BEST BREAKFASTS | Another Broken Egg Café

By LaTria Garnigan | Photos by Shanda Crowe

A visit to “Grandma’s house” is how Ken Busch, general manager of Another Broken Egg’s Vinings location described the restaurant.

He said its hospitality helps to create a unique and memorable experience. Atmosphere is important, but nothing compares to the delicious variety of dishes the restaurant provides. There’s something for everyone on the menu at Another Broken Egg Café, which has been a growing chain since 1996.

“We strive to be the world’s best breakfast café,” said Busch. “We try to deliver exceptional food and service.”

Exceptional is one way to describe the City Grits, which debuted last September. They are creamy grits made with Gouda cheese, bacon, green onions and tomatoes on top. Grits are a Southerner’s staple and Busch said that tradition has not been lost on the restaurant. Since this version has been introduced to the menu they have been a huge seller, he said.

“It’s wild … we can’t keep up with them,” said Busch of the demand for the dish. “This is a little bit change of pace.”

Being more of an Eggs Benedict kind of gal, the restaurant offers a few differing takes on the morning classic. Two that stand out are the Benedict Oscar — two poached eggs, grilled flatiron steak finished with sautéed crabmeat and asparagus with Béarnaise sauce — and the Crabcakes Cavallo — two poached eggs with jumbo lump crab cakes, a hollandaise sauce that is infused with andouille, with diced red bell pepper and green onions.

For those who crave a bit of decadence in the morning, the restaurant delivers with the Hawaiian French Toast. It comes with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, pecans or blackberries. Another option is the Lobster and Brie Omelette, with ingredients such as sautéed lobster meat, cream cheese, Brie, a light champagne butter sauce, diced tomatoes and green onions — this dish is bound to induce a rest period after eating.

Busch said he is mostly a sunny side up eggs kind of guy, but also gravitates toward Popeye’s Favorite — scrambled eggs loaded with bacon, spinach, onion and Monterey Jack cheese.

Breakfast lovers have plenty of places to choose from when it comes to dining options, but Busch said Another Broken Egg Café is looking to capture more of the market and has plans to expand into Tennessee.

4300 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, GA 30339 www.anotherbrokenegg.com

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