The Egg and I in Northcross Center
Has anyone been to this restaurant yet? It's part of a chain of breakfast-and-lunch eateries and features six different kinds of eggs benedict. The Austin location is on West Anderson Lane.
Went there last week. They have a lot of Mexican type breakfasts. I had the huevos rancheros and they were quite good. But the place was jammed on a Sunday, with a wait for a table. I'd suggest trying it on a weekday.
My wife and I went last Saturday. I wouldn't say that it's great by means, but it is better by far than the other breakfast chains. I had the corned beef hash and was quite pleased. The staff was attentive, the food was quick and tasty. I still prefer the noble pig or cafe java, but it's good for what it is.
At this point I've been twice. It's not fancy, but The Egg & I is a well-run, family-friendly restaurant with a cheerful atmosphere -- it reminds me a bit of a hotel breakfast room, in a good way. It's certainly a step up from IHOP and Denny's and their ilk and though the prices are a bit higher than those chains (figure on $10 per head), it's worth it. The menu is quite large and they messed up our order on both visits (forgetting to include things like toast and potatoes), but the waitstaff is friendly and does try hard to please. The Parisian Benedict and the Green Chili Chicken Hash are both awesome and should satisfy the largest appetites.