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Best breakfasts around the world

By Nikki Ekstein, Travel + Leisure
updated 10:13 AM EST, Fri March 8, 2013
For more than 50 years, this pint-size kitchen in West Beirut has been serving an irresistible version of fatteh, made with layers of toasted pita, chickpeas, yogurt, and pine nuts. 961-1/312-145. $ For more than 50 years, this pint-size kitchen in West Beirut has been serving an irresistible version of fatteh, made with layers of toasted pita, chickpeas, yogurt, and pine nuts. 961-1/312-145. $
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Al Soussi, Beirut, Lebanon
Tasty Congee & Noodle Wontun Shop, Hong Kong
Mangerie, Istanbul
Ottolenghi, London
Big Bad Breakfast, Oxford, Mississippi
Huckleberry, Santa Monica, California
Sushi Dai, Tokyo
Morning Call, New Orleans
Bar Coluzzi, Sydney
Café Central, Vienna
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel + Leisure and CNN have been searching for places to eat like a local
  • Here are 10 of the world's tastiest breakfast options
  • Whether you're in the mood for eggs, pastries or sushi, there's something for you

(CNN) -- Maple-bacon biscuits. Chocolate-dipped donuts. A lavish spread of eggs. Is there any meal more comforting than breakfast?

Whatever time zone you wake up in, the best breakfasts will brighten your mood, fortify you for the day, and give you a taste of daily life in that destination. Our short list of memorable breakfasts, part of T+L's coverage of the Best Places to Eat Like a Local, includes a Middle Eastern-inspired London café where platters of baked breads are served with the morning newspaper and a Tokyo fish market where early risers clamor for the freshest breakfast sushi.

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Each was chosen not just for its standout food, but also for being a part of its hometown's cultural fabric. So don't settle for the hotel buffet; these breakfast joints are worth the trip.

See more of the world's best breakfasts

Restaurant Pricing Key

$ Less than $25

$$ $25 to $75

$$$ $75 to $150

$$$$ More than $150

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