I Can Eat 50 Eggs: Galaxy Cafe

 
In honor of Paul Newman and “Cool Hand Luke,” I’ll review 50 days of eggs from 50 different restaurants.
 
Day 4: Galaxy Cafe
1000 West Lynn St. 478-3434, www.galaxycafeaustin.com.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Breakfast until 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, until 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
 
By Mike Sutter | Fed Man Walking | 01.04.12
 
Galaxy’s French Breakfast ($7.49) means a slice of quiche with fruit and toast. It’s modest in size, about a sixth of an average pie, but it’s a loaded sixth, a quantum sixth. There’s so much spinach that it looks like a slice of turf fertilized with grains of feta cheese. The egg takes its cue from the Clarksville shop’s soft vocal jazz overhead and plays background while the stars trade solos, one garden-grassy, the other low and twangy. The crust is nothing more than a stage, a sticky pro-forma platform best left right where it is.
 
If the Fruit Cup of Eternal Cantaloupe doesn’t do it for you, and you can live without toast and marmalade, save $2.50 and order the quiche by itself for $4.99. Spend your savings on Guatemalan coffee from a French press ($2.99), sent as a caffeinated still life on an oversized plate with coffee beans covered in white chocolate.
 
Galaxy Cafe comes from a restaurant group that caters to the basics with a sense of style. Besides the breakfast-burgers-and-blue plates from three Galaxy locations, they also deal Tex-Mex from Zocalo and since 2010, charcoal burgers and fried chicken from Top Notch.
 
 
(Photos by Mike Sutter © Fed Man Walking)
 
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