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Cheap Eats: Triangle breakfast spots that will lure you out of bed

Barista Sam Robinson gets pumpkin bread pudding from the showcase at Night Kitchen Bakehouse & Cafe.
Barista Sam Robinson gets pumpkin bread pudding from the showcase at Night Kitchen Bakehouse & Cafe. jgiglio@newsobserver.com

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.

Angie’s

1340 W. Garner Road, Garner

919-661-6707

angiesrestaurant.com

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.

Belgian Cafe

1232 W. Williams St., Apex

919-372-5128

belgian-cafe.com

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

984-232-8907

raleighnightkitchen.com

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

919-977-3805

personstreetrx.com

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

919-316-7978

trueflavorsnc.com

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

919-790-2696

nando.com/3ck

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.

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