The Best Breakfast Spot in the 25 Most Populated Cities in the U.S. According to Yelp
From savory dishes like bacon and eggs to sweet treats like French toast, most people have a particular breakfast spot in their town that they like to frequent for their favorite breakfast dishes. Popular restaurant review website Yelp.com can often play a part in a restaurant’s popularity, as many people tend to look up reviews before heading to a new spot.
Kulick’s French Toast Recipes looked at data from Yelp to determine the highest-rated breakfast spots in the 25 most populated cities in the U.S. How many have you visited?
The Best Breakfast Places in the 25 Biggest U.S. Cities
With a population of more than 8,000,000, New York City is the most populous city in the United States. The best breakfast spot in NYC according to Yelp is Banter, which is located in Greenwich Village and also has a location in the West Village. They are known for their avocado toast, which is sourdough bread topped with avocado, feta cheese, za’atar, pepitas, lemon zest, and parsley.
The second-biggest city in the U.S. is Los Angeles, with nearly 4,000,000 residents. The most popular breakfast restaurant in LA is Fratelli Café, located on Melrose Avenue. The most-reviewed dish at the café is their croissant French toast, which is topped with fruit and powdered sugar.
Want to know one of the best breakfast restaurants in Chicago, which is the third most-populated city in America? According to Yelp, Wildberry Pancakes and Café is the best breakfast spot. This popular restaurant with several locations in Chicago is one of the best places to eat breakfast in the city. They are known for their classic eggs Benedict, which includes poached eggs, ham, hollandaise sauce, and spinach on an English muffin.
The U.S.’s fourth-biggest city is Houston, TX. The best breakfast spot in Houston according to Yelp is The Breakfast Klub. This restaurant specializes in soul food and is known for their fried chicken and waffles.
Phoenix is the fifth-largest city in the U.S., and the best breakfast place in this city is a classic diner-style restaurant called Original Breakfast House. The most-loved dish at the restaurant is their chicken-fried chicken, which is served with French toast and eggs.
What Is the Most Popular Breakfast Food in America?
Survey results show that eggs are the most popular breakfast dish in the United States: 65% of Americans ranked eggs as their favorite go-to breakfast food. Additionally, 58% of Americans said they also start their morning with a cup of coffee.
What’s your favorite meal to eat for breakfast?
The Top Breakfast Spot in the 25 Biggest Cities in America
|Rank||City||State||Restaurant||Popular Dish||Yelp Rating||Yelp Reviews||Description|
|1||New York||New York||Banter||Avocado Toast||4.50||558||A cozy café that opened in 2016 in the heart of Greenwich Village|
|2||Los Angeles||California||Fratelli Café||Croissant French Toast||4.50||1,925||This upscale café in Melrose offers breakfast all day.|
|3||Chicago||Illinois||Wildberry Pancakes and Café||Classic Eggs Benedict||4.50||8,345||Established in 2004, this restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create classic breakfast dishes.|
|4||Houston||Texas||The Breakfast Klub||Fried Chicken and Waffles||4.50||5,135||A diner-style restaurant that is known for its soul food|
|5||Phoenix||Arizona||Original Breakfast House||Chicken Fried Chicken||4.50||2,215||Opened in 2013, this spot offers fresh twists on classic diner food.|
|6||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||Sabrina’s Café||Huevos Rancheros||4.00||1,781||This cozy restaurant has several locations in Philly and is one of the top places for brunch in the city.|
|7||San Antonio||Texas||Comfort Café||Stuffed French Toast||5.00||691||A unique restaurant that serves meals on a “pay what you can” basis|
|8||San Diego||California||Park Social||Avocado Toast||4.00||145||A fun, relaxed restaurant with an all-day menu of breakfast favorites|
|9||Dallas||Texas||Ellen’s||Pancake Pot Pie||4.00||2,998||A Southern comfort food spot that was founded in 2012|
|10||San Jose||California||The Breakfast Club||Crab Cake Benedict||4.00||3,123||A contemporary eatery that serves classic American breakfast and lunch fare|
|11||Austin||Texas||Phoebe’s Diner||Brisket Benny||4.50||158||A ’50s-style diner that offers American classics and barbecue|
|12||Jacksonville||Florida||Florida Cracker Kitchen||10,000 Island Shrimp & Grits||4.00||105||A rustic restaurant that serves classic Southern dishes|
|13||Fort Worth||Texas||Yolk Sundance Square||Red Velvet French Toast||4.00||1,126||This popular restaurant has locations in several states.|
|14||Columbus||Ohio||Scotty’s Café||French Toast||5.00||484||A little café that serves breakfast and lunch comfort foods|
|15||Indianapolis||Indiana||Cafe Patachou||Cinnamon Toast||4.00||1,151||This award-winning restaurant was established in 1989 by six-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist Martha Hoover.|
|16||Charlotte||North Carolina||Easy Like Sunday||Fried Chicken Sandwich||4.50||390||A restaurant that offers American cuisine with a globally inspired flair|
|17||San Francisco||California||Sweet Maple||Millionaire’s Bacon||4.50||4,254||A laid-back café that is known for its Millionaire’s Bacon, thick-cut, free-range bacon that is baked with brown sugar, cayenne, and red and black pepper|
|18||Seattle||Washington||Biscuit Bitch||Hot Mess Bitch (biscuit and sausage gravy topped with shredded cheddar, grits, two eggs, a split grilled Louisiana hot link, and pickled jalapeños)||4.00||4,261||A restaurant that serves Southern-inspired comfort foods|
|19||Denver||Colorado||Denver Biscuit Co.||The Franklin (buttermilk-fried chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, and house-made sausage or vegetarian mushroom gravy)||4.50||4,140||This restaurant serves both savory and sweet biscuit breakfast items.|
|20||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma||Hatch Early Mood Food||Loaded Tumblers (hash browns with bacon, cheddar cheese, and a smoked cheddar Hollandaise)||4.50||1,108||A restaurant that serves comforting traditional breakfast foods and twists on the classics|
|21||Nashville||Tennessee||Biscuit Love||East Nasty (buttermilk biscuit, fried boneless chicken thigh, aged cheddar, and sausage gravy)||4.00||4,345||This restaurant focuses on Southern biscuit-based breakfasts.|
|22||El Paso||Texas||Mi Pueblito Café||Chilaquiles||4.00||62||Established in 2012, this restaurant offers authentic, homemade Mexican food.|
|23||Washington||District of Columbia||A Baked Joint||Smoked Salmon||4.50||2,148||A bakery and café that offers homemade bread, gourmet sandwiches, toasts, and more|
|24||Boston||Massachusetts||Mike & Patty’s||Fancy Breakfast Sandwich (two fried eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado, red onions, and house mayo on toasted multigrain bread)||4.50||1,930||This restaurant’s breakfast sandwiches have been named some of the best in the U.S. by Thrillist and Foursquare.|
|25||Las Vegas||Nevada||Mr. Mamas Breakfast and Lunch||Mama’s Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs||4.50||4,288||A Las Vegas staple that serves classic diner fare|
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