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“A tiny hole-in-the wall breakfast spot”
Review of Eggshells Cafe

Eggshells Cafe
Ranked #14 of 87 Restaurants in Lake Zurich
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed January 13, 2014

The breakfast is so good people are always waiting to get in. The wait is short though. Very fresh incrediants and generous portions. the hash brown potatoes are fresh, not forzen. Fresh bagels, bread and donuts. Some tables outside when the weather is good. No view though, overlooks the parking lot. Fresh air and sunshine though. They have sandwiches for lunch.

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1  Thank Mat K
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

You can count on generous portions of freshly prepared food at Eggshells. If you get there later be sure to consider the $4.00 per dozen special for donuts and bagels between 1:00 and 3:00. Also note that because of the southern exposure of the front of this restaurant you may want to consider bring your sunglasses in with you just in case as it is generally very bright.

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Thank Tom Y
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Eggshells is hidden in a small strip mall next to a Lover's Lane, so you might not notice it if you weren't looking carefully. Their menu offerings include some standard breakfast items for traditionalists but they also offer some more interesting benedicts, breakfast sandwiches and skillets. The menu variety and the quality of the food is better than at several of the other pancake houses in the area that are mainly frequented by an older crowd. I'm surprised to see other reviewers say the prices are high because I thought they were very fair. Eggshells makes donuts in house. The atmosphere is a bit lacking and it can be cramped and loud if it's crowded, but it's nice to see an open kitchen to watch the cooks.

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Thank Kickthecow
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Eggshells is a breakfast/lunch restaurant that is consistently good.
The menu is varied, food has always been exactly as described, service good.
Our only complaint would bemthat it is very small and it is usually busy so it tends to be very crowded and loud at times.
We always buy baked goods to take with us! They are wonderful.

1  Thank Melaney R
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

So many yummy options. Quick service. Prices are a little high but not outrageous. Fresh donuts made on location. Nutella crepes are soooo good.

1  Thank MicheleSW
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