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Eggcellent in Tokyo serves American-style breakfast favorites all day long

Eggcellent's most popular dish is Half and Half Benedict. One half is a traditional eggs Benedict on an English muffin, while the other is served with quinoa.

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By CHRISTIAN LOPEZ | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 3, 2020

Down on the first basement floor of Mori Tower in Roppongi, the familiar scent of a staple ingredient offers a hint of a unique breakfast experience.

Eggcellent is an American-style breakfast restaurant that incorporates organic eggs from Egg Kurofuji farm in Yamanashi prefecture just southwest of Tokyo, according to the eatery’s website.

The inviting yellow-and-white interior accompanied by the neon sunny-side-up sign above the entrance exudes a warm aura perfect for a filling breakfast of pancakes or eggs.

The restaurant’s wooden furnishings have the capacity to seat a solo brunch or families that require an additional table. Menus are available in English, which is also spoken by the wait staff.

The menu offers an array of breakfast dishes, mainly eggs done a variety of ways, such as eggs Benedict, either original or with quinoa, eggs sunny-side up or avocado toast laid over a bed of scrambled eggs. All dishes are served with a leaf salad.

While pricey at 1,650 yen, about $15, the most popular dish is the Half and Half Benedict. One half is a regular eggs Benedict, an English muffin topped with bacon, a poached organic egg and hollandaise sauce. It’s paired with a quinoa Benedict: an egg on top a bed of quinoa and topped with rencon chips, avocado, raw tuna and an original mugi-miso sauce.

An Eggcellent Plate for the indecisive has a little bit of everything: eggs Benedict, a leaf salad, pancakes, yogurt, quinoa and the fresh deli meat of the day.

Coffee, tea, warm or iced milk from Senbonmatsu — a dairy farm north of Tokyo in Tochigi — ginger ale, Pepsi Cola and sparkling wine are all options to add to your set meal if you choose the plate for an additional 350 yen (about $3.20).

Smoothies, juices, different kinds of coffee and even beer are options independent of the set drinks.

While the egg-themed restaurant serves mostly eggs, you also have a choice of pancakes, coconut pancakes or granola yogurt pancakes. A stack of flapjacks begins at 1,000 yen, or $9.15.

The front of the restaurant also has a bakery that prepares egg tarts starting at 200 yen for one or a box of six for 1,200 yen, or $11. You can call and order in advance for pickup.

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Location: Mori Tower Hillside B1F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Hours: Open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Prices: Prices start at 1,000 yen for a plate of pancakes, then 1,100 yen for eggs made your way, 1,350 for eggs Benedict, 1,400 for the Eggcellent Set Plate and then 1,650 yen for the popular half and half benedict.

Dress: Casual

Directions: About a five-minute walk from Roppongi Station.

Information: Online: eggcellent.co.jp

Eggcellent is an American-style breakfast restaurant that incorporates organic eggs from a farm in Yamanashi prefecture just southwest of Tokyo.
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