Breakfast is always cooking at the Broken Egg Café

NORTH LOUP, Neb.- Home-style cooking is what you'll find during a visit to the Broken Egg Café in North Loup.

If homemade is what you want, then that is exactly what you'll get at this establishment that is operated by Deena Strickland. With specials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, and breakfast from 6 a.m. until the business closes at 2 p.m., it's become a popular place for that perfect small town feast. "We have recently started opening on Thursday and Friday nights to see if we can get more business coming in," Strickland said. "Thursday night is fried chicken night, and Friday night we usually do Mexican food." On Sundays, there's the all-you-can-eat buffet. "We love Sundays. Sundays are fun. it's kind of when we get to experiment and try different things."

For a while, the town didn't have the café. "It was closed down for a few months, and I was lucky enough to get it reopened," Strickland said. "During that time it just looked empty, so we were so grateful to get to reopen it."

As you might imagine, the restaurant is the center of the community, just like you might find in other small towns across the state. "We get people that just come in for coffee, rolls or pie, and they visit. It's kind of a communication center," Strickland said. "So we always kind of know what's going on. I don't want to call it gossip. We call it information." You could also call eating at the Broken Egg an opportunity for some friendly fellowship with neighbors, over some home-style dishes.