Food & Drink

Delicious Breakfast Options at Cafes


From perfect diners shoehorned into actual vintage dining cars to cafes stuffed with tart lilikoi custard, there’s no shortage of delicious breakfasts in the world. Here are some of the best breakfast spots to linger over a cup of coffee and a bite.

Pancakes

Pancakes are a versatile breakfast food that can be sweet or savory, depending on the ingredients. The batter typically contains flour, milk, and a leavening agent, and they can be topped with a variety of toppings.

Many popular cafes serve pancakes. Restaurants like Eagle Cafe may serve up sweet dishes like rainbow-colored pancakes, a berry maple syrup combo, and even a pancake burrito for those looking for something different. 

Bacon

Bacon is a popular breakfast item at many cafes. It is a salt-cured pork belly with a rich and savory flavor. It is often sliced thin and served with eggs, toast, and other food items.

In addition to the traditional bacon, organic and hormone-free varieties are available. These types of bacon are made from pigs raised without antibiotics or added growth hormones.

While bacon can be a delicious breakfast item, it is important to note that it is high in sodium and fat. In addition, it is often processed using nitrates and nitrites, which can turn into nitrosamines in your body.

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast was a popular food trend in the 2010s and is still a common breakfast item in many cafes. It is a delicious and nutritious meal that provides your body with healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

To make a delicious and simple avocado toast, toast a piece of bread and mash an avocado with salt and pepper on top. You can also add a variety of toppings to create different flavors, such as sliced radishes and crumbled feta for a Caprese-style avocado toast or chili oil and flaky sea salt for a spicy take on the classic.

Chicken and Waffles

It’s hard not to love the delightful mix of sweet and savory that comes with chicken and waffles. Whether you prefer a fluffy buttermilk or Belgian waffle, a crispy fried chicken, or all of the above, this breakfast dish is a favorite at cafes everywhere.

While it’s often credited with being a soul food dish, the true origin of chicken and waffles is a little more complicated. Some believe it was first created by resort hotels that would serve fried chicken and waffles to entertainers arriving late for dinner or early for breakfast. The versatile meal can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is perfect for those who enjoy a hearty meal with a delicious twist.

Cereal

Cereal is a classic breakfast option that’s easy to make at home. But it can also be a delicious treat at a cafe! When selecting cereal, choose whole grains over sugar and artificial ingredients. Also, avoid salt and added fat.

Cereal was the ultimate Peter Pan food when Gen Xers and older millennials were kids. It represented an anti-adult counterculture. It still has that power today, with ironic cereal cafes popping up in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. 

Home Fries

Home fries are crispy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside, and seasoned simply with common pantry ingredients. They are usually paired with sliced onions that caramelize as they cook, creating sweet and savory notes.

The best home-fried potatoes are starchy varieties like Yukon gold or russets, which hold their shape well during cooking but still create that super creamy texture. Avoid waxy potato types such as red, fingerlings, and new potatoes, which tend to break down more during cooking.

The ideal way to make crispy diner-style home fries is to heat a heavy 12″ skillet over medium-high and allow the potatoes to cook undisturbed until they brown on one side. Then, stir and repeat.

Sandwiches

On the go, sandwiches can be one of the best options for a quick and filling meal. They can be made with various ingredients, such as meats and cheeses. You can also choose from various toppings like avocado slices and alfalfa sprouts.

A sandwich is a type of food that consists of two slices of bread or a roll with meat, cheese, and other food in between them. It’s named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who is credited with inventing it.

The modern sandwich was popularized in the 19th century. However, using flatbreads to enclose food predates this time by many centuries.

Soup

Soup is one of the oldest prepared foods on earth. It was a staple for sedentary and traveling cultures alike. Variously, it became haute cuisine (consomme and vichyssoise), healthful restaurants (18th-century French restaurants & Jewish grandmother chicken soup), or economical family fare (commercial vegetable beef and tomato).

At its most basic, there are four components to making a pot of soup: a liquid, a thickener, and a main ingredient. Soups can be hot or cold and range in consistency from thin broths to rich, creamy bisques and chowders. From classic New England clam chowder to Spanish gazpacho and Italian minestrone, there are hundreds of different soup varieties worldwide.

Desserts

Many customers who go to cafes are looking for healthy options, so it is important to include light salads. These can be a delicious breakfast option with toast or a bagel. In addition, several cafes provide an array of delectable desserts, including coffee cakes and muffins, that go well with a cup of coffee. These sugary treats are quite in-demand at cafes and can enhance profits during the morning rush.

On snooze-button days, breakfast might be nothing more than a glance at a banana and several long gulps of coffee. On slightly more leisurely mornings, the meal might come with a seat and a griddle-flipped something.

 


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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