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For an early morning get up and go, the body needs fuel. After you change out of your pajamas, here are a few good suggestions that will make you lick your lips. And these are some places where you don’t need a wad of money as big as a beach ball.


Kristi’s Cafe
4401 N.W. 23rd 949-9970

At Kristi’s, the doors swing open when the birds start chirping around 6:30 a.m. The food here is like a Snuggie for your stomach, and it’s the Spanish omelet that has everyone buzzing. This used to be the site of a Mexican restaurant, but no more, as it is a casual, inexpensive spot with a staff that is ready to please.

$$ Cafe

Cafe 501


5825 N.W. Grand Blvd. 844-1501

does breakfast on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and brunch on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The breakfast menu features a unique take on eggs Benedict: a house-made crab cake on an English muffin, topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. On Sunday, Cafe 501 offers grilled sandwiches.

$$ American cafe

—Carol Smaglinski, photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

$$: Up to $15 $$$: $15-$30 $$$$: Above $30

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