Brekkie Shack | Facebook | IG: @brekkieshack
1060 Yard St. (map it!)
Columbus, OH 43212
Vegetarian/vegan/gluten free? Y/Y/Y
Visited: Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.
I feel kinda bad that it’s taken us a couple years to visit a Columbus place with breakfast specifically in the title! But we’ve finally made it to the Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard, and already we know we’ll be back soon.
Brekkie Shack makes its home in a corner space of the new development, with tall windows on two sides and a long patio. Street parking is available all around. We caught the cafe on a busy Sunday, but the line moved quickly while servers helped guests find tables.
In addition to full breakfast and lunch, Brekkie Shack offers baked goods, coffee, and cocktails. We quickly spied out a cream-filled donut and a chocolate chip peanut butter blondie.
Perfect for summer sipping: the rosé spritzer with rosé, Downeast cider, and soda.
We ordered a solid sampling of the breakfast menu.
The Meat Lover’s Burrito wraps cheesy eggs, sausage, bacon, and roasted chicken with a spicy aioli in a multigrain tortilla. The eggs form a big chunk in the burrito, but it got a thumbs-up from Will.
The smashed avocado toast is a very nice version of the modern brunch staple: olive oil-crusted multigrain topped with properly smashed avocado, red pepper flakes, and lemon zest. We added an egg, like you do.
The Coastin’ Burrito blends cheesy scrambled eggs, black beans, avocado, fries, and a seasoned cream (which added a lovely zing), plus a side of crispy and salty tots.
I went big with their All The Feels Egg Sandwich: fluffy multigrain overflowing with souffled egg, bacon, white cheddar, crispy brussel sprouts, and a slightly sweet maple sauce. A mess to eat but nicely composed; I loved the touch of the crispy sprouts, but could use a little more of the maple sauce.
We got to say hi to Lisa Rusch, who co-owns Brekkie Shack with her twin sister Lindsey, and she shared a couple more seasonal treats with us, including a lemon bar and a strawberry strudel coffee cake.
Like I said, I’m sorry it’s taken us this long to check out Brekkie Shack, although I’m very glad we remedied it. Nice, open space. Creative menu that offers some modern takes on breakfast classics. Solid coffee service (I enjoyed my shot of espresso) and some fun cocktails. Well worth the visit!