The restaurant masterminds behind Tapas on Main, Cachette Creperie + Bistro and Mesa Modern Mexican–Juan Carlos Paredes and Rafael Palomino–have opened a new dining spot to add to their collection. The Flying Egg is dishing out flavor-packed breakfast and lunch items on Main Street in Historic Downtown Bethlehem.
Visiting on a Sunday morning, my guest and I weren’t surprised to encounter a packed dining room and a 20-minute wait. The time went by fairly quickly though, and in the meantime I enjoyed the atmosphere of the well-designed dining room. With freshly painted white walls, egg-shaped and coffee cup light fixtures, and dining furniture, I felt as though I had walked into a hip NYC brunch spot.
Upon being seated, we were greeted right away by our efficient waitress, Jo. For drinks, I went with a Mocha Espresso Drink ($4) and my guest tried the Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice ($4). My espresso drink was delicious and served in a very large mug. The orange juice definitely tasted freshly squeezed, too.
I ordered the hearty Three-Meat Skillet ($11.95) for my breakfast entree, which was packed with chorizo, bacon and sausage, with two cheesy biscuits and poached eggs on top, drizzled with a chipotle hollandaise sauce.
I was pleasantly surprised when I was asked how I’d like my eggs poached, since I’m never asked that when I order a breakfast dish with poached eggs anywhere else. The eggs were softly poached, just like I’d asked for, and the entire dish was well seasoned. One thing I did notice was that there weren’t even portions of chorizo, bacon and sausage. Other than that, my meal was incredibly tasty and very filling.
My guest ordered a classic brunch item, Chicken + Waffle ($10.95), topped with brown gravy and a fried egg. The waffle was more savory than sweet, so it paired nicely with the chicken and gravy. The chicken was fried, and was extremely juicy with great flavor. Only thing that was missing from the plate was more gravy, which my friend said she would order extra of next time.
Even though we’d come in for breakfast, we couldn’t resist desert. We decided to share the “Chocolate Lab” Cake ($6.95) with homemade whipped cream. Since it was so cold out the day we went, I was very happy to discover that the cake was served warm. It wasn’t overly sweet, and was deliciously moist.
For only being open a short amount of time (the restaurant opened in November), the staff at The Flying Egg seem to have already mastered their brunch service. Our food was hot and delicious, and the service was fast. I already know I’ll be back to The Flying Egg in no time to try their intriguing lunch items as well.
The Flying Egg – Fast Facts
Address: 451 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 (next door to Hotel Bethlehem)
Phone Number: 610-691-5199
Facebook: The Flying Egg Bethlehem
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 am to 3 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8 am to 3 pm
Parking: On street and in nearby municipal parking garages
Credit Cards: Major credit cards accepted