Saturday, October 20, 2012
Breakfast on US West Coast trip
Morning y'all. Hope you are having a great weekend. On a lazy weekend, I think the most important meal of the day is breakfast. Weekends are the only time that I get to diverge from my milk and cereal routine, and it's time to let my inner chef out and have some fun.
I have already shared my take on lunches on the road while on the US West Coast, so fittingly for a weekend, I I going to share my brekky experiences. You have already seen the Dennys pancake stack, but there were plenty of other things that I tried for brekky.
One of our first brekkies in downtown LA was at the Yorkshire Grill (610 W. 6th St., Los Angeles). If you are looking for a hearty eggs and bacon breakfast in downtown LA, you can't go wrong with this old-fasioned diner style establishment. At the top of this post is my room mate's breakfast of eggs benedict, complete with potatoes ($8.95). She loved it, although I have to say its richness makes me feel a little queasy.
I went for the Sunrise Sandwich ($5.95):
Ham, egg and cheese on toast. It was pretty good.
The Yorkshire Grill can be a little hard to find among all the skyscrapers, so here's what it looks like:
On the morning that my room mate and I skedaddled to Disneyland, it was breakfast on the go at Union Station, LA. I bought my breakfast from Famima!!, a convenience store chain which is all over the place in LA. (Tip - it is a great place to buy cheap bananas on the go, 3 for $1.) For breakfast, I selected a peach non-fat yoghurt:
and a delicious bowl of fruit salad:
Then it was off to Anaheim and Disneyland, where fittingly, you can ride in a breakfast essential, a tea cup:
After a couple of Dennys pancake breakfasts in Arizona, it was on to Las Vegas, where I tried McDonalds Blueberry Banana Nut Oatmeal:
This was cheap and delicious, and one of my favourite breakfasts. I also liked the ad featuring a lady who was going to blog about her oatmeal with fruit. McDonalds in Australia does not sell oatmeal, which is kind of disappointing, because I am never going to eat a bacon and egg McMuffin as a breakfast of choice - ever. Another bonus about McDonalds is that it has free wi-fi - yeah!
Eventually we ended up back in downtown LA, and I again sought out a chain that I would never go to for breakfast in Oz -Starbucks. There, I bought their peach raspberry yoghurt granola and a passionfruit raspberry iced tea lemonade:
This combination was light and delicious - a perfect way to start the day. Starbucks in Australia does not sell these things (as far as I know).
I hope that you are sitting back and enjoying a leisurely weekend breakfast yourself. Enjoy!