Another Broken Egg Earns Its Reputation as a Top Breakfast Spot
Kara Kimbrough - Clarion Ledger
“We really need a good breakfast place.” You often hear this statement from those who enjoy dining out and want to begin their day with food prepared by someone else. Thankfully, there are many options for early-in-the-day dining. Another Broken Egg in Ridgeland is one of them. Next week, I’ll feature one on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that you’ve probably passed a million times as you’ve made your way down U.S. 49, but never known the hidden gem is a wonderful breakfast spot.
In New Orleans, brunch often includes champagne and jazz. Elaborate brunch dishes like Eggs Benedict, omelets and French toast take more effort to prepare, making them most appropriate for lazy weekends or special occasions. Therefore, it’s no wonder that Another Broken Egg’s reputation for serving these and a multitude of other delicious dishes on a daily basis has made it one of the state’s most popular eateries.
For starters, the restaurant’s extensive menu is filled with a wide variety of dishes and signature coffee, juice and alcoholic drinks.
For the purists entering Another Broken Egg’s door in search of familiar items to get their day started, there are plenty of traditional breakfast and brunch foods served with eggs, baked bacon, house-made sausage patties, turkey sausage, andouille sausage and sweet ham.
Pancake offerings include buttermilk, gluten-free, bananas foster, mixed berries, peach cobbler and lemon blueberry goat cheese. For a sampling of three delicious flavors, order the pancake trio flight.
There’s also classic and cinnamon roll French toast and regular Belgian and chocolate-stuffed Belgian waffles to brighten your day, any time you walk in the door.
Served with grits or country potatoes, traditional classics are another great day-starter. These include eggs Benedict, biscuit and gravy, Broken Egg biscuit sandwich, Huevos Rancheros and traditional day starter. This hearty meal includes two eggs, any style, with a choice of baked bacon, house-made sausage patties, andouille sausage, turkey sausage or sweet ham, served with an English muffin.
While regular breakfast foods are outstanding, it’s the out-of-the-ordinary specialty brunch dishes and fresh ingredients that keep customers coming back.
Popular favorites are eggs Blackstone benedict, lobster and brie omelet, crab cake benedict, crab cakes and fried green tomatoes, Louisiana crawfish skillet, shrimp and grits, smoked salmon benedict, chilaquiles and chicken and waffles.
If omelets are your favorite, there are several varieties to ensure that Another Broken Egg will live up to its name. Work your way through each of the varieties, including the Floridian, Hey Lucy, bacquezo, supreme, Mardi Gras and lobster and brie. Or, try one of the egg scramblers. There’s the Southwest filled with scrambled eggs, breakfast chorizo, onions, tomatoes and green chilies topped with Cheddar cheese or the sunrise spinach, eggs filled with fresh spinach, bacon and onions and topped with Jack cheese .
If you’re looking for healthier options, try “power bowls” of salmon, protein power and granola, fruit and quinoa. There are also a variety of delicious omelets, including Monterey, skinny and veggie.
Breakfast dishes are available anytime, but burgers, sandwiches, and salads add some variety to the menu. Try the Benedict burger or a classic bacon burger made with fresh ingredients. Also on the menu are turkey mozzarella panini, California club, sandwiches and salads.
A number of original side dishes make breakfast, brunch or lunch more memorable. These include biscuit beignets, sweet ham, steel-cut oats, fresh fruit, biscuit and gravy, grits, crab cake and egg whites.
Now that the weather’s cooler, seasonal items like carrot pancake stack, Tzatziki tots, pumpkin waffle, lobster benedict and spiked pumpkin spice cold brew.
Another Broken Egg Café is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is located at 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 1009 in Ridgeland. Call 601-790-9170 for more information.