The practice of breakfast eating could be one of the most debated and over analyzed topics of all time. But just how important is the most important meal of the day? For years we’ve known that eating a nutritious breakfast every morning is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While several nutritionists have made a case for nixing breakfast altogether, a study out of Harvard links skipping breakfast to things like heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure. So if you’re trying to sustain a long and healthy life, or just need an excuse to eat more pancakes, by all means get your breakfast on. And if restaurant week has got you hungry, whether you’re an egg lover or loather, bacon fiend or foe, check out these amazing breakfast spots in Hudson County.
Brownstone Pancake Factory – Edgewater, NJ
For many of us, when we think about breakfast we instantly think about pancakes. And what better place to get your fill then at the Brownstone Pancake Factory? And if you’re anything like me, torn between sweet and savory, try one of their pancake wraps which are eggs and fixin’s wrapped inside a pancake. Oh, and did we mention they’re the only ones to make the list that serve breakfast ALL day long? Now there’s no excuse not to go.
Court Street – Hoboken, NJ
One of Hoboken’s best kept secrets, Court Street, is most commonly known for their weeknight dinner menu. But what some people might not know, is that on Sundays, they brunch. From steak and eggs to huevos rancheros, every entree is served with a side of fresh fruit and Irish soda bread. And if you’re starting your day by eating fruits like cantaloupe or any other melon with a high water content, they’ll have you and your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed all day long. And who can complain about that?
La Isla – Hoboken, NJ
Serving up some of the best, and most authentic Cuban cuisine is La Isla. Their famous “Omar’s stuffed french toast” is stuffed with strawberry/guava cream cheese, dipped in a cinnamon batter, and crusted in a mix of almonds and cornflakes. Aside from the outrageous and delicious richness of this dish, strawberries are very high in antioxidants and are great for heart health. They’re also high in Vitamin C! So if you’re looking for something more exciting for breakfast, you definitely want to pay La Isla a visit to celebrate National Breakfast Week.
Sam A.M. – Jersey City, NJ
Specializing in breakfast that is traditional, locally sourced, and made with simple ingredients, Sam A.M. provides their eaters with a down home experience. Their daily menus change seasonally and celebrate the farm to table lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory for National Breakfast Week, this cafe has it all. From chicken and waffles to apple pie french toast, let your foodie flag fly and start your day off right.
The Hamilton Inn – Jersey City, NJ
If you want to eat good and feel good about what you’re eating, then head over to The Hamilton Inn in Jersey City for National Breakfast Week. They offer a weekend brunch menu where you can find items such as avocado toast and eggs benedict. And if you’re thinking avocados and breakfast don’t quite go together, prepare to have you eyes opened and taste buds changed forever.
D’s Soul Full Cafe – Hoboken, NJ
If you’re looking for the perfect, infamous breakfast sandwich, then you’ve come to the right place. From sandwiches and burritos, from traditional to funky, D’s Soul Full Cafe will have your soul, and your belly, thanking you. And with a breakfast burrito named, “The Famous Hangover Cure”, how can you go wrong? Plus, if you’re looking to load up on some lean protein, the eggs in these dishes will provide you with just that, leaving you fuller, longer.
9BarCafe – Jersey City
Known best for their pastries and coffee, 9BarCafe offers up an eclectic variety of sweet treats and coffee to get your breakfast buzz. I guarantee you’ll want to come, and stay for their banana bread Monday’s. And since bananas are a natural source of potassium and resistant starch, they’ll have you feeling strong and full all day long. It’s like you’re eating dessert for breakfast, and it’s actually good for you. So go and get your pastry fix!