Best Breakfasts in Raleigh

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start your day off right at the best spots in
Raleigh. These eateries offer fare so delicious that you might just turn into a morning person.

Smoothest Coffee: 

Sola Coffee cafe

Family-owned and operated, Sola is a quaint and rustic eatery offering Counter Culture coffee from around the world and delicious, health-oriented foods and beverages. The cafe’s cozy atmosphere makes it the perfect place to relax and enjoy your favorite cup of joe with a home-baked scone or a slice of avocado toast. 7705 Lead Mine Road,
solacoffee.com

Most Unbelievable Biscuits:

Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant

I think it’s fair to say if you serve 8,000-10,000 biscuits a week  you’re doing it right. They say there’s nothing unique about Big Ed’s famous homemade buttermilk biscuits, it’s all about the biscuit maker’s technique. Big Ed’s serves breakfast, brunch, comfort food and soul food, but most people go for the biscuit every time.
220 Wolfe St. bigedscitymarket.com

Quick Fix:

Person Street Pharmacy

Founded in 1910, this historic pharmacy houses the perfect cafe to swing by on those busy mornings when you need a quick bite. Muffins, parfaits and protein shakes will fill you up without slowing you down. If you have time, try the “Pedro” biscuit with house-made chorizo, avocado, egg, ranchero sauce and habanero cheddar. 702 North Person Street,
personstreetrx.com

Tastiest Pancakes: Barry’s Cafe

When you need a taste of traditional, home-style cooking, Barry’s serves everything a southerner could want for breakfast from grits to country-style ham. The cafe’s juicy blueberry, buttery pecan and sweet chocolate chip pancakes can’t be beat. 2851 Jones Franklin Rd, barryscafe.com

Bottomless Mimosas:

Coquette Brasserie

Head to this French brasserie for crepes, quiche and, most importantly, bottomless mimosas. Located in the heart of North Hills with open air patio and black and white tables, enjoy your drinks with a Parisian flair. 4351 The Circle at North Hills, coquetteraleigh.com

Best Bloody Mary:

NOFO @ the pig

Previously a Piggly Wiggly, NOFO is a favorite due to its quirky and unique charm, not to mention its amazing weekend brunch. An eclectic menu hosts a dish for everyone with cocktails to match; the Bloody Mary is a must-try! 2014 Fairview Rd., nofo.com

Best Un-brunch: Jose and Sons

Spice up your Sunday brunch with Mexican cuisine with a southern twist. Jose and Sons’ breakfast tacos, enfrijoladas and spicy omelets provide a delicious and unexpected take on the meal that will satisfy brunch-lovers as well as those who aren’t “breakfast people.” 327 W. Davie Street,
joseandsons.com

Most Unexpected Breakfast

Buffet: Whole Foods market

Have a sweet start to your morning with Whole Foods’ heavenly creme brûlée french toast. Rich, gooey and smothered in maple syrup, this take on the breakfast staple tastes more like a treat than breakfast. Opt for scrambled eggs, oatmeal or potato latke if you aren’t in a sugary mood. 8710 Six Forks Road or 3540 Wade Avenue, wholefoods.com

— Amy Robertson

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