Brunch, a late 19th century meal time enjoyed by socialites, offers an elegant combination of breakfast and lunch foods served late morning to early afternoon. Entrees are heartier and coffee is often replaced with spiked juice, which makes me wonder why breakfast is the most important meal of the day? This combination of meals gives great opportunity for creative menu and recipe development. Another Broken Egg Café developed a menu with sweet and savory specialty entrees with a captivating twist. This gourmet style café is an extended franchise of 34 operating restaurants with 75 underway for production. Menu features are traditional southern breakfast entrees infused with vibrant flavors from fresh fruits, spices, and creams. Unusual and playful food pairs, like berries in grits and chocolate milk topped with whipped cream, leave customers with a hungry curiosity. Located along the beautiful Tuscaloosa Riverwalk providing a casual dining experience perfect for indulging in breakfast, brunch, or lunch.
My first time at Another Broken Egg was over the holiday break. I attended brunch with a fellow foodie and dietitian, Sheena Gregg. Inside was charming and simple with off-white exposed brick walls and dark hardwood floors. The large windows extend the view through the tall trees looking out at the calming movement of the Black Warrior River. A covered patio wrapped around the café. The tables were occupied by young and old enjoying good company while sipping on morning mimosas. At our table, Sheena and I pondered the menu flipping it over and over again attempting to narrow our likings. Don’t let the dietitian title fool you; we enjoy good food. Everything sounded delicious: Biscuit Beignets topped with powdered sugar and honey marmalade, Monster Cinnamon Roll with cream cheese icing, Lobster and Brie Omelets. Burgers and sandwiches are also offered along with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Lost in the menu, I nearly forgot I was sitting with company. Our server was nice enough to help us decipher through our options. She expressed a clear understanding of the menu and recipes. When I landed on biscuits and gravy my tummy rumbled with sounds of approval. Sheena went with the sweet potato pancakes or, as the waitress called them, “diabetes on a plate.” Two large flat pancakes draped over the plate. On top, spiced pecans and whipped cream. Conveniently, the server provided the cinnamon-marmalade unfused syrup on the side. My plate consisted of a large open-faced biscuit covered in hand made country gravy accompanied by scrambled eggs, bacon, and seasoned country potatoes. In other words, a small fest. The biscuit was light and fluffy, not at all soggy from the gravy. Surprisingly, nothing was overly salty but, seasoned lightly creating a nice balance. All mindful eating went out the door as Sheena and I engaged in conversation I completely cleaned my plate. Pricing was fair for the generous portions and fresh ingredients.
Another Broken Egg is located at 1650 Jack Warner Pkwy Ste 1102b Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Hours of operation are Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Afternoon and evening private parties and special occasion bookings available.
Cindy Huggins is a registered dietitian nutritionist and local “foodie”. Tweet her @DietitianCindy

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