EGGS ‘N’ THINGS
ADDRESS: 92 East Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
Normally when I go out for breakfast, omelettes are my usual go-to before looking around at some of the other items on the menu. An omelette makes for such a versatile breakfast vehicle, where you can put any number of ingredient combinations inside. Now that I think about it, I want to say that every time I’ve been to breakfast in California with my brother Kevin so far, it’s always been an omelette for me.
The most recent time, when we hit up Eggs ‘N’ Things in Camarillo, was no exception. We were starting off our day before heading down to Burbank, and were looking to put some gas in the tank. From the sound of it, the spot gets pretty popular, and it was almost full by the time we got there around 8:30 a.m. Luckily, we slotted in to one of their last available tables before the rest of the morning rush arrived.
I was actually pretty impressed with how large the dining room was. From the outside looking in, the restaurant took up two storefront spaces in the shopping plaza. I think the décor really helped give off that homey feel once you step in. Wood flooring, subway tile on the back by the kitchen area, and the artwork really helped to provide that casual, relaxed vibe.
As you’d expect from the name of the restaurant, the menu was populated with quite a few egg-centric options, with omelettes and scrambles being some of the staples on the menu. In addition, however, they also have a large number of other breakfast specialties, including pancakes, French toast, country fried steak, or eggs benedict.
My sights were set on that Shredded Pork Omelette once I saw it on the menu. The pork was combined with tomatoes, onions, green chiles, and cilantro on the inside, and on top was some nice, fresh avocado slices. Normally, the omelette would also include swiss and cheddar cheeses, but I opted out of it since I’m avoiding dairy.
Once it came out of the kitchen, the omelette looked even better than it sounded on the menu. Served with a side of crispy hash browns and sourdough toast, the omelette, with the shredded pork and avocados on top, had a really nice color combination to make it visually appealing. Even without the cheese, the avocado slices provided that smoothness with each bite into the omelette. I also thought that the cilantro gave a nice, herbal note that counterbalanced the savory flavors.
There’s a reason that Eggs ‘N’ Things gets so packed when it comes time for the first meal of the day. Generous portions coupled with great tasting food is certainly a recipe to keep customers happy, and the welcoming atmosphere in the dining area helps as well. My brother and I have rotated around to a few breakfast places when I visit him, but I think we’ve found one that’s going to stay.
Let’s now take a look at the Eggs ‘N’ Things Dish Spotlight. Asterisks (*) below mark my recommended dishes.
And finally, here are my rankings for Eggs ‘N’ Things:
Food: 4.75 / 5
The restaurant offers a great variety of breakfast foods to choose from, with generous portions to boot. The omelette I ordered had a great balance of flavors between all of its components and certainly left me feeling satisfied.
Atmosphere: 4.25 / 5
It was definitely a very casual vibe within the dining area, despite the fact that the restaurant is set up within a strip mall. Elements of wood, the subway tile, and the artwork all helped contribute to the homey atmosphere.
Service: 4.5 / 5
Our waitress was very nice and, despite it being rather packed on the Saturday morning we visited, made an effort to stop by our table a few times throughout our meal to check in.
Price: 4.25 / 5
When it was all said and done, even though the omelette price might have been a little higher than normal for a breakfast outing, I think that the portion size, quality of food, and dining ambiance all made it worth it.