Restaurant Review: The Egg Bistro

As classes begin and new friendships are formed, students are always looking for local restaurants that provide reasonably priced food. My friends and I recently found a homey, family-friendly restaurant in the Chesapeake area called The Egg Bistro! 

Nestled between a few other stores off Kempsville Road, The Egg Bistro is only 11 minutes from campus and is locally owned and operated. 

I was impressed with the restaurant’s casual style as I observed the relaxed atmosphere with their decent prices–something bistros are known for. The inside walls, splashed with orange and yellow, were covered with an array of abstract and vibrant paintings, adding to the restaurant’s modern style.

The same dynamic theme flowed throughout the restaurant, even in their colorful menu, as their selection was straightforward but diverse. They had sections titled “Healthy Living,” “Friends with Benedict’s,” and “Belly Belly Nice.” The variety of choices caters to more than one demographic, as they also include vegan/vegetarian options so everyone can find something to enjoy. I settled on the Cinnamon Swirl French Toast with scrambled eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns–a staple for a great breakfast!

When the food arrived, I saw it as a feast for the eyes: thick slices of cinnamon swirl bread topped with powdered sugar, whipped butter, and strawberries. Additionally, there were two hard scrambled eggs dotted with pepper flakes, a few pieces of crispy bacon seared to perfection, oven-fried hash browns, and a cold root beer to wash it down. It’s no wonder why people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day! This inviting and flavorful meal cured my hunger as I made my way through this large plate!

The Egg Bistro is a great place for a simple home cooked meal. The food and fellowship were top-tier; however, the hours were the only thing that did not make the cut. They close at 2 pm, so we had little time for conversations after eating since it was a busy Saturday morning and there were people waiting for a table. 

As college students, life is tough with classes, jobs and extracurricular activities. Luckily, living in the Hampton Roads area, you are bound to find something that fits your palette. I can proudly say The Egg Bistro is a fabulous option, with a rating of four out of five stars!