The crowded breakfast diner scene in The Woodlands recently got a shot in the arm with the opening of Another Broken Egg at 19075 I-45 N., Ste. 102 in Shenandoah, in the spot that formerly housed The Melting Pot.
Another Broken Egg is not just another shortstack and bacon greasy spoon. On a recent early afternoon visit, the dining room was full, but the wait was brief. Unfortunately, management was not yet allowing seating in the New Orleans-inspired courtyard patio on a beautiful day, even though the tables appeared ready for diners.
The décor inside could best be described as clean and contemporary farm house, with with the chicken and egg theme prominent, the deep reds and yellows welcoming. The menu, however, was a surprise.
As the name implies, egg dishes comprised the majority of the offerings. The typical egg fare is there, such as eggs benedict and huevos rancheros. But the surprise was the infusions of seafood specialties, such as crabcakes cavallo, smoked salmon benny and the shrimp florentine omelette.
The Bananas Foster French Toast was fantastic, the toast was adequately thick and the foster sauce was flavorful and warm. The whipped cream was the canned variety, of course. The only complaint was the dish on came with one banana piece per toast slice. A couple more wouldn't have hurt.
Most of the breakfast offerings have a French twist, or at least a French-sounding name. Another Broken Egg is also one of the few places that offers appetizers for breakfast (biscuit beignets, fresh fruit, baked brie, blackberry grits).
They also offer healthy choices, sandwiches, wraps and burgers for those not in a breakfast mood.
The prices are a bit higher than your average breakfast locale, but such a unique and curious menu in these parts is a welcome addition. The portion sizes were adequate and not as overwhelming as breakfasts diner dishes can often be.
Another Broken Egg is open everyday (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.