Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Joplin at Diesel Cafe owes much to its maple butter. (Photo: Hannah G. via Yelp)

Price: $9.65

Quick, to-go egg sandwiches that don’t fill you up and are tasty to boot are a particular yen of mine. The egg white and turkey bacon on English muffin at Starbucks and the Jumbo (medium egg, cheddar and mustard butter on a sea salt bagel) at Bagelsaurus are faves, but my new jam is the Joplin (Janis!) at Diesel Cafe with its medium-cooked egg, chicken sausage patty and maple butter. That last ingredient is the addictive glue. The Joplin comes on your choice of bagel or sourdough toast. Do the toast, which is thin, airy and light yet capable of soaking up that glorious maple butter. The medium egg is done just right and individually prepared, and the sausage makes for a hearty trade-up on Diesel’s basic egg-and-cheese sando. You can get the same concoction at sister restaurant Forge, where it’s called the Teele. 

Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St., Davis Square, and Forge Baking Co., 626 Somerville Ave., Ward Two, Somerville

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