Best. Breakfast. Ever.: Find the Restaurants Featured on the Show
Good Day Cafe
"What grabs your attention when you walk into that dining room are these giant, oversized apple souffle-style caramelized pancakes that you see landing on almost every table," Andrew Zimmern reveals of the scene at Good Day Cafe in Minneapolis. The next-level pancake he's describing is the Apple Souffle Pancake topped with a decadent cinnamon-sugar glaze.
Find the Restaurant: Good Day Cafe
Flour Bakery + Cafe
Anne Burrell might not be keen on traditional sticky buns, but the Pecan Sticky Bun from Boston's Flour Bakery and Cafe is no ordinary pastry. "Each bun is gooed up to its own delicious perfection," she explains of the moist, wonderfully sticky-sweet treats at Flour.
Find the Restaurant: Flour Bakery + Cafe
Black Seed Bagels
The part New York-, part Montreal-style bagels served at Black Seed Bagels in New York City are just one part of the experience; the homemade cured salmon is worthy of a trip as well, as Alex Guarnaschelli describes the Beet Cured Salmon Horseradish Cream Cheese, Radish & Herbs Sandwich as "new New York with an old-school touch."
Find the Restaurant: Black Seed Bagels
"This is, like, literally the perfect pancake," Jeff Mauro says of the Dutch Baby served at Chicago's Dusek's. This airy beauty "cradles a seasonal piece of fruit," according to Jeff, and boasts impressively tall raised sides.
Find the Restaurant: Dusek's Board and Beer
It's surely all about eggs at Eggslut in Los Angeles, and for Aarón Sánchez, that means one thing: the Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich. This meaty between-the-bun creation features a schmear of mustard-laced mayonnaise and a round patty of seasoned turkey sausage, plus a golden runny egg and piece of melty cheddar. "That is a thing of beauty," Aarón reveals.
Find the Restaurant: Eggslut
Elizabeth Street Cafe
Austin's Elizabeth Street Cafe takes bacon to new heights in its Breakfast Banh Mi, loaded with sweet and spicy pork belly. Marc Murphy deems this two-egg sandwich layered with cool avocado and a duo of herbs "so packed with flavor."
Find the Restaurant: Elizabeth Street Cafe
Blue Star Donuts
"When I say butter, I mean a lot of butter," Fabio Viviani says of the secret ingredient in the Blueberry Crunch Donut at Blue Star Donuts in Portland, Ore. These brioche-based doughnuts are blanketed with a sweet yogurt glaze laced with blueberry puree before they're sprinkled with a four-part mix studded with dried blueberries and shredded coconut.
Find the Restaurant: Blue Star Donuts
Believe it or not, Philadelphia's Supper restaurant is known for its breakfast scene, including Katie Lee's favorite dish, the Red Velvet Waffles. Served atop smooth orange-scented cream cheese and bourbon-spiked cherry compote, the fluffy waffles are made with cocoa powder and a splash of buttermilk for a subtle bite. "It's tender; it's delicious," Katie promises of this decadent dish.
Find the Restaurant: Supper
"Tia Sophia's really takes the time to cook every component separately," Antonia Lofaso says of the Breakfast Burrito at this Santa Fe, N.M., hot spot. This cheese-topped wrapped tortilla is stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and plenty of golden-brown hash browns. If you're craving spice, Antonia says "to get it Christmas style," which delivers both green and red chiles.
Find the Restaurant: Tia Sophia's
Brenda's French Soul Food
Custard-soaked brioche is the star of the Bananas Foster French Toast at San Francisco's Brenda's French Soul Food. "It's a very happy place," Marcel Vigneron jokes of the dish, which is topped with an indulgent buttery rum sauce studded with bananas.
Find the Restaurant: Brenda's French Soul Food
One Eared Stag
"It is ridiculous," Steak Shapiro says simply of the Chef's Breakfast at One Eared Stag in Atlanta. This five-part platter features both sweet and savory elements: glazed doughnuts, an eight-stack of pancakes topped with bacon, plus a biscuit adorned with spiced pate and a quail egg, and a next-level take on corned beef and hash made with beef tongue and super-rich mashed potatoes, and finally Georgia shrimp and grits.
Find the Restaurant: One Eared Stag
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