Indigo is a restaurant in the Riverside Hotel with an indoor dining room as well as tables on a large outdoor patio. When you're on Las Olas, you might not even realize that this is part of the hotel. The Las Olas entrance to the hotel sits between Indigo and the Golden Lyon, which is the bar in the Hotel that also has a small outdoor area.
I haven't been to Indigo for breakfast in over a year. I wouldn't eat lunch or dinner here, mainly because their execution is so spotty and prices too high for what you get. It is, after all, a hotel; the difference with this one is that there are many better restaurants just steps away. Their lunch and dinner menus have changed; they've moved away from their previous Indonesian fusion in favor of some more traditional and more palatable choices, such as salmon.
For breakfast on Las Olas, your choices for outdoor dining are limited, and this time of year its real nice in the morning. Before 10am there's limited traffic on the Boulevard, the the view is quite nice.
They've changed the menus and added some interesting items, but they've also raised their prices. The price raise isn't apparent initially; there's apparently a trend in restaurants to not mention the price of coffee on the menu, and then sticking you with a $4.00 charge on the bill. Luckily you're reading this so you can just pick up a superior Illy coffee at Gran Forno Pronto next door before sitting down.
For breakfast I ordered 2 over medium with sausage and Rye toast; my usual.
Since the last time I was here, they've change both the sausage and the potatoes. They used to have skinny sausages reminiscent of Jones links; they now have large, plump sagey sausages that are much better. Their potatoes used to be a dice with onions and peppers; now they serve red potato wedges with skin on simply cooked with onions. They're good, but its a measly portion. As usual their eggs are a bit wonky; I'll guess that they cover the eggs rather than flip them, but you really can't ruin eggs as long as you don't break the yolk.
Service seemed a bit better than last time; they come by regularly to ask if you want more coffee and they seem to have someone watching the outside to see if anyone needs service. Previously if you had a late breakfast you could sit there until lunchtime waiting for someone to process your check.
On the surface the $12 for eggs with sausage doesn't seem that bad, but when you add $4 for pedestrian coffee it really begins to resemble the gouging down by the beach. Breakfast at Steak 954 was only $1 more. So Cafe Le Bonne Crepe remains a superior choice if you don't mind walking a block and a half.