A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, we stop hitting the snooze alarm and head out for breakfast.
1340 W. Garner Road, Garner
Worth getting out of bed for: Two eggs any style, choice of meat (bacon, link sausage, patty sausage, streak o’ lean, smoked sausage or red hots), grits or hash browns, toast or biscuit, coffee or iced tea, $6.25. Friendliest service in town, priceless.
1232 W. Williams St., Apex
Worth getting out of bed for: A little taste of Europe in Apex – soft-boiled eggs, croissants and butter, Belgian- or Viennese-style hot chocolate. Grab some house-baked macarons for later.
Night Kitchen Bakehouse & Cafe
10-140 W. Franklin St., Raleigh
Worth getting out of bed for: House-cured salmon with dill cream cheese on your choice of bagel? Or a homemade granola and Greek yogurt parfait? Tough call. Better bring a friend and share.
Person Street Pharmacy Cafe
702 N. Person St., Raleigh
Worth getting out of bed for: Craving barbecue at 7 a.m.? The JoCo biscuit (pulled pork, sunnyside up egg, cilantro, chipotle ketchup and pickled red onion) has got you covered.
True Flavors Diner
5410-AJ NC Hwy. 55, Durham
Worth getting out of bed for: Savory (fish and grits, duck hash) or sweet (buttermilk battered French toast with brown sugar-moonshine sauce), True Flavors will break you out of your breakfast rut.
Tacos y Mariscos Vallarta
3177 Capital Blvd., Raleigh
Worth getting out of bed for: Machaca, menudo, huevos rancheros, nopales con huevo – whatever you’ve been searching for to relive those memories of your vacation in Mexico, chances are you’ll find it on Vallarta’s breakfast menu.