(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.
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.
Restaurant Pricing Key
$ Less than $25
$$ $25 to $75
$$$ $75 to $150
$$$$ More than $150
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