The morning ritual of breakfast mirrors the elegant cosmic dance of dawn, when the sun awakes to crack and scramble comets and then drink the Milky Way straight from the carton. Similarly rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American breakfast and lunch fare at Eggstasy in Oakbrook Terrace.
The kitchen magicians at Eggstasy conjure up a menu of breakfast and lunch classics, from fruit-infused pancakes to meaty midday sandwiches. Rise and shine with a traditional morning meal of Dali’s Special—cinnamon-swirled french toast topped with sautéed apples and maple syrup ($9.95)—or a three-egg omelet filled with goat cheese and figs ($9.95). Six different funky frittatas house an array of veggies, cheeses, and meat ($9.95), and healthier options, such as the Melt-Away Scrambler with egg whites, low-fat cheese, and vegetables ($10.95), help eaters to cut calories without sacrificing flavor. Morning munchers can also try the baked steel-cut oats with berries and organic honey, which brings to life all the rich colors and pleasant birdsongs of morning time, stirring ante meridiem amour in the hearts of devoted night-lovers ($7.95).
Utensil-less lunch options include paninis, wraps, and burgers, as well as a slew of creative sandwiches, such as the chicken-and-pear club ($10.95), a steak sandwich with brie and arugula on a pretzel baguette ($14.95), and a shrimp po boy with spicy remoulade ($11.95). Meanwhile, eyes can eat up the down-home décor inside Eggstasy's dining space. Bright-yellow accents and the busts of influential American chickens pop out against the putty-colored walls, which are lined with plenty of seating to provide patrons a comfy place to rest after fervent feasting.
Eggstacy fills its breakfast and lunch menu with omelets, sandwiches, and traditional midmorning favorites made with fresh ingredients and prepared from scratch whenever possible. Homemade sauces such as strawberry compotes ooze over fresh pancakes and crêpes or slices of French-toast bread, baked daily in the Eggstacy kitchen next to edible copies of Le Petit Prince.