Breakfast, the meal of champions

February 25, 2010 —

Since we recently survived international pancake day and IHOP’s national pancake day, I thought I’d share the fact that I have a small addiction to breakfast foods. Like I could eat them all 3 meals every day and life would be good.

I’m a fan of pancakes on Facebook. I want to make Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon bun pancakes. I recently learned of the Waffleizer from Brianne’s blog and now I’ve got a huge list of ways I’d like to try cooking & eating waffles.

But to TRULY soak up breakfast I love to be lazy & let someone else cook. So in that vein, where is your favorite place in the area to get breakfast? I know one of my BFF’s LOVES La Mie. I love the pastries at Sweet Binney’s. I love the hashbrowns at the Waveland. My 2 newest delightful discoveries are the delightfully, almost crepe-like, thin pancakes at the BrickHouse Cafe in Johnston and the thick blueberry cakes at Baby Boomers.

What do you like to fix for breakfast or where’s your favorite spot for a good morning meal OR breakfast for dinner?

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


  • Andrea Cooley

    La Mie is definitely a favorite, but I want to try BrickHouse Cafe now!

  • Web Graphic Design

    Good to hear from you.I am fond of Pancakes too…thanks for giving the Facebook link.Nice post to read early in the morning.Usually i prefer a light breakfast on weekdays and on holidays and weekends i gorge on something heavy.Look forward to more such posts from you.

  • Windsor mortgage

    awesome that’s my favorite breakfast…

  • Mister Houston

    If I could eat pancakes for every meal I would do it. Then I would gain 250 pounds though, and that’s not a good look on me.