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Restaurant Review: The Egg Factory

June 14, 2010

I love Eggs. I have always turned to eggs when I don’t have a ‘meal’ in mind. They are not only a source of protein, for me, they are a source of ‘comfort food‘. Double egg omlette, hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, french toast, egg roll, egg curry… endless on-the-run recipes. These are dishes I have learnt since I have picked up that frying pan in the kitchen.

Every cafe worth its continental food serves its share of ‘eggs‘. What caught my interest was a complete restaurant dedicated to EGGS. Yes, I am telling you that each and every offering in this restaurant is purely and wholly Egg-based.  I am talking about —- The Egg Factory. The name, itself, means business… and boy! they do take their ‘eggs’ seriously!

The Egg Factory is located in Bangalore, off St. Mark’s Road and is easily visible from the main road. It is the brainchild of Yogesh Mokashi and it hatched its way into the world in August 2008 (yes, that is my pathetic attempt at being funny!!). I am usually the first one to check out a new eating joint in the city, but somehow, The Egg Factory, evaded me for so long. But as they say, nothing is never too late, I present to you, my fabulous experience at this Egg-land.

I went with S and 2 friends for breakfast at The Egg Factory on a gorgeous Bangalore Saturday morning. The weather was only perfect for such an outing. The place has a very inviting feel to it. The moment I entered, I had a ‘good feeling‘ closing in on me.

Cozy yet Bright, Warm yet Airy, Uncluttered yet Cluttered.

The first thing that I noticed about the place and that caught my interest was — the decor. The place has character. It has a personality which is not your average college-cafe but very uber-cool. It almost has this aesthetic feel to it where I could expect writers to come and do their daily writing and expect advertising gurus sitting over their daily doze of eggs and coming up with fabulous ideas. The seating is comfortable with wooden chairs and tables (which I feel is the reason why the place has a ‘warm feel’ to it). There are wide, open windows overlooking lush-green

trees. What caught my eye was the attention to details that has been given to the place by its owner.

We settled ourselves into a nice cozy corner and picked up the menu. Now the menu, itself, is extremely entertaining (again..attention to details!). The menu is in 3 languages — English, Greek and Chinese. The menu is divided into — Eggs on the Menu and Eggs Trivia. Headings such as Egguction (Benefits of eggs), Eggxplanations (explains various signs and symbols seen at the restaurant and on the menu..again displays eye-for-detail) and Eggxotica (which simply means, the chef went wild with eggs).  After behaving as wide-eyed children in a toy store, we, the egg-lovers, placed our orders.

I ordered a Spanish Omlette, which is absolutely gorgeous. Fluffy, filled with bell peppers, kidney beans and loads of onions, it was delicious. The omlette came with 2 slices of brown bread (you need to ask for brown bread) and butter/jam. It was the perfect omlette. S ordered ‘Scrambled Egg Spaghetti’ from the Eggxotica section and it sure was Exotic.  The spaghetti was Al dente. The scrambled eggs were perfectly cooked and classic. The two were tossed up in Parmesan cheese and black pepper. S loved it and went ‘mmmm’ with every bite. The dish came with a large piece of Garlic Bread on the side.

Atul (friend 1) ordered a Garden Frittata which was actually just about ok. Frittatas are originally supposed to be super thick, should look like a ‘pie’ and should not be ‘just another omlette’. But for an omlette it was pretty ok. I wish they make their Frittatas a little more authentic. Ram (friend 2) ordered for a 4 Chilli omlette with loads of peppers and chillies and that was 1 fabulously uncomplicated creation.

We ordered for 2 side dishes, just coz we wanted to taste a variety of ‘eggs’. First was a portion of Classic French Toast which was nothing like I have tasted before. The bread looked home-made coz they were thick slices and beautifully grilled (not fried…the diet-conscious girl in me was super happy) complimented by Maple Syrup.

The bread melted in the mouth and had a sweet tinge to it which made the classic french toast a hit. The second dish was ‘Boiled Egg Bhurji‘ from the ‘Manipal Connection‘ section. To give you a background, the Manipal section is inspired from the University town of Manipal near Bangalore, which is famous for its multitude of egg dishes. Some of the names of these dishes were penned by the students and that gives originality to this section. These are rustic, inspired and totally mind-blowing dishes that one must definitely try. I would like to term Boiled Egg Bhurji as my personal favorite contender for ‘Comfort Food’.

My mouth exploded with a variety of flavors with one bite of this wonderful delight. It was home-made and exotic in one go. To drink, we ordered Fruit Blast, resonating with flavors of strawberries and cherries. We also had Chlorophyll Fix (another innovative name) which was a heady mix of Basil, mint and soda..definitely woke me up!

Well, all in all, this was one Eggliciously eggcellent breakfast that I am unlikely to forget for a very long time. A very well-spent 2 hours over Conversation, Friends, Laughter, Good food and, of course, Eggs!

Rating (1-bleh; 2-Yeah,whatever; 3-mmmmm, naice; 4-Woah!awesome; 5-Fantabulously Yum):
Food: 4 1/2
Ambiance: 5
Service: 3 1/2
Overall Rating: 4 1/2

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8 Comments
  1. June 14, 2010 1:27 PM

    I need to go here NOW…

  2. nikschumi permalink
    June 14, 2010 2:37 PM

    hey, initially they had a large brown menu card. it was better than the one they have now. i so fell in love with this place, that i asked them for one as a souvenir :). keep falling in love with this place every time u visit

  3. June 14, 2010 3:12 PM

    The chicken’s horror house..eh?
    But, who cares!

  4. Hiron permalink
    June 14, 2010 8:16 PM

    slrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!! 🙂

  5. Ashok Mario Pereira permalink
    June 15, 2010 10:43 AM

    Hey Tanu, uncanny timing. The Egg Factory was covered on “Highway on my Plate” on NDTV last night. And the ‘items’ they covered – and I’m not talking the menu only – had a similar “wondrous” tone to it on the character of the place. I loved the owner too, very laid back but incisive on his philosophy. One of the menu dishes is called “Keshto” .. you’ve gotta figure that one out. BTW, one the duo who is vegetarian, stuck to his guns and did not touch anything – since it’s all egg.

  6. tanuanand permalink*
    June 15, 2010 11:03 AM

    @Nishali — you must go! its fabulous! especially on a typical ‘Blore’ (awesome weather) day!

    @Nikschumi — I got a souvenir tooo of the menu.. it was damn interesting! 🙂

    @airborne — it sure is! 😉 but for the egg lovers…who cares for the horror? right? 😛

    Hironnn — you must go! its really slurrrrp!

    Ashok — Yeah they featured on HOMP! And now that you have 2 fab reviews..u must go! and no they are not paying me for their PR! 😛

  7. June 15, 2010 2:51 PM

    @Tanu – hell yeah! 😀 Also could you pin point The Egg Factory as well?

  8. June 17, 2010 7:24 PM

    I mean’t on Google maps is possible?

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