Restaurant: OEB Breakfast Co.
Location: 17757 North Scottsdale Road, #103, Scottsdale
Open: Two months
Eats: Elevated, Canada-inspired breakfast dishes
Price: $15 to $30 per person
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday to Sunday
If truffles, fried duck, and seafood crepes sound like the perfect brunch, consider OEB Breakfast Co. heaven. The Canadian restaurant company opened its first stateside doors in Scottsdale in November 2019, and we couldn't think of a reason not to have poutine for the most important meal of the day.
Suckers for chicken and waffles, we couldn't resist their exotic cousin. The fried duck leg is served atop a fluffy waffle with a sunny-side-up egg, then drizzled with spicy caramel; chicken had certainly met its match.
The lobster and shrimp crepe also beckoned, then arrived in all its golden glory: butter poached lobster and shrimp scrambled with green onions, brown butter hollandaise, and truffle pearls. We chose not to add organic sturgeon caviar, but later regretted the hasty decision. The crepe is unmissable for seafood lovers, a rich way to start the morning.
There's a whole category of breakfast poutine with everything from cheese curds to black truffles, scallops to duck-fried herb potatoes. The tuna crudo immediately caught our eyes: waffle fries topped with ahi tuna, poached eggs, Hass avocado, sesame, white soy sauce, and cilantro crema. Ten out of 10: would have again.
Founder and Chef Mauro Martina believes in sourcing directly from farmers — OEB's eggs are from Vital Farms in Austin, Texas, where each pasture-raised hen has more than 100 square feet to roam and forage. Martina's Italian roots and classical training lend to his penchant for fresh and local ingredients, as well as a passion for connecting with loved ones through a shared culinary experience.
The menu at OEB is extensive, so it may take a few visits to truly relish. Grab your bougiest friend and don't forget your iPhone, because there. will. be. food. Alternatively, sneak away alone and enjoy your breakfast caviar in peace — nobody can judge you for that.
Welcome to the United States, OEB Breakfast Co. We look forward to a lot more poutine than we're normally accustomed to. And, in the spirit of Canada, we may even venture to Glendale afterward to catch a Coyotes game. Here's to eating decked-out poutine and watching padded men duke it out on ice, eh.