cakes, English muffin, and a homemade hollandaise, $15.50

VITALS

Menu

Restaurant: Anthony David’s
Location: 111 Tenth St. Hoboken, NJ (10th & Bloomfield) View Map >>
Hours: Monday through Sunday from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Contact: (201) 222-8359
Website: anthonydavids.com
Liquor Status: They don’t serve alcohol. However, it’s a BYOB restaurant. So you can buy your own champagne or sparkling wine and they’ll mix it with their delicious OJ for a great mimosa!

THE HOBOKEN GUY SIDEKICK

HG Sidekick

I’d like to officially thank Hobokenite and good buddy of mine, Joanne for assisting me in my quest to find the best brunch dishes in town. Joanne recommended this amazing restaurant to me via Twitter. Thanks for your help lil’ lady. From this point forward, let it be known that I officially dubbed thee a Hoboken Guy Sidekick!

Want to be dubbed a Hoboken Guy Sidekick?
It’s simple. Tell me where I can find the best brunch cuisines in town by emailing me at tell@thehobokenguy.com or by commenting below. If your recommendation is worthy as “the best”, you will be given credit in my review article and dubbed a Hoboken Guy Sidekick.

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  3. annie

    16. Mar, 2009

    i want to go here! take me little brother :)

  4. Hoboken Guy

    16. Mar, 2009

    @Kin Yes, we should definitly meet up and do brunch! You could be a guest blogger since you’ve have a lot of experience from your site, foodfixation.com (which is awesome by the way)

    As for the Lens..I use a Sigma 30mm/1.4F

  5. Hoboken Guy

    16. Mar, 2009

    @jen woah! you live 2 blocks away!?!? I’m so jealous..i’d be there for breakfast, lunch and dinner if i were that close…lucky! :)

  6. jen

    16. Mar, 2009

    Excellent review and photos! Anthony David has one of the best brunches out there. The steak and eggs is my favorite Sunday morning feast. I’ve been spoiled to live only 2 short blocks away.

  7. Hoboken Guy

    16. Mar, 2009

    @Sassolino you got ryhmin’ skillz bro hahaha..

  8. otilio

    16. Mar, 2009

    I’ve already asked my wife to see if she wants to go soon. That french toast looks amazing!

  9. Kin

    16. Mar, 2009

    Hoboken Guy, we have to meet up and do brunch. And your camera is amazing. What lens are you using?

  10. Sassolino

    16. Mar, 2009

    Hoboken Guy, if you need some poetry at all, let me know.

  11. Hoboken Guy

    16. Mar, 2009

    Thanks for the comments guys! Johnny P, you could be a sidekick too…just give me your recommendation and if it’s good, I’ll feature you as my sidekick on the review!

  12. Johnny P

    16. Mar, 2009

    Wow, brunch is my favorite meal and that french toast looks so delicious. I just took a bite out of my monitor. I look forward to future recommendations by Hoboken Guy and his sidekick, Joanne.

  13. Sassolino

    16. Mar, 2009

    I’d like to comment on this topic since it does have to do with foodtype, and I fortunately like it.

    IF YOUR STOMACH LONGS FOR A TASTY BITE.
    PICK UP A FORK AND PUT DOWN YOUR KITE.

    MOSEY ON OVER TO THE PLACE CALLED ANTHONY DAVID
    IF YOU CHOOSE TO PASS YOU HAVE THE BRAIN OF AN APHID

    HOW SASSY LOVES THE FOOD OF TYPE
    I WOULDNT TRADE IT FOR ALL THE FREE TALK ON SKYPE

    THIS REVIEW IS MORE HELPFUL THAN EVER BEFORE
    I WISH WE TELEPORT TO ARMORED DAYS OF YORE

    I AM ANXIOUSLY WAIT FOR THE NEXT EATERY TO APPEAR
    JOANNE THE SIDEKICK IS ALWAYS HERE

  14. Joanne

    16. Mar, 2009

    yes yes, way to point out that I was very late.

  15. Ray

    16. Mar, 2009

    aaah hoboken guy hits it again. the crab cake was actually pretty good it was the first time i’ve ever had it before as well. also the fact that they were kind enough to wait for our dear friend joanne here who was late ^_^ but yea great atmosphere and great food. tad expensive so frozen monkey is still my go to everyday brunch especially a night after going out. but other than that, if i have some extra cash, and the will to walk a little more uptown than i wish this brunch was pretty high there.

  16. Joanne

    16. Mar, 2009

    mmmm! Hoboken guy, I have to say I recommended Anthony David’s for the Eggs Benedict and the atmosphere. I never expected to be blown away by your French Toast (which I most definitely helped myself to). This was pretty big for me. I don’t like sweets for breakfast, and I generally don’t like coconut.

    Not only was your dish amazing, the toasted coconut pieces were the best part! Your french toast wins, if only slightly, over my eggs benedict. I shall challenge you again HG.

  17. Miriam

    16. Mar, 2009

    I’m surprised I didn’t break my computer after reading this. All that drool. Wow everything looks so yummy.

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