We literally "stumbled" on the Egg Harbor Cafe while driving through the delightful tree-lined streets of Lake Forest.
What really attracted us were the folks that we saw walking up to the restaurant from several different directions, the small waiting line that had formed out of the door, and a few bicycles that were parked along the sidewalk near the entrance - locals, we thought, who are returning to a favorite spot.
Our wait proved to be less than ten minutes and once inside we saw a "full house" in this quaint little breakfast nook. But in spite of the "crowd", our server offered us drinks within a minute of our being seated and was back to take our order before we had studied a very full menu. Making a choice from breakfast options that included "skillets", omelets, pancakes, crepes, eggs, benedicts, and fresh fruit proved to be very difficult but we receibved excellent suggestions from our very knowledgeable server.
I chose the Butcher Shop Omelet, a meat lovers omelet that included bacon, sausage and ham and topped with melted Colby Jack cheese. This might have been a four-egg omelet and was both scrumptious and filling.
My wife selected healthier fare - Shawna's Sun Up, a parfait made from a blend of vanilla and strawberry yogurt, very crunchy granola, fresh berries, and sliced bananas. The parfait is topped with walnuts, raisins and fresh apple slices. To complete this very A slice of our homemade banana bread made this dish even more delectable.
For those visiting the northern suburbs of Chicago, a drive over to the Egg Harbor Café in Lake Forest for breakfast would be a trip well worth one's while.
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