Smooth hollandaise sauce on a beautiful dish make for a good morning.Wild Eggs is a breakfast place with a large array of items that can suit anyone… that is as long as you like eggs. I’ve probably 10 times as I really like the array of menu items, all traditional breakfast items, but with a bit more flair.
The minimalist interior is Wild Eggs is bright and happy. They keep with the egg theme throughout with all of their decor. I should have snapped a pic but the photograph behind my head was a wide image with 5 eggs balanced and a 6th egg that had been broken, revealing a bright beautiful yoke. Even the sight of eggs makes me happy.
There is a lunch counter where the individual diner can usually get a seat even during a wait.
For those who enjoy libations with breakfast, you’re covered with specialty mimosas and Bloody Marys for $7.99.
My favorite dish is the Veggie Bennie Florentinie (yes, go ahead and say that last sylable, it makes it extra fun; $9.49). It’s a version of Eggs Benedict with artichoke hearts, tomato, and spinach. The hollandaise sauce is rich and buttery and slightly tangy. The colors accented by the paprika dusting on top are quite pretty. I enjoy digging into it.
Some of my other favorite dishes are the Chili Verde Huevos Rancheros and the Wild Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Scramble. The mushroom scramble includes a bit of goat cheese that balances out the wild mushrooms beautifully.
There are daily grits specials. Today’s was spinach and cheddar. The server didn’t mention the bacon, something I don’t typically eat. The grits were somewhat salty combining the cheddar and bacon but otherwise pretty tasty.
There are a few kids plates. We got the pancakes plate and the cheese omelet plate to share with the two kids. They didn’t like the omelet, indeed the picture pretty well represents what it looked liked, a congealed piece of unappetizing yellow cheese. However the pancakes were gobbled up with most of the fruit.
We also got the sausage gravy and biscuits ($7.49). This is the chorizo gravy, not the white. The lighting makes this dish look less appetizing than it was. The side of bacon for my meat eater breakfast companion was expensive but cooked like he likes ($3.49).
Be ready to wait if you come on a weekend. Even on weekdays, there may be a wait if you get there after 9. Being breakfast though, the wait is usually quick as people are getting to the rest of their day so don’t be discouraged if there are people waiting.
There are two franchise locations currently in Lexington, one in Palomar at Man o’ War and Harrodsburg Road and the other out in Hamburg close to Malone’s.
Overall, pretty good food although a bit on the expensive side for breakfast.