We were recently invited to dine at T.C. Eggington’s, a family restaurant serving a diverse menu of breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections in Mesa, Arizona. The family owned restaurant was established in 1985 and features award winning hand crafted recipes.
Both of my parents worked though my childhood and we rarely had family breakfasts together during the week because of busy schedules. One of my favorite childhood memories is when my uncle would visit from the ARMY and come over early in the morning to cook my brothers and I french toast. My middle brother and I frequently played outside and pretended the planes in the sky were my uncle coming home to visit. When he was home he would come over very early in the morning and start cooking breakfast while we were still sleeping. Waking up to the smell of french toast meant my uncle was visiting. He is also a very talented musician and we loved listening to him play the guitar in our living room after our family breakfast. I’ve never asked for his recipe but each time I’m out to breakfast I avoid ordering the french toast because I don’t want to be disappointed. Now that we’re grown, my uncle’s son has followed in his footsteps and has a great love for the guitar too. He is extremely talented and I enjoy watching my daughter’s eyes light up each time she sees him play.
my cousin playing the guitar with my daughter, 2011
During our visit to T.C. Eggington’s for a family breakfast I was pleasantly surprised by the french toast my daughter ordered. I have lived in Arizona my entire life but this was my first time at the restaurant. The Saturday morning wait was close to 20 minutes but with beautiful weather we didn’t mind sitting outside on a bench until we were called to our table. The waiting area had a complimentary coffee buffet with plenty of seats in the shade.
The restaurant’s charming country decor sets the tone for a great family meal.
The sunflowers are a bright addition to the wooden tables and the menus with chicken wire covers completes the rustic farm feel.
With so many coffee selections ordering quickly was challenging. I settled on an iced mocha latte while my husband and daughter ordered apple juice. The iced coffee was perfect for a warm Arizona morning.
The breakfast menu has everything from your basic a la cart items to frittatas. The omelette selection is incredible and includes unique flavor combinations like the Cottage Reef, an omelette full of artichoke hearts, crab meat, and cream cheese. My daughter began her meal with a blueberry blast smoothie and then finished with toasty cinnamon triangles from the kids menu. I ordered the O’Pear Grenache Omelette, a “subtle mix of bosc pear slices, melted Havarti cheese, sliced almonds, and bacon.” My husband ordered a custom omelette with spinach, tomato, and feta cheese. We enjoyed all the entrees and have a few in mind for our next visit.
T. C. Eggington’s is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, brunch, or lunch with family. The restaurant is open daily 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. Although my most favorite memories of breakfast includes my uncle visiting and playing the guitar over his homemade french toast, T.C. Eggington’s is definitely a new family favorite.
What is your favorite T.C. Eggington’s dish?
Disclosure: My family was invited to visit T.C. Eggington’s for a complimentary meal. All opinions are my own.