Seven indulgent reasons to get out of the hotel early.
Lauras Bakery, Copenhagen: In a land obsessed with morning pastries (Danish, anyone?), Lauras takes the cake. Expect rows of kanelsnegle (intensely spiced cinnamon rolls) and Pop-Tart-like hindbærsnitters, all in the culinary mecca that is Torvehallerne Market. 17 Linnesgade. $
Van Kahvalti Evi, Istanbul (pictured): At this cozy spot in the Cihangir district, breakfast spreads come loaded with sesame bread, white clouds of kaymak (clotted cream), and briny, herb-flecked cheese. Add a skillet of sizzling soujuk sausage, and you’re set until dinner. 52A Defterdar Yokuşu; 90-212/293-6437. $
Carmel’s Breakfast House, Phoenix: This neighborhood coffee joint, dreamed up by a local weatherman in search of a good cuppa, has morphed into a full-blown daytime hangout, with panini, tartines, and brown-butter scones made daily. 4233 E. Camelback Rd. $
Rose & Sons, Toronto: Torontonians are serious about their diner breakfasts, and chef Anthony Rose has given them cause to remain true. Eggs with schmaltz hash; pastrami lox; wild-blueberry bread pudding—this is no typical greasy spoon. 176 Dupont St. $$
Orlando di Castello, Vienna: What’s drawing creative types to this eye-catching, white-on-white café? Perfect poached eggs on dense walnut toast and beautifully served Viennese Melanges (espressos with milk)—some of the city’s best. 1 Freyung. $$
Restaurant Pricing Key
$ Less than $25
$$ $25 to $75
$$$ $75 to $150
$$$$ More than $150
Appeared as “95 Places to Eat Like a Local: Breakfast” in T+L Magazine
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