Friday, September 28, 2012

Frugal Floozie Friday - The Broken Egg

Craig and I enjoyed a spur-of-the-moment lunch at The Broken Egg the other day, when my office closed early and I had some free time in the afternoon. Comfort food was calling; and so we enjoyed a meal at a place which excels at it, and which serves breakfast all day.

The Classic Belgian Waffle was Craig's choice - huge and fragrant and wonderful. Unfortunately, it just exceeds our $5 per person budget at $5.50. It's large enough to share, but I know how folks get a bit testy when I divvy up dishes. We did split a side order of bacon for $3.25.

For $4.75, I ordered The Light Side: 2 eggs, an enormous quantity of hash browns, and a generous serving of toast. I chose to have my eggs cooked "over easy," and I picked the rye bread. Although I'm a good eater - Craig and others can attest to this! - the plate was more than I could finish. It was very good - perfectly cooked. But a lot of food for a tremendous value.

Other breakfast options that qualify for our project are the thick-cut toast, either studded with raisins or with cherries and walnuts. Oatmeal, bagels, and sides of sausage or bacon or ham are other suggestions.

If you're not interested in breakfast, chili and soup both qualify for our mandatory frugal budget, as does the House Salad. Sandwiches are generous, and are served with chips and pickles; they could easily be split, and all come in at under $9 total, for a per person share of $4.50 or less.

We arrived at the restaurant around 2:15 p.m., and were warmly welcomed despite having gotten there just a short time before closing at 3 p.m. We weren't rushed or pressured, and the staff was wonderfully friendly, making us feel like old friends.

The Broken Egg is just the sort of place you'd want to be a regular, with its wide variety of fabulous menu items, many of which are readily affordable on a frugal budget.

The Broken Egg
221 N. Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Unknown said...

I love finding places that serve good, hearty, and cheap breakfasts all day! And you are a girl after my own heart... LOVE over easy eggs!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

And don't those hash browns look amazing! I love them all crusty like that - but I like my eggs broken, not over easy. ;-)

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I love impromtu lunch and I almost always order breakfast on days like that :)

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

I really do look forward to Frugal Friday.I always love to see what you can find for just $5. Another good week!

Beth Zimmerman said...

There's a place near here that's similar. I love places that specialize in breakfast! Yum! =)

Chris said...

"The Broken Egg" makes me sad just because it sounds like my Big Green Egg fell over and shattered ;)

Hash browns...I could just eat hash browns and hot sauce and be totally satisfied.

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