French toast—too doughy to be worth the dough
When done well, French toast is a brunch indulgence worth the cost to pocket book and waist line. When done poorly, you’re better off with just a cup of coffee. “French toast is one of the most inconsistent dishes in terms of flavour and quality. I’ve had some pretty bad ones, that were too thick and doughy, and others where the chef had clearly poured the syrup on, and then let it sit, and get soggy before serving,” says Alex Willen, proprietor of the San Francisco Brunch Club, a popular review site.