What’s the vibe?
Not to be confused with the nearby Egg Shop, Egg has been in its new current location on North 3rd Street since 2014 – it was a good move as its original site on 5th was tiny and wait times could be long. The new site is similarly minimal and industrial in its design, but much bigger with a room that starts long and narrow but opens out into a spacious main dining room. They also have a site in Tokyo now if you happen to be round that way!
What to order?
Egg grows a lot of its own organic produce on tis farm in the Catskills and all their eggs are from happy cage free hens – they even make their own oat milk and it probably doesn’t get more Brooklyn than that. Yes eggs do feature heavily but there is a distinct Southern slant to the menu, with biscuits, gravy and grits popping up all over the place. Our favourite though is the duck hash – duck leg confit with potatoes, green onions and eggs. They also do some mean pancakes and French toast, best served drenched in maple syrup, and at lunch there’s some bigger dishes such as fried chicken, and a fried oyster sandwich. A solid breakfast and brunch all-rounder.
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