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- Photo by Rob Bartlett
- Full Irish breakfast, Harp & Celt
ENGLAND & IRELAND:
If there's any nation that loves breakfast as much as the United States, it's the United Kingdom. Also, they drink beer with breakfast, which we can totally get onboard with – Guinness tastes just like nitro cold-brew coffee anyway, right? A traditional "fry-up" includes mushrooms, sausages, beans, eggs and a rasher or two of Irish bacon (the round, fat-edged, not -streaked, slices of pork that Americans often call "Canadian bacon" or "back bacon"). You can score a half or full breakfast at the Harp and Celt Irish Pub and Restaurant while you watch a Premiere League match on weekend mornings, or settle into a cozy booth at Fiddler's Green in Winter Park for seafood crepes filled with shrimp, crab or whitefish. Feel like brunch and a show? Raglan Road at Disney Springs serves a twist on an Irish classic they call "Three Times a Boxty" – sliced ham with cheddar sandwiched between two potato cakes, with a fried egg on top – and you'll get to see an Irish clogging show every hour.
Food enthusiasts are still buzzing about Domu, which took over the full-service restaurant space at East End Market several months back. Brunch service started recently, and along with their addictive ramen bowls, the mid-century modern Japanese joint added a few brunch-only creations, like steamed bao stuffed with Spam and soft scrambled eggs. Mama's Breakfast includes sweet Chinese sausage, fried eggs and cucumber salad over rice. The menu is updated regularly, so don't be surprised if you find a special breakfast ramen at the top of the menu next to the Richie Rich. Domu has even upgraded traditional mimosas by adding popping pearls to their fruit-forward fizzy drinks. They don't take reservations, so best be there when the doors open at 11 a.m. if you're really hungry.