Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Eggshell Bistro

51 West City Center Dr. (Rangeline Rd.) Send to Phone
Experience breakfast in a French café without leaving Indiana.

Breakfast & Lunch Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

Eggshell Bistro Restaurant Review

: Breakfast dishes with an attitude are featured on the varied, limited menu. Baked eggs topping grilled ciabatta are bathed in a spicy tomato sauce with kale and feta. The artichoke tart has crispy pancetta, Gruyère, olive tapenade and capers, while the pancetta crostini gets red onion marmalade and grilled asparagus. Sides include Chinese herbal tea eggs and smoked lamb bacon. Blue Bottle coffee is worth the wait. Service is slow, as dishes are prepared to ordered, but time is well spent taking in the furnishings, from the bass fiddle hanging on the wall to the antique coffee cans used as sugar bowls (think Paris flea market). The weathered Tolix metal chairs and tiny tables, imported from a French café, may look uncomfortable, but one is in no hurry to rush off, especially when finishing the last sips of coffee or brewed tea with a pastry of the day.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.