Everyone knows that the most important meal of the day is breakfast! A hearty breakfast can wake you up and keep you fueled for hours. So winning the title of Best Breakfast on Long Island isn’t a mere title, but a badge of honor. Competitors this year ranged from neighborhood delis preparing mouth-watering egg and sausage sandwiches to diners producing irresistible egg and pancake platters, the competition is nothing less than extraordinary.
Long Islanders Voted CJ’s Coffee Shop in Rockville Centre Best Breakfast on Long Island!
1. CJ’s Coffee Shop
225 Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre. 516-766-9107.
A neighborhood favorite of Long Island voters for several years in a row, CJs offers patrons a heart-warming feeling of home along with their delicious breakfast and lunch platters, milkshakes and burgers, all specially prepared behind the counter in CJ’s open kitchen. Whether it’s a breakfast bowl of steaming oatmeal or a “Hungry Man or Woman” early morning hero, each order comes served with a side of warm wishes and good cheer.
2. Maureen’s Kitchen
1 Larson Ave., Smithtown. 631-360-9227.
Located in a quaint Victorian house, Maureen’s Kitchen offers home-styled cooking and extremely generous portions. The popularity of this establishment is apparent, and there is always a significant number of patrons dining there among the cow-themed decorations.
3. Thomas’ Ham & Eggery
325 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-333-3060.
You can tell Thomas’ Ham & Eggery is a Long Island original by the continuous line in and out of the door. Serving up hot breakfast right in the pan Thomas’ is as authentic as it gets. After you finish breakfast, make sure to ask for a piece of pound cake. You won’t regret it.
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