Quick Breakfast Bites

Many nutritionists say the most important meal of the day is one that nearly a quarter of Americans skip: breakfast. It improves your energy levels, concentration, and can help with weight management. So, this New Year make a commitment to a healthy habit! Here are some local options we love. 

Breakfast Benedict

Breakfast Bites

Among pastry chef Antonio Bachour’s list of accomplishments is a perfect six-minute egg, served in Bachour’s Eggs Benedict ($18) with Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce, house salad and breakfast potatoes included. About the only Eggs Benedict that beats this one is their Salmon Benedict ($20), where the bacon is replaced with smoked fish. Both are exquisite, with seating inside near the pastry cases or outside in the courtyard. 

2020 Salzedo St. 

A Millenial Hallmark

Breakfast Bites

Is there anything more “in” than avocado toast for breakfast? Full of healthy fat and fiber, avocados protect the heart and are nutrient-dense. Paired with Fontana’s multigrain toast and two organic eggs any style (we prefer poached), and garnished with truffle brie fonduta, fruits, and veggies, this dish ($21) is a master class in healthy eating. And you can enjoy it in the Biltmore’s delightful outdoor patio setting. 

1200 Anastasia Ave. 

Ultimate Egg Sandwich

Breakfast Bites

You could craft a breakfast at Madruga Bakery from a coffee and any of their delicious baked goods, from guava and cheese danishes to croissants stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. But their organic egg sandwich with Niman Ranch bacon, sauteed kale, cheddar cheese, and fresh herb aioli on an onion poppy roll ($11) will start your day with a smile. 

Madruga Bakery
1430 S Dixie Hwy. 

Spice it Up

The king of all-day breakfast, Threefold Café is the go-to place for breakfast whenever. The chili eggs ($16) are among the more intriguing items, a mildly spicy reinvention of an omelet served on toast. The eggs are folded over with pimiento cheese and a sprinkling of pico de gallo; the heat comes from red chili jam and harissa, a hot North African chili pepper paste. Packed full of flavor. 

Threefold Café
141 Giralda Ave. 

Pancake Palooza

Every so often, nothing will do for breakfast except a stack of pancakes. Thankfully there’s Bistro Café, a block north of the Shops at Merrick Park. Here you can order the Blueberry Cream Pancakes ($23), a half-dozen medallions at their fluffy best, lathered with fresh blueberries, blueberry sauce, and whipped cream. If you’re feeling calorie guilt, split this with someone and order scrambled eggs on the side. 

Bistro Café
4155 Laguna St. 

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