Food & Grocery: Frugal Friday at The Broken Egg - comfort food, huge breakfast dishes will satisfy
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
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 readers 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: two 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. And although I'm a good eater — Craig and others can attest to this! — the plate of food was more than I could eat. It was very good, perfectly cooked, but a lot of food for a tremendous value.
Another breakfast option that qualifies for our project is 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 734-665-5340 Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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