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Start Your Day Off Strong at These St. Charles, IL Breakfast Spots

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so be sure to make it a great one. St. Charles has many restaurants that serve an incredible breakfast to ensure that your day starts off on a high-note. Here are some perfect local spots to enjoy your morning meal!

Photo Courtesy of Brunch Café

Located right on First Street in the heart of downtown St. Charles is Brunch Café. From sweet to savory, Brunch Café offers a variety of staples that you'd expect to see on a breakfast menu such as French toast, crepes, skillets, omelets, and more. They have an array of different types of pancakes that goes well beyond your typical buttermilk selection, including "carrot cake" and "cinnamon swirl." If you're looking to partake in a little celebration, order a light cocktail! The Brunch Café serves Mimosas and Bloody Mary's that will go great with your meal. If you're not in the mood for a libation, grab one of their smoothies or cold-pressed juices that will add some freshness to your morning.

Photo Courtesy of Southern Café

Southern Café is "Home to the Nasty Biscuit". You may be a little confused reading that name at first, but we can assure you, this dish will make your mouth water. The "Nasty Biscuit" is a buttermilk biscuit, which is stuffed with a Southern fried chicken breast covered with cheesy scrambled eggs, all while being smothered in country gravy and crispy hash browns. Now, you can't talk about a "true" Southern Café without bringing up grits, and luckily, theirs are incredible. Their "Cajun Shrimp & Jalapeno Cheddar Grits" will make you feel like you've transported down South, as it consists of white cheddar grits, shrimp, bacon, jalapenos, mushrooms, minced garlic, Cajun spices and a blend of cheese, all being sautéed in their house made Cajun cream sauce and topped with two eggs over-easy.

Photo Courtesy of Alexander's Café

Enjoying your breakfast while catching some rays of sun is a terrific way to spend your morning. Alexander's Café, situated on Main Street, not only has a great outdoor patio, but they dish up some wonderful breakfast offerings, as well. Indulge in their famous "Berry Good" pancakes, where you'll get a choice of buttermilk, multi-grain or gluten-free pancakes, and is drizzled with berry mascarpone, raspberry coulis and vanilla crème anglaise, finished with fresh berries and whipped cream. If you're looking for a savory option, you can't go wrong with "The Alexander" omelet, filled with smoked bacon, spinach, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and goat cheese.

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When it comes to having an organic, sustainable breakfast, you can't beat Kava Diem. Offering breakfast sandwiches, burritos and more, you'll feel good about what you're eating, as they use only the freshest ingredients. They have a large assortment of unique avocado toasts such as the "Can't Beet It" that's covered with house roasted beets, pickled onion, local honey, whipped goat cheese and a balsamic glaze. They even provide an entire sixteen item vegan menu for meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free eaters! Not only is the food great, but they also brew exceptional coffee. Kava Diem partners with Fresh Ground Coffee Roasters in Geneva who uses high-quality, wet processed and sustainable beans that makes for an extremely smooth cup of coffee.

Loaded with delectable dishes and made-from-scratch specials, Tasty Biscuit Pancake House & Restaurant is another fantastic place to get a delicious meal in the morning. They have an extensive menu of breakfast fare, so having enough options won't be an issue when you're ordering. One of their signature items, "The Tasty Chicken & Bacon Waffle" will please both your savory and sweet craving. It starts with a bacon waffle, and is then topped with their famous-fried chicken breast and two eggs scrambled with cheddar cheese. If you're planning on ordering online for take-out, make sure to order through their website where you'll get $5 off for every $100 spent.

Picture Courtesy of Colonial Café

Everyone knows that Colonial Café can scoop-up some incredible ice cream, whether it be their floats, shakes or even their unique sundae designs for kids. However, stopping in for their breakfast is a fantastic choice that your whole family will enjoy. Their breakfast menu has many options, so everyone is sure to find something that will satisfy their craving. Try one of their benedicts (which are served until 2pm!). The "Bubba Shrimp Benedict" is a southern twist on your traditional benedict, with sautéed seasoned shrimp, cream cheese, hollandaise sauce, and Old Bay seasoning. Kids will love their breakfast, too, with fun plates that include a chocolate chip pancake shaped as a mouse or a whipped cream smile.

Photo Courtesy of Syrup

Syrup takes your classic, farmhouse breakfast and adds a modern twist that elevates their cuisine. Located right off of Randall Road, this is a perfect spot for a special breakfast outing. Syrup only uses the highest-quality ingredients in their dishes, including cage-free eggs, Tillamook Cheddar, and meats from local butcher shops such as Ream's Meat Market. They even go as far as making all of their syrups from scratch, and it's ideal to have on one of their mini waffle flights. The mini waffle flight contains all four of their waffle flavors on one plate, so you can forget about the stress of deciding which one you'd like to try.

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