Next to an In-N-Out at Belt Line and the Dallas North Tollway is a new brunch spot in the midst of its soft opening. Eggdaddy promises to be a step change from currently existing fast-casual concepts and, as the name suggests, will focus on eggs. Thankfully, the skyrocketing price of eggs has finally started to come down, and the website boasts a menu consisting of “locally sourced, cage-free, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, fresh daily, and organic” ingredients. The egg theme is echoed here at every level of the design, starting with the egg-shaped arched entryway, the eggshell-coloured interior complete with soft pastel blue and yellow accents, and the chef’s kiss: two giant egg-shaped cabins. Eating eggs from the inside of an egg is like a weird Russian doll activity that’s fun for the whole family. Eggs also really feature prominently on the menu. There are breakfast bowls, veggies, sandwiches, breakfast tacos, and even adult beverages that all try to incorporate an egg or two. This includes the Eggdaddy martini with vodka, lemon, Cointreau foam and salted egg yolk syrup. They really like their eggs here.
We decided to grab a taco, a couple of sandwiches, and a side of truffle hash brown in an effort to get a good taste of what there is to eat here without also having to nap in the afternoon.
The hash browns come with two round patties per order. The smell of the truffle is much more pronounced than the actual taste of the truffle, but for many, that’s a good thing. They’re also the hash brown texture Goldilocks: not too crunchy, not too mushy. The crème fraiche was a bit of a distraction, but an overall success. The Bangkok brisket taco has scrambled eggs, brisket, Thai curry rice, carrots, scallions, peppers, and aioli, all in a flour or corn tortilla. It has a good crunch and a full if not overpowering Asian spice profile, but at $5 it was perhaps a little pricey for a single taco. The hot chicken tikka sandwich comes with an over easy egg atop a fried yogurt pickled chicken breast and tikka masala spice rub served on a toasted brioche bun. The egg was really easy cooked, creating a yolk sauce that went well with the good bun and well spiced chicken. The smoked salmon had, you guessed it, an over easy egg on a piece of hot smoked salmon and was topped with dill jalapeño cream cheese, Parmesan brittle and tomato on the brioche bun itself. It was quite a bite with good textures all around.
Sandwiches are extremely affordable, ranging from $10 to $12, and include other options like Green Eggs and Ham (egg, ham, provolone, pesto, and arugula) and the Pit Boss (egg, brisket, cheese, and pickles).
With a cute and inviting interior that’s very good for eggs, a full and varied egg-focused menu of fresh, flavorful ingredients, and even some adult beverages that taste like amazing eggs, this place is just what the ambiance needs of brunch in this area.
15250 Dallas Parkway. Wednesday – Friday, 7:00 – 15:00; Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 – 16:00; closed from Monday to Tuesday.