The Egg & I

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 6 ratings
$Breakfast, Kid Friendly, Restaurant

7816 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Directions

(719) 268-0700
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    4 ratingJuly 04, 2017

    This diner is fine but for the same price you could have the fresh, classy food of Over Easy. I have Celiac Disease and while this place is gluten friendly and do their best to prevent cross contamination, the only options that would work for celiacs are those that are in a separate skillet. The oatmeal pancakes are made from gluten free oats but they are only willing to cook them on the griddle which is shared with gluten containing items. Also, the hollandaise sauce is not made fresh and does contain gluten. I ordered the corned beef hash without hollandaise sauce and the English muffin, with my eggs over easy and a side of dressed greens in place of the English muffin. The food was good but typical good diner food. The dressed greens were dressed with a lemon vinegarette made fresh onsite. I guess I should mention that we were not expecting a diner. My husband had been to an Egg and I in Alabama and raved about it. We didn't realize that it wasn't the same as that Egg and I in Alabama, which we should have been clued in by the use of the and sign in this Egg & I. My husband had the Athena Scramble which he said was good. Personally, we will probably be going to Over Easy, which we love, more than here but this is definitely a decent place and the staff seem knowledgeable despite claiming it's only celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2016

    They have a "gluten friendly" menu and like most places it's not a huge menu. But the staff usually know about gluten and celiac and are very helpful when ordering. I've never gotten sick here.

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2015

    I had a great experience here. My waiter knew a lot about gluten sensitivities and celiac and helped me pick my meal safely. He said the only salsa that was GF is the green salsa. Also let me swap out my toast for fruit, no charge.

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    4 ratingDecember 29, 2013

    Eaten here a few times without issue, but each server has varied knowledge of GF. Limited GF options, but a nice breakfast.

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2013

    My family always loved this restaurant! When I started eating gluten free I had casually crossed it off the list of "safe places". We eventually went there anyways thinking I could just order eggs and bacon, no sides. The waitstaff was amazing! They allowed me to switch out gluten items (toast or pancakes) for fresh fruit with no additional charge. They also took special care not to contaminate my food. Just mention that you have an allergy and they are awesome to work with you!

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
Monday
7 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7 am - 2:30 pm
Sunday
7 am - 2:30 pm

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