Omelette Express

★★★★☆
  • 112 4th St

    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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  • 707-525-1690

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Monday - Friday 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday & Sunday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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I am a recent convert to this breakfast location as I've been an avid fan of Hank's in Santa Rosa. This place is a great change of pace and has a high turnover of meals coming through (unlike Hank's or places like East West)

The menu is straightforward and simple -- omelettes and everything else is secondary. All of your traditional fare if here along with a large number of vegetarian and seafood variations.

I ordered a linguisa, green chile and onion with pepper jack cheese and it got to me in six minutes. There were not f'ing around with anything and even though it came quickly, the food was savory, layered appropriately and utterly and completely filling.

One special touch was a wheat version of sourdough.

I will be returning to this change of pace very soon.

2
★★★★☆

I am a recent convert to this breakfast location as I've been an avid fan of Hank's in Santa Rosa. This place is a great change of pace and has a high turnover of meals coming through (unlike Hank's or places like East West)

The menu is straightforward and simple -- omelettes and everything else is secondary. All of your traditional fare if here along with a large number of vegetarian and seafood variations.

I ordered a linguisa, green chile and onion with pepper jack cheese and it got to me in six minutes. There were not f'ing around with anything and even though it came quickly, the food was savory, layered appropriately and utterly and completely filling.

One special touch was a wheat version of sourdough.

I will be returning to this change of pace very soon.

Pros: Straightforward Good Food

Cons: A brutal fan above some of the tables lead to cold meals.

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I have always heard so many good reviews for this place so I was excited to try it. The omelette's were good but it was not like I expected. The place is way to packed and the service is a bit slow.

3
★★★☆☆

I have always heard so many good reviews for this place so I was excited to try it. The omelette's were good but it was not like I expected. The place is way to packed and the service is a bit slow.

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I wanted to like this place. There are some nice tables in the window - good for watching shoppers along 4th street (and being watched back - the tables are right up against the glass) It's locally owned - the owner seems to have been civically involved for a decade or two - as photos and articles mounted on walls throughout the restaurant attest. The wall-celebrated owner was behind the counter at the register. Not sitting in the back office smoking a cigar. I kind of liked that. He's apparently a huge jaguar fan - stop by for a cup o' joe just to check out the creative 'jaguar-philic' sculptures. To be fare, I didn't order well. Normally, when I go to a burger joint, I don't order the one seafood dish they offer to appease the non-beef-eater, I order a burger. An omelette house, I order an omelette. But, I was in the mood for a burger and the waitress said the burgers were very good - and she especially liked the rarebit cheese sauced burger - so I boldly gave it a try. Uh oh! Big mistake. The flavor of the beef patty itself wasn't bad - after I cut off the charred, hardened 1/2 inch of blackened burnt-to-a-very-very-hard-crunch beef crust. I like my steaks black & blue - so I'm no stranger to blackened beef - and prefer it - but this was tooth breaking hard coal like beef. The rarebit - omg - had the scent of smelly socks - not something you'd want anywhere near your face. I remember having rarebit at some point in my life - a beer & dijon enhanced creamy cheese sauce concoction - but this was - i mean, does anybody really eat the version here - I'm not sure how they can get past the odor and close enough to their mouth to taste. Maybe its an acquired taste. . . . but, if you're going to give omelette express a try - and I'm not saying you shouldn't, just stick with the omelettes - ones without rarebit - and enjoy the kitschy atmosphere. Admittedly, I didn't complain to the waitress or the owner - so perhaps they'd have brought me an omelette or something edible in place of the very odd, very overcooked rarebit burger . . .

3
★★★☆☆

I wanted to like this place. There are some nice tables in the window - good for watching shoppers along 4th street (and being watched back - the tables are right up against the glass) It's locally owned - the owner seems to have been civically involved for a decade or two - as photos and articles mounted on walls throughout the restaurant attest. The wall-celebrated owner was behind the counter at the register. Not sitting in the back office smoking a cigar. I kind of liked that. He's apparently a huge jaguar fan - stop by for a cup o' joe just to check out the creative 'jaguar-philic' sculptures. To be fare, I didn't order well. Normally, when I go to a burger joint, I don't order the one seafood dish they offer to appease the non-beef-eater, I order a burger. An omelette house, I order an omelette. But, I was in the mood for a burger and the waitress said the burgers were very good - and she especially liked the rarebit cheese sauced burger - so I boldly gave it a try. Uh oh! Big mistake. The flavor of the beef patty itself wasn't bad - after I cut off the charred, hardened 1/2 inch of blackened burnt-to-a-very-very-hard-crunch beef crust. I like my steaks black & blue - so I'm no stranger to blackened beef - and prefer it - but this was tooth breaking hard coal like beef. The rarebit - omg - had the scent of smelly socks - not something you'd want anywhere near your face. I remember having rarebit at some point in my life - a beer & dijon enhanced creamy cheese sauce concoction - but this was - i mean, does anybody really eat the version here - I'm not sure how they can get past the odor and close enough to their mouth to taste. Maybe its an acquired taste. . . . but, if you're going to give omelette express a try - and I'm not saying you shouldn't, just stick with the omelettes - ones without rarebit - and enjoy the kitschy atmosphere. Admittedly, I didn't complain to the waitress or the owner - so perhaps they'd have brought me an omelette or something edible in place of the very odd, very overcooked rarebit burger . . .

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I do enjoy going to this restaurant for breakfast. There portions are almost too big, but the food is good. The service is generally fast, and since there are so many tables, I have always been sat pretty quickly regardless of how busy it was

4
★★★★☆

I do enjoy going to this restaurant for breakfast. There portions are almost too big, but the food is good. The service is generally fast, and since there are so many tables, I have always been sat pretty quickly regardless of how busy it was

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The omelettes were very good and definitely a hefty portion-size, but they are a bit pricey. I would still recommend a visit, but just be aware.

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★★★★☆

The omelettes were very good and definitely a hefty portion-size, but they are a bit pricey. I would still recommend a visit, but just be aware.

Pros: Yummy omelettes

Cons: A little overpriced

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If you like egg dishes and omelettes, they serve them every way you can think of here. They also serve tons of different kinds of sandwiches. They did not get 5 stars because service can be slow, it is too packed on weekends to even get in, and their idea of "rarebit sauce" is american sliced cheese. A good egg house though.

4
★★★★☆

If you like egg dishes and omelettes, they serve them every way you can think of here. They also serve tons of different kinds of sandwiches. They did not get 5 stars because service can be slow, it is too packed on weekends to even get in, and their idea of "rarebit sauce" is american sliced cheese. A good egg house though.

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