Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

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What is your favorite (morning) Breakfast Restaurant?

Egg & I
1
5%
Jimmy's Egg
2
10%
IHOP
0
No votes
La Peep
1
5%
Vidlak's Bookside Cafe
1
5%
Village Inn
2
10%
11-Worth Cafe
1
5%
Louie M's
3
15%
Bailey's
1
5%
Summer Kitchen
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No votes
Wheatfield's
1
5%
Lisa's Radial Cafe
4
20%
Farmhouse
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No votes
Garden Cafe
0
No votes
Dixie Quicks
3
15%
 
Total votes: 20

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Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby AlmostinOmaha » Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:21 pm

Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in Omaha

Any good places for brunch in Omaha? (NOT A CASINO!)
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Postby Coyote » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:10 pm

How about

Summer Kitchen
Shirley's Diner
Market Basket
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Postby jsheets » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:40 pm

Grandmother's is hands down the BEST! IMHO....

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Postby Big E » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:41 pm

French Cafe on Sundays. Best Eggs Benedict I've ever had.

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Postby Swift » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:31 pm

DeLice
McFoster's

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:57 am

Gosh..

There are countless places in Omaha that serve an excellent brunch..

Try Roja's out on 170th and West Center..

The Marriott on 114th serves an excellent Sunday brunch as well..

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Postby j4nu » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:44 am

Market Basket
Wheatfields
Grandmothers

Those would be my top three choices.

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Postby nativeomahan » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:39 pm

Mimi's (if you can get into it, the waits can be up to 2 hours on Sunday morning). If you define brunch loosely there are many other places that serve brunch type food on weekends, including Tin Star at VP, LePeep, Rick's Cafe Boatyard, and the ever present Panera. Paradise Bakery has a breakfast menu as well. I think that Grisanti's is doing brunch again as well. There's used to be fantastic.

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Postby eomaha » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:42 pm

Delice in the Old Market is fantastic.

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Postby Harpoon » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:16 am

Village Inn is just fantastic, and you can't find it anywhere else in the country.

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Postby AlmostinOmaha » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:11 am

Thanks for the ideas. I tried Wheatfields for dinner and would like to try them for brunch - yum!

I'm definitely not interested in the chain restaurants. I've frequented Mimis and Panera one too many times in the past 5 years and I haven't eaten at a Paradise Bakery since I had a layover in Phoenix 10 years ago! I guess I just think of PB as airport/mall food - maybe I should try them again for lunch sometime.

Went to Tin Star for dinner last night - I like that place, particularly the salads.

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Postby Brad » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:48 pm

http://www.omaha.com/article/20091023/E ... /710239835

Breakfast all day

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McFoster's Natural Kind Cafe has added omelets and gluten-free pancakes to its menu, and co-owner Tom Foster said diners can now order breakfast any time the restaurant is open.



Out of the ashes

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Shirley's Diner, the Millard-area restaurant damaged in a fire in early September, will reopen Saturday.

Co-owner Denise Fackler said the kitchen has been updated, the front was restored and all the memorabilia was saved.
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Postby joeglow » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:52 am

Brad wrote:http://www.omaha.com/article/20091023/ENTERTAINMENT01/710239835



Out of the ashes

Nichole Aksamit
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Shirley's Diner, the Millard-area restaurant damaged in a fire in early September, will reopen Saturday.

Co-owner Denise Fackler said the kitchen has been updated, the front was restored and all the memorabilia was saved.


Hands down, my top pick.

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Postby Melissa » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:45 pm

Dixie Quick (call before you go to make sure a table is available) and Bailey's.  I'm also a sucker for the cheesy potatoes at Granite City on Sunday mornings.  Really though, 4 out of 5 times, brunch happens at Dixie Quick for me.
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Postby Guest » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:11 am

I would suggest Lisa's Radial Cafe near St. Cecelia's cathedral or Amato's on 64th and Center.  Excellent brunch at both places.

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Postby justnick » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:45 am

Harold's up in Florence is nothing fancy, but it's mostly good food. (I hate their gravy.)

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Postby Omababe » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:57 am

justnick wrote:Harold's up in Florence is nothing fancy, but it's mostly good food. (I hate their gravy.)


Wow, is that still open? I thought for some reason they closed. My retired boss used to take us there for lunch years ago. Yes, it was very good. (Although I can't remember anything good or bad about gravy.)

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Postby bbinks » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:08 am

Omababe wrote:
justnick wrote:Harold's up in Florence is nothing fancy, but it's mostly good food. (I hate their gravy.)


Wow, is that still open? I thought for some reason they closed. My retired boss used to take us there for lunch years ago. Yes, it was very good. (Although I can't remember anything good or bad about gravy.)


Perhaps you are thinking of Grumpy's.  He passed away a little over a year ago, and the family did not keep it open.  All the recipes left with Grumpy.

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Postby RegisResident » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:25 pm

Stokes in the Old Market has a great brunch- everything from banana bread french toast to breakfast burritos

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Postby Brad » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:14 am

We were looking for a good Breakfast place last Sunday west of 60th and South of Dodge.  Normally we would head down to 11woth cafe or Louie M's but we had to go out west that morning so we needed something different.  The only place we could think of (Not including Village Inn, Perkinks or Ihop) was the Farmhouse or Bailey's.  The Farmhouse was packed and we already knew that Bailey's would be too so we ended up at Bruger's

I always forget about Wheatfields and Garden Cafe...

Does Grandmother's still serve breakfast?
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Postby nativeomahan » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:38 pm

The Millard Roadhouse cannot be beat.  Check out the strawberry and cranberry salad, and the fried chicken.  Yin and yang.

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Postby nebport5 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:30 am

I forgot to mention Ingredient.  You can get a good breakfast/brunch there as well if you can negotiate their squirrelly serving hours.
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Postby Melissa » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:56 am

Tommy Colinas has a really good breakfast at 36th & Farnam and I've also been pretty impressed with the offerings at Upstream.

Other traditional favorites (already mentioned):
Lisa's Radial Cafe
Baileys
Dixie Quick (re-opening in CB in November)
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Postby Big E » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:59 am

Doesn't fit Brad's geographic criteria, but Q Consumables on 6th and Pierce is very good and chizzeap, although the hours scaled back to Friday-Sunday only.

Get the Southwastern Morning Coma if they have it on the menu.
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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:21 am

Big E wrote:Doesn't fit Brad's geographic criteria, but Q Consumables on 6th and Pierce is very good and chizzeap, although the hours scaled back to Friday-Sunday only.

Get the Southwastern Morning Coma if they have it on the menu.


Q Consumables has been closed for a week and will be indefinitely based on their facebook.




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We at Q would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support and patronage.

In recent weeks, a serious illness has affected our lives and the way we have to run our business. We are currently closed

Again, we would like to thank all of our loyal customers. At this time we will remain closed until further notice. We will provide another update on our status on Monday October 31st. We appreciate your understanding and continued patience.
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Postby Big E » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:25 am

Oops, they changed that since I looked last, then.  As in the last few days or so.

They originally posted that about the illness and it was Friday-Sunday only, indefinitely.

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Postby Brad » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:49 pm

I think they put "Closed Indefinitely" earlier today.
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Favorite Breakfast Joint

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Where and Why do you eat a decent Breakfast?
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Re: Favorite Breakfast Joint

Postby Brad » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:37 am

Coyote wrote:Where and Why do you eat a decent Breakfast?
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Merged it with the other Brunch Thread and added a whole bunch of local options.

Its hard for me to pick one with Tommy Colina's closing...
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Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:00 am

I did a search to see if Vidlak's Brookside Café is listed anywhere on the Forums, and only found it as a suggestion for "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" to visit in Omaha a while back.
It is on the NW corner of 156th and W Center, just before Taste of Thailand, and we had breakfast there a couple Sunday's ago and it was packed, and I mean waiting line into the parking lot packed. Lot's of regulars from what I heard and the breakfast strip mall dive of the year. For those that like to try breakfast joints, this is a must.
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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:23 am

Oh, I grabbed the link to the brunch thread from the "Best _____________ in Omaha" Thread.

I went to Vidlak's Brookside Café about 10 years ago.  Decent mom and pop joint.  Its probably so busy because the local options west o are so limited...
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Postby Hyok Kim » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:45 pm

11 worth does not belong in the list.

Culprit makes excellent bieguet.   Order plain 3 pieces for $3.75 for filling, sweet breakfast.   Their ice coffee is a little too bitter for my taste.   So add plenty of cream and stir their syrup plenty of times.  Their syrup is a little too thick so it needs plenty of stirring.

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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:02 pm

Hyok Kim wrote:11 worth does not belong in the list.


Why???  I would choose that over any of those chain places hands down.
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Postby Hyok Kim » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:59 am

Brad wrote:
Hyok Kim wrote:11 worth does not belong in the list.


Why???  I would choose that over any of those chain places hands down.


I have too much respect for chicken fried steak.   11 worth had absolutely the worst, most disgusting chicken fried steak I ever have had in my life, and it wasn't even cheap.   Worse than the ones sold at KFC at one time.    

I also don't care much for their ambience.   I like down to earth, but not skanky.  

Garden Cafe used to be good, and I am talking about way back when, in the late 80's, when they had one in the basement in the Old market area.   Now, that was good, and reasonable as well.

Liberty Tavern used to have the best breakfast buffet I ever had when Mr. Wheeler was in charge, and not a bad value considering all the amenities and the ambience one got.

Not so good after Mr.Wheeler's departure.    But their ala carte breakfast isn't too bad, so long as one stays away from really fancy ones that don't really belong to breakfast.

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Postby cp jay 07 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:37 am

Hyok Kim wrote:
Brad wrote:
Hyok Kim wrote:11 worth does not belong in the list.


Why???  I would choose that over any of those chain places hands down.


I have too much respect for chicken fried steak.   11 worth had absolutely the worst, most disgusting chicken fried steak I ever have had in my life, and it wasn't even cheap.   Worse than the ones sold at KFC at one time.    

I also don't care much for their ambience.   I like down to earth, but not skanky.  

Garden Cafe used to be good, and I am talking about way back when, in the late 80's, when they had one in the basement in the Old market area.   Now, that was good, and reasonable as well.

Liberty Tavern used to have the best breakfast buffet I ever had when Mr. Wheeler was in charge, and not a bad value considering all the amenities and the ambience one got.

Not so good after Mr.Wheeler's departure.    But their ala carte breakfast isn't too bad, so long as one stays away from really fancy ones that don't really belong to breakfast.


AKA he doesn't like to go east of 72nd and eat Breakfast Brad.

A couple weekends ago I went to 11Worth on Saturday and Wheatfields on Sunday and 11worth blew Wheatfields out of the water with service and food. My plate came out after 45 minutes and was cold at Wheatfields. Just because you pay more and feel all high class does not make it good.

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Postby Linkin5 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:41 am

Hyok Kim wrote:
Brad wrote:
Hyok Kim wrote:11 worth does not belong in the list.


Why???  I would choose that over any of those chain places hands down.


I have too much respect for chicken fried steak.


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Postby Hyok Kim » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:35 am

cp jay 07 wrote:
A couple weekends ago I went to 11Worth on Saturday and Wheatfields on Sunday and 11worth blew Wheatfields out of the water with service and food.


Had I praised Wheatfields?   Kinda premature on your part.

Btw. I can see your taste when you claim 11worth blew Wheatfields out of the water with food?    My experience, service wise, they are about the same.  Food wise, depends on the individual menus.   Omelet at 11worths is okay, not great, but doesn't suck, either.    CFS, on the other hand, 11worth is the 'Night Flight' of CFS.  Deserts, on the other hand, Wheatfields blows 11worth out of the water, not even close.



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My plate came out after 45 minutes and was cold at Wheatfields.

Just because you pay more and feel all high class does not make it good.


Again, had I ever even implied paying more equals high class or even good?

Night Flight is not cheap, and is the worst pizza I ever had in my life, Vivace on the other hand is not that expensive, despite the location and decor, and the best pizza I had in Omaha.   Maria Sangria is expensive and the worst Spanish food I ever had in my life.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:34 am

Yelp's featured Breakfast Spots this morning...

Leo’s Diner
4_half star rating 64 reviews
6055 Maple St, Omaha, NE

Lisa’s Radial Cafe
4 star rating 77 reviews
817 N 40th St, Omaha, NE

11-Worth Cafe
4 star rating 45 reviews
2419 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE

The Diner
3_half star rating 30 reviews
409 S 12th St, Omaha, NE

Duncan’s Cafe
3_half star rating 19 reviews
501 S Main St, Ste 1A, Council Bluffs, IA
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:29 am

My wife and I and anyone we have taken, love Duncan's Cafe in Council Bluffs. The dining area is small, but the portions are huge, especially for the price. I have gotten the 3 pancakes numerous times and have only been able to finish them once.
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

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Brad wrote:Yep's featured Breakfast Spots this morning...


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