Good morning! Did you know that cutest-named-ever local breakfast-chainlet Patty's Eggnest has a new nest of eggs in Northgate, where something very short-lived called the Fine Diner used to be? Slog tipper Keister Button kindly sent this review:

On October 13, my spouse and I ambled over to Patty's Eggnest at 8:20 am. Here now is our report.

The remodel in the dining area was not substantial: a fresh coat of paint, some artwork on the walls and some automatic coffee makers where the boombox used to be. Wooden chairs remain from prior restaurant incarnations.

The menu is standard American breakfast fare: lots of scrambles, pancakes, waffles, french toast. My spouse ordered the pancakes: they were large and good. I ordered the biscuits and gravy: gravy is thick, creamy, peppery with freckles of fresh parsley. Biscuits are tender and nearly completely buried by gravy. Patty's Eggnest boasts Devonshire cream as ingredient on several entrees—must try one of those entrees. Coffee is Boyd's. ...


...The plates and portions are huge. A joy to see fresh squeezed orange juice featured: the "small" size is 10 ounces, much nicer than the two-gulps-and-gone 6 ounce size one finds elsewhere. My scrambled eggs were fluffy and gargantuan.

And the service is attentive and prompt without being overly brisk. It'll be interesting to see the weekend breakfast crowd.

Best to come here on an empty stomach as the food can fill you for hours. This part of Northgate has not had a dedicated breakfast place since Pancake Haus in the late 1990s, so this is long overdue and heartily welcomed. Overall three stars.

Thanks, Keister Button! You have a cute name too.