- Barbette. It's always good, and I almost always get the Eggs Florentine. It comes with some fresh field greens, so you don't even have to feel bloated after breakfast. The atmosphere is comfortable, and we've been there often enough that we get slight nods of recognition from the wait staff.
- Town Talk. How can you argue with a restaurant that's only two miles from home, and has steak and eggs so good they make you want to cry? How can you fight the charms of the owners who want you to have a good time and the bartenders who will mix you a special drink? Maybe you can, but I can't.
- Maria's Cafe. She's the only one who makes that corn pancake, and the corn pancake is the only breakfast in town I literally crave if I haven't had one in a while. I can't write any more details, because it's been weeks, and I hate trying to wipe drool off of my keyboard.
- Day By Day Cafe. For traditional breakfast, it can't really be beat. Hash browns are unreliable, but you can't have everything, can you?
- A Baker's Wife. It's an upset, because it's just a bakery with no eggs, but there are certainly days when I just have pastry and coffee for breakfast, and on such days, I'm lucky if they come from A Baker's Wife.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Big Al's Top Five Breakfasts
Occasionally, someone asks me where to eat breakfast in town. Not everyone knows that this blog exists, so they don't all know to just look here for my recommendations. Besides, there are so many reviews here, how can you tell at a glance what the best five restaurants are? OK, here they are: my personal top five places to eat breakfast in the Twin Cities.