A Beachy Breakfast

If I had to pick a favorite meal of the day, I think it would be breakfast.  Maybe it’s because as I’m getting ready for bed the night before I’m already thinking about what my next meal will be, or because I love the quiet stillness of the morning as the world is slowly waking up with the sun.  Either way, breakfast and I are pretty much BFF’s.

Most of the time the Englishman and I make breakfast at home – during the week it’s the standard cereal/oatmeal/toast, and on the weekends we jazz it up a bit with some eggs and maybe pancakes.  But recently we’ve decided that we should start a new breakfast tradition where we go out and enjoy the best meal of the day.

For our first breakfast adventure we decided on Nick’s in Laguna Beach.  Nick’s is located in the heart of downtown Laguna, and has a nice patio that is great for people watching/looking at the ocean.

The breakfast menu at Nick’s is pretty simple.  A few egg dishes, waffles and oatmeal with your beverage of choice (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) make up the breakfast menu.  And what better way to start a meal than with a nice cup of Earl Grey tea.

I swear, after being with the Englishman my tea consumption has risen and my coffee consumption has definitely plummeted.  Not that I’m complaining of course – I happen to be a BIG fan of tea.

Anyways where was I?  Oh yes, breakfast at Nick’s.  The Englishman and I both had a hankering for eggs so we each ordered egg dishes with our own preferred sides.

I decided to go with scrambled eggs, wheat toast, applewood smoked bacon and fruit.

While my dish may not have been the most exciting, it certainly was delicious.  Especially the fluffy scrambled eggs on top of the whole wheat toast.

The Englishman decided to go with poached eggs, an english muffin, sausage (along with some of my bacon) and hash browns.

The verdict?  He loved his breakfast as well, especially the poached eggs on the english muffin.  There was nothing special about this dish either, but it was executed perfectly.

We left Nick’s with full and happy bellies and both agreed we’d definitely be coming back to try their lunch or dinner menu since breakfast was such a hit.

I think I’m going to like this new going out to breakfast tradition.

Nick’s Laguna Beach
440 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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