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Restaurant Tue Mar 25 2008

Details Magazine: America's Best Breakfast Restaurants

00004f.jpg, the "Online home of Details and GQ," has posted an article on the 15 best breakfast restaurants in America. Unsurprisingly, Lou Mitchell's makes the list. I have a special place in my heart for Lou Mitchell's because it was the first place I encountered the incredible combination of apples and cheddar cheese as a kid (in one of their omelets). However, I think any resident could name half a dozen better choices for breakfast in the city. These lists always make me wonder if some author just did a Google search to write the article...

There is a slide show of 5 of the selected restaurants (including Lou Mitchell's). The picture above was the most intriguing to me. It is from Taco Taco Cafe in San Antonio. I love the dishes.

The full list after the jump.

Details magazine picks the 15 best breakfast restaurants in America:

1) Becky's - Portland, ME
2) Florida Ave. Grill - Washington, D.C.
3) Barney Greengrass - New York, NY
4) Hominy Grill - Charleston, SC
5) Al's Breakfast - Minneapolis, MN
6) Mei Lai Wah Coffee House - New York, NY
7) Lou Mitchell's - Chicago, IL
8) Square One Dining - Los Angeles, CA
9) Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen - Chapel Hill, NC
10) Taco Taco Cafe - San Antonio, TX
11) Cafe Des Amis - Breaux Bridge, LA
12) Canteen - San Francisco, CA
13) Simpatica Dining Hall - Portland, OR
14) Kelley's Country Cookin' - Houston, TX
15) Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe - Boston, MA

Has anyone been to these restaurants? What did you think?


Krissy / March 28, 2008 3:45 PM

Absolutely none of them can compare to The Classic Diner in Malvern Pa. PotteryBarn meets Cape Cod. Huge portions, Great Presentation. Check it out!!!

Kris / March 28, 2008 3:48 PM

None can compare to The Classic Diner in Malvern Pa

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