Breakfast is just one of those meals — it always tastes better when someone else makes it for you. Eggsperience, 16 Conti Parkway in Elmwood Park, has been confidently serving breakfast to hungry customers for nearly two years.
Inside the bright and charming restaurant, attentive staff members wear shirts boasting, “I didn’t choose the egg life — the egg life chose me” as they offer an array of traditional breakfast items as well as Greek and Latin creations to suit any breakfast craving.
“We are successful because this place is like home,” said George Diamond, Eggsperience manager. “We keep it simple, focus on the neighborhood and serve a good family-friendly breakfast and lunch.”
Eggsperience lead cook, Jose Navarrete, “keeps the kitchen in order” according to Diamond. The dedicated cook worked in the kitchens at Santorini in Chicago’s Greek Town neighborhood before making his way to Eggsperience several years ago.
Navaratte has been cooking at the Elmwood Park location since it opened in 2018 and takes pride in the Latin flair he brings to the Eggsperience menu — including “The Caliente,” an enormous egg filled burrito bursting with chorizo, potatoes and jalapenos.
Other “south of the border” inspired menu items include tostadas de tinga, breakfast chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and flautas de papa. A more unexpected breakfast offering, Eggsperience flautas feature a trio of white corn tortillas filled with flavorful mashed potatoes. The rolls are fried to a crisp golden brown before being topped with sour cream, lettuce and tomato. House-made guacamole, red salsa and refried beans complete the plate.
Yaya’s yogurt is a standout at Eggsperience. Served on its own or as part of Yia Yia’s Waffles, the flavorful homestyle Greek yogurt is airy and tart and pairs beautifully with assorted berries, oat granola, and drizzle of local honey.
“My own mother used to make Greek yogurt for me,” said Diamond. “I know what it is supposed to be like and this is exactly the way she used to make it.”
Though they serve up memorable omelets, scrambles, and benedicts, Eggsperience also serves notable lunch offerings. Top quality burgers, including one that comes appropriately topped with an egg, and the avocado chicken sandwich are popular among customers according to Diamond. As the weather begins to cool customers would do well to keep in mind a cup of warming soup comes with every lunch entrée.
Eggsperience offers a breezy indoor space thanks to convertible windows allowing the dining room to qualify as an outdoor space. The Village of Elmwood Park further supported the restaurant by dedicating a portion of on-street parking to expand Eggsperience’s outdoor dining area. The tented area is blocked by attractive flower-filled planters provided by the village.
“We are grateful for support from the Village of Elmwood Park.” “Mr. S [Mayor Skip Saviano] is the best individual. He believes in us and is always visiting Eggsperience and all the other restaurants in the neighborhood.”
Head on over to “The Circle” to enjoy a proper breakfast in Elmwood Park.