If you love eggs and breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, Egg Shop is eggsactly the place for you!
Egg Shop is a tiny Nolita café getting all the eggxtra hype for its all-day breakfast-inspired menu (yes, you can eggspect egg puns for most of this review – even if I’m probably the only one it cracks up 😆 ).
I had already heard of the all-egg menu concept with LA’s Egg Slut. 😯 Shell-shocking name, huh? The New York City version chose a more PG approach, but took it up a notch in terms of the egg-focused menu. Egg Shop caters to egg lovers, serving organic and locally sourced eggs in every shape and form, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even late-night snacks. You’ll feel scrambled just looking at the eggstensive menu: there is something for everyone, from sandwiches, to what they call cruisers (mixed bowls), salads, and all kinds of drinks, including wine, beer and in-house cocktails. There’s no yolking around here – from healthy eats to hangover cheats, they have it all!
Happy Hour 4 PM – 6 PM
The $10 Eggshop B.E.C is like your every-day breakfast sandwich on steroids. My personal favorite sandwiches are the $13 Avo & Egg and the $14 Fish Out Of Water (I’m a sucker for smoked salmon with my eggs).
The $11 Spandex Bowl – miso-soaked quinoa, pickled carrot, avocado and poached egg is the best option for a lighter meal, as well as their various egg-white alternatives.
And if you don’t want a healthy meal, 😳 the best item on the menu is non-egg related: their $7 Fried Chicken side is egg-ceptionally good. And they have English muffin fried croutons!
I often claim I eat everything except for hard-boiled eggs. As much as I have learned to love seeing an oozing yolk on my plate, I am still pretty picky when it comes to egg dishes. It’s still not my all-time favorite ingredient, but I can’t eggnore the fact that Egg Shop offers ovally eggcellent concoctions that keep me begging for more!
Ask to substitute your sandwich roll for a biscuit!
This place is tiny and only accommodates 11 two-seater tables and room at the bar. I like to sit by the open front façade and people-watch. It has a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Egg Shop takes reservations for dinner only. The limited space and the eggstreme popularity will make you wait a long time for breakfast & brunch though, especially on weekends. If you can’t hatch out a plan to get a table, don’t crack under pressure – just get take-out and make an eggxit ➡ .
Have breakfast-for-dinner during their late night service!
Egg Shop competes with Clinton St. Baking Company for breakfast-for-dinner cravings. No need to eggsplain that this is not the place to come to for your regular daily breakfast sandwich: you can go to the corner deli and avoid waiting an hour and paying $10 eggxtra bucks for that. Come here if you are egg-obsessed and want eggceptional variety of it.
Avoid waiting in line and get take-out!
Breakfast/Brunch daily: 8am-4pm
Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat from 5pm-11pm
Egg Shop opened a second location in Williamsburg in June 2017!