Just at the intersection of Williams road and High Street, From On High won't leave you feeling any high.
The vibe is very homely, but this does not make up for the horrible service. The waitresses get too busy talking to the regulars to remember to pay attention to you, they ignore you when you try to order something extra... The fork my place was set with was dirty, like it hadn't even been washed!
Luckily, the Sonos speaker tucked into the corner was playing some old classics for us to reminisce to. However, this did not distract us from the dirty white tiles of the repurposed bathroom space.
The coffee arrived at the same time as the food which was surprising because we ordered coffees before we even ordered the food. The small table for two was very cramped, causing us to feel a bit uncomfortable and rushed.
The interpretation of Eggs Benedict was very interesting. The bright yellow hollandaise was deliciously sweet and tart at the same time, but the baked trout served on the hash brown was just too over powering and nauseating. No one wants to eat a whole fish for breakfast!
Their special peanut butter "waffin" (muffin / waffle) was Cray Cray. After my first bite my first thought was "wow this is weird". There was a lot of flavours all competing with each other, so it was difficult to establish what was supposed to be happening on my palate. The texture of the waffin was very crumbly and it was tricky to eat because it kept falling to pieces. Luckily I could scoop it up with the yummy caramel sauce around the plate.
Our quick stop for breakfast ended up taking over an hour.
We ordered take away coffee which took another 20 minutes... At least there was a cute barrista we could admire while we waited (he didn't return any of our smiles though).
If you live in the area, you're better off finding somewhere nicer to make your local.
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