Price: $ (breakfast without a juice or coffee, roughly $10)
Cuisine: Breakfast and Lunch (American)
Location: Chicago, IL (Near North)
Rating: 1.5 stars
I love breakfast. The joy that wells up in me when I eat eggs and home fries is only surpassed by the feeling I get from bacon. I try not to be too hard on restaurants when I got for breakfast; but sometimes I have to be. If you are a place that specializes in breakfast, I mean, I expect wondrous things.
I was completely underwhelmed by my meal at Eggsperience. I had the Tommy Boy skillet breakfast. The eggs were cooked perfectly, so that’s the plus. But the sausage they use has an awful taste. I’m not sure if it was just that it does not taste good, or if it was old. The diced potatoes tasted as if they’d been cooked really early in the day, and then microwaved right before they served it to me. They were also very oily. The pancakes were completely lackluster, and I thought they were underdone. My cousin disagreed, and believed they tasted done. I don’t know what it was, but I did not like that chalky feel and taste that they imparted.
I wouldn’t go back. The service was great, and prompt. Even on a busy Saturday, they were able to seat us after only 10 minutes. It has a great decor and an inviting feel. But that’s just not enough to make up for such a lackluster breakfast.