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Möoi - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Palermo Hollywood

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 85%
  • Service 75%
  • Food (Execution) 80%
  • Creativity 80%
  • Value 80%

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Möoi - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Hollywood Address: Costa Rica 5468

Telephone: +54 11 4773-7246
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Eclectic
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$$
Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Coffee, Crêpes, Egg Breakfast Dishes, Espresso, Waffles
Hours: Sun-Sat: 8am to 11pm

Restaurant Details
Möoi - Buenos Aires

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Hollywood Address: Costa Rica 5468

Telephone: +54 11 4773-7246

Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Eclectic Service Type: Table Service Price: $$$ Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Coffee, Crêpes, Egg Breakfast Dishes, Espresso, Waffles

Hours: Sun-Sat: 8am to 11pm

Summary

Möoi, opening at 8 a.m., offers a creative menu of breakfast items, including egg dishes and waffles in a pleasant ambiance. A top choice for breakfast in BA.

Resumen del crítica

Möoi, opening at 8 a.m., offers a creative menu of breakfast items, including egg dishes and waffles in a pleasant ambiance. A top choice for breakfast in BA.

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Restaurant Review for Möoi - Buenos Aires

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 4.0 stars
Review Date: 05/26/2015

Möoi is baker/vegetarian chef Jessica Leckeman’s take on a full-service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon merienda, and dinner in a pleasant casual ambiance. The restaurant’s creative menu and consistently good execution of breakfast items, sandwiches and salads, add up to one of the best casual dining experiences in Buenos Aires. Jessica’s flagship location is located on Cuba, near Sucre, in an affluent section of Belgrano, near upscale boutiques, restaurants and shops. Locations in Palermo Hollywood, Palermo Rosedal and Recoleta have now been added to the family.

All the locations are attractively decorated with a clean and inviting décor. The Belgrano location has a muffins and antique tea cup décor that all the pastelerías in the city seem to favor. But the more recently opened locations have a cleaner, more contemporary feel.

The menu has a wide array of breakfast dishes. Of course, there are fresh versions of all the classic Argentine croissants and medialunas, breads and pastries, and your typical granola, yogurt and fresh fruit offerings. But the menu also offers a variety of egg dishes for those whose definition of breakfast includes a few more items than a croissant and cup of coffee.

We ordered the NYC (which of course stands for New York City, the bagel mecca) that includes a big bowl of scrambled eggs, and a bagel with a side of cream cheese. A small glass of fresh orange juice and a big cup of coffee are included. Wooo-Hoooo. It’s breakfast time.

(A brief pause. The menu says it’s a bagel but really it’s something like a little brioche bread that is shaped like a bagel. I’m not Jewish but I know a bagel when I see one. And so does Jessica, who lived in New York City for a period of time. It’s odd that she has put an imposter on the menu. I didn’t complain because I was just happy to have eggs for breakfast!)

Service is off and on at all the Mooi restaurants. Sometimes I’ve had sterling service. Other times I’ve felt a bit neglected. The food seems to roll out of the kitchen once you place an order at an acceptable pace. They put salt and pepper on the table unlike most restaurants in Buenos Aires. But the pepper grinder didn’t work on my first visit to the Belgrano location. Minor lapse in service.

The juice seems to be fresh squeezed. Not the best coffee in the world but good enough for eggs and a “schmear”.

The eggs were a little dry on top but after I ate a few bites the eggs just below the top of the bowl were buttery and delicious. I think the little bit of egg on top may have cooked a little under a heat lamp while waiting for the waiter to pick it up. That’s my hypothesis anyway.

I’ve also tried the waffle at Mooi. It’s an acceptable waffle, much better than the ones we were served at Bedford Station. Similar to what we received at Ninina and Le Pain Quotidien. We just wish there were an option of whipped creamery butter and maple syrup. Something a bit off the charts.

All things considered ... a pretty good breakfast. All locations open at 8 a.m.at the time we published this review. So anyone craving an egg in Belgrano, Recoleta or Palermo now has a viable egg and waffle option nearby.

Möoi also offers a full range of savory menu items, including salads, wraps and sandwiches. Read our full review for the restaurant, including its savory offerings, here.

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