Another Broken Egg Café opened in the Renaissance of Ridgeland a few months ago and has settled in nicely with their casual, upscale, unique fare for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The chain began in Louisiana in 1996 and this is the first one in the metro area so they were worth a look inside.
Another Broken Egg Café has an extensive menu that is filled with a wide variety of breakfast and brunch dishes. They also serve burgers, sandwiches and salads to satisfy your cravings. Of course eggs are the staple and their concoctions will have you wanting to try a bit of all the offerings. Start your day with the traditional day starters of two eggs, potatoes and an English muffin for $7.69. If you want add bacon or sausage, corned beef hash, ham, or even steak. The “egg-straordinary” omelets are served with country potatoes, and a muffin. The Floridian is cream cheese filled and topped with fresh crabmeat and finished with melted Jack cheese. The Stan’s is a Cajun twist of seafood delights. The others are the Mardi Gras, Farm Fresh, Fountainbleu, the Work’s, Chez B’s, Shrimp Florentine, smoked salmon, garden, Bacado, Hey Ricky, or the Lobster et Fromage.($9.99-$14.99) These omelets have everything from fresh vegetables, avocados, chilies, shrimp, crab, salmon and lobster. If you enjoy scrambled eggs be sure to try the scrambled dishes blended with bacon, spinach and cheese, or ham and bell peppers, bacon and mushrooms, or the southwest version of spicy ingredients. ($10.59-$10.89)
Signature egg benedicts are served with country potatoes and feature crabmeat, smoked salmon, standard eggs Benedict, eggs blackstone with grilled tomatoes bacon, chives and creamy Hollandaise. If you are a veggie only eater try the Veggie Benedict of spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, and Hollandaise. The Eggs Sardou includes spinach, artichokes and the Benedict Oscar with crabmeat, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce. ($12.99-$15.29)
Pancakes and waffles can standalone or add bacon, eggs or sausage to any of these dishes. If you like fruit add some fresh blueberries, apples, strawberries, bananas or even chopped pecans to finish off your pancake or waffle. The brunch specialties come with potatoes and feature, crab, tortillas, quiche, classic biscuit and gravy, Mexican, diced ham, asparagus, mushrooms, or a quesadilla style. ($9.49-$13.99) If you are just wanting a small breakfast check out the fresh fruit, oatmeal, yogurt, granola and fruit.
For the lunch time crowd they offer burgers, soup of the day, and fresh salads with a Caesar, Grand Chef, Southern Shrimp, Chicken, Black and Bleu, oriental, spinach, or grilled tuna. The sandwich offerings can be had on rye, white, multi grain, wheat or sourdough bread. They offer a veggie wrap, crab cake on French bread, Greek style with eggs, onions, mushrooms, spinach, feta cheese, and served with salsa dressing. The other sandwiches include salmon, ham and cheese, chicken salad, club, turkey, chicken breast, Rueben or Cajun tuna. These are not your run of the mill style sandwiches as each are filled with unique and tasty ingredients that will take you several visits to try them all to pick your favorites.
If you are coming in to grab something to go that’s not a problem as any of the dishes can be available for takeout. We have already enjoyed the baked brie delight of cheese, apples, raisins, pecans, and butter sauce served with French bread for spreading. Be sure to try the Biscuit Beignets that are house made and served with honey marmalade dipping sauce. Muffins and cinnamon rolls are also great and worth taking back home or to the office for that mid day or mid afternoon snack. As I said, the menu is expansive and with well over 100 choices everyone’s taste buds will be popping as you settle in to find your favorite dishes. They also offer a child’s menu, and different desserts daily with the likes of very moist pound cake or pecan pie with caramel sauce which was southern heaven with that extra cup of coffee.
They serve plenty of coffee in their own signature mugs which can also be purchased or settle in for the endless cups of refills the staff will bring around to your table. If you enjoy iced tea be sure to try the raspberry tea, or the regular Southern staple iced tea. Hot tea, fresh squeezed juices, chocolate and white milk, or hot chocolate with whipped cream that will definitely satisfy your thirst. The regular array of soft drinks is also available. If you enjoy an adult beverage then a Bloody Mary or Mimosa are perfect combinations with your meal. They also serve domestic and import beers.
The restaurant is situated right in the middle of all the upscale shops of the Renaissance and is decorated with a very cozy French country feel to it. The décor is filled with beautiful artwork and very earthy colors. The comfortable leather booths and cozy situated tables offer plenty of indoor seating. If you prefer eating outdoors, try their nice patio tables with large umbrellas for some people watching. The service was slow in the beginning yet after a few months of settling in they have worked out all the start up jitters and are welcoming and friendly.
The Bottom Line
It certainly seems that this franchised restaurant has found a great home in Ridgeland and makes for a great morning and lunch meeting place. The restaurant sits on the west side of the shopping center right next to the Fresh Market for easy parking and walking into a beautiful and cozy new hot spot in the metro. Their dishes are a bit on the pricey side yet you definitely get what you pay for with all the fresh, in house preparation and presentation of each and every dish.