Another Broken Egg Cafe at the Destin Commons offers a large brunch menu of omelets, pancakes, egg Benedicts, French toast, cocktails and more.

DESTIN — You might already be familiar with Another Broken Egg Café, as it used to occupy a different Destin location.


But, now that it’s at the Destin Commons, I had to see what had changed and what hadn’t. Let me tell you, I frequented that breakfast joint before, and it’s only gotten better.


I’ll explain.


The new location is conveniently situated next to other restaurants in the shopping center (between World of Beer and Zoës Kitchen), it’s a more airy, modern space than before, it has a full-scale bar, the menu is bigger and the food is more delicious than ever.


Let’s talk specifics.


THE FOOD


I’m already hardcore addicted to breakfast food, so trying to choose what to order takes me longer than sudoku. It didn’t help that this menu is the size of a small children’s book, and it has everything my sleepy heart desires post sunrise.


To put things in perspective, the restaurant has an entire menu page devoted to brunch cocktails alone. It offers several variations of bloody marys, infused mimosas and spiked cold brews.


My date sipped on a spiked vanilla cold brew, and I took a swig to test it out. The bartender didn’t skimp on the Burnett’s Vanilla Vodka and, once stirred, it was quite tasty. Think iced vanilla latte with a punch.


If liquor before noon isn’t your ammo, the restaurant also has milk, juice, tea, soda, hot chocolate, coffee and cold brew. I drank a traditional hot coffee in one of the restaurant’s signature cauldron-shaped mugs. (I have a mug addiction, so I notice things like that.) These neat mugs emit cozy.


Warning: Every entrée option sounds enticing. Again, I sat there like a zombie trying to finish the last two words in a crossword puzzle.


While I didn’t choose a seasonal item, some of those options were fried apple toffee pancakes, country fried steak Benedict, crawfish eggtouffee and banana bread French toast. Honestly, just typing those makes my mouth water.


Fried. Apple. Toffee. Pancakes.


Next time, my friends.


Some of the classics are eggs Benedict, a Broken Egg biscuit sandwich (marking this down for next time), biscuit and gravy, huevos rancheros and the traditional day starter with eggs, breakfast meat and an English muffin.


What I ended up ordering was something the waitress recommended, the cinnamon roll French toast. The eatery also offers other sweets, such as classic French toast, Belgian waffles, pumpkin waffles and a slew of pancakes – buttermilk, mixed berries, peach cobbler, lemon blueberry goat cheese, bananas foster and gluten friendly.


Even after ordering it, I’m still not quite sure how the chef concocts the heavenly item known as the cinnamon roll French toast. This hybrid breakfast dish is practically dessert. You know it’s a dessert when it comes with whipped cream and berries on top. This is definitely for those, like me, who bear a morning sweet tooth.


My guest ordered the Southwest Scrambler, a dish with scrambled eggs, chorizo, onions, tomatoes, green chiles, cheddar cheese and a side of guacamole, salsa and tortillas. We also got breakfast potatoes on the side.


This was again based on our server’s recommendation, and I can wholeheartedly say I trust her culinary advice. This dish was loaded with flavor, but wasn’t overly spicy. The eggs and chorizo make it extra hearty, too.


The Southwest Scrambler was the perfect salty to my cinnamon roll French toast sweet.


Other egg-y options are the Floridian omelet, Bacquezo omelet, sunrise spinach scrambler, lobster and brie omelet, veggie delight omelet, Supreme omelet and Mardi Gras omelet.


Now, if you’re looking for something a tad healthier, check out the Sensible Selections chunk of the menu. It features a salmon power bowl; granola, fruit and quinoa power bowl; salmon avocado toast; veggie delight omelet; skinny omelet and Monterey omelet.


Another appetizing portion of the menu is the brunch specialties section. It has eggs blackstone Benedict, crab cake benedict, crab cake and fried green tomatoes, Louisiana crawfish bowl, smoked salmon Benedict, chicken and waffles, chila-quiles and shrimp ‘n’ grits.


Now if your brunch is more lunch than breakfast, the restaurant also has sandwiches and salads. These are the Benedict burger, classic bacon burger, turkey mozzarella panini, California club, Nellie’s chicken sandwich, the B.L.A.S.T. (bacon, lettuce, avocado, "S" is unaccounted for and tomatoes), Southwest chop salad and chicken, mango and spinach salad.


Lastly, there are a bunch of side options or ways to tailor your brunch to fit your needs.


My French toast came with eggs (any style) and a breakfast meat. I chose scrambled eggs with bacon. The bacon was perfectly crispy, which is a huge priority of mine. Limp bacon is for amateurs.


The server also suggested adding cheese to my eggs, and I happily complied. When my eggs arrived sans cheese, I said it was no big deal. Like some kinda James Bond, the server came back in less than three minutes with an extra order of cheesy eggs free of charge.


THE SERVICE


I think I already waxed poetic on this, but the service was wonderful. We put all of our waitress’ suggestions to good use, and we weren’t disappointed.


We were seated immediately by a friendly whistling host, and all food was provided in a timely manner.


I foresee this place being busy in the summer.


THE ATMOSPHERE


I definitely prefer this space to the old one. With higher ceilings and more windows, the restaurant feels bigger and lets in much more light.


The industrial style of exposed pipes, wood floors and pipe-based light fixtures also gives it a modern appeal. The full-length bar at the front only adds to its trendy vibe.


A FINAL TASTE


Another Broken Egg Café was already on my list of top breakfast places. With its cooler venue and bigger menu at the Destin Commons, it’s even higher on my list.


This is a brunch must.