Just recently, a few girlfriends and I discovered a fabulous brunch spot located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Eggstacy restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois is a trendy breakfast boutique boasting an eclectic menu that includes lunch specialties as well.
Scrumptious pancake options include: chocolate chip, banana, apple cinnamon, raspberry white chocolate, strawberry, potato, caramelized pecan and blueberry. An array of sinful and savory French toast choices are also available like: sourdough, granola crunch, pina colada, carrot cake, honey wheat and chocolate velvet cake. Eggstacy also offers light and airy crepes such as: mango, papaya, blueberry, spinach, mushroom, asparagus and more. French toast, cakes, waffles and crepes are all priced between $6 and $10.
The omelets at Eggstacy are, well, pure ecstasy and feature fresh delectable add-ins like: goat cheese, prosciutio, sunflower seeds, cherry tomatoes, spinach, asparagus, red peppers, onions, artichoke, bacon, sausage, pine nuts, salmon and more. Omelets are priced under $10 and served with crispy hash brown potatoes and toast.
Eggstacy skillets are usually my breakfast of choice. I normally savor the veggie special loaded with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and cheese, all for $9.95. However, I have also enjoyed the Gypsy Steak skillet complete with New York steak, ham, peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese priced at $12.95. Skillets are generously smothered with two eggs any style and include hash browns, toast or pancakes.
Eggstacy also offers a menagerie of brunch sandwiches, wraps, croissants, quesadillas and paninis as well as Funky Frittatas featuring tasty toss-ins like sun dried tomatoes, basil and ricotta, which was a favorite of one of my fellow diners and priced at just $8.95. And this cafe definitely puts a whole new spin on the traditional Eggs Benedict dish, advertising “out of the box” options like: steak and eggs, smoked salmon, portabella, avocado and crab cakes, to name just a few. An espresso bar at Eggstacy brews up coffees, teas, vanilla lattes, cappuccinos, espressos and apple cider.
And if you’re visiting Eggstacy closer to lunch time, you’ll be happy to discover an array of fresh salads and hearty sandwiches like: reubens, French dips, BLTs, tuna melts, clubs, burgers, corned beef, chicken croissants and much more. Lunch options range in price from $9 to $14 and are served with French fries or fresh fruit, coleslaw and soup.
Eggstacy in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois is located at 17 W 512 22nd Street. They are open daily from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.