Our favorite: best breakfasts from around the world

Who eats breakfast anymore? Well, I do. Every morning. But for most people, breakfast is a thing of the past.

Except on vacation.

Kristi and I go out of our way to enjoy a full, sit-down breakfast at least once whenever we hit the road. Here’s the best we’ve found.

Castleknock Hotel – Dublin, Ireland

After a particularly trying 48-hour travel period overseas, Castleknock was an oasis for this pair of weary travelers. The continental breakfast and its American leanings was especially welcome to Kristi who had a hard time finding much to her culinary liking on the Emerald Isle.

The Ordinary Pub – Savannah, GA

Loaded Fritter Tots, Pork Belly Donut Sliders, Bananas Foster French Toast, Mac & Cheese Morning if you want to go in one direction, the Avocado Smash if you want to go in another.

Metro Diner – Jacksonville, FL (Multiple)

Leave your fitness goals at the door and enjoy huge portions of delicious pancakes, waffles and French toast with names like “The 12-Inch Challenge,” “Pound Cake French Toast,” “Cinnamon Raisin Pecan French Toast.” Famous also for benedicts, omelets and breakfast sandwiches.

Always crowded, but easily accessible with multiple locations; casual, inexpensive.

BBQ eggs benedict at 29 South.
BBQ eggs benedict at 29 South. (Photo credit TRAVELING WITHOUT KIDS)

29 South – Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island), FL

Barbecue eggs benedict. Call ahead to make sure they’re serving this special for Sunday brunch. (Only open for breakfast on weekends.)

Two Urban Licks – Atlanta

The best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever had. Hearty, buttery, sink-your-teeth-into-them biscuits exploding with flavor combined with meaty, chunky, spicy-sausage-y gravy. (Only open for breakfast on weekends.)

The Wildflower, Fairmont Hotel – Whistler, B.C.

The Alpine Breakfast Buffett is straight out of my dreams

Cannon + Belle – Austin, TX

Read all about it in our full blog on Austin, TX.

Yolk – Chicago (multiple)

The best French toast perhaps in the world. Red velvet French toast. Cinnamon roll French toast.

Kristi still talks about the strawberry-orange juice.

Huge, sugary, stuffing, throw-away-your-diet and talk about it for years breakfast meets dessert destination.

Breakfast at Over Easy Cafe.
Breakfast at Over Easy Cafe. (Photo credit TRAVELING WITHOUT KIDS)

Over Easy Café – Asheville, NC

Asheville was our first ever trip together so there’s no small measure of sentimentality with this choice. This is not charity, however. The biscuits are homemade and to die for and the gravy has an unique flavor that defies description. Omelets are A+, ingredients are fresh, local charm in heavy doses at this small diner where you will wait to be seated.

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