Basil Doc's Pizza & Bistro330 Holly Street
Yes, you can get an inexpensive and scratch-made breakfast at a takeout pizza joint. Stop by Basil Doc's in the Hilltop neighborhood, where you can get an omelette sandwich on a fresh-baked biscuit for $4.25, with 75 cents for each additional topping.
Brass Tacks1526 Blake Street
Brass Tacks in LoDo builds a breakfast sandwich perfect for hospitality professionals who work late and sleep late. The bar opens at 10 a.m., so you can stop in for a mid-morning fried egg and cheese sandwich for just $3. Even if you add thick-cut bacon, hot links or ham, you'll still top out at just $5 for a fuel-up before another double shift.
City Bakery Cafe726 Lincoln Street
Fresh bread, cheap sandwiches and a strong cup of coffee make City Bakery a great morning standby. For $4, you can have an egg and cheese sandwich on a ciabatta roll, so you're getting twice as much food as a typical English muffin construction. For 50 cents more, they'll throw in some thin and crispy bacon.
Moxie Eatery70 Broadway
Moxie feels like the kind of place that could easily charge seven or eight bucks for a fancy sandwich, but you can still escape for $5.50 for an egg and cheddar English muffin with either bacon or chicken sausage. If you're feeling flush, though, the Green Eggs and Ham is a lively way to perk you up, with pesto, goat cheese and prosciutto on an English muffin for $7.
The Noshery4994 Lowell Boulevard
The Noshery is the Regis neighborhood's cozy bakery cafe, where you can score a sandwich with egg and choice of cheese for $4.75, with meat ringing in at $1 extra. Check for daily specials on breakfast sandwiches; just be warned that the hard part is escaping without grabbing a few sweet treats for later.