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Apr 30, 2012 10:37 AM

Best Breakfast Monmouth County

Hi Hounders....

So I've spent the last few weekend on a new crusade trying to get out of my nornal Breakfast routines to try to cross off some of the "Must Tries" for Breakfast in this area. Here are a few of my favorites (and standards) but I would really welcome some good suggestions:

-The Cover (Brielle)- love the tiny salty little place. Best to sit at the counter and order a GIANT country scrample. Good hangover cure! Not great for groups since it's tiny. Nothing fancy but delicious breakfast and LOTS of it.

-The Buttered Biscuit (Bradley Beach)- amazing little place, a little more fancy than the rest with some really well excecuted break foods and really good service. Awesome varieities of eggs benedict

-In Between Cafe (Red Bank)- excellent food but pricey and I can't usually deal with the crappy service. (cash only too if that matters)

-My Kitchen Witch (Long Branch)- awesome ecclectic menu and place...very cool for couples and good food. She can bake some biscuits too!

-Nagles (Ocean Grove)- service can be a little rough, but one hell of a classic greasy spoon

I like Sissy's in Atlantic Highlands, and Turning Point in Peir Village too.

Trying Toast in Asbury Park soon....AM I MISSING ANY?!?!?!?!?


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  1. I'm not a big fan of Sissy's. Been to both the Atlantic Highlands location and the Belford location and they seem to lack consistency with the food, although the service is always good. My Kitchen Witch in Monmouth Beach is my #1 pick for breakfast in Monmouth County.

    1. I use to like Edy's in Little Silver, but the last time we were there, everything was off. Omlettes were not fluffy, coffee was not hot enough and the service was painfully slow. Like I said, it must have been an off day. Usually the place is preety good.


      1. For something completely different, go for the dim sum on Saturdays and Sundays at Crowne Palace in Marlboro.

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        1. re: jsfein

          North Beach Grill in Long Branch, Steve's and River Front Cafe in Sea Bright, and for the best pancakes around try the Broadway Diner in Red Bank. also Felecia's in Little Silver.

          1. re: Papa Bing

            Agree with all of Papa Bing's recommendations though I haven't had the pancakes from the Broadway Diner in RB. For pancakes like Nana made, I go to Richard's in West End. For funky, thicker pancakes, I go to Kitchen Witch. North Beach Grill was my standing breakfast favorite for years because of the fresh ingredients, including fresh juices, and the diverse menu. Plus they would make anything you ask for with a smile. I haven't been to NBG since it's been under new ownership (not a fan of the new owner so may not be back for a while) though I hear nothing has changed - still all good. The River Front Cafe in Sea Bright is a recent discovery and my current favorite.

        2. Bing's Deli, Avon (maybe the best breakfast sandwiches in the county)... Chat and Nibble, Asbury Park (a little price but creative food, quality service)... Seabreeze Deli, Spring Lake Heights... (maybe the second-best breakfast sandwiches in the county)

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          1. re: aklein

            "Bing's Deli, Avon (maybe the best breakfast sandwiches in the county)"

            what makes them the "BEST"..?

            1. re: Tapas52

              the toasted Portuguese roll, the right amount of meat to egg and cheese... maybe I should say "my favorite" since I have no actual data to prove my statement

              1. re: aklein

                I prefer some of the great breakfast everyone forgets about.....most of the good Mexican restaurants serve fantastic breakfasts....for example
                El Oaxaqueno Restaurante, 9 Memorial Pkwy, Long Branch, step out of the ordinary and enjoy.

                1. re: Tapas52

                  We love Mexican breakfasts. Our favorite place is The Bradley Cafe, Main Street, Bradley Beach.. Almost always get chilaquiles de barbacoa (goat). They make a good cup of coffee, too.

                  1. re: missybean

                    missybean Im still trying to get to the Bradley cafe....I didnt know they close at 2pm .......Grrrrrrr of course i pulled up in front at 3330pm.....still gonna try in the future..

                    1. re: Tapas52

                      I need to check on their hours as well. I am hoping they are open on Sundays (I do know they are closed Tuesdays) as I'd like to go there for Mother's Day.

                      Good luck getting there someday. I think you'll enjoy it.


                  2. re: Tapas52


                    What do you usually get for breakfast at Oax?

            2. Frank's in Asbury Park is my favorite.