If you are looking for a new breakfast spot in town, a new one hatched at 9435 North Meridian!
“Another Broken Egg Café” is an upscale southern–style café with simple French country décor. The Florida-based chain is known for crawfish omelettes, grits with shrimp, and spicy Bloody Marys to wash it all down. That’s right – Bloody Marys. This breakfast spot has a full bar with seating and a flat sceen TV! Just don’t get too comfortable; they’re only open daily till 2:00 p.m.
On my visit to “Another Broken Egg,” the most popular appetizer to share was the “Biscuit Beignets” ($4.99) – a pan of biscuits dusted in powdered sugar and served with honey marmalade. We sampled a signature omelette called “Hey Lucy” ($10.99) which was stuffed with chorizo and cheese and the lobster and brie omelette ($14.99) which was paired with jimaca slaw and black beans with feta cheese. If all this is making you raise an eyebrow, don’t worry. You have to look, but you can find scrambled eggs with bacon and potatoes.
The franchisees who own the two Ruth Chris Steakhouse locations in Indianapolis brought “Another Broken Egg” to town. Kevin Armantrout, president of the Hoosier Hospitality Group, says the Meridian Street location is the first one in central Indiana, with another slated for downtown. “We are excited to bring Another Broken Egg here,” says Kevin, a Fishers resident. “A lot of people know this chain from vacationing in Florida or throughout the south, and we think they will be excited to see it here at home!”
I enjoyed “Another Broken Egg,” and I was especially impressed with the effort to give this newcomer such a local feel. Black and white photos of Indianapolis adorn one wall, and quotes from Hoosier notables such as James Whitcomb Riley and Booth Tarkington are featured on another wall. They serve locally-brewed Sun King beer, Fuzzy Zoeller vodka, summer blossom honey from Huntington, and pure maple syrup from Greencastle. Even their souvenir coffee mugs sport the checkered flag on the front label. A nice local touch for the new kid in town!
The café got its catchy name from the original owner who opened “The Broken Egg” and one day was simply asked, “Hey, why don’t you open ‘Another’ Broken Egg?”
Indy will most likely be glad they did!