By Christina Nellemann
Tahoe Local Expert
Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast/Brunch restaurants in Reno and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Americana Cafe thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat My Favorite Muffin and Bagel Café, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast/Brunch.
7 Top of the Hilton
For unparalleled views of Reno and the surrounding mountains, try the Top of the Hilton on the hotel's 21st floor. A gracious and elegant dining room serves as the backdrop for what many consider the best Sunday brunch in Reno. Menu items range from the deliciously sweet Belgian waffles to the hearty roasted lamb. The Top of the Hilton also serves a tempting array of made-to-order items from omelets to fresh seafood. (775-785-7010)
6 Sips Coffee and Tea
This small but popular café is located just off the lobby of the Silver Legacy Hotel. Choose from a nice selection of fresh roast coffees, specialty coffees, teas, and a host of bagels, pastries, and croissants. Also offers a small yet tempting display of desserts and chocolate. (775-329-4777)
5 Café Espresso
The popular Café Espresso serves a variety of fresh roasted and specialty coffees. Also has a delectable selection of homemade croissants, pastries and Danish. (775-826-2121)
4 My Favorite Muffin and Bagel Café
Homemade from-scratch muffins and "mega" bagels are hot menu items at this popular local cafe. This cafe has over 300 items offering diners unique and appetizing options. There's also an espresso bar which features a variety of specialty roasts. A local favorite! (775-333-1025)
3 Americana Cafe
This 24-hour cafe is located in the Circus Circus complex and offers a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. The hearty breakfast menu makes the Americana a good choice. Serves a variety of items that can be enjoyed after a late night at the gaming tables or early, before heading out for a day of local exploration. (775-329-0711)
2 Peg's Glorified Ham & Eggs
This is where the locals go for a huge breakfast that will last you way into the evening. Peg's is a popular coffee and breakfast spot that is well know for its huge portions, excellent staff and fun selection various items including stacks of pancakes, skillet meals and Latin inspired dishes. Favorite menu items include the Huevos Ranchero served in a skillet with fresh salsa, beans, hash browns and fruit or the Mexicali Omelette with guacamole and salsa. For something lighter you can order the huge portion of Lox, Bagel and Cream Cheese or a Veggie Benedict. Their classes Eggs Benedict is excellent as well as the their French Toast and Pancakes. Prices are higher than your average coffee shop, but you won't have to eat again for the rest of the day. The average price for breakfast will run you about $10 to $12 per person. The weekend breakfasts can be very busy, especially during the summer and the holidays. (775 329 2600)
1 Café Napa
Located in Harrah's, Café Napa is the hotel's newest restaurant and features a light and airy atmosphere. Don't miss the water-filled, glass "Luna" wall emptying into a fountain with a metal sculpture. Café Napa's menu is extensive and offers an array of choices from hearty Western dishes to Asian cuisine. At incredibly reasonable prices, this is a good choice for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Open 24 hours a day. (775-788-3773)
About Christina Nellemann
Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors of the Western U.S. She spends her time hiking, camping, biking and kayaking in the mountains around her home, and snorkeling and boating in Lake Tahoe. Christina loves to visit the neighboring states of California, Oregon, Utah and Arizona but has traveled around the world including to Japan, Fiji, Turkey and Ecuador. When she's not traveling or living outdoors, Christina is a graphic and web designer, writer and blogger.
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