on St.Marks Road
lovely, little restaurant tucked away behind St Marks Road is a largely undiscovered
gem. It's located in the lane behind Deewar Wine Stores. Staying true to its
name, the décor resembles a factory, sparse with pipes running all over.
and a dominant chicken motif. Navajo quotes on the walls give this place an eclectic
feel. The ambiance screams casual comfort. There are chairs and wooden benches
for one to sit on. The service is courteous and very efficient.
menu reads like an instruction manual and is interesting and extensive. Some of
the specials are up on the blackboard, so make sure that you check them out. There
is a variety of omelets that one can order from but a personal favourite of mine
is the 3 cheese. It is surprisingly light and fluffy and one can discern the three
Apart from omelets, they also have frittatas,
but the truly different part about this place is the various other
egg dishes they have. For instance, they have a wide selection of pastas with
egg. The cannelloni, consists of large tubular pastas stuffed with fresh vegetables,
red peppers, spices and lots of cheese. It strikes the right balance between cheese
and the veggies. The Basil Pesto (it's part of a new pasta menu here) is another
favourite of mine. The sauce is very different as it breaks the traditional tomato
and cheese sauce barrier, was light, tasty and a pleasant surprise. The Eggs Florentine
consists of soft boiled eggs on a bed of spinach and cheese, topped with parmesan.
I strongly recommend this dish for cheesaholics.
If you are
looking for a less heavy option, then you may want to try the French Toast which
is simply brilliant. It is made just right and they give you enough maple syrup
to sink a ship. They also serve it with blueberry preserve and cream cheese. In
addition, they have a host of Manipal egg specialties which is a tribute to the
owners college days (Incidentally, the concept for this restaurant arose
from the owners childhood dilemma of not being able to eat egg at home.).
The one aspect of the menu that is not entirely satisfying is the Curries.
The Curry Vindaloo has a little too much ginger and the spices are slightly undercooked.
The parathas are a bit dry too.
This place caters to vegans as well though
the options are limited.
There are quite a few drinks on the menu. The
Fruit Blast is a banana strawberry smoothie and simply yumm (slurp! slurp!). Be
warned that this drink is rather heavy. The Tropical Hawaii is an exotic concoction
of tropical fruits which is refreshing. They also have an interesting mint drink
called Chlorophyll Green.
if you are not much of a egg-enthusiast the dessert section at the egg factory
warranties a visit to the place. They dont have an extensive dessert menu
but if you are in the mood for it, try the chocolate sin. Whipped cream on top,
a large layer of dark chocolate mousse and a wonderful crust. Soooo many calories
but soooo totally worth it. Some of the mouth watering desserts like the caramel
pudding, bread custard and Poor Knights of Windsor makes one go back to the restaurant.
quantities are fairly good and should be enough for one person. Everything about
this place appeals and is strongly recommended for a light, lazy meal. Very good
egg-centric food at very down-to-earth prices makes this a wonderful option for
Cost: Rs. 200 per person
Address: Ground Floor,
White House, St. Marks Road, Bangalore, Phone: 42110041