If you haven’t gotten out and had breakfast in a while, don’t be surprised — not many people can manage it between yoga, pilates and other obligations — but if you do have a chance, and we’re not talking Sunday brunch, head out and take the time to sit down to breakfast. Try one of these top 5 omelettes, take a load off, and let everyone else go through their morning routine while you sit back and take it easy.
1 Eat Chow
A hipster favorite, there's no denying the popularity of Eat Chow. It brings everyone together, whether you're a skinny jean loving creative type or you're just stopping in before heading to the board room -- think of it as the place that made breakfast cool again. With omelettes and other traditional items on their morning menu, it's one place everyone can agree on, even before their first cup of coffee.
2 Pacific Whey Café
It's strange strolling South Coast during breakfast hours -- there are no crowds other than the droves of mallwalkers and strollers -- but it's the refreshing and relaxing atmosphere at Pacific Whey that draws diners in the a.m. hours. Pastries, omelettes and more are all available, so if you really want a foot up on shopping, head here to get your fuel for the rest of the day.
3 Plum's Café
Plum's Café draws diners from across the county, whether they're looking for the Dutch Baby pancake or the Northwestern spin on breakfast foods (they've also added dinner service), but it's the dungeness crab omelette that earned this local favorite a spot on this list -- order it and you'll wake up for it as often as you can.
4 Las Brisas
A local favorite for decades, there's no breakfast place that boasts a view like Las Brisas. They're all you can eat buffet might make your eyes bulge so early in the day, but head to the made to order omelette station and you'll be able to customize your creation to include all your favorite fillings.
5 Lulu's Creperie Café
The crepes definitely have the spotlight here at Lulu's Creperie Café, but don't overlook the omelettes. After all, across the pond they're not just for breakfast. Whichever you choose, you'll know that the combinations here are the real deal, Chef/owner Lino Garriz has been creating them since he was growing up and has earned a loyal following up and down the California coast.