McKinney's brunch and breakfast spot Eggsquisite Cafe embraces healthier foods

The Very Berry Crepe ($9.99) is topped with fresh berries, mascarpone cheese and vanilla and berry glazes.(Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Very Berry Crepe ($9.99) is topped with fresh berries, mascarpone cheese and vanilla and berry glazes.(Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Very Berry Crepe ($9.99) is topped with fresh berries, mascarpone cheese and vanilla and berry glazes.(Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The Reuben sandwich ($9.59) comes with homemade corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on grilled rye. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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See note about salmon benedict. (Gavin Pugh/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Meff Asani and his son Brian Asani operate Eggsquisite Cafe together. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Eggsquisite Cafe owner Meff Asani has lived in more states and countries than he can count.

After emigrating from Albania to Chicago when he was 16 years old, Meff picked up a job as a busboy and dishwasher at a local restaurant.

He has since launched and sold numerous restaurants across the country, but most recently, he has called Texas his home.

“People maybe don’t know how blessed we are to be in Texas,” Meff said. “This is an amazing ... life.”

Brian Asani, one of Meff’s children, recalls working in his father’s various kitchens as a child.

“At the age of seven, [I] was peeling potatoes in the back, sitting on a bucket,” Brian said.

Brian has stuck with the family business and now runs the Frisco Eggsquisite location with Raymond McGaw, a close family friend. Meff runs the McKinney location, and his daughter Nikki Sadiku manages an Allen location.

The McKinney location was the first of the Eggsquisite restaurants to open. Meff said operating a brunch and breakfast restaurant meant he could spend more time with his loved ones.

“Life is short, so because of that, I want to spend time with family,” Meff said.

While Eggsquisite Cafe serves breakfast favorites, such as bacon, ham and eggs, Brian said they are adapting to a recent trend they have seen and embracing healthy foods.

“The world is changing; health is changing; [the] food industry is changing,” Brian said. “So we got a little bit of the old, a little bit of the new and try to stay with that.”

Meff said he enjoys seeing his children follow in his footsteps.

“As long as my family loves [the customers] and respects them, I’m good with it,” he said.


Miranda Jaimes contributed to this article.


Eggsquisite Cafe


2058 W. University Drive, Ste. 800, McKinney


469-796-5007



Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily


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