Nothing says "good morning" like breakfast prepared with quality ingredients. First Watch, which specializes in breakfast food, focuses on fresh ingredients - and it shows.

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Nothing says "good morning" like breakfast prepared with quality ingredients. First Watch, which specializes in breakfast food, focuses on fresh ingredients - and it shows. The food always looks and tastes wonderful.

The restaurant chain's menu offers a wide variety of pancakes. Flavors include carrot cake, cranberry nut and blueberry.

There are also numerous healthy choices like a yogurt-and-granola parfait and an egg-white omelet. The kid's menu features chocolate-chip pancakes, eggs and bacon, and fruit crepes.

Servers also bring each table their own pot of coffee, which makes any morning more bearable. The bustling restaurant welcomes kids and encourages lingering over coffee.

Runners-up: Scrambler Marie, German Village Coffee Shop