Where to Grab Breakfast in DTLB
For conference and convention attendees, it's important to be able to find something to eat close to the convention center, especially early in the morning before sessions and activities begin. Here are a few great breakfast options within walking distance from the convention center.
THE BREAKFAST BAR
A popular Downtown brunch spot among locals, The Breakfast Bar (70 Atlantic Ave) opens at 6 A.M. daily and serves a robust menu of sweet and savory breakfast dishes, many passed down as family recipes. Fuel up for the day with Uncle Marcee’s Omelet Casserole, made with bread, cheese, milk, and eggs and topped with a drizzle of spiced sour cream, or the Eggs Noni, a benedict-style dish of poached eggs served on rosemary sourdough bread with grilled tomato, sauteed spinach, and hollandaise.
THE POTHOLDER CAFE DOWNTOWN
Open at 8 A.M. every day except Tuesdays, Arize Bistro (306 Elm Ave) offers breakfast sandwiches, waffles, omelets, and other classic breakfast dishes. Their menu also includes dishes with Thai ingredients, and a creamy Thai iced tea (lunch offerings include chicken satay and fried rice). Pick a cozy table inside or enjoy breakfast in the sunshine at the cafe tables along the sidewalk under an awning. Popular dishes include biscuits and gravy, the Monte Cristo sandwich as well as the crispy chicken waffle sammich.
CREME DE LA CREPE
5TH AVE BAGELRY
Some mornings, there’s nothing better than a simple bagel and coffee. However, 5th Ave Bagelry (247 Pine Ave) serves much more than just 29 flavors of bagel with various spreads. Stop in for muffins, pastries, or a ham and cheese croissant, or choose from the many bagel sandwiches on the menu; from egg, cheese and sausage to hot pastrami with cheese. This restaurant, open each day at 6 A.M., also serves a variety of Asian teas with boba, fresh smoothies, and coffee drinks.