For my next review, I had to refer to my friends over at Zagat for a suggestion. It was a Saturday morning and my mom and I were looking for a great breakfast place we haven’t been to before. After a short couple of minutes researching, I found The Breakfast Shoppe located in Severna Park. Yes, this isn’t in Baltimore per se, but the extra drive is worth every mile. The breakfast is the bomb! My family loved it so much we actually have now gone two weeks in a row (all of you wonderful people following GoodEatsMD on Instagram can attest to that).
The restaurant is located in a strip mall on the far end next to Ledo’s Pizza. The Breakfast Shoppe is only open from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily, so make sure you get there early. With a smaller, powerhouse restaurant that all the locals enjoy, you have to expect a wait, and The Breakfast Shoppe is no different. The wait usually goes by quickly and before you know it, you are enjoying some delicious breakfast favorites.
If you are a coffee drinker that likes fresh brewed coffer, this is your kind of place. Don’t shy away from the fresh squeezed orange juice either.
Let’s not kid anyone though, you are here for the food. So, without further ado, some of my recommendations are the eggs benedict, the pancakes, and the Backpacker’s Pie.
Eggs Benedict, for all you who don’t know, includes a type of bread on the bottom (usually English muffin) topped with either ham or bacon, a poached egg (a boiled cracked egg) and crowned with Hollandaise sauce (egg yolk based sauce). The Breakfast Shoppe has an unbelievable rendition. They actually offer a few different types of eggs benedict. My favorite features smoked salmon.
Next, the pancakes are heavenly – perfectly fluffy and airy. You get huge round pancakes topped with a pad of butter and a ramekin of smooth maple syrup.
The final menu item I want you all to give a try is the Backpacker’s Pie. It sounds a little funky at first glance but it was amazing. The pie includes: eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli and cheddar jack cheese served in a cast iron skillet. It’s a whole mish-mosh of ingredients cooked together and is truly delicious. Take my advice and top it with a couple good shakes of hot sauce and you are set!
Lastly, I have to give a shout-out to the home fries. They are amazing. Nothing is better than perfectly crispy and peppery potatoes that have been slowly cooking all morning. They are amazing and are the perfect side dish.
The Breakfast Shoppe is a true hidden gem that needs to be exploited.
Entrees range from about $8 up $14 depending on what you chose.
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The Traditional Eggs Benedict
The Backpacker’s Pie
Edited by Jared Kurlander.
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