Breakfast is the start of the most important meal of the day. Thats right; the start. Only quitters take breaks between meals. Roll breakfast right into brunch, and then power into a midmorning snack, maybe grab some coffee, circle back to breakfast and then keep eating through to lunch. Thats how to do breakfast right by making it last. Try these spots to begin your all-day feast.
By Greg Elwell | Photos by Garett Fisbeck
Full Circle Bookstore Garden Cafe
1900 Northwest Expressway
Despite being rich in fiber, the books at Full Circle Bookstore are not for eating. But you can feed your hunger for knowledge and your hunger for breakfast in the Garden Cafe, where a coffee bar, quiches, omelets and breakfast sandwiches await. Peruse the latest best-sellers and then munch on the French Farmer omelet filled with spinach, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, your choice of meat and a hearty sprinkle of dill on top.
Grill on the Hill
324 SW 25th St.
Do you like green eggs and ham? Do you like them, Sam-I-Am?
Why are you talking to me like that, Ed? You know I dont cotton to the so-called doctor Seuss.
We can go right up the hill! We can eat at the Grill on the Hill.
[audible sigh] OK, Ed. Were going for the meatloaf breakfast sandwich. But if you bring that fox in socks again, they wont let us stay.
Creperie & European Cafe
2839 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City
Breakfast for dessert is the new breakfast for dinner. Make the jump yourself by stopping in at Midwest Citys much-loved Creperie & European Cafe for a tender crêpe filled with strawberries and Nutella. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? More importantly, is it delicious? Yes. Yes, yes, yes, it is all of those things and more. Take a friend (or several) because there is a bounty of sweet and savory crêpes you need to enjoy.
1700 Lexington Ave., Norman
All-you-can-eat breakfast? Is this a fever dream? I think I see my dead relatives beckoning me into the light. Oh. Nope. This is an airport. Fly, bike, walk or drive into Max Westheimer Airport at the University of Oklahoma and you, too, can eat a great old-fashioned breakfast at Ozzies Diner. For less than $7 a head, theyll cook you up all the bacon, hash browns, pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage and home fries you can handle, flyboy.
Wild Hero Coffee Co.
331 N. Mustang Road, Mustang
Its a staple of every comic book. Superman gets hit with red kryptonite. Batman takes a drug called venom. Spider-Man has one too many vanilla lattes before his math test. Wild Hero Syndrome (or WHS) can strike anyone who is a fictional costumed vigilante. You, too, can experience this unbridled joie de vivre at Wild Hero Coffee Co. in Mustang. Saddle up on an espresso drink and ride that quiche all the way to Arkham Asylum.
5900 NW 38th St.
Heres a secret the Breakfast Police dont want you to know: You can eat at Neighbors Cafe even if youre not a good neighbor. Grab a seat and dont worry if your homeowners association dues arent caught up. The servers will still smile, pour you a hot cup of coffee and bring you exquisitely cooked eggs and hash browns. One warning: Neighbors is so friendly, you might introduce yourself to that guy across the street just so you can visit the cafe again tomorrow.
737 W. Danforth Road, Edmond
There are two Eggingtons. One is conveniently located in Edmond, and the other is slightly less-conveniently located in Casper, Wyoming. Whichever one you happen to visit, do yourself a favor and check out the extensive selection of Benedicts or fill up on a truly extraordinary smothered breakfast burrito or the Cordon Bleu skillet. Theres even a waffle stuffed with pork belly. Its as good a reason as any to visit Edmond/Casper.