Located in Carmel City Center, Eggshell Bistro is a purveyor of fine brunching from the vision of esteemed Designer, Chef/Owner Larry Hanes.


Eggshell Bistro opened in December of 2011 and is located on the north side of Carmel City Center. Chef Hanes has a masters in Design & Innovation and has been nationally recognized and awarded throughout his career. With a matching intensity, he applies similar design philosophies and innovative approaches to his culinary endeavors. Chef Hanes executes quality interpretations of classic dishes, while excelling in what he coins ”twistorical”, putting creative spins on historic global recipes with a focus towards balance & flavor depth...discovering fresh uncharted realms, all influenced by his relentless research, travel, cross-cultural influences and personal experiences.

Eggshell Bistro was awarded “top ten best new restaurants” by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. Livingly Magazine chose us for best brunch in Indiana, amongst their “state-by-state best brunch” selections. Likewise, Eggshell's coffee has received top-level regional & national awards...Four Barrel Coffee is consistently rated within top-10 roasters. The partnership Eggshell has with Four Barrel is unique in the Midwest, as well as most of the country. It's both an honor and dream fulfilled, to have the culinary & coffee offerings residing in the upper echelons of possibilities .

Eggshell's interior, designed & curated by Larry, reflects the hip sensibilities of his overall industrial chic vision while also paying tribute to Europe's & NYC's storied past. The quaint restaurant offers the chance to observe passers-by in the glass-encased breezeway, or enjoy the collection of original artwork and interesting artifacts & furnishings. 

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(317) 660-1616



51 W City Center Drive
Carmel, IN 46032



Mother's Day   closed

M-Tu   closed

W-F   7a–1p

Sa-Su   7a–2p