I’m obsessed with breakfast. During my travels it was the one constant in my life and something I still look forward to every day.
I love eggs benedict and pretty much anything else that’s made with eggs.
Of all the places I’ve travelled to over the years, here are the breakfast places I remember the most (photos are my own Instagrams unless noted otherwise):
Las Vegas, NV, USA
By far my favorite breakfast anywhere in the world (even though they’ve changed it a bit over the past few years) : the lobster benedict at the Terrace Point Cafe at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas. Accompanied by a giant bottle of San Pelligrino and an espresso with a rock candy stirrer – there’s no topping it.
Austin, TX, USA
The huevos rancheros at the Driskill Hotel in Austin feature flaky fried goodness that was impossible to resist over and over again during our stays for SxSW ’11 and ’12. In a city where there’s tons of delicious food, this place ranks tops for breakfast (though if Torchy’s was considered breakfast, it would be close)
I don't like breakfast buffets (or any buffets for that matter) but this is one of the best breakfasts I ever had so I have to include it. On a tip from Sean Ogle, this breakfast buffet features amazing dumplings, honey straight from a drip honeycomb, fresh juices, and an incredible variety of tasty dishes and dessert.
photo via howtospendit
5. Blu Jam Cafe
Melrose, Los Angeles, CA
This spot is on Melrose Ave in LA and often has a waitlist. There's a lot of options on the menu and you can't go wrong with any of them. I, of course, always go with an egg dish - benedict! - but they have some kickass pancakes too.
6. Icebox Cafe
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Pictured here is a crab cake benedict, but I'd recommend "The Mess" which is a scramble with bacon and potatoes (which I don't have a picture of). If you're looking for a healthy alternative the greek yogurt with honey is also amazing here.
L'Avenue is super hip and has a cool grungy hipster record-shop vibe, with manequins and a hipster crowd to boot. The dishes are hearty, come with fruit, and are damn tasty - the best breakfast in Montreal.
photo via Yelp
8. La Cueva del Chango
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This place has amazing breakfast, lunch, and dinner (if you can avoid the mosquitoes). The decor and atmosphere is uniquely kitchy and ostensibly "Mayan". The spicy sauces - served in little clay pots - are a bonus to these already dripping-with-saucy-goodness dishes.
photo via TripAdvisor
9. El Taj Restaurant
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
I ate at El Taj's cafe almost every morning for weeks on end. While some people might not even consider this the best Playa has to offer - the view and atmosphere almost certainly catapult this place into this list. Mexican + breakfast + Playa del Carmen + view = win!