My favorite meal of the day is breakfast.  Maybe it's because it’s the first meal of the day and when it’s time for breakfast I’m famished.  Maybe it’s because nothing can beat the taste of bacon.  Maybe it's because nothing gets me excited like grease and salt.

Whatever it is, I’ve decided to highlight my top 5 places in Duluth and Superior for breakfast.  Believe me, this was no easy task.  Narrowing my list down to only 5 was like asking me which of my 3 kids is my favorite.

So here they are, in no particular order!


1. Randy’s Café, Duluth

Randy’s is in an easily overlooked spot on West Superior Street.  As a former resident of Lincoln Park resident,  I found Randy’s Café to be one of the best Sunday morning hangouts.  That’s why it’s always packed with regulars.  But there’s still plenty of room, great prices, a few of the greatest waitress I’ve ever had dining out!

2.Duluth Grill, Duluth

This Northland staple wasn’t highlighted on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” for no reason!  Have you ever had a caramel roll the size of your head?  You will at the Duluth Grill!  They strive to use locally grown food (just take a look at the garden in the parking lot!) organic ingredients, and many options for those on a gluten free diet.

3.  Julie’s Family Restaurant, Superior

I usually go for the breakfast staples when I’m dining out.  Eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns and coffee.  But on the days when I want something sweet for breakfast, you can’t beat Julie’s Cinnamon Roll French Toast.  Yes.  You read that right.  Cinnamon Roll bread used for French Toast.  And it’s as fantastic as it sounds.

4.  Black Woods (Proctor, Duluth, Two Harbors)

As a breakfast aficionado (or so I’d like to think,) one of the greatest things about having breakfast at Black Woods the a fantastic word that when placed behind “breakfast” brings nothing but a smile to my face.  And that word is “buffet.”  Um…yeah.  And let’s just say I’ve dropped more than a few hints as to where I want to go for Mother’s Day.

5.  The Kitchen, Superior

The true definition of a “Greasy Spoon.”  But don’t let that scare you off.  It should inspire you to eat there!  Who doesn’t love a greasy spoon?  Stop by The Kitchen to watch all the regulars carry on conversations with the staff.  Read all the signs and clippings posted to every wall.  Enjoy a delicious plate of eggs, sausage and hashbrowns washed down with a cup of coffee for a price that will make you think you’ve traveled back in time.  I moved to Superior in September and I’m so glad I did.  Otherwise, I may have never even noticed hidden gem known as The Kitchen.

What's your favorite breakfast spot in the Northland?