I’m not a breakfast person. Maybe it’s because I’m not a morning person or maybe it’s because I’m usually in too much of a hurry to grab any breakfast.
My visits to EggHaus Gourmet, however, have enticed me to change my stance.
During a recent trip, natural light filled the space, which is decorated with a floral wall, hanging plants and egg-shaped mirrors. The openness of the concept was welcoming and the brightness gave it a sunny morning feel.
Before the register is a selection of pastries that tempt behind glass. I couldn’t resist getting a croissant that was half-dipped in chocolate with gold shavings down the middle. While I got it to-go as a treat for later, it didn’t make it that long.
I ordered the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich and with a recommendation from the cashier, also ordered a chipotle chorizo taco. I got a lavender latte as well.
The latte came out first. With about a half-inch of froth and a piece of actual lavender resting on top of the cup, it was picture perfect. Sometimes I find the froth on top of lattes to be bitter, but this one had a light milky taste that matched well with the subtle lavender.
Inside the warm butter-flake bun was a cage-free medium egg, three strips of hickory smoked bacon, mixed greens and chipotle aioli.
A few bites in the yolk of the egg spread out over the sandwich, which made it even better. The bacon was perfectly crunchy. I thought the mixed greens were an interesting choice for this sandwich, and while it went well with the egg and bacon, I also realized that the mixed greens made this more than a breakfast sandwich. For me, it lent itself to be a sandwich for any time.
I didn’t notice the chipotle aioli all that much at first, but then the spice hit my tongue. Not that it was spicy, but it had a small kick to it.
The taco came with vegan chipotle chorizo, homemade refried beans, grilled peppers and onions, mushrooms, guacamole and cilantro.
It was so filled, and with a healthy dollop of guacamole on top, I wasn’t sure how to eat it without the contents falling right out. But I managed.
The chorizo was flavored by the chipotle and, after the first bite of all the ingredients, I actually forgot that it was vegan because I enjoyed it just as much as regular chorizo. Actually, I forgot a lot of things while eating this taco, like the fact I don’t like mushrooms. Usually the texture of mushrooms is what gets me, but these had been cooked soft and I liked them.
The grilled peppers were the only thing I could have done without because they were tougher to bite through.
When I was done I decided to try out the chocolate croissant, even though I’d intended to save it for later.
Chocolate croissants are usually a croissant with a stick or two of chocolate wrapped inside the breading. Since this one had the chocolate on the outside instead, it seemed as though there was more chocolate to enjoy. The chocolate, which wasn’t too sweet and almost tasted like dark chocolate, was a thick shell over one side of the flaky croissant. The bread was fresh and the chocolate melted in my mouth.
After that first try, it’s easy to see why it didn’t last long in the to-go box.
I’ve been to EggHaus on a few other occasions. I’ve had the sausage and egg sandwich and the Hangover Sandwich, which has egg, shredded chicken, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, avocado ranch and queso fresco. The sausage and egg was good, but the option I usually go back for is the Hangover Sandwich.
Address: 2024 E. T.C. Jester Blvd.
Hours: 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday–Sunday
Healthy options: Yes
Star of the show: Chipotle chorizo taco