One nice thing about being free on a weekday is the ability to visit popular restaurants when they are not as busy (especially during weekend brunch). After discovering our original meeting place would not open until later in the day, my friend Q and I ended up walking over to Egg Shop. The last time we tried to visit Egg Shop was at the height of brunch time and meant a one-hour wait.
Not so this time. We arrived shortly before noon and found a restaurant partially full, with plenty of empty tables to choose from. Instead of sitting near the door and open windows, we opted for a seat in the back, away from the noise of active construction across the street.
Egg Shop is aptly named since it specializes in egg-based dishes. The menu comprises mostly of sandwiches or bowls. I ended up ordering the El Camino: a bowl of pulled pork, tomato, avocado, poached egg and fried tortilla strips. Q ended up with a custom sandwich: a sunny side up egg, homemade sausage, tomato jam, Gruyère on a biscuit. Her sandwich looked so good when it arrived, with egg yolk spilling out across the plate. My bowl was delicious too, though it was better when drizzled with some (possibly homemade) hot sauce available.
So that’s another restaurant I can finally cross off my list. And no long waiting queues this time, which was a definitely plus.