As college students, most of us don’t have the time for a quality breakfast every morning. A cold pop tart or a quick bowl of cereal is good enough most days. But for those weekend mornings with nowhere to be, the day’s most important meal should be taken very seriously. Here are some of Indy’s finest restaurants for a great and filling breakfast.
Good Morning Mama’s:
Good Morning Mama’s offers an excellent breakfast menu, highlighted by its three egg scramble/omelet specials. The Western omelet, with country ham, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and aged Cheddar is the perfect dish for those who love a classic breakfast. The Hawaiian Loco Moco is an unusual, but tasty specialty on the menu, consisting of a beef patty, a fried egg and brown gravy piled onto a bowl of rice. Combine these reasonably priced dishes—$7 to $11— with the seasoned fried potatoes or cheesy grits and you have one fine breakfast menu that everyone will enjoy.
Combine the elegance of French cuisine with delicious American breakfast dishes, and you get Café Patachou. If you’re in the mood for an omelet, a fried egg sandwich or just simple french toast, Café Patachou has it all. The Original Omelet is an excellent choice, with possible toppings including imported brie and feta cheese, bacon, salsa and premium Indiana ham. Also recommended is the House Blend coffee, rich and velvety smooth, because, let’s face it, the French take coffee very seriously and it’s excellent. Although some dishes cost up to $15, the portions are both filling and delicious.
While Biscuits Café offers many breakfast staples including waffles, pancakes and omelets, it is also one of the only restaurants in town to specialize in Mexican breakfast dishes. Biscuits is perfect for trying a mix of breakfast items outside of American staples. The specialties include huevos rancheros, a chorizo scramble and a breakfast chimichanga. The breakfast chimichanga is by far the highlight of the menu, with two scrambled eggs rolled into a fried tortilla, topped with salsa and Mexican white cheese. Take a trip south of the border for breakfast sometime soon. You won’t regret it.
Three Sister’s Café:
Three Sister’s Café is a great place for vegetarian’s seeking a quality breakfast. A friendly staff awaits you, where you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast in a relaxing atmosphere. The housemade maple vanilla granola and the vanilla cream french toast are superb options on a menu that is filled with quality meals. Patrons can substitute tofu for meat, and the list of items that can be added to your omelet or eggs includes goat cheese, squash, cilantro and imported gorgonzola cheese. Three Sister’s is a perfect way to widen your horizons, offering a unique take on all the originals.