A Holstein bull statue stands sentry for the dining room of this new Carlsbad brunch concept. As the name suggests, its contemporariness does include this Millenium’s signature brunch reinvention: toast. These requisite open faced sandwiches ($11-14) are built around the choices of avocado, smoked salmon, duck confit, and lobster, depending how committed you wish to appear to your Instagram followers. The most photogenic dish may be the $16 Eggs In Purgatory: shakshuka served in a Sourdough bread bowl. Which means it’s a North African egg dish served in a spicy tomato sauce, and, in this case, with pork belly, mushrooms, scallions, feta cheese, and mint. But you’ll find the quirky breakfast-maker does a fine job gussying up its menu of eggs Benedict for visual consumption.
Whether you opt for the Canadian bacon on English muffin standard, short rib on grilled sourdough, or fried chicken on cheddar cornbread with bechamel in place of hollandaise; your Benedict will be served with a lineup of spherical side dishes. There are roasted cherry tomatoes, crispy fried mashed potato balls, and a chocolate-dipped apple. In other words, plenty to nosh on while you cycle through the menu of mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys.