#70 of 23 Asheville Restaurants

Broken Egg Cafe

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Another Broken Egg Cafe - Festive Dining in Asheville, NC
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

With humble origins dating back to 1996 in a Louisiana cottage, Another Broken Egg Cafe has since expanded its egg-celent eats across the southeastern US right up to Asheville, NC. While technically a chain restaurant, Another Broken Egg is anything but. Partnering with local providers, they source the freshest ingredients to create dishes that wow in both flavor and presentation. The brand was born with a mission to reinvent classic dishes as mouthwatering works of art.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

The menu earns top marks in both quality and quantity. Sweet temptations include delicious twists on classic French toast, pancakes, and waffles. Omelettes, benedicts, sandwiches, and salads are abound with a variety of fresh meats, seafood, vegetables, cheeses, spices, and sauces. Many entrées come with the option to substitute or add ingredients to fit your flavor profile. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Another Broken Egg’s Asheville location is easily spotted at the corner of Schenck Parkway. Clean, tastefully decorated, and spacious, the cafe will make you feel right at home. The brand prides itself on customer satisfaction and getting every detail right. Service at the Asheville location is top-notch. Staff are all smiles and friendly conversations. Whether you need a refill on water or have a concern with your order, a knowledgeable staff member will see that you’re taken care of. It truly feels like you’re at a five star resort.

Whether you’re dining alone, with friends and family, or with your kids, you’ll feel genuinely welcome. The atmosphere is refreshing and casual with earthy decor and a small-town-diner feel. You’ll quickly get to know the staff because one visit won’t come close to a true Another Broken Egg experience.

With so many options across various menus, we have a hard time not recommending everything. However, these dishes tantalized our tastebuds the most:

Crab Cakes & Fried Green Tomatoes: These crab cakes make for a tasty treat year-round. Jumbo lump crab cakes and fried green tomatoes team up with Cajun rémoulade sauce and red peppers to deliver a blast of Louisiana flavor. It comes with a fresh spinach, tomato, and goat cheese salad kicked up with a honey jalapeno vinaigrette.

Chilaquiles: We heard rave reviews about the chilaquiles and boy, can we confirm the hype. These incredible tortillas are packed with chorizo (a type of Spanish sausage), Jack & goat cheeses, over-medium eggs, red onions, radishes, cliantro and lime. The guajillo sauce is just the right amount of spicy and brings out the best of each ingredient. The chilaquiles are accompanied by a cheesy black bean side and sour cream and guac as you please.

Mardi Gras Omelette: Omelettes have the lead role here, and the Mardi Gras variant is one of many winners. Stuffed with freshly sourced Louisiana crawfish, gulf shrimp, andouille, and red peppers, this omelette can play the part of breakfast, brunch, or lunch. A green onion and tomato sauce top off this festive treat, which comes with grits, country potatoes, or fresh fruit.

Chocolate Stuffed Belgian: One of many criminally delightful sweet treats on the menu, this waffle packs a dynamic duo of white and dark chocolate and is topped with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and a rich chocolate drizzle.

Southwest Chop Salad: Spinach, romaine, red onion, mushrooms, black beans, turkey, and bacon are tossed in a zesty chipotle ranch dressing. You can swap turkey for salmon or shrimp at a premium. The salad comes with addictive tortilla strips, tomato, and avocado.

Insider Tips:
-We recommend stopping by on a weekday to avoid the Saturday and Sunday brunch rush. You can sign up as a member of “The Coop” to get email updates on seasonal menu items, special offers, promotions, birthday specials, and more.