This Southern-accented breakfast-only abode has no parallel in Billyburg or beyond. Perch on mismatched chairs at a paper-covered table, wake up at a leisurely speed to the old-time folk music on the sound system, and tuck into a cheap meal that may include eggs Rothko (a slice of brioche with a hole in the middle that accommodates a sunny-side-up egg, all of which is covered with sharp cheddar) or a terrific country-ham biscuit sandwich. If you must have dessert at breakfast, finish with a bowl of caramelized grapefruit and mint.
109 N 3rd St
|Cross street:||between Berry & Wythe|
|Opening hours:||Mon – Fri 7am – 5pm; Sat, Sun 8am - 5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $9|
Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
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Egg is simple and quality. Also, they have scrapple, which is surprisingly really hard to find in NYC, and it's made on a local farm in New Jersey. There's nothing super exciting on the menu: the breakfast foods are staples, but they are solidly good. I love grits, and Egg serves organic stone-ground chunky grits. Fresh-squeezed orange juice! I've also ordered the country ham biscuit, and oh my God if that wasn't the tastiest ham I've ever had in my life. Very salty, but soooo flavorful. Egg is a place to go back to again and again.
Arguably the best breakfast (served every day!) in Williamsburg. The space is super airy and light – much bigger than the original location. The eggs are amazing (they better be given the name of the restaurant) and come in a variety of ways – the most original being the Eggs Rothko which is a soft cooked egg nestled in brioche and smothered in cheddar cheese. Don’t miss the broiled tomatoes – they’re excellent!Important to note that the wait can be long on weekends, but on the flip side, Egg is one of the few places that is open before 11! Get there before 10 and the wait isn’t too bad.