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May 2, 2010 05:06 PM

Interesting Breakfast in Dayton area - aside from Yellow Springs?

Well, I have found some places to grab some decent lunch and dinner here in the Miami Valley, but am still struggling to find a really great breakfast place.

Now I am not talking about the run of the mill breakfast served at every joint in town, 2 eggs, home fries, bacon or sausage link (greasy little pork link or patty) or your basic pancakes, standard fare omelets...

no, I want to color outside the Dayton breakfast lines and I don't want to have to drive all the way to YS for breakfast...

any place that serves a variety of sausages, like a chicken apple or andouille or something that is not pork or beef grease city???

Here is what I am talking abou,t and I KNOW I cannot find a menu like this here, but just check these 3 places below out... and if you know anything remotely coming close to something that is not basic midwest breakfast fare, please share...

about the best I have seen is Christophers, and I really hope that is not THE only choice, because it is rather ordinary to my mind... hope I don't sound hopelessly like a cranky baby... but I soooo miss a good fun breakfast, and am tired of having to cook it at home all the time cause I am not so good at the cooking folks, but am good at the eating...

check out brunch for Samovar menu...
and Boogaloos is just mmmmmmmm....

you know of anything even remotely in line with this???

maybe I need to learn to cook and open a kickin breakfast joint....

Thanks a million for any replies... and yes, Columbus is way too far to drive for breakfast as is Cincy...

Thanks Chow friends!

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  1. Where in Yellow Springs are you referring?
    As far as above and beyond goes for breakfast, I haven't seen it. I like places like the Hasty Tasty and Brunch club. but I wouldn't call them inventive.Christopher's may well be the pinnacle for that.
    I think the Dayton Engineers Club, on Monument, has some sort of breakfast that's open one day a week to the general public, but I don't know what's on the menu.
    This isn't any consolation, and not simply because it was in Springfield, but there used to be a place that had 35 varieities of pancakes called Stocksdale's. It's bee gone about a decade or so.
    Maybe the 2nd Street Market has something like what you're looking for.

    1. I haven't been, but have heard that Meadowlark has a great brunch on Sundays. I've loved all of the food I've had at Meadowlark, so it should be worth checking out. And I'm with Fibber - I like the Hasty Tasty just fine for diner type breakfast fare.

      1. Have you tried First Watch? I know it's a chain, but you will find some things on their menu you won't find else where. They have 3 locations; 1 at the Dayton Mall, 1 at Town & Country Shopping Center and 1 across from Wright State. Another chain you might try is the Original Pancake House on 725 between the Dayton Mall and Centerville (ditto some different things on their menu).

        There is also a lady at the 2nd Street Market who makes crepes.

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        1. re: jackrugby

          I second both recommendations, especially First Watch. Sure, it's a chain, but they have some good options.

        2. I have been to the Meadowlark for Sunday brunch and recommend it highly. After checking out the links/offerings mentioned in the original post, I think you'll find Meadowlark "colors outside the lines" in a way you'll appreciate. First Watch, not even close.

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