Written and photographed by Shushan Martirosyan,Ahdenae Khodaverdian, Mio Sai
Recently, there has been a surge of celebrities claiming that skipping breakfast aided them in their dietary goals immensely. To that I say, I’d rather cut off my right arm than give up a fresh, pillowy pancake first thing in the morning. There’s nothing that quite compares to the languid morning hours where one can lean back and bask in soft sunlight as tendrils of steam rise up from a fresh pot of tea. Brunch is not something to just lop off for the sake of supposedly “reducing cravings.” Brunch, when done right, is the first firm bound into the rest of your day, and Another Broken Egg Café is the perfect place to bask in the glory of all that is breakfast food.
From its humble beginnings inside a cozy century-old cottage in Old Mandeville, Louisiana, to the dozens of franchise locations serving instagram-worthy plates now, Another Broken Egg Café has been providing all the goodness of breakfast with an artisan flare for 22 years. In 2013, the café was named one of the “Top 500 Franchise Businesses in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine. Its impressive menu size and variety, the charm of the custom ceramic mugs, and the relaxed atmosphere all culminate into the perfect brunch spot. That is, if you can make it before the doors promptly close at 2:00PM. The magic of breakfast, unfortunately, cannot last all day.
Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch; that is the specialty of Another Broken Egg Café. The three of us do not usually go out for breakfast at a restaurant on the weekends, however, we were quite pleased that we woke up early on Sunday to spend a great morning at this adorable café. The interior of the restaurant was warm-toned with a touch of Orange and Yellow and they displayed collections of various ceramics around the entrance area adding a personalized touch. The space was very inviting with a cozy atmosphere, which felt familiar as if it was not our first time visiting. We chose to sit outdoors as the weather was nice and refreshing.
To start off the morning, two of us got a cup of hand dripped coffee whereas one of us chose to have a warm cup of tea which was served in an adorable ceramic mug. Looking through many different choices on the menu, it made us want to try everything, but we eventually decided on three classic dishes that we thought could not go wrong; eggs benedict, mixed berry pancakes and a Belgian waffle. The eggs benedict was served with savory cooked ham and perfectly poached eggs on top of a crispy toasted English muffin along with a side of seasoned potatoes. Our pancakes came with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries topped with a generous amount of whipped cream. Despite my expectations, the pancake was not too sweet and heavy, instead it was surprisingly light and fluffy. Lastly, the Belgian waffle was served with a rich and creamy chocolate syrup also topped with whipped cream. The exterior had a crispy texture balanced out by a soft interior that was easy to bite into. Overall, our choices tasted amazing and we thoroughly satisfied as we enjoyed the precious morning in this local brunch spot making it a great way to start off our day.
If you are looking for a nice brunch spot to spend a nice morning with your family or friends, Another Broken Egg Café is a great option for you. They offer all the classic American brunch options with a slight twist; omelets, sandwiches, French toasts, mimosas and more! Although our party was limited to only three dishes, we do not regret anything as we look forward to trying the other options during our next visit. Just for your information, Another Broken Egg Café is a popular local brunch spot and therefore on weekends they are quite busy during brunch time as seen through our visit Sunday morning. One can expect long lines as there were customers lining up as early as 9:00 am. Their business is solely dedicated to serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch, therefore their hours of operations are only from 7am to 2pm. So if you want a great start to your morning, stop by Another Broken Egg Café and enjoy a comforting atmosphere and delicious food.
Rating : Atmosphere: This cafe definitely has a perfect atmosphere for brunch. It gives the fresh-day, hungry feeling. The outside part of the cafe is a bit more modern and fancier because of the table and chairs. The inside looks more like an old-style cafe. The colors aren’t too bright, and are mostly light brown. From couples to families, different kinds of people go there and it’s overall a friendly environment.
Price $$:The pricing of the menu is average. It is most certainly not over-priced and not cheap either. The average price of a meal is about $15.00. The taste of the food is worth the price!
Convenience 8/10: There are a lot of waiters and waitresses serving, and the orders come super fast! However, they do not come to check up on the customers as often. At one point when we were there, we were waiting for our waiter to come to us for quite a few minutes. The pay is with cash/card. There is no specific parking for the cafe. We had to park on the street. There weren’t many parking spots left, we were lucky to find them.
Another Broken Egg Cafe 250 E Olive Ave #110, Burbank, CA 91502