Best Cheap Breakfast (2001)

Miguel's Breakfast Club

There's no Miguel at Miguel's Breakfast Club anymore -- he was the manager who up and left not long after this modest spot opened -- but the movie poster for The Breakfast Club still hangs behind the pool tables as a reminder of where the rest of the name came from. More important, owner Mary Ramirez is still here. Ramirez does the cooking at this breakfast-all-day joint, and that includes the $2.99 special of one egg your way, a plate-sized pancake and either spicy sausage or thick-cut bacon that tastes like well-cured ham. Eat your breakfast in the quiet, booth-lined area back behind the bar, the ideal place for viewing the Price Is Right on the overhead TV or the local art hanging for sale on the walls. Coffee refills come quickly, in mismatched mugs that Ramirez has collected over the years, and chances are the server will bring a little taste of that day's lunch special.


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