Damn Good Breakfasts

Where to Eat Now 2012

Illustration by Peter Hoey

Stone Bowl with cheddar and leek hash browns, smoked bacon, scrambled egg, sour cream, and fried shallots.
Sunday 10:30 am–2 pm, 3520 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 871-8714, cuminrestaurant.com

Eggs of the House with grilled cheesy grits, black beans, two eggs your way, sour cream, and house made salsa.
Thursday–Sunday, served all day, 1004 Delta Ave., Mt. Lookout, (513) 417-8669

Carnitas tamal and egg with braised pork, pickled onions, and guacamole.
Sunday 11 am–3 pm, 600 Walnut St., downtown, (513) 721-6232, eatdrinknada.com

Via Vite
Creamy white polenta with Italian sausage and fried egg.
Sunday 10 am–3 pm, 520 Vine St., downtown, (513) 721-8483, viaviterestaurant.com

Take the Cake
Shrimp and grits Creole-style
with candied bacon.
Sunday 9 am–2 pm, 4035 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 241-2772, takethecakecincinnati.com

Steak and eggs melt:
Local artisan sourdough with roast beef (or seitan!), Swiss cheese, scrambled egg, roasted garlic, and fresh arugula.
Sunday 10 am–3 pm, 4165 Hamilton Ave., Northside, (513) 681-6358, meltcincy.com

Nicholson’s Pub
Traditional Scottish breakfast with fried egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, Lorne sausage, rasher, and potato scone.
Saturday & Sunday 11 am–3 pm, 625 Walnut St., downtown, (513) 564-9111, nicholsonspub.com

Originally published in the March 2012 issue.

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