Breakfast for dinner: the best spots for untimely cravings

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A long time ago, the food gods dictated that pancakes, scrambled eggs and cereal are reserved for noon or earlier and that orange juice should never be had with dinner. Well, sometimes cravings hit at inconvenient moments, and these rules need to be broken. Being able to eat breakfast all day is a beautiful thing, and many Berkeley businesses recognize that the most important meal of the day does not need to be bound by the confines of time. So we compiled a comprehensive list of all the places around campus to get your morning meal when it’s not the morning. Here are our top picks, with suggestions for what to order:


1. Cafe Durant

  • Eggs Benedict – eggs on top of an English muffin with Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce with home fries
  • Chocolate chip banana pancakes – banana pancakes filled with chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar
  • French toast plate – a stack of French toast served with home fries, fruit plate and your choice of sausage, ham or turkey


2. Crepes A-Go-Go

  • Cheese, egg and spinach crepe
  • Cheese, turkey and two-eggs crepe
  • Jam, banana and coconut crepe



3. Cafe Mediterraneum

  • Roma — Four French toast slices, two eggs any style and a choice of bacon, sausage links, or ham
  • Huevos rancheros — two fried eggs topped with salsa, rice and beans and served with corn tortillas
  • Veggie breakfast burrito — mushroom, onion, bell pepper and tomato wrapped in a tortilla


4. Bleecker Bistro

  • Super Rising Sun — three eggs, three whole wheat pancakes and a choice of sausage, bacon or ham
  • Steak and two eggs — fresh steak and two eggs any style served with home fries and toast
  • Granola bowl — regular yogurt or Greek yogurt topped with granola and your choice of honey, bananas, chocolate chips or blueberries


5. People’s Cafe

  • Egg sausage wrap — three eggs, sausage, spinach and cheese wrapped in a tortilla
  • Salmon scramble — spinach, tater tots and an English muffin with scrambled eggs and salmon
  • San Francisco bagel — cream cheese, avocado and sun-dried tomato on top of a fresh bagel


6. Saturn

  • Muffinator — one organic scrambled egg with a veggie sausage patty and melted cheddar cheese stacked inside a toasted English muffin, served with home fries
  • Vegan breakfast burrito —  tofu scramble, soyrizo, and home fries, served with vegan sour cream, guacamole and fresh salsa
  • Saturn’s combo breakfast — two eggs any style with a short stack of pancakes and choice of fakin’ bacon or veggie sausage

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