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T H E B E S T P L A C E S F O R B R E A K F A S T G L A S G O W A N D E D I N B U R G H I N
W hat did you have for breakfast this morning? A thin slice of processed white toast, smattered with vegetable oil- laced spreadable butter? A dry cereal bar, full of shrivelled fruit and bound together with sugary glue? Worst still, a Sausage and Egg McMuffin?
If you’ve forgotten all your mum’s advice about it being ‘the most important meal of the day’, The List has some easy-to-follow suggestions. Breakfast should be a celebratory event, boosting endorphins and fuelling your morning activity – or, if taken on the weekend, filling you up so much a return under the covers is required. We’ve put together a list of the best places to get your eggs, bacon, pancakes, smoothies, porridge or whatever else tickles
your fancy before noon (or after, if you’re really that lazy).
In choosing our favourite early eateries we’ve tried to balance the charm of the old-style greasy spoon fry-up against the many health- conscious places where you can now take your five-a-day in one mushed up super shot of fruit and veg. We haven’t spent a long time deliberating on what the exact piquancy of a Hollandaise should be, we’ve just been getting stuck in, measuring our pleasure above all else, which, after all, is what breakfast should be about. Our reviews are split into categories, though as many places cover multiple breakfast bases these should be used only as a guideline. We’ve also marked the places where breakfast is available before 9am for the benefit of the real early birds. (Jonny Ensall)
12 THE LIST 18 Mar–1 Apr 2010 Brunch at Rio Café
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