The Egg Plant Café & Catering
Location and Contact Info:
3751 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI 53402, (262) 456-1329, theeggplantcafe.com, facebook.com/TheEggPlantCafe/
Hours of Operation:
3-8 p.m. Monday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday – Friday
7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday
New American, with seafood and vegan options
Eclectic mix of internationally-inspired cuisine
$5 – $17
Relaxed and welcoming to both serious foodies and casual diners
Most Popular Items:
Brunch all day with favorites such as Crab Cake Benedict and Bacon Avocado Omelet, along with great gluten-free pasta, seafood and vegan dishes made to order, plus Burger Builds and slow-braised corned beef for the meat eaters.
Catering for groups ranging from 15-200 and private parties for groups of 20-40 in the cafe. Delivery available through Uber Eats. The restaurant bar offers beer and wine (until a full liquor license becomes available), along with freshly brewed coffee and espresso from Wilson’s Coffee in Racine.
About the Chef:
Chef Aaron Morris is the son of the owner and operates the restaurant with help from his mother, Sandra Morris, who keeps the books. He consults with his sister, a gilding artist living in England, on matters relating to decor, advertising and vegan dishes. Aaron grew up in Racine and credits his love of cooking to the local chefs who got him started, including Chef Michael Heether from the Hob Nob and Chef Steven Matson from Waves Grill and Pub. Both have passed away, but Aaron still uses Heether’s recipe for clam chowder and Matson’s recipe for cranberry vinaigrette. Aaron gained additional experience working at high-end restaurants in Phoenix, Ariz. for four years before returning home. In additional to getting inspiration from his sister, Aaron said his menu is comprised of all his favorite foods with an emphasis on great flavor combinations using fresh ingredients. He cooks in small batches and makes everything from scratch.