Pomegranate Cafe Aurora Illinois

Pomegranate Cafe WEBSITE

Good Morning Gators!

Thanks Nick for the recommendation!

We arrived right before opening. 7am. It’s a strip mall location.

Pomegranate Aurora Exterior
Pomegranate Aurora
Exterior

The place is huge. Carpeted  4   and filled with contemporary coffeehouse style music  7  

Pomegranate Aurora Waiting Corral
Pomegranate Aurora
Waiting Corral
Pomegranate Aurora Interior
Pomegranate Aurora
Interior
Pomegranate Aurora Interior
Pomegranate Aurora
Interior
Pomegranate Aurora Interior
Pomegranate Aurora
Interior
Pomegranate Aurora Interior
Pomegranate Aurora
Interior
Pomegranate Aurora Full Bar
Pomegranate Aurora
Full Bar
Pomegranate Aurora Interior
Pomegranate Aurora
Interior
Pomegranate Aurora Interior
Pomegranate Aurora
Interior

Emily Brought Coffee.  6  Splenda was added. The menu was pretty extensive. I gave it a study then made some decisions.

#1

The Pomegranate…………………………………………………………………..
Two poached eggs, English muffin halves with ham off the bone and asparagus. Topped with our delicious hollandaise sauce

The Hollandaise was decent. Could use a bit more citrus.  7  Asparagus was tender crisp  8   Ham was tasty and clovey   8  House made American Fries. Good.   8   Eggs cooked nicely  8   Muffin well toasted  9  Overall a Good Dish.    8

Pomegranate Aurora Pomegranate Benedict
Pomegranate Aurora
Pomegranate Benedict
Pomegranate Aurora Pomegranate Benedict
Pomegranate Aurora
Pomegranate Benedict
Pomegranate Aurora Pomegranate Benedict
Pomegranate Aurora
Pomegranate Benedict
Pomegranate Aurora Pomegranate Benedict BITE
Pomegranate Aurora
Pomegranate Benedict
BITE ME

 

#2

Gyros Skillet

Sauteed Onions, Tomatoes, Feta cheese, More American Fries, Gyros off the spit. Eggs  Pancakes

Pancakes. Not bad. As per my normal tasting method I tore off a piece and popped it in my mouth Fluffy Vanilla-ee  7   and as often the case the syrup brings down the pancakes.  RANT warning.  Why bother to serve good pancakes with sub par syrup? END Rant.   Syrup   5   

Pomegranate Aurora Pancakes
Pomegranate Aurora Pancakes

Eggs not done. Sunny Eggs should be White and Yellow. Not White Yellow and Clear.   4   Gyros were spicy and salty   8   Feta Cheese Cubes   7   A good dish.   7   would have been an  8  if the eggs were cooked properly. I would get this again.

Pomegranate Aurora Gyro Skillet
Pomegranate Aurora
Gyro Skillet

Note the Orange Slice. You are welcome to say it with me if you would like. “1955 Called. They want their garnish back”.

Pomegranate Aurora Gyro Skillet
Pomegranate Aurora
Gyro Skillet
Pomegranate Aurora Gyro Skillet
Pomegranate Aurora
Gyro Skillet

 

#3

Bavarian Cream Filled French Toast……………………………………………….
Three pieces topped with fresh fruit or glazed fruit topping

Deep Fried and filled with stuff similar to the stuff they use in Chocolate Eclairs  This was unlike anything that I’ve had before  7/8   On a side note I took the leftovers home and ate it cold from the fridge. I enjoyed it cold as well.

Pomegranate Aurora Bavarian French Toast
Pomegranate Aurora Bavarian French Toast
Pomegranate Aurora Bavarian French Toast
Pomegranate Aurora
Bavarian French Toast

 

SURPRISE #4

The Owner sent over a treat. 2 Crepes. One filled with Nutella and another one with Bavarian Creme.

The were Delicious even Cool after they posed for pictures.  8   

How about the canned Peach Garnish! This is a Breakfast Gator First! a 10  for the sheer Comedy of it. Taste and Texture?  4   

Pomegranate Aurora Crepes Combo Peach Garnish
Pomegranate Aurora
Crepes Combo
Peach Garnish
Pomegranate Aurora Crepes Combo
Pomegranate Aurora
Crepes Combo
Pomegranate Aurora Nutella Crepe
Pomegranate Aurora
Nutella Crepe

 

OK Gators That’s it for Pomegranate Aurora. A pretty decent visit overall. The food was good and the Service was great. Thanks Emily and Thanks Nick for the heads up.

 

I’m Off To My Next Adventure!BreakfastGator_Color_Logo_1R

 

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Illinois

Egg Harbor Cafe Schaumburg WEBSITE

Egg Harbor Cafe Rooster Sign
Egg Harbor Cafe
Rooster Sign
Egg Harbor Cafe Schaumburg Exterior
Egg Harbor Cafe Schaumburg
Exterior

Good Morning Gators!

This is not my first go around with Egg Harbor. My sharp eyed readers may remember my review of the Egg Harbor Geneva Illinois location several months ago. You can find it HERE 

They share the same fowl theme and menu but the feel of the locations is very different. I think that Geneva location is a little warmer. The Schaumburg spot seems a tad industrial to me in spite of the carpet  2  (I’ll spare you the carpet rant) and in spite of Basia playing in the background  8  mixed with some kind of weird Caribbean music   4

OK off we go

I arrived a few minutes before opening and already people were arriving (as you can see in the picture). We waited a couple of minutes for the first responders to enter then went inside.

You can tell that this place was designed from the ground up to be a restaurant. It has a large corral to hold the waiting crowd.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Waiting Area
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Waiting Area

Just inside the door from the holding area is the hostess stand / cashwrap.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Hostess Station
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Hostess Station
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Interior
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Water Pitcher
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Water Pitcher on the Table Nice Touch (but takes valuable real estate)
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Custom Water Glass
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Custom Water Glass
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Crayolas for the Kiddies
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Crayolas for the Kiddies Non Rolling!
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Minty
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Minty

 

Window seat at a 4 top. Intelligentsia Coffee.  A weak   7   As I’ve mentioned before Having a quality product doesn’t always promise great results. They did have Splenda though.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Custom Coffee Mugs
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Custom Coffee Mugs

 

Menu fully paroozed closed and ready to order.

1st up

Lobster Scrambler

Lobster meat, cream cheese and chives, topped with savory hollandaise sauce. Served with Harbor potatoes

The Hollandaise made the dish. The Lobster was imitation but passable.  6    The scrambled eggs were cooked soft (my preference)  7   The Potatoes could have been a bit crispier. It would have added some needed texture to the dish.  The English Muffin was well toasted and buttered    Overall it was a pretty tasty dish.  7  

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Lobster Scrambler
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Lobster Scrambler
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Lobster Scrambler
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Lobster Scrambler

 

Next

Bavarian Benedict
Crispy potato pancakes topped with two poached eggs, diced bacon, melted Jack and Cheddar cheeses and a dollop of sour cream. Garnished with chives and tomato and served with an English muffin

The Eggs were cooked like I like Em    9   Chopped Bacon and cheese. How can you miss?

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Bavarian Benedict
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Bavarian Benedict
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Bavarian Benedict
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Bavarian Benedict

Potato Medallions. Oniony Greasy but OK  6

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Potato Medallions
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Potato Medallions

One of my pet peeves. Un Toasted Toast   4   It would have been a ghostly 2 but it was well buttered.

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Un Toasted Muffin
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Un Toasted Muffin

This was an OK dish.  It was Pretty but a bit boring   6/7

Last up

Banana Bread French Toast

I swore that I would never order this anywhere ever again and yet I DID so in fairness to Egg Harbor I’m not going to Rant about it. My regular readers know how I feel about most places French Toast especially BBFT

Egg Harbor Schaumburg Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Banana Bread French Toast
Egg Harbor Schaumburg Banana Bread French Toast With Egg Flap
Egg Harbor Schaumburg
Banana Bread French Toast
With Egg Flap 4

 

A short and sweet one for EH Schaumburg. It’s a good addition to the Schaumburg restaurant scene and Wildberry needs a little competition.

 

Well Gators that about does it. I’m off to my next adventure!BreakfastGator_Color_Logo_1R