After travelling in New York, LA and Mexico, one of Adam Wilkinson’s favourite spots was a sandwich place in Manhattan called Egg Shop. Inspired by the simplicity of the name, he (formerly of Denis the Menace and St Edmonds opened his own version in late 2016.

Yes, there are plenty of eggs on the menu – poached, fried and scrambled – but you’ll also see them in the highly designed fit-out; think surprisingly comfortable egg-shaped “Drop” chairs (by Arne Jacobsen) and stools. Even the oval tabletops fit the theme.

Simon Cookes of DuckBuild designed the interior. It’s contemporary and slick, with mirrored splash backs, hand-painted metallic murals and marble tiles.

The breakfast menu includes a version of eggs Benedict with corn beef, called the Benedictto. The Baghdad Eggs are poached and come with labne, hummus and mint on pita. There’s also semolina porridge with coconut, cardamom, almond and ginger, and crumpets with lemon ricotta, raspberries and honey.

Lunch leans Italian. Dishes include orecchiette with white anchovies, cauliflower, thyme and pancetta; a roasted mushroom, mozzarella and asparagus sandwich; and a salumi board for two. There’s a packed sandwich cabinet, and more takeaway dishes to come.

Coffee comes from Roastcraft beans, and there are house-made sodas and dulce de leche shakes.

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Updated: May 24th, 2018

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