Egg Harbor Cafe

About Egg Harbor Cafe

Egg Harbor cafe started in 1985 with one restaurant in Hinsdale, Illinois. Owners Aimee and Mike Farrell along with Aimee’s father Jack Wright opened a then unheard-of concept – a gourmet breakfast, brunch and lunch café in a warm, friendly country setting with an upbeat vibe. They introduced unusual egg dishes – frittatas, skillets and crepes – a caring management style, an emphasis on quality… and customers loved it.

Egg Harbor Café continued to grow, fueled by a mission-driven culture and the central belief that people – our customers and employees – are the company’s most valuable resource. Today Egg Harbor has 20 locations in Illinois, Georgia and Wisconsin. As a family-owned company involving three generations, we pride ourselves in being an extended family to a great number of people, both employees and customers, and in our restaurants´ active involvement in their local communities.


We start with amazing employees who bring a wide variety of strengths, abilities and aspirations, and add in strong guiding values and systems that support personal and professional growth. We mix this into an organization where previous restaurant experience is not as important as integrity, teamwork, character, and passion for the hospitality business, then develop restaurant leaders who thrive in an atmosphere of optimism and opportunity.

From entry-level to management, all team members share the following ingredients:

Positive attitude

Flexible, energetic personality

Dedication to achieving goals

Energized in the morning

Genuine enjoyment of people

Motivation to learn and grow

Honest with a great work ethic



December 2019 Geneva, IL
“I love working at Egg Harbor! It’s a wonderful environment that had taught me valuable problem solving and people skills. ”

Food Server

May 2018 Lake Geneva, WI
“The experience of dealing with people every day. I love to talk to people and build relationships and this job let me do this as I had a fair share of regular customers.”
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