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Creative Breakfast at Mortar & Pestle (Chicago, IL)

[Translate] If you’re searching for a really creative breakfast in Chicago, I highly suggest going to Mortar & Pestle in the Lakeview neighborhood. This daytime restaurant is spacious with a cozy, rustic look. There’s a long wooden communal table in the center of the room surrounded with two tops and four tops. The menu is eclectic since it varies ranging from fried cheese curds, classic English breakfast, chicken paprikash to foie gras and eggs. As someone who’s jaded seeing and having the typical eggs benedict, waffles and pancakes for breakfast, I’m pretty stoked to see an interesting menu that crosses..

Breakfast at Plum + Spilt Milk (London, UK)

[Translate] I had breakfast with the popular travel blogger, Julie of A Lady in London, at Plum + Spilt Milk. This restaurant is located in the upscale boutique Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross, overseen by Chef Mark Sargeant. This hotel restaurant is swanky with its dark navy blue walls, dark wood, and curving cream colored leather booth seats mixed with striking pendant light fixtures. The restaurant’s name comes from a nickname given to the original LNWR dining car, painted in the railway’s traditional livery colors. I arrived a bit earlier than Julie, I took some time to catch up..

Breakfast at Asana in Mandarin Oriental Boston

[Translate] Asana’s dining room During our final morning at the serene, luxurious Mandarin Oriental Boston, we had breakfast at their restaurant Asana. Our beverages: Cappuccino, Carafe of Stumptown Coffee; Fresh grapefruit juice; Fresh cranberry-grapefruit juice We started with a flight of fresh squeezed juices (grapefruit and cranberry-grapefruit) and caffeine (cappuccino, organic French pressed coffee, and carafe of Stumptown drip coffee) to wake us up. The juices were delicious and I liked the vibrant colors and flavors of the fruits. The coffee definitely get our minds running in the best way. (more…)

Pasteleria Escribà (La Rambla location, Barcelona, Spain)

[Translate] Interior of the cafe; Savory mini bocadillos; various pastries on display One of the mornings while we’re in Barcelona, one of my friends who were traveling with me was up at an early morning and wanted a very simple breakfast (unlike the hearty one we had at El Quim). And well, our mutual friend was still in deep sleep and refuses to get up. We did recall while walking to the Boqueria was this small bakery on the Rambla called Pasteleria Escribà. This bakery brand (it has two locations) was established in 1906 and is still owned by the..

Federal Donuts (Philadelphia, PA)

[Translate] Federal Donuts is arguably one of the hot spots for donuts and fried chicken in Philly. It’s owned by Chef Michael Solomonov, the same person who runs Zahav (which I unfortunately didn’t have the time to eat there). Prepping for their fried chicken We visited this famed donut at their Center City location as it’s the closest to our hotel and had an planned for an early morning breakfast of the said donuts. (more…)

Philly and Metropolitan Bakery & Café (Rittenhouse Square location)

[Translate] LOVE Park (officially known as JFK Park) During the July 4th weekend, a few friends and I drove down to the City of Brotherly Love or simply, Philadelphia, just to get away from New York City for a bit. So much has changed since I’ve last visited this fair city nearly a decade ago. It still has it’s old fashioned charm but it feels modern and has more energy than what I remembered. The food scene completely changed for the better, as most restaurants around there tend to be small and chef-driven so you’ll see something familiar yet it’s..

Philly and Metropolitan Bakery & Café (Rittenhouse Square location)

[Translate] LOVE Park (officially known as JFK Park) During the July 4th weekend, a few friends and I drove down to the City of Brotherly Love or simply, Philadelphia, just to get away from New York City for a bit. So much has changed since I’ve last visited this fair city nearly a decade ago. It still has it’s old fashioned charm but it feels modern and has more energy than what I remembered. The food scene completely changed for the better, as most restaurants around there tend to be small and chef-driven so you’ll see something familiar yet it’s..

Fantastic Late Breakfast at Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

[Translate] Exterior of Tartine; Waiting on line inside and fresh pile of Morning buns Tartine Bakery is one of the most well known bakeries in San Francisco. This bakery focuses on using local, organic (if possible) ingredients, and made with love and care for great pastries. The co-owners of Tartine, Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson won the James Beard Award back in 2008 for Best National Pastry Chef. They also printed two excellent books (my personal favorite is Tartine Bread). Pastries seen… When I visited this bakery during my visit to San Francisco on a Tuesday morning, the place was..

Breakfast at Tri Tip Grill – Filling and Delicious

[Translate] I’ve read good things about Tri Tip Grill and know that it is a popular Midtown lunch destination in the Rockefeller Center area. But recently I heard that Tri Tip started a breakfast menu. Curious that I was, I went there and had a full blown breakfast with a friend. Interior & Breakfast menu This casual eatery looked promising after peering at their window, they have a small display of their food. Since my friend and I were starving, we were crazy enough to order the whole shebang (their entire breakfast menu). Their breakfast menu is competitively priced considering..