Our new family tradition is to go out for brunch after church on Sunday. Following early services in Monticello, we headed into Tallahassee with the kids. On this particular Sunday morning, we decided to try The Egg Café & Eatery located at 3740 Austin Davis Ave. A large crowd of people milled around outside the front door, clutching pagers waiting for tables. Kirsten gave our name to the hostess and we took a seat on the benches inside the lobby. We were told there would be a wait, but decided to stay.
Over thirty minutes later, we were seated in a bright dining room. A smiling waitress brought us four large menus and took our drink order. The Egg specializes in breakfast and lunch items. Skillets, scrambled eggs, omelets, burgers and sandwiches filled the menu. We weighed our options and both decided to get an omelette. Kirsten selected the Dream Omelette filled with ham, bacon, green peppers, and onion. Looking for something with a kick, I opted for the Matador filled with chorizo, avocado, green chiles, jalapenos, and topped with salsa and melted pepper jack cheese. Both of us were on the last day of a failed no/low carb diet, and for an extra $1.19 asked to substitute a side salad, instead of the requisite home fries. We also chose to skip the toast. The kiddos both selected the hot dog with a side of fruit.
While we waited for our brunch, I worked on a ceramic mug of coffee and the kids occupied themselves with crayons. Word searches were completed, pictures colored, and still we waited for our meal. Our apologetic waitress eventually slid our food onto the table well over thirty minutes after we ordered. Kirsten’s omelette was chock full of delicious meats, vegetables and covered in melted cheese. The egg was fluffy, and nicely prepared. The side salad was laughably small, but the orange sesame dressing she selected for the salad was delicious, and its sweet taste probably meant it had enough sugar to not be technically “low carb.” She was satisfied with her selection, and in rare form finished her whole omelette, but we were both annoyed with the slothlike service. Mason and Julia enjoyed their hot dogs and ate the majority of their meals without too much prodding from us. For more on The Egg Café read the full review on Tallahassee.com.
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