Maybe it was all the black paint, or maybe it was because it was next to a topless bar (you know the one), but when I got to the entrance of Greenglass, I felt a little apprehensive.
There was the promise of good food though, so upstairs I went.
Let's see what was inside.
Once I arrived though, I knew I had indeed arrived.
The main dining area of Greenglass was a long, exposed whitewashed brick room which was filled with the natural light I was hoping for, and even overlooked a bit of greenery out the back. It felt like I'd stumbled into a little bit of France.
There was a single, simple wooden shelf on the back wall, showcasing that after 5pm, Greenglass was known as a destination wine bar.
I was here at 8am though, so breakfast it was.
Lunch and dinner are also served here for those who operate more on the other side of the clock.
In the end I had none of these, but instead went for the "Oeuf a la Croque", or in English: dippy eggs.
These were no regular dippy eggs though. These were the best freakin' dippy eggs you've ever seen. Big call in the egg world, I know.
The two soft boiled eggs were cooked to absolute perfection and each egg was topped with both salmon roe and flowers. To accompany such gourmet eggs the toast soldiers needed to be something special too, and they were.
Salmon, nori and dill butter made for a ridiculously tasty filling inside each toasted soldier sandwich. The saltiness of the salmon and salmon roe perfectly complimented the runny egg yolk, and the nori added some lovely minerality to each mouthful.
Coffee was on point as well. No complaints here.
On the bar was a glass case of house made sweet treats which further emphasised the Frenchness of Greenglass. Vanilla madelines and chocolate, rose meringues meant that paying for the bill would have to be a bit more than anticipated, because it was impossible to walk past these baked delights.