The great Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation once asked, "Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?"

I don't have an answer for that. You can never go wrong with pancakes, omelets, hash browns, bacon, and coffee at any time of the day.

We asked our Facebook fans about their favorite places to get breakfast in Kalamazoo, and here are their top 6 picks and favorite things to order:

  • 1

    Studio Grill

    WHAT: Studio Grill is right downtown and offers a variety of omelets, pancakes, and scrambles. They're also the home of the #1 burger in Southwest Michigan if you're in more of a lunch mood. Ask your server about vegetarian and vegan options.

    WHERE: Located at 312 W. Michigan Ave., between Park Street and Rose Street. Next door to the Michigan News Agency. Street parking or at back of restaurant.

    HOURS: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Sunday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    ORDER: "The Breakfast Scramble and homemade strawberry jam is delicious. Owner and wait staff are so friendly and nice." --Mary Schinske
    "Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!!!" --Kat Draper

    CALL: (269) 341-4100

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  • 2

    Crow's Nest Restaurant

    WHAT: A "haute diner" located upstairs from Fourth Coast Bakery, Crow's Nest serves breakfast all day and is open 24 hours on the weekends, so you can get your breakfast fix anytime! They also offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options & substitutes.

    WHERE: In the heart of the Vine Neighborhood at 816 S. Westnedge Ave.

    Monday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Weekend: Opens Friday at 8 a.m. and closes Sunday at 9 p.m.

    ORDER: "Loved the Captain's Ration omelette!!!" --Shawnae Davis
    "Queen Anne's Revenge" --Samantha Mae

    (269) 978-0490


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  • 3

    East Egg

    WHAT: A locally owned and operated breakfast & lunch chain in the Kalamazoo area. Ask for gluten free options!

    WHERE: 2628 W. Michigan Ave. There are also locations in Mattawan, Portage, Richland, and Millwood.

    Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    ORDER: Mike McKelly's favorite: Crabby Benedict
    "East egg has the best corned beef breakfast!!" --Jessica Haines
    "East Egg french toast!" --Anna Versalle

    CALL: (269) 381-9873

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  • 4

    Sophia's House of Pancakes

    WHAT: A family-owned local restaurant that serves breakfast all day. The breakfast menu is huge! They serve lunch, too.

    WHERE: 4700 Stadium Drive

    HOURS: Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 7 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    ORDER: "definitely go with the any of the scrambles!" --Ericca E Losey
    "SUPER fluffy pancakes, omelets the size of a football, good staff, fast service and VERY reasonable prices. What more do you want?" --Grey Grooters

    CALL: (269) 372-3900

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  • 5

    Nina's Cafe

    WHAT: Nina's is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves breakfast anytime. They also serve lunch and bake their own bread!

    WHERE: 1710 W. Main

    HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    ORDER: "Can't go wrong with anything on the menu" --Chelsea Fay
    "Nina's cafe: Southwest mess!" --Kelly Kribs

    CALL: (269) 373-6462

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  • 6

    Breakfast at Tiffiny's

    WHAT: Although technically in Portage, this locally owned and operated restaurant started on Western's campus. Breakfast at Tiffiny's serves breakfast and lunch all day.

    WHERE: 3271 W. Centre St, Portage MI

    HOURS: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. every day

    ORDER: "Breakfast @ Tiffany's is fabulous: blackened shrimp & grits, raspberry cream cheese French toast, legendary stew! And we love Tiffany!" --Robin Voshell
    "Stuffed grande wrap, tasty bacon and coffee too!" -- Montora Thomas

    CALL: (269) 324 - 5111

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