Does the thought of buttermilk pancakes get your mouth watering? Maybe you prefer the savory flavor of a creamy eggs benedict. If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, there are lots of great places to enjoy a tasty meal before heading off to explore all of the exciting sights of Springfield, Missouri.
To make the most of your sightseeing, book a budget-friendly hotel in the heart of the city. From here, it’s easy to grab a hot cup of joe and a tasty bite to eat at one of the many breakfast spots. Try these three delicious places to start your day in Springfield, Missouri.
- Aviary Café and Creperie
With two easy locations, one downtown and the other at Farmer’s Park, Aviary’s is one of the top-recommended breakfast spots in Springfield. The friendly staff, eclectic atmosphere, and scratch-made meals keep people coming back to the Aviary time and again.
Open each day at either 7 or 8 a.m., Aviary’s offers a selection of French-inspired foods, including both sweet and savory crepes. Made from premium ingredients such as farm-fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables, each hearty meal is a feast for food lovers.
- Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe
If you love a good home-cooked meal, head over to Gailey’s in the historic Seville Hotel. Open daily at 7 a.m., the cozy yet upscale and contemporary diner offers a huge selection of breakfast foods. Omelet lovers recommend the Mediterranean. Made from a unique combination of avocado, eggplant, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, mushrooms, feta cheese, and hummus, it’s a tasty way to start your day.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to try Gailey’s sweet potato hash browns, which come with a dash of brown sugar. Ask for a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar on top for an extra dose of sweet. Other favorites include the biscuits and gravy, French toast, and scrambled-egg combos. Less than a half mile from attractions like the Discovery Center of Springfield, Springfield Expo Center, and Gillioz Theatre, Gailey’s also offers a specialty coffee and tea if you’re looking for a jumpstart to your morning.
- Cedars Family Restaurant
When it comes to comfort food, nothing compares to Cedars Family Restaurant. Open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days, Cedars serves the best Ozarks-style country breakfast at prices you can’t beat. For a real treat, try the top-selling chicken-fried steak. Dipped in buttermilk and hand breaded, it comes with sausage-cream gravy, two eggs, and hash browns, American fries, or grits. You also get a choice of toast, biscuits and gravy, or an English muffin all for under $6.
For a small fee, you can upgrade your meal to include Cedars’ famous hash browns. Made with onions, tomato, green peppers, ham, and Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, they’re a local favorite.
With two convenient locations, it’s easy to get just about anywhere from Cedars, including the Springfield Botanical Gardens, NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, and the World’s Largest Fork.
Whether you crave sweet treats or savory delights, these are three delicious places to start your day in Springfield, Missouri.