Krumblz Bakery & Deli Review

by Mike Van Houten / Nov 14, 2010

- It's a bit of a gray day out today, overcast and chilly. Great day for a hospital visit! A friend of mine's mom is at Renown for a bit of minor surgery, and I went with him to the hospital to take him and his dad out for a bite to eat while we all waited for the mum to wake up. I suggested we try Krumblz, as I haven't tried it yet and it was a stone's throw from Renown.

It's located at 80 Giroux Plaza, a nifty little mini-retail center located across from Renown. There's also a Subway and a few medical offices in the retail plaza.

Upon walking into the establishment, I was overtaken by the tell-tale smell of breakfast wafting through the air. Everyone in the joint was in breakfast mode, and I was relieved as it was nearly 11:30 and I thought I had missed the breakfast window.

Krumblz was packed and bustling with people. Just the way I like it. Call me crazy, there's something creepy about eating in a nearly-empty restaurant. The crowd at Krumblz included police, doctors and nurses obviously on break from Washoe Med, some business folks, etc.

You order food at the counter and pay for it, then seat yourselves wherever and they bring the food to you. We didn't know this at first, but wait staff quickly noticed and directed us to the counter to order.

I ordered two eggs scrambled, with bacon, diced potatoes and toasted rye bread. Jim ordered eggs benedict and Jim Sr had the Denver Omlette.

The food arrived quickly, on large square plates and presented quite nicely.

The first thing we all noticed about the food was the lack of grease. Grease wasn't dripping off the potatoes and bacon, or Jim's sausages.

We were all in agreement that our eggs in their various forms, were the best we have tasted in ages. My scrambled eggs were not too runny, not too dry, and deliciously light and fluffy. The same was true to Jim Sr's omlette and Jim's eggs benedict. The potatoes had a light crunch to them, and the absence of excessive grease and sogginess was a refreshing change from the 'greasy spoon' style breakfast. My toast was..well...toast. It's pretty hard to mess toast up, so I'll skip that.

The food portions are not Denny's-size (thank goodness) and probably would not fill up a beefy construction worker who consumes 7,000 calories a day, but for Jim and Jim and me it was a nice filling meal.

I didn't get a chance to try out the pastry case but I spotted delicious cinnamon rolls, turnovers, rolls, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and everything in between. Though my back was turned to the coffee bar, Jim noted they prepared coffee 'old world style'. I am not sure what that means because I don't drink coffee but I imagine coffee lovers will be pleased with the selection here.

Overall, one of the best breakfasts I've had in this city thus far, and I will be back soon to try the bakery out. Considering this place seems busy even on a mid-afternoon on Tuesday, I think the secret's out.

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  • November 15, 2010 - 6:30:38 AM

    Looks like you have a great location and good menu. I'll I to stop by and check it out I'll tell my friends over at Custom Glass too! We no longer have a Washoe Med. in this area if you haven't notice its called Renown! Best of Luck to you!