Bacon, Eggs and A Side of Local
Bacon, Eggs and a Side of Local
I remember growing up and my parents specifically budgeting for ONE out-to-eat meal each week. I realize this is an unrealistic expectation for a lot of busy households, but luckily there is one particular meal that can help keep things on track financially. Going out for breakfast is easily one of my favorite (and most cost effective) things to do as a family.
BREAKFAST IS MY HAPPY MEAL
Local Edmond eateries are making things really easy for this hungry family of five – here are a few of my favorites:
1 Old School Bagel Cafe:
The perfect New York water-boiled bagel can be found at Old School. Personally, I want the Everything bagel toasted with plain cream cheese, but the whole menu is extensive, creative and delicious. Breakfast isn’t the only meal served here, so when you’re craving the perfect bagel, now you know where to go!
2 The Hash Retro Diner:
They open at 6 am! When your toddler rises with the sun, sneak out for an early morning comfort meal. The Hash makes everything in house and offers a diverse menu with large portions and hot coffee. The adorable individual skillets of hash are my family’s favorite, especially when paired with in-house made jams and toasted bread.
3 Katie’s Country Griddle:
Biscuits and sausage gravy are the perfect comfort food, especially when you’re eating them at such a laid back and relaxed nook in Edmond. We ate SO much food and only spent as much as we would on appetizers for dinner. This spot is unpretentious and welcoming – especially to this mom with 3 kiddos in their pajamas!
This is a new franchise and super FUN stop. Order your crew some fish shaped buns (your choice of delicious filling- Nutella is always a winner, but the Bavarian cream was amazing). The unique waffle batter is baked in fun shapes, making it easy to enjoy your latte and a giggle with the people you love most.
5 The Real Café:
Start with a butter latte and the egg sandwich. I can’t believe how delicious this organic meal is. Everything served is “real food” meaning it is certified organic and when possible, locally grown. This café is intentionally preparing the highest quality food for their patrons and the attitude resonates throughout the charming café.
When Kamp’s opened up on 33rd it became a regular stop for us! Iced latte and Doctor’s Order (a most aptly named pastry), is just the perfect combination. Grab your mom friend and the babies and stop in after your TJ Maxx shopping spree.
With all these options, why would families not go out for breakfast? Not only is the morning the happiest and easiest time for littles, it’s also fantastic to come home from a Saturday morning breakfast to a clean kitchen. What a way to start the weekend.
Bethany Schwarz is the mother of 3 active children (6, 5, and 18m). She is in pursuit of building community while getting to know her neighbors through story and shared experience.