Grab Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in Columbia

Breakfast. You’ve probably heard it said that it’s the most important meal of the day.

What about lunch? Don’t you need that all important mid-day break to clear your mind after several hours slogging away at your job? Isn’t mid-day fuel vital to finishing the work day and making sure you’re fully primed for a night of vacation fun?

And don’t forget brunch, the melding of meals that makes it acceptable to have sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and a cheeseburger all in one meal. Okay, so, most brunch menus don’t include cheeseburgers, but you get the idea.

Here’s a look at some of the top places to grab breakfast, brunch and lunch in Columbia, a city that specializes in serving up great meals for hungry collegians.


The spot: Broadway Diner

The dish: The Stretch

The logic: The signature dish is hash browns covered with chili, eggs, cheese, onions and green peppers. It’ll cure what ails ’ya.


The spot: Main Squeeze

The dish:  Breakfast sandwich

The logic: Healthy options help make this one of the top-rated spots in Columbia, based on Trip Advisor reviews.



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The spot: Café Berlin

The dish: Butch Jones

The logic: In 2015, the food aficionados at Thrillist ranked Café Berlin as Columbia’s best breakfast/brunch spot.

The spot: Ernie’s Cafe

The dish: French toast

The logic: Because you love carbs and delicious food. Ernie’s has both.



Uprise Bakery

The spot: Uprise Bakery

The dish: Apple bacon cheddar sandwich

The logic: This trendy spot is adjacent to Ragtag Cinema, so you can grab a quick bite before a weekend matinee.

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The spot: Café Poland

The dish: Pierogies

The logic: Yelpers love this spot, noting that what it lacks in décor it more than makes up for in flavor.

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Also see: Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch in St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield/Branson. VisitMO on Pinterest Missouri Travel Guide

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