So it’s President’s Day! After must deliberation (we were exhausted from battling the storm driving home from Tahoe) and coming across some places closed or out of our range of willingness to drive, we settled upon the Montclair Egg Shop. I called to make sure they were open, which the hostess (a bit aggressively, lol, informed me YES indeed they are, and they always update their facebook and website with their hours for holidays, etc. Okay, good to know!) We arrived to quite a line, even at 1pm on a Monday, but we put out name on the list and waited it out in the rain. I don’t actually mind the rain, especially since my bag and coat were essentially water-proof! We had fun walking around the town a bit in the drizzle, and I was teaching Cory some functions of my camera. I use a Sony a5000.
Upon entry, it was a warm and inviting atmosphere, that kind of reminded me of a little cabin where Snow White would be baking some bread or something quaint! There is a rustic, home-y feel with the brick and exposed wood interior, and the open kitchen setting. Be prepared to wait for a table though, locals love this spot and there isn’t a lot of room for large groups or many tables. This place opened in 1974, and has been thriving ever since, so you know it’s worth it.
My man is the cutest, ain’t he? We had a super friendly and attentive server, everyone seemed to be hustling and thorough with their service and availability. We ordered a couple drinks while we waited for our food, I had a pomegranate mimosa, YUM. And Cory got the Bloody Mary. The flavors of the bloody were *perfect* in my opinion, but could have been a little hotter for me, where you can always add Tapatio or Cholula. Our only qualm was not knowing what liquor was in it? Soju? Or beer? Not positive.. The menu had a variety of omlettes, scrambles, crepes and benedicts (weekends only, I will have to come back and try the Crab Cake one!) as well as various typical breakfast sides. They serve Peet’s coffee here too, which is fine with me because I like Peets (just not too much or I have a caffine OD).
Cory took this outfit shot of me outside while we wait. If you head over to my instagram all the details are linked where everything is from! My bag specifically is the Coated-Canvas Gemini Link Tote.
Cory ordered the Corned Beef Hash, which came with two perfectly poached eggs atop. I opted for the make-your-own (omelette, scramble, crepe) and chose an omelette with jalepeno, onion, bacon and goat cheese. THE GOAT CHEESE THO!!! It made the meal. Perfectly melted, the crispy bacon and pepper heat complimented the flavors flawlessly. You best believe I used my potatoes to dip up that extra cheese. The sourdough toast was just meh, but the homemade apricot marmalade was delish. We also got a bagel and cream cheese due to cravings which cannot be helped, and it was cooked to bagel crunchy-soft perfection. NOM. I will definitely come back here! What are your favorite East Bay breakfast/brunch spots?
Yelp: 4 Stars Facebook: 4.5 Stars Trip Advisor: 4 Stars