Downtown Los Angeles is the epicenter of culinary culture, and right in the heart of it is Eggslut. Located between S. Broadway and S. Hill St., inside the famous Grand Central Market, Eggslut is a breakfast-themed joint founded by chef Alvin Cailan, portraying his extensive fondness for food and, more precisely, for eggs. Since 2011, Eggslut has grown and become a captivating eatery reaching out to many new fans (including myself) and returning customers. But whether new or old, there are continuous satisfying reviews of people’s visit to the egg aficionado restaurant. As a new customer myself, I dropped by on Sunday morning to see what the fuss was all about. It took us a few minutes to actually get our food because of its location inside the Grand Central Market and the fact that we came across a large line, but this is expected of a popular restaurant. Luckily we made it a good time and got through the line fairly quickly! A friendly employee took our orders as we waited in line to speed up the process and limit the wait time. But I forgot all about the wait when I received my food, because I was in complete awe. This particular morning we ordered a bacon, egg and cheese Sandwich which contained smoked bacon over medium egg, cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup, all snugged into a warm brioche bun. We also had the Fairfax Sandwich, which had soft scrambled eggs, chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun. Alongside our sandwiches was a cold, rich, natural orange juice with pulp.
Both sandwiches were amazing and Eggslut, as a breakfast joint, surpassed all my expectations as my food seemed to be cuisine and not fast food. It manages to cater to all audiences and offers its passion in the form of gourmet breakfast sandwiches, excellent customer service and polished presentation.