Longtime restaurateur Rocky Begaj chose to open his newest venture, Egg Farm Cafe, in June 2020 at The Shops at Lakeside in Flower Mound because there were not any breakfast spots nearby.

The businessman said he has long had an interest in food. As a child, Begaj said he enjoyed cooking with his mother.

“My mom was a very good cook. I stole some of her recipes,” he said. “It’s something that runs in the family. We love cooking, serving people, making people smile. When they are full and happy, it’s very satisfying.”

Egg Farm Cafe boasts a diverse and extensive menu, including comfort food and healthy options.

“It’s amazing,” Begaj said. “[There is] something for everybody from gluten-free options to vegetarian options, all of the good stuff. We have [everything] from migas to Benedicts to omelets to chicken fried steak, steak and eggs and energy bowls.”

The menu also includes waffles, pancakes, French toast, crepes, biscuits and gravy, and more.

Begaj said his goal during the first year was “just to survive.” His five-year goals include opening other restaurants.

“If we continue with this growth, we should be in a good spot,” he said. “It’s looking good so far.”

Begaj said many of those who live in the apartments and lofts at Lakeside are his regulars. He also has repeat customers who enjoy the cafe’s bring-your-own-beverage element.

“We have customers who come every Saturday and bring their bottle of champagne. We offer orange juice [fresh squeezed $5.99] or cranberry juice [$3.25], and they make mimosas,” Begaj said.

Begaj has more than 30 years of restaurant experience. He has also previously owned restaurants in Denton and Bartonville. The profession suits his personality, he said.

“I love doing this,” he said. “On a normal day, you’ll find me greeting people, offering them coffee, talking to them about their daily life, trying to make their day better. ... I’m a morning person. What can I say?”

Egg Farm Cafe, 2401 Lakeside Parkway, Ste. 100, Flower Mound. 214-222-5170. www.eggfarmcafe.com Hours: 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily