Monday, January 18, 2016

Another Broken Egg – Charleston SC

We were at Charleston’s historic City Market and we’d been shopping for a while with Laurie’s sister Bonnie and her husband Bill. (The City Market dates back to the 1790s) Then the big question came up… Where to grab a bite to eat? 

As shopping is one of my least favorite pastimes, I’d already been scouting the restaurants on either side of the City Market for possibilities…so when the time came, I knew where we were going for lunch.

This is Another Broken Egg Café in old town Charleston.  While I’d never heard “Another Broken Egg Café”, it turns out that this is one of 52 current locations for this rapidly expanding breakfast/brunch restaurant chain. 

This franchised restaurant group now operates in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.  About 31 new restaurants are opening soon…which will include the company’s first locations in Arkansas, Colorado and Oklahoma.

The interior of the old town Charleston location is roomy, bright and cheerful… Despite the table that hadn’t been cleared when I took this photo, service was good and the restaurant was clean.  Another Broken Egg Cafés are open daily from 7 AM to 2 PM.  It was toward the end of their work day when we stopped by for brunch…

Here’s another view of the attractive interior of Another Broken Egg Café…with sisters Bonnie and Laurie framing the photo.

Laurie and Bonnie weren’t all that hungry so they split the Turkey, Brie and Pesto sandwich with a side of seasoned country potatoes. ($10.89) The sandwich consisted of smoked turkey, brie cheese and house made almond pesto, served on artisan bread.  The potatoes were good but the sandwich was very good indeed!

Bill opted for Stan’s Mardi Gras Omelette. ($11.99) This creation consists of crawfish, shrimp, Andouille and red peppers, then topped with tomato Hollandaise, green onions and tomatoes.  As you can see, it was accompanied by an English muffin and the seasoned country potatoes.  Bill said the he enjoyed this creative omelette and that he’d order it again…

The menu at The Broken Egg Café is expansive, interesting and extensive!  Segments of the menu include: Apps for Sharing; The Healthy Side; The Yolk; Egg-Straordinary Omelettes; Signature Benedicts; Scrambled Skillets; Salad Creations; Burgers and Sandwiches; Specialty Brunches; On The Side; Juiced Up; Beverages, and; Belly Up.

This was my breakfast… It’s the Cinnamon Roll French Toast. ($10.99) This heap of goodness consisted of a thick sliced cinnamon roll grilled with French toast batter, layered with cream cheese icing, Bananas Foster sauce, mixed berries and whipped cream.  It was excellent and my sweet tooth was satisfied for another couple of days…

As you might be able to tell, we really liked this imaginative upscale breakfast and brunch restaurant.  We only wish that they’d open a restaurant in Knoxville or Farragut Tennessee!  The old town Charleston South Carolina “Another Broken Egg Café” is located at 99 Market Street.  Phone: 843-202-0417.  The company website with location information and the menu can be found at

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by for a late brunch!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Sounds like you had a positive experience and I see you are also sticking with a healthy eating lifestyle. I liked you name for our egg dishes.

  2. Sounds great to me, nothing beats a good breakfast! The food looks delicious. I'm definitely not a shopper so I'd be scouting for restaurants also. Wonder if the chain is coming way up this way some day... Have a great week and take care, Dave!