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Last Updated on October 24, 2020 by The ‘Noms.

Over Easy is a great place for breakfast and brunch in west Omaha!



With our kids having a slumber party at the grandparents, Mrs. Nom and I had a chance to go out for a nice breakfast just the two of us.  In west Omaha, there are the usual chain places you can head to for breakfast. There aren’t a whole lot of locally owned restaurants that are open for breakfast.



What is Over Easy?

There are the usual doughnut shops and fast food places, but no real options for a great breakfast. That was until Nick Bartholomew opened up Over Easy and brought their unique brand of breakfast place to the West O.




Over Easy Sign




So Over Easy opened as a place that offered locally sourced food and creative chef driven gourmet dishes that served breakfast and lunch exclusively. We have eaten there a number of times and it has become one of our go-to places! Especially when we get a chance to have breakfast out (which sadly is quite few and far between). It is one of those spots that works for a quick bite or a nice sit down with friends for a leisurely brunch.




Over Easy Decor


   Over Easy - Specials Menu Board




Located in the end bay of a strip mall at 168th and Q, Over Easy is a small cozy diner with about a dozen tables and a lunch counter. The decor is an eclectic mix of country and vintage chic with antiques and pieces of art sprinkled onto rough finished steel shelves.  Reclaimed barn wood walls and chalk menu boards combine with wooden farm tables and chairs to bring a homey warmth to the space.




Pumpkin Spice Coffee and Water




We arrived just as the first snow flakes started to fall and were quickly seated at the lunch counter.  Our waitress greeted us, tempted us with a housemade Nutella pop tart (we have had these on previous trips and they are delicious) and recommended their seasonal Pumpkin Spice coffee, which is custom roasted for Over Easy!



Over Easy recently revamped their menu to reflect the seasonal changes, which caused us to have to study the menu for a bit longer than normal.  While sipping our coffee, we decided to split one of the fantastic browned butter cinnamon rolls to help overcome our morning fogginess.




Browned Butter Cinnamon Roll




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The browned butter cinnamon roll was served hot, the browned butter frosting oozing over the fluffy roll.  The frosting was warm and runny with a rich buttery caramel flavor.  Flecks of brown sugar and cinnamon dotted the frosting and the brown sugar bits gave just a hint of a crunch.




Over Easy Baked Oatmeal



What did we Order?

Mrs. Nom decided from the a la carte menu, she chose the baked oatmeal and a side of TD Niche sausage.  The baked oatmeal had baked apples, dried cranberries and chopped pecans with brown sugar. Fresh apples were thinly sliced topped the oatmeal, giving the oatmeal a beautiful presentation and a nice tangy crisp bite.



The oats were well cooked, almost like al dente pasta, giving the dish a bit of an apple crisp like quality. The pork sausage patties came from TD Niche Farms, a local farm that raises heritage pork breeds.  The patties were nicely seasoned, slightly salty with a hint of sage.




Over Easy Chicken and Waffle




I decided to order the Chicken and Waffle with a side of farm fresh eggs.  The waffle is a savory egg waffle, with hints of sage and garlic. It gave a flavorful depth to the toasted shell of the waffle.  The waffle was one of the most uniquely shaped waffles I have ever seen, a large triangle with big rounded bubbles of the batter.



I would have liked the waffle a bit more toasted and crisp on the outside, but it was very good.  Drizzled over the waffle was a herb infused honey that gave a nice layered sweetness that complimented the sage.  The chicken, a boneless breast from Plum Creek Farms, was served cut in half. 



The breast was lightly breaded and crispy, the breading a golden brown from the chipotle cinnamon seasoning. Hints of honey sweetness complimented the restrained spiciness of the breading.






The chicken was nicely cooked, with a nice meaty firm texture. The size of the chicken was generous and with the size of the waffle. So I definitely felt like I got my money’s worth. Blackberries and an orange slice decorated the plate and made for a nice presentation as well as a nice fruity treat.



Then the side of sunny side up eggs (in retrospect, it would have been appropriate to order the eggs ‘over easy’) come topped with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.




Over Easy - Sunny Side Up



   Over Easy - TD Niche Pork Sausage Patties



How was our Visit to Over Easy?

Service at Over Easy was quick and friendly, and the staff seemed very attentive and worked well as a team. I don’t think that either of ever got below a half a cup of coffee!  The kitchen was getting orders out quickly and they were turning tables quickly so that there wasn’t much of a wait.



We have been there when the weather is more cooperative and the wait can be a bit longer as they are gaining a following.  But if you can’t wait, Over Easy offers a drive thru that features a slightly trimmed down menu.



They also have started serving alcohol! Yay!


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Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Great review - great blog! I love your tagline! ;) You'll have to let me know if there's anyplace in town where you can get a nice organic and grain/dairy free meal! I rarely eat out because I haven't found anything that suits my diet yet.

I found you in the Omaha Bloggers group and I'm looking forward to getting to know some local bloggers! :)

The 'Noms.

Monday 9th of February 2015

Thanks! Wish we knew of a place like that for you! Modern Love is a Vegan restaurant that may have items that would work for you!

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Saturday 22nd of November 2014

I want to try the chicken and waffles! That sounds fabulous!

Mr. Nom

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

It was really good. That chicken was really good!


Wednesday 19th of November 2014

The pop tarts there are so so good! Now seeing that picture of the cinnamon roll, I know I need to go back and try some more things.


Wednesday 19th of November 2014

I've never heard of this place before - it definitely look like a place I need to check out!

Mr. Nom

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

Its one of those little places that I hope folks find, but then selfishly don't want it to get so popular it gets hard to get into. :)


Tuesday 18th of November 2014

I have heard awesome things about Over Easy! That cinnamon roll looks amazing! I also hear they have some veg/vegan options, which is great :)

Mr. Nom

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Its a very good cinnamon roll, especially on a cold snowy morning like we had last Saturday!

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