Egg Bae is Toronto’s spot dedicated exclusively to scratch-made gourmet egg sandwiches, served all day long.
Taking up residence in the old Banh Mi Bar space, the concept was spearheaded by Chopped Canada champion Wallace Wong and friend Kevin Hoang, and inspired by Asian stalls where only one thing is made really well.
The two are huge fans of sausage egg McMuffins, Timmy’s breakfasts, and other late night/early morning indulgences, but always sought something that would fill them up and actually provide a decent breakfast.
As such, the places comes off like a shrine to eggs, a mural by Uber 5000 and visual puns on the walls (guess what the puns are and you might just receive some kind of freebie).
They actually make their own buns after giving up the relentless search for the perfect one. What they’ve come up with is an egg brioche that combines the fluffiness of an egg bun with the sweetness of brioche, lacquered golden brown on the outside and porous and white on the inside.
Most sammies come with their own “bae sauce,” a mayo with some tangy hot sauce and a little citrus to cut through richness.
Soft scrambled eggs for certain sandwiches are molded after pan-frying so they’re perfectly shaped for sammies, and all eggs are from Ontario.
The Egg Bae ($7) is the entry-level sandwich here which utilizes those creamy, fluffy soft scrambled eggs with chives, Muenster, slow-cooked onions and bae sauce. Probably the easiest to actually polish off.
The Bae-Sic ($9.50) ups the ante on a sausage patty with a pork belly one made in-house, a bursting fried egg, heavy smokey Muenster cheese, tomato jam and slow-cooked onions.
Eh Bae Bae ($9.50) has house-cured sweet and spicy bacon, soft scrambled eggs and Muenster along with tomato, arugula and pickled shallots for a touch of traditional freshness and a bit of a BLT call-out.
Bae Don’t Kale My Vibe ($9) is the vegetarian option with chunky avocado, crunchy fried tofu, kale, Muenster, bae sauce and of course a fried egg.
The Seaside Bae ($10.50) is my big ticket fave, with soft scrambled eggs, arugula, pickled shallots, a hollandaise-ish herbed mayo, a subtle house cured citrus herb smoked salmon and salty, crunchy potato chips.
Hash browns ($3) are also the ultimate version of a fast food go-to, thiccc, crispy, and golden with cornstarch and rice flour that adds an umami karaage element, a secret cheese-filled version in the works.
Keep a close eye on Egg Bae’s Instagram for secret menu items like this, and don’t be afraid to ask for them by name: you might just get a Sexy Bae between two cheese-filled hash browns.