Breakfast…the most important meal of the day(or so mom said). It’s the meal you get to eat like a king and overindulge in carbs because you have all day to burn off the calories. Yes…that meal. You won’t find IHOP or Waffle House on this list – we went where the locals go. Here are 15 amazing breakfast spots in Oklahoma that will start your day with a smile. (Not in any particular order.)
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Granny's Kitchen: Stillwater
Fantastic, homemade cinnamon rolls are just one of the yummy homemade breakfast foods at Granny's that'll keep you coming back. It's great home-cooked style food that tastes absolutely delicious!
2. Jenks Restaurant: Jenks
For the best omelette around, stop into Jenks Restaurant & Amazing Clocks and enjoy a morning filled with nostalgia, coffee and clocks.
3. Waffle Champion: Oklahoma City
A gourmet sandwich shop that happens to serve their sandwiches on the best waffles you've ever eaten. You will also want to try some of their house sweets: homemade lemon curd, fresh berries, graham cracker crumble, and perfect velvety whip cream on a classic buttermilk waffle.
4. Hugo's Family Restaurant: Claremore
For bacon and ham lovers, Hugo's is paradise. You'll love the generous portion sizes, so make sure you go hungry!
5. Country Kitchen Restaurant: Ponca City
Country Kitchen serves a good small town breakfast. We recommend the light, fluffy pancakes or delicious ham and cheese omelet. Enjoy delicious home cooking without the mess.
6. Sunny Side Up: Shawnee
For a great breakfast in Shawnee, stop into this breakfast joint and order the West Side breakfast-Hash browns with sausage, bell peppers and onions on top, layered with 2 eggs over it. Toast or biscuits and gravy on the side.
7. Polly Anna Cafe: Woodward
A small town diner serving the locals since 1928. A great cup of coffee and American breakfast will get your morning started off right.
8. Egg It On Cafe: Broken Arrow
Fresh ingredients, generous portions and a pleasant atmosphere are great reasons to visit Egg It On Cafe. The full menu is served all day, until closing at 2:00 pm. Please note: Closed on Mondays.
9. Jimmy's Egg: Duncan
Jimmy's Egg has been serving Oklahomans a great breakfast for over 30 years. They have won several "Best Breakfast Awards" over the years and we recommend their famous "Cracked to Order 3-Egg Omelettes," along with an "endless" cup of coffee.
10. The Hash Retro Diner: Edmond
You will find all your classic breakfast items on the menu at The Hash. It is a newer spot to Edmond and the locals are loving the fresh, home cooked breakfast food.
11. Lulu's Coffee and Bagel: Lawton
Lulu's is a little wooden building that only offers drive-thru with a small outdoor seating area. They serve delicious bagel sandwiches and a tasty cup of coffee. When you're in a rush and need a good breakfast on the go, look for the moose out front of Lulu's.
12. Ozzie's Diner: Norman
Grab a window seat to enjoy the view of the airplanes. Ozzie's is located in the OU Max Westheimer Airport in Norman. You'll find great food at affordable prices and even all-you-can-eat options. Bring the laptop after class and enjoy Free WiFi.
13. Chimera: Tulsa
This quaint little cafe in downtown Tulsa (Brady District) offers the finest coffee, along with a great variety of breakfast options for diners. You can find vegan biscuits and gravy, breakfast, pastries and much more. Half of the menu is vegan/vegetarian friendly, and they can make many of the items gluten-free.
14. Creperie European Cafe: Midwest City
Crepes are one of the most delicious breakfast treats and Creperie knows how to make them. Try the strawberry and nutella (pictured above) for a sweet crepe or a ham and cheese crepe that will melt in your mouth.
15. Iguana Cafee: Tahlequah
The Iguana Cafee is a coffee house with a special ambiance that appeals to a wide variety of people. They offer excellent coffee, fresh healthy food and great service. Recommendation for breakfast: Breakfast Pizza (shown above) or the warm, delicious scones.
Please note: Several restaurants have multiple locations. Please check their website or Facebook page for more locations.