Hello again my dear friends and fellow Daytonians! (Editor’s Note: We last heard from Juan this summer when he shared Juan’s Top 5 Hispanic Restaurants In The Dayton Region). I come bearing tidings for my favorite breakfast locations or in some cases brunch, if you’re not an early riser (Lord knows I am most definitely NOT). If there is a secret breakfast place in the Dayton Area that you think I cheated by not putting them on mailing list, leave a comment below and let me know! I wanna try it!
- Golden Nugget. I was just introduced to potato salad this year (I’m Puerto Rican- I didn’t know potato salad was a thing) so, potato pancakes were never even close to my radar. There I am, ever suspicious of this pancake imposter, with its deceptive pancake color and texture, layered with butter whip cream and apple sauce… I skeptically tried a corner like a child would a foreign dish and I am happy to report that it’s fantastic! I spent the following 20 minutes attempting to eat my weight in Potato Pancakes and I believe you should try too.
2932 S Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH 45409
- Butter Café .
Butter Café is where I go feed the sweet tooth. They have a wonderful variety every time I walk in and I am particularly fond of their French Toast, which they often mix with seasonal flavors. 1106 Brown St, Dayton, Ohio 45409
The Original Pancake House. I’m a coffee lover… It’s a Puerto Rican priority and these people have bottomless Hawaiian coffee and if you haven’t had Hawaiian coffee, think floral notes with a strong kick in the caffeine count. You can of course go for the pancakes here, and that would not be a mistake, but know that they do great in other areas. I am particularly fond of their Monte Cristo sandwich, that balance between savory and sweet, powdered sugar atop the French toast and layers of turkey waiting for you inside. A very satisfying meal.
1516 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton OH 45459
- Cherry House Café. This little treasure trove found its way into my calorie loving heart with their omelets! I suggest starting with the meat-lovers, bits of ham and bacon and the perfect about of cheddar await you in this 3 egg omelet. When you go for one, just be sure to ask for their afternoon house-sauce to go with your breakfast, it is close to a Southwest style BBQ sauce and it does well to complement that meat-lovers omelet. While you are at it, take a cup of their chicken pot pie. Simply the creamiest chicken pot pie I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. 241 Meadow Bridge Dr, Beavercreek, OH 45434
- The Brunch Club. When I was young boy I remember going to a diner much like this one after Sunday church. That is ju
st how I feel, this place is like stepping into memory lane of classic, good diner food. If you are feeling particularly ravenous, go for grandpa’s breakfast. I think it feeds three people with your choice of meat, eggs, hash browns all cooked to order topped off with three fluffy pancakes. It’s the kind of meal that could only be justified in consumption if your day-job was labor intensive, like a construction worker, or a farmer.
601 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45402
Juan Manuel Muñoz Jimenez is a travel and food blogger based here in Dayton as well as an MBA marketing student at Wright State University. After completing his degree he plans on more extensive travel around the world and a career in digital marketing. If you wish to follow his antics regularly you can reach him on twitter and/or Instagram @tainonomad or follow his blog tainonomad.com