An emphasis on breakfast is to be expected from a restaurant called The Daily Egg.
Chef and owner Dany Chebat calls the eatery "the healthiest way to start your day. We use all fresh, homemade ingredients and offer a gourmet take on breakfast."
Chebat, formerly at the Palms buffet, brings his international experience and touches of the cuisines of various cultures to The Daily Egg.
Some menu items have icons indicating heart healthy or spicy choices or a chef's specialty. The flexible breakfast menu allows patrons to create their own pancake, waffle, sweet crepe or gourmet omelet, with prices depending on the chosen toppings. An early bird breakfast special is offered from 7 to 11 a.m. daily for $6.99.
But The Daily Egg isn't all about breakfast, lunch is served, too, featuring sandwiches and burgers and there are Mediterranean dishes, such as baba ghanoush. A children's menu has breakfast and lunch items priced from $3.49 to $4.49.
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., the restaurant at 5255 S. Decatur Blvd. seats 55 people. Free delivery and wi-fi are offered.
Gourmet pancakes: the basic dish is a buttermilk pancake ($6.29) with the specialty items built on it, such as The Daily Egg Famous Pancake with homemade French pastry cream ($8.49), lemon poppy seed pancakes ($7.49), banana chocolate chip pancakes ($8.49) and protein pancakes with mixed nuts ($7.49)
Waffles, French toast, sweet crepes: Belgian waffle ($7.29); strawberry waffle ($8.49); peanut butter banana waffle ($8.49); sweet crepes with Nutella and bananas ($8.49); crunchy brioche French toast coated with cornflakes and almonds ($9.49)
Four-egg omelets: Chef Dany's omelet with sauteed garlic, ground sirloin, onion, celery, parsley, diced potato topped with pine nuts with cucumber mint yogurt ($9.79); gyro omelet with tomato, onion, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce ($9.79); Snow White omelet with egg whites, onions, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and Swiss cheese ($9.49)
Combinations: classic three-egg breakfast with ham, bacon or sausage ($8.79); chicken fried steak and eggs ($10.49); chicken and waffles ($9.79); breakfast sliders ($8.99); Mediterranean platter with tabbouleh, hummus, baba ghanoush, grape leaves, kibbeh ball served with pita ($12.99)
Appetizers: Buffalo wings ($6.49), cheeseburger sliders ($7.49), appetizer combo with wings, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks with dipping sauces ($9.49)
Soups and salads: soup de jour ($2.49 cup; $3.79 bowl); spinach walnut salad with feta, cranberries, balsamic vinaigrette ($8.29); chicken or beef taco salad ($8.79); stuffed tomatoes with tuna or chicken salad with cottage cheese, fresh fruit ($8.79)
Sandwiches and burgers: turkey Reuben ($8.49); margherita, fresh mozzarella, balsamic aioli, roasted red pepper on ciabatta bread ($7.79); Daily Egg burger with garlic and herbs topped with fried egg, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, garlic aioli ($8.79)
Mediterranean specialties: shawarma with fries, tahini or garlic sauce (beef, $8.79; chicken, $7.49); fgyro ($7.49); Mediterranean pies: (spinach, $5.49, cheese, $6.49, meat, $7.49)