Ten Best Breakfast Places in Fort Lauderdale
UPDATE: The number four restaurant on this list, Hibiscus Cafe, is now closed. The rest, however, remain open and delicious.
Photo by Candace West One of the many delicious options at the Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House.
Talk to any dietician, or mom, and you'll hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
It may sound counterintuitive, but consuming calories in the morning -- healthy calories, that is -- helps individuals maintain a healthy weight says a number of scientific studies.
While that theory most likely does not extend itself to your favorite binge brunch of mimosas, syrup and butter coated waffles, and hollandaise smothered eggs benedict, it's okay to indulge every so often -- you know, like every other day.
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All health debates aside, getting out of the house to break one's fast is a great way to set the tone for the next twenty-four-hour period. Are you going to indulge every morning? Probably not; it's not like you have the time anyway.
However, for those times you want to get going in a relaxing kind of way, it should be done properly with crisp smokey bacon, perfectly cooked eggs, fluffy pancakes, or whatever other accoutrements you've come to desire and expect.
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Whether you have a favorite morning resting place of your own -- and you think it should make the cut -- or you're looking to find something new and exciting, we bring to you the ten best breakfast spots in Fort Lauderdale.
10. The Floridian
Filled with knickknacks from days gone by, the Floridian has been long hailed as a "to-go" for Fort Lauderdalians looking to get a fix of good ole fashion diner food. Situated right on Las Olas Blvd., the twenty-four hour spot is prime for awkward people watching --which may or may not include local music producer Rick Ross -- all hours of the day and night while noshing on classic fare like New York strip and eggs, western omelets, and reuben sandwiches. While it's nice to try something different, sometimes you just want to go back to your old reliable.
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9. Lester's Diner
Another oldie, but goodie, Lester's has been around since the '60's and it's the epitome of diner chic -- if such a thing exists -- and most of its servers have been around since the placed opened up. Another 'round-the-clock place, the spot is jam-packed on weekends around 4 a.m. and again for daylight creature's normal breakfast time of nine in the morning. From self-proclaimed fluffy omelets, available in vegetarian, Spanish, western, and plain old American cheese among others to Belgian waffles and homemade pastries, its worth the late-night or morning lines. Don't worry, they provide a bench in the expectation of a lengthy wait.
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333 Himmarshee St., Fort Lauderdale, FL
815 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
3000 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
441 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL
250 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1410 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL