Have you ever thought of taking a tour of the best breakfast spots in your region of Maryland?
Look no further.
Patch readers in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore suburbs recently voted on where to go for their favorite breakfast. Winners ranged from the trendy spots tucked away in strip malls to the kid-friendly Main Street diners serving the basics and doing it right.
The following is the list highlighting the restaurants that received the top number of votes this week during the contest.
Eggspectation, 6010 University Blvd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. From yogurt parfait to short stacks, to, of course, eggs and bacon, Patch readers said their favorite place for breakfast in Ellicott City is Eggspectation. Started in Montreal in 1993, the restaurant has since spread -- throughout Canada, India and, in 2004, in the United States with Eggspectation Restaurants, LLC.
J Café, 172 E. Main St, Westminster, MD 21157. The casual cafe offers breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday. One commenter in the Best Breakfast contest said that J Cafe is "fast, delicious and has a great environment."
Zi Pani Breads & Café, 1311 Londontown Blvd, Sykesville, MD 21784. One commenter on the Best Breakfast contest said that Zi Pani's bagels are "always fresh and usually still hot...The coffee is great and you got to try their smoothies."
Duesenberg’s American Café and Grill, 10 Mellor Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228. Owner Gary Teegardin and his staff have a reputation in town for quality food, excellent service and huge portions. Catonsville Patch readers this week voted it as the top breakfast place in town.
The Bagelry, 36 Vital Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904. The bagel store and deli offers more than 15 kinds of bagels as well as a variety of pastries. A bagel with flavored cream cheese is $2.79.
Café Bagel, 6010 Marshalee Dr, Elkridge, MD 21075. Take this endorsement from an Elkridge Patch reader as proof of Café Bagel’s popularity with the hometown crowd: “Big and delicious omelets, great bagels and good coffee.” —Steven Caruso
Rams Head Tavern, 8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20753. The main eatery in historic Savage Mill, Rams Head Tavern is a tavern-cum-restaurant with a separate bar on the lower level called Rathskellar. A Jazz Brunch is held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays with all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys for $10.