If you’re in Omaha on vacation or business, it’s always wise to start your day with a hearty morning meal. After all, like Mom said, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” While lunch and dinner are equally important here at Magnolia Omaha, we agree that a satisfying breakfast can give you the energy for a day at Henry Doorly Zoo, Heartland of America Park, or any of the other sights Omaha offers. Luckily, there’s no shortage of decadent and delicious morning entrees near our boutique hotel. Here are five of our favorites.
- The District
Magnolia Omaha’s signature eatery is one part sophistication, two parts cozy. In fact, travelers often comment that The District is as comfortable as their own living room! Join us for breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m. every day. Guest favorites include thick, Texas-style French toast, Omaha steak & eggs, and an English muffin sandwich stuffed with scrambled eggs, cheese and crispy bacon or sausage. Fresh fruit or raisin oatmeal satisfies lighter appetites. Guests of Magnolia Omaha can also order room service from the breakfast menu from 6:30-11 a.m. by placing the provided order hanger on their door.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Magnolia, this popular coffee stop is a lovely place to grab coffee and pastries for the road. They go way beyond standard coffee with lattes, French press, Chemex, cold brew and more from Kansas City’s Broadway Roasting Co. They’ve also got loose-leaf teas from local purveyor The Tea Smith, housemade donuts, croissants, brioche cinnamon buns and even New Orleans style beignets. If that sounds a bit sugary for your tastes, order up biscuits and gravy, quiche or an egg sandwich.
- The Diner
Formica tables and a cute retro vibe have made The Diner a longtime downtown staple – not to mention the tasty grub. Throw your diet out the window when you step foot in the door. Signature eats include chicken fried steak, pancakes, biscuits with gravy, and omelets dished with fries. This is your classic greasy spoon, so don’t expect anything fancy. But if you’re after a filling start to your day, order a Bloody Mary or mimosa and a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich to get you going.
- 11-Worth Café
Another vintage style breakfast joint, Tony Caniglia’s 11-Worth Café is homier than hipster. The place has been around for four decades, making it a downtown Omaha institution. The menu is an extensive list of artery-cloggers, though guests may sub cholesterol-free eggs at no charge. Grab a round red pleather stool at the old-fashioned soda counter and belly up to a steak breakfast quesadilla, country potato casserole or a 4-egg omelet with all the fixings’. 11-Worth is also big on specials, so ask about daily options and online coupons or VIP Club deals.
Open since 2000, the Popp family’s bakery is the kind of place you’d expect to come out of with a huge white box tied in red-and-white string. The selection of baked goods here is extensive, ranging from Nutella bars, red velvet cake and caramel apple pie to gluten-free fudge torte and strawberry wedding cake. There are plenty of savory nibbles here, too. Chow down on avocado toast and butcher’s slab bacon, or go upscale with salmon lox or the Grace Kelly brie & fruit platter. Omelets, quiche, crepes, and egg platters round out the extensive breakfast menu.
It’s easy to get an early start in Omaha. Streets are bustling by mid-morning, and many business travelers wake early to get a head start on the day’s meetings. With a nourishing breakfast at Magnolia or nearby, you’re bound to have a more productive day. Call 402-341-2500 or visit us online to book your next visit to Omaha.