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Attempting a (supposed) better way to begin the day

July 18, 2011 | Chad Conine | Around Town
Attempting a (supposed) better way to begin the day

I believe the person who offered the axiom "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" must have been a morning person. Or at least much more of a morning person than me.

I don't doubt the value of breakfast, nor the potential for deliciousness. It's just that I'm not the type to bounce out of bed at 6 a.m. and ponder whether I should have a bowl of cereal or full breakfast. Most of the time, in fact, by the time I've finished sleeping, watched a half hour of sports highlights, perused my usual assortment of Internet news, driven to Starbucks, sipped through a grande Americano, read a little more and then considered my agenda for the day, it's much closer to lunch time. The breakfast ship has sailed, if you know what I mean.

You see, I don't have a problem with breakfast, except for the logistics.

But I do enjoy breakfast when I can manage it. I'm going to make a concerted effort to manage it more often this week. It's not breakfast week, mind you. But if you would like to tell your friends it's breakfast week on WacoFork, then that would be all right.

Today, I rolled into Cafe Cappuccino a little before 10 a.m. and ordered one of their combo plates. This included, as pictured, two eggs, which I had scrambled, two sausage links, hash browns and a pancake. A huge pancake. Seriously, the pancake by itself would have made a filling breakfast. With coffee and tip, this hefty breakfast cost me just a little more than $10, which is a pretty good deal.

It remind me of breakfasting in St Andrews, Scotland last year when one of my usual places offered an egg, a slice of bacon, mushrooms, beans, a tomato, hash browns, toast and coffee for 3-pounds-50. At the time, with the conversion rate at about 1.5 dollars per pound, that equaled, after tip, to a $6 breakfast. A little less money for a little less food.

In either case, it wasn't necessary to eat again until dinner, so that increases the value.

Since I'm going to try to broaden my breakfast horizon, I would like to hear a couple of opinions from you, good WacoFork citizens. Who has the best big breakfast deal in town? What is the best breakfast item? Who has the best coffee? Who serves the best brunch? And any other breakfast-related opinion you might want to share is welcome.