BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
At these spots, the most important meal of the day is the special.
Blue Moon Cafe Owner Sarah Simington’s Captain Crunch French toast draws crowds at both the Fells Point original and Federal Hill newbie Blue Moon Too. Get your fix 24/7 on weekends. 1621 Aliceanna St., 410.522.3940; 1024 Light St., no phone Golden West Cafe Zingy southwest flavors amp up the morning meal options at this Hampden favorite. Expect familiars like huevos rancheros alongside funkier fare like “Elvis pancakes” topped with—what else— fried bananas and peanut butter-flavored butter. 1105 W. 36th St., 410.889.8891 Miss Shirley’s Named after a beloved former employee, this Inner Harbor eatery is known for its warm hospitality and Southernaccented menu. Locals order the crab cake and fried green tomato eggs Benedict. 750 E. Pratt St., 410.528.5373 Sip & Bite This ‘50s-style Canton diner is the real deal, serving up classic a.m. repasts 24/7 under a neon sign. Our favorite? Hometown hero Michael Phelps’ French toast— Pullman’s stuffed with hazelnut praline and topped with bananas, strawberries and cream. Now that’s a champion’s breakfast! 2200 Boston St., 410.675.7077