Shake Shack Breakfast Menu 3
Hollis Johnson

Shake Shack will start serving breakfast at its original Madison Square Park location, Gothamist reports.

Starting May 22, the burger joint will serve its breakfast menu from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

According to Gothamist, in addition to its three egg sandwiches, Shake Shack’s original burger stand will also serve coffee cake and apple turnovers, which we have yet to try.

We have, however, sampled the rest of Shake Shack’s breakfast menu. Here’s what it’s like.

The Shake Shack breakfast sandwich menu is small and simple: sausage, egg and cheese sandwich; bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich; and an egg and cheese sandwich. You can order one or two eggs on each, with two eggs costing a little extra.

The Shake Shack breakfast sandwich menu is small and simple: sausage, egg and cheese sandwich; bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich; and an egg and cheese sandwich. You can order one or two eggs on each, with two eggs costing a little extra.
Hollis Johnson

First off, the egg and cheese. Perhaps the most humble of all breakfast sandwiches, the egg and cheese holds no pretense or airs — it merely… is. I notice that the bun is just that: a bun. Using the classic potato bun also used on the burgers and chicken sandwiches is an interesting move.

First off, the egg and cheese. Perhaps the most humble of all breakfast sandwiches, the egg and cheese holds no pretense or airs — it merely... is. I notice that the bun is just that: a bun. Using the classic potato bun also used on the burgers and chicken sandwiches is an interesting move.
Hollis Johnson

And it ends up being a good move, at that — the soft potato bun translates to breakfast flavors remarkably well. One bite in, and one immediately realizes that this is a step above any normal fast-food breakfast sandwich. The fried egg is real — that’s right, a real egg, no glutinous swatch of pale yellow. The yolk reaches the sweet spot between runny and firm, and the cheese is rich and velvety.

And it ends up being a good move, at that — the soft potato bun translates to breakfast flavors remarkably well. One bite in, and one immediately realizes that this is a step above any normal fast-food breakfast sandwich. The fried egg is real — that's right, a real egg, no glutinous swatch of...