Another Broken Egg Cafe – Pearland, TX

Another Broken Egg Cafe just recently opened in Pearland so I decided to check it out. It’s a part of a shopping center adding to the allure of what some call “new Pearland” near 518/Broadway and 288.
It’s a very small location and truly feels like an intimate cafe setting, staying true to their name and theme. Open 7 days a week 7am – 2pm, breakfast and lunch is served daily there, and yes… they serve mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

Libations


I tried the regular mimosa first. Smooth. Good balance of bubbles and orange juice. They use Wycliffe champagne which is relatively cheap, but a much better taste and quality than your usual dose of Andre’ aka the $5 headache. After that I had the Orange Marmalade mimosa which was a nice switch up. It was definitely different from the usual mimosas that just use a different juice or flavor. It came with orange marmalade in the bottom and St. Germaine Elderflower liquer with orange juice on top. It slightly reminds me of an old-fashioned. Again, definitely a different taste but it’s good and will have you feeling right so I definitely suggest you try one.
They also have Bloody Mary’s and Bellinis if that’s better suits your fancy.


Food

Another Broken Egg Cafe has a very well-rounded menu. I decided on the Big Lucy Omelette with a side of biscuits and gravy. I know this place is new so I hope that’s why the omelette lacked anything resembling seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic — there was none of that. Luckily the salsa and Cholula provided were enough to satisfy my taste buds. The biscuits and gravy (in-house, along with in-house sausage) on the other hand were amazing. I wish I would have just gotten that as my meal instead. I’m a big fan of scratch-made food so this was a huge plus. I definitely recommend the biscuits and gravy to anyone who goes.


Conclusion

In conclusion, I will be back at Another Broken Egg Cafe, but I hope they see this post and make a few improvements  in the kitchen. With that being said, Another Broken Egg Cafe gets a 3 out of 5.

Brunchaholics out!!!

Benjy's (Houston, TX)

I celebrated my birthday January 26th and decided to check out a new place (which I always do): Benjy’s.

This is an upscale place in Houston. There are two locations, but I visited the one on Washington Ave. and reserved a patio spot. The patio was amazing. Very nice day. Our location in the sun is the culprit for some of the shadows in the pics so bare with me. I’ll explain the extreme shadows in my pics later, please forgive me).
The scenery was very nice, and the service had a very classy feel. This would be a good spot for a date or nice dinner. I also hear their happy hour is legit.

The Munchables

Benjy’s Brunch Menu

The food was delicious! (I think I’m on a good streak of amazing places btw,  I’m gonna have to keep this up!)
I decided to treat myself to an appetizer and a meal. First, I had the Biscuits and Country Gravy. Unfortunately, it was underwhelming. The gravy was decent but the biscuit itself was too sweet for my liking, almost cake-like.

Biscuits & Country Gravy

As for my actual meal, well, I’ll be going back to have it again and again: the Fish and Grits (which was EXCELLENT!). Pure love for that meal. God bless the chef who made it, lol.
The fish was flaky and decadent, the shrimp was cooked to perfection, and the polenta with the folded cheese balanced the meal perfectly. The sauce used was amazing as well. Overall, just a great dish. The downside: it was slightly pricey, but good food has no price. Remember that!

Fish & Grits

I was with a few friends, so of course I had to showcase their meals.

There was the KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) which I sampled. The chicken was cooked well, but I was expecting a little more seasoning. It was slightly bland. 

The KFC – Benjy’s – Houston
   
The Breakfast Plate looked like a regular breakfast plate but the presentation was well-executed. The friend eating it said that it was quite good.

Benjy’s Breakfast Plate

The Braised Brisket Migas are the next menu item I will be ordering in addition to more fish & grits. Fluffy, perfectly cooked eggs with tender and juicy brisket is a must. Don’t ever doubt the power of brisket! 

Braised Brisket Migas
 
 The Benjy’s French Toast was a table favorite; sweet but not overbearing with the syrup on it. Again, I’m not a big sweets person, but I thought the French toast was well executed. Almost had a melt in your mouth texture. Definitely worth ordering. 

Benjy’s Famous French Toast

 
The LITables

If you’ve been following my brunch journey then you know I love Mimosas. The Mimosas at Benjy’s are here to compete! They are very strong and not your typical orange juice and champagne. There were options of blood orange and white peach Mimosas, both of which were great tasting, but I preferred the white peach slightly more.

Once again, the downside: Benjy’s Mimosas are pricey and unlike food, that’s not ok…especially if you’re not using high quality champagne. However, the venue is so nice that they can get away with it. Personally, I think they should switch to a bottomless option or drop the carafe to around $10.

 

Blood Orange & White Peach Mimosa Carafes
 
Final Thoughts

I truly enjoyed my birthday at Benjy’s and would love to go back. The Mimosas were memorable and I had a dream about the fish and grits the other day; can’t wait to try that in my kitchen.

Benjy’s on Washington Ave. recieves a 4 out of 5. The biscuits and And bland chicken took it from 5 out of 5, but the fish and grits almost saved it.

Brunchaholics Out!!!!