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Mystery Diner: Golden Egg offers good way to start the day

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:22 p.m. CDT
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Three stacked pancakes topped with fresh strawberries and Ghirardelli chocolate syrup are one of many options at the Golden Egg restaurant in North Aurora.

NORTH AURORA – Walking into the new Golden Egg Pancake House, one might be taken aback by the restaurant’s plain decor.

But what the restaurant lacks in ambiance it more than makes up for in the quality of the food. Formerly known as Randall Crossing restaurant, Golden Egg restaurant, at 459 S. Randall Road in North Aurora, serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week and is owned by the former chef at Randall Crossing restaurant.

Golden Egg offers an array of options, so it took a few minutes for my wife and me to decide what we wanted. I opted for the pancakes topped with fresh strawberries and Ghirardelli chocolate syrup, and my wife chose the cinnamon roll French toast combo.

The first thing that both of us noticed is that the maple syrup arrived nice and hot. We appreciated that as we eagerly poured it over our pancakes and French toast.

Golden Egg also isn’t stingy with its portions. My plate was piled high with three extra-large pancakes, and my wife’s French toast consisted of nice, thick pieces.

The pancakes were light and fluffy, and the chocolate syrup complemented their taste. My wife liked that the French toast had a cinnamon flavor that wasn’t too overwhelming and her eggs had a fresh, buttery taste to them.

In addition to a full array of breakfast options, Golden Egg also serves lunch, including pitas, wraps, burgers and sandwiches.

Golden Egg is a bright way to start your day.

• The Mystery Diner is a newsroom employee at Shaw Media. The diner’s identity is not revealed to the restaurant staff before or during the meal. Only positive dining experiences will result in published reviews.

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