breakfast face-off.

What you have before you is our annual round-up of restaurants serving that most important meal of the day, breakfast. Usually consisting of two eggs, a few pieces of meat or slice of tomato, a heaping pile of hash browns, a couple slabs of hot buttery toast, and coffee, the mighty Traditional is the benchmark for our poll.

Here’s the low-down on scoring some traditional (and not-so-traditional) breakfasts in the city.

By Bryhanna Greenough

All prices include taxes, but not tip (15%)

Under $7

Big R
$6.20 for traditional breakfast with one free refill of coffee. Served 8am-11am every day. Recommended breakfast: Homemade bread, white brown and raisin. 69 Harvey Road / 201 Blackmarsh Road 722-2256

Princess Café
$6.76 for traditional breakfast with one coffee. Served every day 8:30am-12pm. Recommended breakfast: Full Breakfast. 100 Elizabeth Avenue, 754-2898

Under $8

Velma’s
$7 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served weekdays 8:30am-11am and weekends 9am-4pm. Recommended breakfast: Hungy Man’s Breakfast with bacon, ham and bologna. 264 Water Street, 576-2264

Wedgwood Café
$7.12 for traditional breakfast with beans and free coffee refills. Served weekdays 7am-11am and weekends 8am-3pm. Recommended breakfast: Cod Cakes or Breakfast Sandwich. 17 Elizabeth Avenue, 726-1860

Zachary’s
$7.79 for traditional breakfast with beans and free coffee refills. Served all day, every day. Recommended breakfast: Eggs Benedict. 71 Duckworth 579-8050

Rumpelstiltskin’s
$7.85 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served weekdays 7am-11am and weekends 7am-2:30pm. Recommended breakfast: The Rumpelstiltskin. Hill O’Chips, 579-6000

Under $9

Jungle Jim’s
$8.52 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served weekend 11am-3pm. Recommended breakfast: Steak Cheese Skillet. George Street / 286 Torbay Road / 657 Topsail Road 753-5467

Cora’s
$8.97 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served Sundays 7am–3pm and every other day from 6am-3pm. Recommended breakfast: Peggy’s Poached which includes seven to nine types of fresh fruit and one poached egg. 215 Water Atlantic Place / 80 Kenmount Road 722-6720

Under $10

Classic Café
$9.01 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served 8am-4pm every day. Recommended breakfast: Carnivore Omelette with bacon, sausage, ham, salsa and cheese. 73 Duckworth Street, 726-4444

Bitters Pub
$9.59 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served Saturdays 11:30-5pm. Recommended breakfast: The specials, which vary according on the cook’s background. Feild Hall, MUN. 737-3300

Rustler’s Country Grill
$9.59 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served Monday to Wednesday 9am-10pm, Thursday 9am-midnight and 24 hours on weekends. Recommended breakfast: Omelette. Fall River Plaza, Torbay Rd 576-4782

PJ Billington’s (Ramada)
$9.61 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served weekdays 7am-12pm and weekends till 3pm. Recommended breakfast: Healthy Start with yogurt, fruit and bagel. 102 Kenmount Road, 722-9330

Not Just Desserts
$9.65 for traditional breakfast with one coffee and unlimited toast. Served weekdays 11am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm. Recommended breakfast: Big Breakfast or Breakfast Club. 272 Duckworth Street, 739-8199

Guv’nor Pub
$9.70 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served weekdays 7am- 12pm and weekends 8am-4pm. Recommended breakfast: Guv’nor Skillet consisting of breakfast favourites served in a cast iron pan with hollandaise sauce. 389 Elizabeth Avenue, 726-3053

The Sprout
$9.89 for traditional breakfast with one organic, free trade coffee (refills $1). Served weekends 9am-3pm. Recommended breakfast: “Tofu Scramble all the way.” 364 Duckworth Street, 579-5485

Smitty’s (Downtown)
$9.99 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served all day, every day. Recommended breakfast: Up and At ‘Em, a traditional breakfast with pancakes. 131 Duckworth Street, 739-7927

Under $11

K Café
$10.82 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served 7am-11pm everyday. 155 New Gower Street, 754-2266

My Brother’s Place
$10.95 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served 10am-10pm everyday. Recommended breakfast: Big Brother’s Breakfast. 270 Torbay Rd / 50 New Gower Street / 686 Topsail Road

Under $12

Oliver’s Restaurant
$11.19 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 11am-4pm. Recommended breakfast: Florentine Frittata consisting of an open faced omelette with feta. 160 Water Street, 754-6444

Celtic Hearth
$11.23 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served 11pm – 11am on weekdays and 11pm-12pm on weekends. Recommended breakfast: Celtic Breakfast of fishcakes, toutons beans, meat, eggs and potato pancakes. 298 Water Street, 576-2880

Klondike Jake’s
$11.84 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served everyday 11:30am-10pm, except Sundays 12pm-8:30pm. Recommended breakfast: This is the only breakfast dish served. Village Shopping Centre, 747-1897

$12 and up

Duke of Duckworth
$12.02 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills.Served weekends12pm-3pm. Recommended breakfast: Fishcakes. 325 Duckworth Street, 739-6344

The Ship
$12 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served weekends 12pm-3pm. Recommended breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, which is oven baked. 265 Duckworth Street, 753-3870

Tangled Up In Blue
$12.43 for traditional breakfast using gourmet sausage and one Americano (espresso-based) coffee. Served weekdays 8:30am-11:30am and weekends 8:30am-3:30pm. Recommended breakfast: The Lot consisting of bacon, sausage, mushrooms, onion, two eggs, spinach and salad or toast, all cooked separately. Veggie Lot also available. Boozifying your breakfast with a Caesar is also recommended. 5 Bates Hill, 738-0008

The Casbah
$12.65 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served weekends 11am-2:30pm. Recommended breakfast: Eggs Vindaloo, which has a curry sauce. 2 Cathedral Street, 738-5293

East Side Mario’s
$12.74 for traditional breakfast with your own pot of coffee. Served weekday 7am-11am and weekend till 12pm. Recommended breakfast: Garden Omelette. 180 Portugal Cove Road, 722-6900

Blue on the Water
$12.93 for traditional breakfast using organic eggs with free coffee refills. Served weekends 9am-4pm. Recommended breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Screech and Roasted Walnuts. 319 Water Street, 754-2583

Bagel Café
$12.98 for traditional breakfast with free coffee refills. Served 7am-9pm every day. Recommended breakfast: Quesadillas. 246 Duckworth Street, 739-4470

Bacalao
$16.95 for traditional breakfast with local eggs, sausage and bacon. Includes toutons and organic, fair trade and locally roasted coffee (free refills). Served weekends 11am-2:30pm. Recommended breakfast: Green Eggs and Lamb. Local sausage patties and mint pesto eggs with homemade bread & fruit salad. 65 Lemarchant Road, 579-6565

If we missed your favourite breakfast spot in St. John’s, please let us know and we’ll be happy to include it online. Contact listings@thescope.ca