Lincoln’s Breakfast Spots
by Sriyani Tidball
I love breakfast. French toast, eggs benedict, pancakes, omelets, poached eggs, bacon, rolls and muffins, I just love it all. Somehow in most cities they have multitude of restaurants that serve lunch and dinner, but when it comes to breakfast, Lincoln has many options.
Bread and Cup at 440 N. 9th Street, serves an awesome brunch on Saturdays and Sunday mornings, and breakfasts everyday except Mondays. The menu is huge and delicious. Somehow my favorite is their wonderful cinnamon rolls along with a mimosa, or some French toast made with their own home made bread. Bread and Cup serves their great breakfast Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. Saturday from 8 a.m. and Sunday from 10 to 2 p.m., they serve their amazing brunch.
Green Gateau at 330 S. 10th St. offers a wonderful brunch on Saturday and Sundays. Their brunch menu is full of options and it is all good. Their strawberry stuffed crepes are one of my favorites, and if you like eggs benedict, they have a variety of options like spinach and salmon.
Penelope’s Lil Café at 4724 Pioneers Blvd. has famous breakfasts. In addition to a traditional omelet or biscuits and gravy, Penoplope’s offers hatch green chili. This green pork chili skillet is back by popular demand—get it while it lasts! Add a $5 Mimosa or Bloody Mary for a perfect start to your day.
Many of the hotels downtown offer great breakfasts, and the coffee houses, especially The Mill (8th and P Streets and in College View), the Coffee House (at 14th and P Streets), always offer great rolls, muffins, and the best coffee in town. Cultiva (33rd and Holdrege and at 11th and G Streets) brew fair trade coffee to go with amazing crepes stuffed with sweet and savory items. They serve breakfast all day long.
The Engine House, on 6028 Havelock Avenue in the north part of the city, carries the ambiance of a fire station. They offer a full breakfast with eggs, bacon, burritos and more. During the weekends you will have a wait as it is a very popular spot. If you are looking for a great omelet try Cook’s Café at 1300 N. 66th Street in the north part of town where they also serve great coffee in a bottomless cup. And don’t forget Virginia’s Café at 3820 Cornhusker Highway.