Glyph Café & Arts Space
Few cafes employ a full-time chef, but Glyph, the cafe and arts space on the Pearl District’s most eastern edge, does. And while pairing pastries with your coffee and tea is fine and good, slightly fussy, yet still unpretentious breakfast fare is finer and better. Why settle for a bagel when you can have a cheesy, eggy breakfast sandwich or some creamy bread pudding French toast?
Bushel & Peck Bakeshop
Lots of coffee shops provide quick, easy bites to mellow the effects of each cup’s caffeine. Some shops are owned by locals who bake those baked goods every day. But few of them bake the way Amanda Felt does. Her oft-changing menu spotlights many staples (soups, salads, breakfast sandwiches, muffins and cookies), but Felt’s goodies are always a little different.
Fleur de Lis
You may not realize it, but you’ve most likely enjoyed Greg Mistell’s breads even if you’ve yet to step inside his Hollywood cafe—he provides the rolls (sandwich and otherwise) for restaurants over town. Of course, he also knows how to use those same breads in-house, as is evidenced by the three thick slices found on his custardy, citrus-bathed, brioche French toast dish. Breakfast is served daily, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
In Portland, it’s getting to look a lot like breakfast, everywhere you go. With so many choices, how do you choose? Easy, let us hip you to some places you haven’t yet tried.