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San Clemente

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San Clemente

111 W. Avenida Palizada
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San Clemente, CA 92762

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"Put a Smile on Your Face!"
Statistics reveal that people smile
more with a good breakfast!



At Best Of Breakfast we offer the finest ingredients and the one the best breakfast values in Orange County, San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Coto De Caza and Beyond.


We have 2 unique Offers:

If you bring three friends and they all order breakfast,
the least expensive breakfast of the 4 orders is free.














Custom Order your own breakfast. Our master chef will cook it your way, you tell us what you want and we will make it. Cinnamon and Honey Omlette, a 12 egg Pizza Omlette with peperoni and mozzarella, Fresh Fruit With Granola, Seafood Omlette, Cholate Chip Pancakes, Mousey Pancakes, Protein Pancakes, Wheat, Nuts, and Rasins Pancakes, Steak Egg's and Onions, Cinnamon & Honey Toast, 3 Pigs in a Blanket, Fruit Salad Blankets, Breakfast Hamburger with 2 eggs inside, Huevos Rancheros, 3 Egg and Chicken Ceasar Salad, Eggs Benedict, Steak, Bagel & Eggs Sandwich, Scrambled Eggs With Vegetables & Steak, Omlettes and Gravy, and the list goes on or let your imagination go!





We LOVE what we do! We are breakfast fanatics and we love making a creative breakfast any way you like it!

We strive to be the best breakfast place in Southern California and Beyond!


Our menu has something priced for everyone. From savory oatmeal to a 5 crown steak and lobster breakfast. You decide, but please enjoy the outdoor patio, dog friendly environment as well as indoor seating. Best of Breakfast restaurant is first come first serve...

HOW EXCITING! We do breakfast catering, pancake parties and our famous birthday breakfasts and the why not buy a Birthday Pancake with Icing and Candles? No special occasion should be without a Best of Breakfast!

"Once you eat at Best of Breakfast
you will never be the same!"
- Norman



Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. While every meal counts toward good nutrition, the facts are on the table: Eating in the morning has positive effects on health.

What do you do on your typical morning?
If you’re like many Americans you probably grab a quick shower, get ready in a hurry, and fly out the door in an attempt to be at work on time. If this is you, what is your morning routine missing? Breakfast.


Not eating in the morning may seem trivial, but breakfast has long been regarded as one of, if not the, most important meal. Modern research done on the health benefits of eating breakfast is standing behind this, and after you’ve taken a look at what a good breakfast has to offer, you just may find yourself slowing your mornings down.

While most people avoid breakfast because they don’t feel like they have time, the next greatest cause is concern over weight loss. Many people feel that eating a healthy breakfast will simply fill them with more calories that they don’t need and that skipping breakfast will cause them to lose weight. This actually couldn’t be further from the truth.


Studies are widely crediting breakfast with powerful weight loss benefits, and science backs them up. It’s actually quite simple – when you don’t eat in the morning, your metabolic rate slows tremendously because your body has no source of fuel to burn for the day. This causes your blood sugar to consequently drop. Your body, of course, wants to correct for all of this, and to do so it is going to cause excess hunger to provide itself with fuel. It’s also going to crave sugary, fattening foods to help even out blood sugar levels.


Simply by eating breakfast you will speed up your metabolic rate, and according to concisive studies, people who eat a regular meal in the morning weigh an average of eight pounds less.



What our Customers Say About Us...


"This breakfast place is the best. I just love Norm. Very friendly and caring. Before it was Adele's and Now it is Best of Breakfast. My favorite is the Monster Pancakes but my husband just loves the biscuits and gravy. My kids love eating there too. You know it is good when they beg and beg to go back for the mousey pancakes.


"Tucked way with its own beautiful patio with a fountain in the middle. It is the place for fantastic biscuits and gravy. I am so glad a great breakfast restaurant has come to the center of San Clemente. No recession here - I would recommend this little breakfast place that serves the big portions, its the greatest!"


"Best of Breakfast is just EXCELLANT. VERY YUMMY PLACE! Omletts are my thing and they let me put in it anything I want and I love it with cinnimon. No place in San Clemente will make breakfast my way! I am making Best of Breakfast my morning breakfast stop!"


"Best of Breakfast has the best pancakes, but all you can eat pancakes!- I am in Heaven! "


"I dig Best of Breakfast of Breakfast because it is the only place I can bring my friends and not have breakfast. Many people are like me, they just want a juicy hamburger instead of breakfast. But no-one serves a hamburger for breakfast. Well guys there is a new place in town an you can get this huge burger dude! Surf On!


"Thanks Best of Breakfast - My kids are driving us nuts, they always want to come here. They cannot get enouph of your spaghetti tacos and other wierd and unique breakfast for kids. You really make it fun for them. It must be a kid thing eating wierd things like spaghetti or pancake pizza for breakfast. Until recently I fell in love with your breakfast pancake tacos. Sweet and crunchy on the outside and breafasty on the inside. Now I am hooked. because you cannot get it anywhere else. Thanks for making breakfast fun again for kids and the bigger kids"


"Ohhh Man the Biscuits and Gravy are to die for. I just want to take the sauce home and have it the next day. I cannot believe how good they are. If you don't have some you missed a pice of heaven!!"


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" If you cannot find it on our menu, we will make it for you! "


Starter Breakfasts Served with FREE Cup of Coffee

Oatmeal and Toast $2.95
2 Boiled Eggs and Toast $4.95
Bagel and Cream Cheese $2.95
3 Pancakes and Syrup $4.95
Toasted Potatoes and Side Catchup $2.95
Chips of Cinnamon $4.99
Chips with Bacon and Cheese $4.99
Bowl of Fresh Fruit and Nuts Jubilie $4.99


2 Eggs with Toast and Potatoes $4.95
2 Eggs with Potatoes & Toast and
a Choice of 1 Slice Of Ham, 4 Pieces of Bacon, or 3 Sausages
2 Eggs with Biscuits and Gravy $9.95
Big Boy Breakfast - 3 Eggs, 3 Bacon, 3 Sausage, 6 Pancakes & Potatoes $14.95
2 Eyeballs and a Smile
2 Eggs Sunny Side, 2 Pancakes, Bacon

2 French Toast, 2 Eggs and Bacon $9.95
Breakfast Chili Rellenos $12.95
Cheese & Bacon Scramble $12.95
Huevos Rancheros $12.95
Polish Sausage & Cheese Scramble $12.95


All You Can Eat Pancakes
5 Mousey Pancakes
Famous Mouse Shaped Pancakes

BIG Birthday Surprise Pancakes
with Candles - Serves 6-8 people
Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Bacon $7.95
Blue Berry Pancakes & Bacon $7.95
Banana and Pican Pancakes & Bacon $7.95
Strawberry Pancakes & Bacon $7.95
FAMOUS Apple Pancakes
I Have Never Experiences This! WOW!


Moons Over HammyBlammy
Between Two Pieces of Delicious Toast, Ham, Eggs, and Cheese
Bagel Burger with Eggs
1/2 lb. Hamburger, Eggs, Cheese, and Bacon between a Bagel
Eggy Bagel
Between a Bagel Eggs and Cheese
Eggy Biscuit
Between a Biscuit, Eggs, Cheese, Gravy
1/2lb Breakfast Hamburger w/Cheese $6.95
3 Delicious, Strawberry-Banana Pancake Burritos with whipped cream $4.95
4 Pizza Bagels $4.95
3 Pigs in a Blanket $4.95


Special Kids Menu and Includes a Drink

- Kids Mini Pancakes, Egg, Sausage and Drink
- Kids 2 Mini Breakfast Taco and Drink
- Kids Cheese Sandwich and Drink
- Kids 2 Breakfast Pizza's and Drink
- Kids Hot Dog and Drink
- Kids Hamberger and Drink
- Kids Biscuits & Gravy and Drink
- Kids Breakfast Spagetti and Drink
- Kids Ice Cream Pancakes and Drink

- Kids Double Spaghetti Tacos and Drink


Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and 3 Eggs $14.95
2 Bulls Eyes $9.95
Breakfast Sweetoes - Large Plate of Crispy Pancake Triangles with Cinnamon and Powdered Sugar $9.95
Luny Fruit Pizza (Serves 6) - Fruit and Breaded Pizza Delight
4 Honey Cinnamon Toasts $7.95
Pancakes on a Stick Plate $7.95
Breakfast 3 Kabob Plate
Breakfast Dog on a Stick Plate
Breakfast Eggs on a Stick Plate
Breakfast Lasagna
Layers of Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon
With Secret Sauce

Polish Scrambled Sandwich $7.95
Monster Donut, Eggs and Bacon & Sausage $14.95
Breakfast Sourdough Bowl
Pancake Volcano, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Powdered Sugar
French Fries and Gravy
Breakfast Egg Soup
Foot Long Breakfast Sandwich $10.95
Flaming Skillet with Pancakes


Hamburger w/ Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Secret Sauce w/ French Fries $6.95
Bacon Burger $7.95
Monster Burger 1lb Burger $14.95
Chicken Sandwich $7.95

Served with a FREE Smile

Beloved Breakfast Pizza (For 2) $14.95
Personal Breakfast Pizza $7.95
4 Person Breakfast Pizza (Small) $24.95
6 Person Breakfast Pizza (Medium) $28.95
8 Person Breakfast Pizza (Large) $39.95
Something No One Does!

Chicken and Pancakes
Beats Chicken and Waffles!
5 Coarse Breakfast Orchestra
I have never been breakfasted like this!
I Cannot Believe I Ordered This!
Need to Pre-Order 1 Week In Advance

Omelettes Served With Choice Of Toast and Hashbrowns

Denver Mile High Omelette $8.95
Veggie Yum Omelette $8.25
Cheesy Wow Omelette $7.95
Ham & Cheese Omelette $8.95
Pizzaria Omelette $11.95
Western Steak Omelette $14.95
Fish Lovers Omelette $14.95
Delightful Cerviche Omelette $14.95
Tender Shrimp Omelette $14.95
Meat Lovers Omelette $14.95
Chili Omelette $11.95
Sausage & Bacon Omelette $11.95
Hamburger Omelette $14.95
Mexican Spicy Omelette $11.95
Lobster Omelette $22.95
Crab Cake Omelette $16.95
BBQ Omelette $16.95
Salmon Omelette $21.95
Avocado Omelette $16.95
Chicken Omelette $16.95
Gravy Omelette $11.95
Green Spinach Omelette $8.95


Monday Only Mini Pancake Breakfast Taco's
(Must Order a Drink to Participate)
2 Pancake Tacos with Options: $14.95

- Bacon, Eggs, Cheese
- Fruit, Whipcream & Powder
- Sausage, Onions, Eggs
- Seafood, Cheese, Eggs
- Colorado (Denver) Style
- Steak, Cheese, Eggs
- Chicken, Cheese, Eggs
- Salmon
- Crab Cakes
- Mexican Spice
- Ground Beef and Eggs
- Sweet Tooth


Cinnamon Breakfast Spaghetti $7.95
Sweet Kiss Breakfast Spaghetti $14.95
Savory Breakfast Spaghetti $14.95
White Powder Breakfast Spaghetti $7.95
Breakfast Spaghetti with Cheese & Bacon $9.95
Seafood Breakfast Spaghetti $21.95
Breakfast Spaghetti Meatballs and Sausage $19.95


Tasty Toast $0.99
Heavenly Bagel $1.25
Delightful Biscuit $1.50
Cottage Cheese $2.50
Fresh Avocado $2.50
Extra Egg $2.50
2 Savory Bacon $4.75
Yummy Cheese $1.25
Bestist Sausage $3.99
Delicous Ham $2.50
Cup of Fresh Fruit $2.50
Add: Cucumbers, Onions or Bell Peppers $1.25


Wonderful Breakfast Tea $0.95
Orange Juice, Milk or Ice Tea $2.50
Sodas: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Rootbeer, Orange Soda,


Chocolate Chip Cookes $5.95
Lemon Drops With Creme Caramel $5.95
Chocolate Delights with Creme Caramel
Lemon Drops with Rasberry Filling $5.95
Chocolate Orange Cookies $5.95
Caramel Lemon Drop Bites $3.95
Dusted Chocolate Bites $3.95
Diabetic or Gluten FREE Cookies
Almond Devine Coffee $5.95
Almond Devine Original $5.95
Almond Devine Pistacio $5.95
Almond Devine Blood Orange $5.95
Almond Devine Chocolate $5.95
Almond Devine Rose $5.95

Custom Order your own breakfast. Our master chef will cook it your way, you tell us what you want and we will make it. Cinnamon and Honey Omlette, a 12 egg Pizza Omlette with peperoni and mozzarella, Fresh Fruit With Granola, Seafood Omlette, Cholate Chip Pancakes, Mousey Pancakes, Protein Pancakes, Wheat, Nuts, and Rasins Pancakes, Steak Egg's and Onions, Cinnamon & Honey Toast, 3 Pigs in a Blanket, Fruit Salad Blankets, Breakfast Hamburger with 2 eggs inside, Huevos Rancheros, 3 Egg and Chicken Ceasar Salad, Eggs Benedict, Steak, Bagel & Eggs Sandwich, Scrambled Eggs With Vegetables & Steak, Omlettes and Gravy, and the list goes on or let your imagination go!


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We will add an additional egg to your order of any breakfast plate of two or more eggs.

Your Meal Is FREE!

Your Coffee Is FREE!

A Friend Sitting With You Gets A Breakfast Taco For FREE!

For All 4 People Coffee Is FREE!






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A fried egg with toast

Breakfast is the first meal of the day, usually consumed in the morning. The word is a compound of "break" and "fast", referring to the conclusion of fasting since the previous day's last meal. Breakfast meals vary widely in different cultures around the world, but often include a carbohydrate such as cereal or rice, fruit and/or vegetable, protein, sometimes dairy, and beverage.

Nutritional experts have referred to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism, and weight.

United States and Canada


Traditional breakfasts in the United States and Canada derive from the full English breakfast and other European breakfast traditions[citation needed] and feature predominantly sweet or mild-flavored foods, mostly hot. Typical items include hot oatmeal porridge, grits (in the South), other hot grain, porridges, egg sausage or small link sausages, pan-fried potatoes (hash browns), biscuits, toast, pancakes, waffles, bagels, French toast, English muffins, pastries (such as croissants, doughnuts, and muffins), and fresh or stewed fruits of various types (stone, citrus, etc.). Steak may be served with eggs on the traditional menu. Cold cereal has become nearly ubiquitous in recent decades, and yogurt is widely popular. Coffee, tea, milk and fruit juices are standard breakfast beverages.

Grits are usually part of a Southern breakfast in the United States

Many regions of the U.S.A. have local breakfast specialties that are less popular nationally. In the South, homemade biscuits served with country-style gravy (also called sawmill gravy), country ham and red eye gravy and grits are one traditional breakfast menu; the Southwest has huevos rancheros and spicy breakfast burritos; scrapple is a favorite in the Mid-Atlantic states; Salmon bagels are popular in the Northwest and pork roll is rarely available outside New Jersey and Philadelphia; and New Englanders still occasionally indulge in fried salt-pork, and pie. Fried eggs with bacon or sausage and American cheese on a seeded kaiser roll is a popular breakfast sandwich in parts of New York. Many Soul food breakfast menus across the country include fried chicken wings, catfish, pork chops and salmon croquettes [2]. Specialty items also vary in popularity regionally, such as linguiça sausage and Spam in Hawaii, crab cakes in southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions, andouille sausage, chicory coffee, Chisesi ham and beignets in Louisiana, chorizo in the Southwest, lox and smoked salmon in the Northwest, goetta in Greater Cincinnati.

American breakfast customs derive from those of rural England in the 18th century, and some divergences probably reflect changes in the latter since that time. For example, modern English hot breakfasts not uncommonly include lightly fried tomato slices or a sauteed whole mushroom, but neither are found in the U.S. Breakfast kippers are also uncommon in the U.S. On the other hand, the steak-and-eggs breakfast is rare in England and probably a recent American import. English muffins (not to be confused with the British crumpet) are commonly eaten as a breakfast food in the United States.

Some regions of Canada especially Quebec, New Brunswick and parts of eastern Ontario will commonly include maple syrup with crêpes, French toast, pancakes, or waffles.

Hotels now often serve breakfast buffets for a fixed price, or offer sweet rolls, cereal, and coffee as a free "continental" breakfast. Traditionally, hotel breakfasts were made to order at a restaurant or by room service. Omelettes made to order are also an option.

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Scrambled eggs and pre-made pastries

Today, most Americans and Canadians eat a reduced breakfast most days, but may still enjoy a traditional hearty breakfast on weekends, holidays, and vacations. Having only coffee or skipping breakfast entirely is also common. Eating out for breakfast or brunch is common on weekends and holidays.

Eggs are strongly associated with breakfast, to the extent that many Americans and Canadians consider egg dishes out of place later in the day.

Waffles with fruit and sausage patties are a contemporary hearty breakfast, and would likely be enjoyed on a weekend or special occasion.

A typical contemporary combination of food for a hearty breakfast consists of eggs (fried or scrambled), one type of meat, and one or two starchy dishes; commonly hash browns and toast. A more basic breakfast combination would be a starchy food (such as toast, pastry, breakfast cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, or waffles) either alone or served with fruit and yogurt. This second option, similar to the continental breakfasts served in Europe, is especially common in institutional situations where serving hot food is difficult, expensive, or impractical.

Restaurants that serve breakfast typically base their menus around egg dishes and pork meats such as sausage, ham and bacon. Pancakes and waffles are also popular. An assemblage commonly known as a country breakfast in restaurants consists of eggs or omelette, sausage or bacon, hash browns, sausage gravy, coffee, biscuits or toast with jam or jelly, and fruit juice.

A typical breakfast for those that eat ordinary breakfast as a home meal is instant oatmeal or a cold breakfast cereal with milk. Leftovers from the previous day's meals may also be eaten, such as cold pizza.

Breakfasts influenced by recent dietary advice are gaining in popularity in some parts of the country, such as California, featuring yogurt, whole-grain cereal, fresh fruit or egg-white omelets.

Coffee is the most common breakfast beverage. In the United States, 65% of coffee drunk during the day is with breakfast. Also common are tea, milk, hot chocolate, orange juice, and other fruit juices (grapefruit, tomato, etc). Occasionally, caffeinated carbonated beverages may be substituted for the more traditional coffee or tea. Espresso drinks such as cappuccino and latte have become increasingly popular since the 1990s. In Washington State and British Columbia, the cappuccino and latte are the default way of buying coffee for breakfast.

The modern options typical of the U.S.A. and Canada are representative of Western-style breakfasts that have become common worldwide, especially in industrialized nations.

Breakfast foods are thought to be typically eaten during morning hours, these foods are distinct from other foods even if eaten outside of the morning. In this sense, some serve breakfast for supper. There are several fast food and casual dining chains in North America, such as IHOP and Denny's, that specialize in hearty breakfast-style foods, such as pancakes and country breakfasts, and offer them all day. Like greasy spoons in the UK, American coffeeshops and diners typically serve breakfast foods all day.

Quick/commuter's breakfast

A worker's breakfast often consists only of coffee and prepared food purchased on the way to work or brought from home, eaten during the morning commute or at the workplace just before clocking in. Food items that fit this eat-on-the-go strategy include various sweet breakfast breads and pastries, bagels (often with cream cheese), sweetened flavored yogurt cups, smoothies and milkshakes, fresh fruit, granola, muesli or other quick "energy" bars, toaster pastries, and fast food. Many fast food restaurants sell breakfast versions of their typical offerings that include eggs and are usually sweeter and less spicy. Examples of such breakfasts-to-go are: egg-filled sandwiches on croissants, biscuits or muffins, and breakfast burritos filled with eggs, cheese and sometimes sausage.


As the preceding regional descriptions show, beverage choices at breakfast are fairly uniform worldwide, comprising

  • Fruit juices (orange juice is the most popular),
  • Milk (hot, cold, possibly cultured), milk analogue or hot soya bean milk in Vietnam and China,
  • Hot caffeinated and decaffeinated beverages (tea, coffee, and chocolate).

Cultures around the world commonly shun or restrict alcoholic beverages at breakfast. (Alcohol is a depressant and a psychoactive drug, and so its effects might not be desired during working hours.) Notable exceptions would be the mimosa cocktail: champagne and orange juice (known as Buck's Fizz in the UK); Bloody Mary cocktail: vodka and spiced tomato juice; and liqueur coffee: a coffee brew with a 25 ml (1 imp fl oz; 1 US fl oz) shot of liqueur, which generally has a lower alcohol content than spirits (around 15 to 30%). Still, a mimosa is normally served at brunch, and rarely consumed before 10 am. Another notable exception is the Champagne breakfast, a full western breakfast accompanied by sparkling white wine; usually saved for special occasions.


Breakfast has commonly been practiced worldwide and is a concept easily transferred between cultures, but there have been many regional interpretations over the years. In Medieval Europe, for instance, the basic format of meals differed from what is currently 'standard', in that only two meals were to be had; a heavy dinner at noon and a light supper, largely due to the influence of the Church.

However, exceptions existed, most notably for children and the infirm. They were allowed a small breakfast meal, and many labourers, farmers, and other physical workers also took the meal despite criticism and social pressure on them not to, and by the 15th century even the nobility had begun to ignore the rules and mores of polite society and took breakfast.

The earliest[citation needed] appearance in print of the idea that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" occurs in the novella Metamorphosis, published in 1915 by Franz Kafka, which includes the line, "for Gregor's father, breakfast was the most important meal of the day".


Some restaurants devote themselves to breakfast or have special breakfast menus. The field is dominated on one hand by greasy spoons, diners, cafés, cafeterias, and fast food places, and by hotels. However, some breakfast places resemble standard restaurants in procedure, selection, and price.

Special occasions

The serving of a pancake breakfast is traditional on Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), and some celebrate a festive breakfast on Christmas morning.

United Kingdom and Ireland

English breakfast
A buttered crumpet

Traditionally, people in the United Kingdom and Ireland have enjoyed a substantial hot meal for breakfast, featuring eggs, bacon, and sausages, accompanied by toast and tea or coffee. These items are sometimes eaten separately on morning rolls. In Britain, this was traditionally known as an English breakfast, but many Welsh and Scottish increasingly refer to English breakfasts as Welsh or Scottish breakfasts, which can be confusing for tourists. Many other items (for example kedgeree, grilled or fried tomatoes, black pudding or white pudding, baked beans, fried sliced bread, various types of fried potatoes and mushrooms) may be included, depending on taste and location. Today, this dish remains popular, but is not usually served at breakfast time during the week. Many people instead reserve the full cooked breakfast for weekends, or go to a café or pub for it at the weekend. A full breakfast is also a meal available any time at many cafés and greasy spoons. It is also served at hotels, where it can be quite substantial in size and variety. The author Somerset Maugham once quipped "the only way to eat well in England is to have breakfast three times a day." This is sometimes quoted as the origin of the term, and indeed meal, all-day breakfast.[citation needed]

Another popular breakfast food in England is the kipper, a type of salted, smoked herring that is then grilled or fried, though in England at least, usually steamed.

This traditional cooked breakfast has largely been replaced by simple, light foods mainly eaten cold: fruit, yogurt, packaged cereal with cold milk, and toast with a variety of spreads such as butter, jam, marmalade, lemon curd, Marmite, or peanut butter. Boiled eggs with soldiers are also a popular breakfast meal in the UK, although like the full English breakfast, they are mainly eaten at the weekend. Porridge is a traditional breakfast in Scotland as well as the rest of Britain in the winter months. In most British hotels, this breakfast is included in the room rate.[citation needed]

In Scotland traditional dishes include porridge, potato scones, and black pudding. Potato scones are descended from Ireland and consist of mashed potato mixed with flour to create a type of scone. Black pudding is made from animal meat and blood.

Latin America

Latin American breakfasts feature many items seen in North American and continental European breakfasts in regional variations, according to their own culture.

In northern South America, maize-based breads, such as tortillas or arepas, may dominate or be augmented with wheat breads or pastries. Caffè, caffè e latte, chocolate, and tea are common beverages.


In Argentina and Uruguay, breakfast consists mainly of espresso coffee, café con leche, or yerba mate. There are also croissants, brioches, or facturas with dulce de leche, filled churros, French bread with jam and butter, grilled sandwiches of ham and cheese known as tostados, and sweet cookies or crackers.


Brazilians use the term café-da-manhã (morning coffee) or, less often, desjejum (des-, un + jejum, fast, fasting) to refer to breakfast. Morning meals are different in the various regions of Brazil. Black coffee, cow milk, yogurt and white cheese are quite popular, and so are fruit juices (especially orange, guava, mango, cashew and passion fruit). The coffee or juice accompanies french bread or sliced bread with jam or butter, grilled sandwiches of ham and cheese called misto-quente, slices of cake such as corn cake, orange cake and carrot cake. As for children, the most popular are sweet cookies or crackers with jam, toasts with fruit compote called tostadinha or torrada com geléia/compota accompanying chocolate milk or hot chocolate,"mingau", a hot porridge made with cow's milk, corn starch, sugar and vanilla with cinnamon sprinkled on top, as well as cornflakes or sucrilhos (frosted flakes) with milk. In the Southern States, adults use to drink a steaming yerba mate infusion in a typical gourd, called chimarrão. The cold version is called tereré.


In Chile, breakfast is a light meal consisting of milk, coffee or tea, juice (typically orange), and two types of bread: marraqueta and hallulla, or toasts. They are accompanied with marmalade, manjar (dulce de leche), butter, cheese, ham, margerine, eggs, avocado, cream or jelly.

Costa Rica

In Costa Rica breakfast is traditionally Gallo Pinto which is black beans and rice. Some people may add natilla (sour cream),Salsa Lizano (a sauce commonly used in Costa Rican cuisine) and a corn tortilla. Black coffee or coffee with milk are the preferred beverages, although orange juice is also common. Another traditional drink is "Aguadulce", made from sugar cane syrup which is warmed up in water or milk. Usually breakfasts are complimented with things like avocado, fried ripe plantain, ham or some type of cold meat like sausages or salchichón, cheese, bread, eggs, etc.


In Colombia there are various breakfast staples. In the Cundinamarca region people eat changua: a soup of milk, scallions, and cheese. In the Tolima region, a tamal tolimense is eaten in the company of hot chocolate and arepas. Tamales tolimenses are made with rice, dry legumes, beef, chicken and pork, egg, potato, and seasonings, covered with a maize dough, cooked while wrapped in a banana leaf. In Antioquia the usual fare includes arepa (arepa antioqueña, a typically home-made corn bread), with either cheese, fried eggs, or fried meat as well as hot chocolate as drink.


Breakfast in urban areas traditionally consisted of café con leche that was sweetened and included a pinch of salt. Toasted buttered Cuban bread, cut into lengths, was dunked in the coffee. In rural Cuba, farmers ate roasted pork, beans and white rice, café con leche and cuajada sweetened with caramel.

Dominican Republic

In Dominican Republic the main dish for breakfast is called mangu (mashing boiled plantains). It is prepared with ground plantain mixed with butter and is usually eaten with salami, fried cheese, eggs (fried eggs or scrambled eggs). This dish is usually accompanied by cafe con leche, hot chocolate, or juice. Another main breakfast dish is the sandwich, prepared with cheese, ham, salami, or scrambled eggs. This is often accompanied with coffee, hot chocolate or juice. To make this particular sandwich the Dominican people use a bread called pan de agua (water bread—a simple bread made with water, flour, yeast, and salt). Other kinds of bread are also used to make this simple meal.


In Ecuador breakfast depends on the region it is served. Along the Pacific Coast (litoral), breakfast mainly consists of strong black coffee brewed in a special little aluminium pot (café de olla), fried plantain and white hard cheese made locally. It can include also an omelette and fresh fruit juices. In the highlands (Sierra), breakfast may include some black coffee or herbal teas (infusiones) with some fresh bread rolls, scrambled eggs and even a kind of corn called mote.


In Guatemala they eat scrambled eggs with frijoles (beans) and tortillas with some chesse, fried banana and sometimes chirmol (tomato sauce with condiments).


In the past, when Mexico's population was predominantly rural and agricultural, breakfast tradition included a light desayuno of hot beverages and breads at dawn and a heavier almuerzo mid-morning, with egg dishes such as huevos rancheros,chilaquiles, meats, beans, tortillas, pastries, and fruits. Commercial cereals are widely spread now, and consumed in the belief of nutrition factors, regarding of it being a product of marketing. Today, almuerzo generally means "lunch," and the Mexican breakfast may be the lighter or heavier version, depending on the person or occasion. Menudo, a tripe stew considered a folk remedy for a hangover, has become a breakfast dish as well as one eaten at other meals.

As in other countries, breakfast in Mexico differs according to the region. In the north it is usual to eat salchicha con huevo (scrambled eggs with hot dog) or machaca con huevo (scrambled eggs with beef jerky, in some places also called machacado), these with wheat tortillas. In the central and southern regions of the country, corn tortillas are used. Most breakfast dishes in the state of Veracruz are called antojitos (this word can be used for other meals, which consist of pastries made with corn flour) and are very fatty. The most common ones are picadas (or pellizcadas, a tortilla with a sauce, onion and fresh cheese topping) and "empanadas" (tortillas filled with an ingredient like cheese, chicken or huitlacoche); in the northwest birria (beef or goat stew) and barbacoa (steamed beef or lamb) are also very popular.


In Lima and other coastal cities of Peru, daily breakfast is a fast and simple meal: sourdough bread with jam, butter, ham or a little bit of cheese on it and sometimes scrambled or fried eggs on it, served with a cup of coffee, tea or oatmeal.

Kids in school age use to have milk (plain or with cocoa powder) or thick oatmeal served on a bowl (with milk, coffee or cocoa powder) or a lighter oatmeal prepared with apple, quince, quinoa or kiwicha.

In working-class areas of Lima city, emoliente is a common breakfast, which consists on boiled barley with linseed, alfalfa, boldo, horsetail, key lime juice and an infusion of assorted herbs or boiled quinoa, served with wheat bread or sourdough bread with fresh farmhouse cheese or fried eggs.

Sunday breakfasts are much bigger; They consist of tamales or a pan con chicharrón.

Other common sunday breakfasts are the salchicha huachana scrambled with eggs and served with bread, the lomo saltado , humitas with cheese on it, boiled choclo (corn) and a lot more dishes.

During Sunday breakfast in Arequipa (in the south of the country), they eat a dish known as abodo de chancho .

In the central mountain range area, it is typical to have breakfast very early in the morning, when they eat thick soups made out of mote (hominy) and some meat (e.g. tripe, chicken, sheep, etc.). It is also common in the andean area to have potatoes, hominy and boiled broad beans as a breakfast.

Middle East


In Egypt the traditional breakfast is ful medames: slow cooked fava beans (sometimes with lentils) dressed in olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.


In Iran, varieties of Iranian flatbreads (naan), Iranian feta cheese (panir-e irani) or Persian feta cheese, butter (kareh), a variety of traditional marmalades (morabba) or jams, honey (angebin or asal), cream (sar sheer ) and hot tea are essential breakfast foods. Other foods, such as heavy cream, walnuts, hard and soft boiled eggs, and omelettes are also popular for breakfast. Traditionally, a choice of butter and cheese, butter and marmalade, heavy cream and honey, butter and honey, or cheese and walnuts are rubbed on fresh bread and folded into bite-sized sandwiches and are to be consumed with hot tea. The tea is preferably sweetened with sugar. Another breakfast food, which is usually consumed between the hours of three to five in the morning, in winter, is called halim. Halim is a combination of wheat, cinnamon, butter and sugar cooked with either shredded turkey/chicken or shredded lamb in huge pots. It is served hot and cold, but preferably hot. Almost everywhere in the country, especially in colder regions, a lamb head stew (kale pache) is consumed, usually on the early hours of weekend (Friday mornings).


An Israeli breakfast typically consists of coffee, orange juice, fresh vegetables salad, goats/cows cream cheese, fresh bread or toast, olives, butter, fried eggs of your choice, and some small cookies or slices of cake. For an even fuller breakfast it might include hard-boiled eggs, cottage cheese, quark cheese, and Israeli salad. Another type of breakfast would be fried dough, malawach served with sweet fruits or something spicier. Hotels with continental breakfasts, in addition to the aforementioned items, will usually serve many different kinds of fish and yogurts, as well as a dish of egg and spicy tomatoes known as shakshuka.


In Lebanon, there are several types of breakfast, including include labneh, mankoucheh, lahm bi ajin, kichek, and knefeh.


In the Mashriq, breakfast varies greatly according to taste, but a typical breakfast consists of tea or instant coffee, juice, a morning salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, mint and olive oil), pita bread dipped in rich labneh, a type of yogurt, or in olive oil and za'atar. Hummus, ful medames and falafel are more common on the weekends. Other breakfast items include a variety of olives, cheeses, especially goat cheese, variety of vegetables, cereals, jams and pastries.

In most Arab areas, the most popular breakfast by far is pita bread dipped in rich labneh, a type of yogurt, or in olive oil and za'atar (a common Middle-Eastern spice mix). Other popular breakfast foods in the Mashriq include boiled eggs, olives, cheese and fava beans.


The African food in general differs from the world food in many terms. Although the meals vary by region, the fruit plays significant part in an African breakfast, and meals in general. As mentioned before, breakfast in Africa varies greatly from region to region. Neighboring cultures exude a great influence in Northern Africa while South African breakfasts have become defined by European and American settlers.

  • Ghana. The typical breakfast includes omelets; a very sweet and dense bread known as sugar bread; and tea. Porridge is occasionally eaten at home, while many people purchase their breakfasts from street vendors. A porridge called Tom Brown (a light brown porridge made from roasted maize flour) is also eaten for breakfast.
  • Senegal. Breakfast typically includes freeze-dried coffee, typically Nescafé, with dried milk and abundant sugar, accompanied by baguette with various spreads: Chocoleca, a Nutella equivalent made from peanuts; butter; or processed mild cheese. Fresh fruit, including mangoes and bananas, are often also part of a simple breakfast.
  • Uganda. Breakfasts vary by region. People often have a cup of tea with a variety of either warm or cold foods. In central Uganda, tea is prepared with milk and ginger, and it is served with a warm meal known locally as katogo. This is a combination of green cooking bananas (matooke) mixed either in a stew from beef or in sauce from vegetables such as beans. In some parts of northern Uganda, breakfast would consist of tea and boiled cassava.


Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and hosts over 250 different ethnic groups, with related variety of cuisines.

With the south western Yoruba people (Ilé Yorùbá) one of the most common breakfasts is (ounje. áro.) is Ògì— a porridge made from corn, usually served with evaporated milk. Ògì is eaten with Acarajé (akara) or Moi moi. Both are made from ground bean paste; akara is fried in oil, and moi moi is wrapped in leaves or foil and then steamed. Ògì can also be steamed in leaves to harden it and eaten with akara or moi moi for breakfast.

English tea or malta is served as a breakfast drink. Another popular option in southwest Nigeria is garri, which is eaten like a cereal. Garri, known in Brazil as farofa, is made from the root of cassava. For breakfast, it is soaked in water and sweetened with sugar.

In contemporary times, a local meal called waakye (rice cooked in beans) is very common. People prefer to buy waakye from street vendors just as they do other small meals. It is normally eaten before work begins in offices.


The breakfast in Asia is very connected with the Asian lifestyle, as all other meals. Unlike the African breakfast, a typical Asian breakfast shares far less similarities with the European and American breakfast. Rice is infallible part of an Asian breakfast in most areas in Asia, however stuff like fermented cabbage also have big role in an Asian breakfast.

  • Afghanistan. A typical breakfast would be omelette or boiled eggs, cake or biscuits, buttered toast, rice with koft'a (meat) or sabzi (vagetable). Drinks include black tea, or qaimaaq chai (green tea with milk and rose essence or cardamom seeds).
  • Cambodia. In Cambodia, rice congee (babaw) is widely eaten for breakfast. Plain congee is typically eaten with salted eggs, pickled vegetables, or dried fish. Chicken congee, pig's blood congee, and seafood congee are also commonly eaten. Cambodians also enjoy rice served with sliced pork or chicken with pickled vegetables or a noodle dish (usually a noodle soup called khtieau). Caw (a pork or fish soup dish made with caramelized sugar) is also eaten with congee or rice for breakfast.
  • Korea. In South Korea, breakfast contains rice, soup, several kinds of namul or seasoned vegetables, kimchi (fermented, pickled vegetables), and grilled meat or fish. Traditionally, food eaten in the morning does not differ substantially from the other meals of the day (see Korean cuisine), though the number of dishes is fewer. Today, however, people are more likely to eat Western-style breakfasts similar to those in the United States.
  • Laos. In Laos, it is customary to eat soup for breakfast, as well as congee.
  • Nepal. Breakfast contains bread, soup, vegetables, and chappati called puri tarkari. Tea and milk are part of the daily breakfast routine, along with satu (powder of corn) or chiura (beaten rice) etc. Dal, bhat and tarkari are the famous staple foods of Nepal.
  • Hong Kong.Traditional Chinese breakfasts in Hong Kong follow those in Canton. Also found are local interpretations of English breakfast and eastern Chinese breakfast fare. The long periods of British colonial rule and the influx of many refugees from Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces and Shanghai around the end of the Chinese Civil War changed eating habits. In Hong Kong, cha chaan teng breakfasts might consist of Hong Kong-style milk tea, coffee, or yuen yeung, served with bread, ham, and fried eggs, and a bowl of macaroni soup with ham. The Taiwanese regard this local interpretation of the English breakfast as unique to Hong Kong. In upscale restaurants or hotels, however, standard English and Continental breakfasts are served.
A typical Hong Kong cha chaan teng breakfast, including a cup of "silk-sock" milk tea.
  • Sri Lanka. The traditional breakfast includes usually fresh roti, pittu, string hoppers, hoppers, milk rice, appa, green gram or bread . These are usually eaten with sambol (coconut, maldive fish or seeni-onion fried with chili and sugar),with jaggery, plantains or curry (fish, meat or vegetable). Noodles and cereals such as cornflakes are relative newcomers in main cities. Sri Lankans also have a traditional soup-like drink called kanda. A typical everyday breakfast can simply consist of "brother bread" with dhal curry, sambol, butter and cheese or jam, plantain banana and tea.
  • Taiwan. The influx of mainland Chinese to the Taiwan Province in 1949 after the end of the Chinese Civil War changed breakfast habits. Breakfasts tend to be a mix of northern and eastern Chinese dishes and the traditional southeastern Chinese fare. This is more pronounced in cities with high proportions of people of mainland Han Chinese descent, such as Taipei. A typical Taiwan breakfast consists of you tiao (a fried breadstick), dou jiang (a warm, savory soybean soup), and sao bing (a crispy scallion pancakes). The you tiao is dipped in the dou jiang, similar to how bread is dipped in soup.
  • Thailand. In the case of Thailand, a variety of different foods are served for breakfast since the country has opened to the eating cultures from many countries. Thai-Chinese people typically have congee/jook, boil-rice with fishes, pickles, dried shredded pork; dim-sum is also popular in some provinces, particularly in the south of Thailand. During rush hours in big cities, particularly Bangkok, people would have a fast and simple Western style breakfast, for example, bread, cornflakes, omelet, coffee and milk. Street eateries in Bangkok offer a wide range of food, such as sandwiches, grilled or fried pork with sticky rice, noodles, rice and Thai curries. Since there are so many kinds of food for breakfast, Thai people usually say that they would eat whatever they want for their breakfast.


htamin jaw - leftover or cold rice fried with onions and boiled peas from a streethawker is quick and popular.

In Burma, the traditional breakfast in town and country alike is htamin jaw, fried rice with boiled peas (pè byouk), and yei nway jan (green tea) especially among the poor.

Glutinous rice or kao hnyin is a popular alternative, steamed wrapped in banana leaf often with peas as kao hnyin baung served with a sprinkle of crushed and salted toasted sesame. Equally popular is the purple variety known as nga cheik cooked the same way and called nga cheik paung. Si damin is sticky rice cooked with turmeric and onions in peanut oil and served with crushed and salted toasted sesame and crispfried onions. Assorted fritters such as baya jaw (urad dal) go with all of them.

Nan bya or naan (Indian-style flatbreads) again with pè byouk or simply buttered is served with Indian tea or coffee. It also goes very well with hseiksoup (mutton soup).

Fried chapati, blistered like nan bya but crispy, with pè byouk and crispy fried onions is a popular alternative.

Htat ta ya, lit. "a hundred layers", is flaky multilayered fried paratha served with either pè byouk or a sprinkle of sugar.

Eeja gway (Chinese-style fried breadsticks or youtiao) with Indian tea or coffee is another favourite.

Mohinga, perhaps the most popular of all, now available as an "all-day breakfast" in many towns and cities, is rice vermicelli in fish broth kept on the boil with chickpea flour and/or crushed toasted rice, lemon grass, sliced banana stem, onions, garlic, ginger, pepper and fish paste and served with crispy fried onions, crushed dried chilli, coriander, fish sauce and lime. Add fritters such as split chickpea (pè jan jaw), urad dal (baya jaw) or gourd (bu jaw), boiled egg and fried fish cake (nga hpè jaw).

Another dish, growing in popularity because of its healthier composite and economic friendliness, is the Rakhine Mont-de, a variant of Mohinga, but lighter. It consists of thin rice noodles eaten with clear soup, made from boiled ngapi and lemon grass. Toasted fish flakes, from snakefish and green and red chili paste are also added, with seasoning. Rakhine Mont-de is also called ar-pu-shar-pu (literally "hot throat", "hot tongue") because of its heavy use of spicy ingredients. A salad version also exists. It is now available in many cities and towns across Burma.


A typical rice porridge complete with dried minced pork; popular breakfast fare in China.

Breakfasts vary greatly between different regions. In northern China breakfast fare typically includes hua-jua(n, mántou (steamed breads), sha-obi(ng (unleavened pocket-bread with sesame), ba-ozi (steamed buns with meat or vegetable stuffing), with dòuna(i or dòujia-ng (soy milk) or tea served in Chinese style as beverages.

In central and eastern China, typified by Shanghai and the neighbouring Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui provinces, breakfast includes some northern as well as southern dishes. These may be ci fan tuán, yóudoùfu fe(nsi- (a soup made by fried tofu and cellophane noodles); plain rice porridge (? ? zho-u) served with numerous side dishes, such as salted duck eggs, pickled vegetables, and century eggs; or sweetened or savoury soy milk served with sha-obi(ng or ?? ? yóutiáo.

In southeastern China, such as Fujian province, breakfasts consist of rice porridge served with side dishes such as pickled vegetables and century eggs (also known as thousand-year old eggs).

Chinese steamed eggs is a common dish served throughout China. Vegetables, shrimp, scallions, and tofu are commonly added and steamed with the eggs. In southern areas, eggs are usually served with rice congee, but in the northern areas it is served with mantou (Chinese steamed buns).

In southern China, represented by Guangdong province, breakfasts include rice porridge prepared to a thicker consistency than those sold in Shanghai. Side dishes are not served. Congee is served with yóutiáo if it is plain. In many cases, however, congee is prepared with meats or dried vegetables, such as beef slices, shredded salted pork and century eggs, fish, or slices of pig's liver and kidney. It can be served with or without yóutiáo. Other breakfast fares include rice noodle rolls (cheong fun) (served with hoisin sauce and soy sauce, without fillings), fried noodles (pan fried noodles with bean sprouts, spring onions, and soy sauce), fangao (rice cakes), jia-nbi(ng (thin crispy omelets with fillings folded in), lúoboga-o (turnip cakes) and zòngzi (another kind of rice cake wrapped in bamboo leaves). The dim sum specialties are in a different class. Dim sum is often eaten as brunch at special dim sum restaurants.

India and Bangladesh

The South Indian staple breakfast item of idly, sambar, and vada served on a banana leaf.

In Bengal and Bangladesh, breakfast may include luchi/ kochuri (stuffed luchis), puffed rice crisps with milk, jaggery and fruits. The luchi/kochuri are served with a vegetable curry or something sauteed. Semifermented rice (panta bhaath), which has a mild pungent flavour, is also eaten, sometimes with dal and chilies.

In South India, the most popular breakfast has several possible main dishes, such as idlis, vadas, dosas, uppuma (uppittu), savory pongal, and chapatis. These are most often served with hot sambar and at least one kind of chutney. This is usually accompanied with a tumbler of filter coffee.

In Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh especially, rice porridge (known as congee, kanji or ganji) is also traditional. It is served with various condiments such as pickles, nuts, coconut chutney or curry.

The usual North Indian breakfast consists of stuffed paratha breads or unstuffed parathas (they resemble crepes) with fresh butter, cooked tatse vegetables, especially aloo sabzi. Puri and chholey are also a popular breakfast, along with rajma-chawal.

The Muslim breakfast of North India, especially Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, consists of shermal (a heavy but very soft sweet naan-type bread) and taftan (slightly sweet and salty variant of naan).

Popular accompaniments include sweets like jalebi, halwa, and sweetened milk. Samosas, and a combination of jalebi with yogurt (dahi-jalebi), comprise stand-alone breakfast items in Uttar Pradesh and its surrounding parts. In Maharashtra, poha, upma, idli, thalipit, and shira (similar to kesaribath) is frequently eaten for breakfast.

Gujarati breakfast items include haandvo, dhokla, sev-khamni, theplas (a form of paratha), bhaakhri and assorted hard and crispy masala puris with pickles. A dip for the theplas is also made by mixing pickle with yogurt. Tea is a staple item in breakfast.

In urban areas, omelettes and simple butter sandwiches are becoming a popular breakfast food.[citation needed]

Traditional Japanese kaiseki breakfast in a Kyoto Ryokan


A popular Indonesian breakfast is lontong sayur, a dish made of compressed rice with a spicy curry sauce and cooked vegetables, typically jackfruit, as well as mie (noodles), deep fried redskin peanuts, and kerupuk (prawn crackers). Optional accompaniments include boiled egg (sometimes in a spicy sambal) and perkedel (deep fried potato cakes). A quantity of the dish will be prepared prior to sale at a food cart or warung, and will be served at room temperature and not reheated during sale.

In homes, nasi goreng is the most popular breakfast dish (unlike lontong however, nasi goreng is also eaten for lunch and dinner) in Indonesia (lontong, taking far more preparation, would generally be eaten at a local warung or food cart), and is also sold in warungs. In addition to these, Indonesians often simply eat the leftovers from the previous evening's dinner, such as curry, with plain rice - the high temperatures and widespread lack of refrigeration making it prudent to eat food while it is still relatively fresh. If lacking such leftovers, a basic dish such as fried ikan teri (dried fish), or some kind of fried egg, again served with plain rice, would be common.


A typical Japanese breakfast.

A traditional Japanese breakfast is based on rice, seafood, and fermented foods, which do not differ substantially from dishes eaten at other meals in Japanese cuisine. An exception is natto- (a type of fermented soybeans), which is most popularly eaten for breakfast. A typical Japanese restaurant breakfast presentation would be miso soup, rice with nori or other garnishes, natto-, rice porridge, grilled fish, raw egg, and a pickled vegetable. The influence of Japanese travelers has made this traditional breakfast a standard option on the menus of many upscale hotels worldwide. It is common in Japanese households to include leftover items from the last evening's dinner in the next day's breakfast. Western breakfast foods such as toast and boiled or fried eggs are also common, and cereals are becoming popular. The typical breakfast beverage is green tea (traditional).

Malaysia and Singapore

In Malaysia, breakfast sometimes consists of a popular Malay food called nasi lemak. Other food such as roti prata (known as roti canai in Malaysia), kaya toast, half boiled eggs and wonton noodles are also among the favorites. In the Malaysian's East Coast, glutinous rice is eaten as breakfast. Malaysian Chinese from the town of Klang, which is famous for its bak kut teh, frequently eat it for breakfast. In other parts of Malaysia and Singapore, however, it is more commonly eaten at other meals.

A typical Singaporean breakfast usually consists of a variety of food options from various cultures. Most common are fried noodles with egg (or other side dishes like vegetables, ham, meatballs, cheese, fish cake or tofu), mee goreng (Malay version of fried noodles, albeit spicier), nasi lemak, curry puffs, kueh-kueh (Malay cakes) or sandwiches for those on the move. For those who can afford a more leisurely breakfast, it can be noodle soup, kway chap (flat noodles in braised soup along with sides like tofu, peanut, pork and pig organs.), a variety of Malay noodle soup dishes like mee soto and mee siam. There are other local favourites like bean curd, sweet soup like black glutinous rice porridge anr green or red bean soup. Others may prefer toast, cereals or an American breakfast from fast-food chains. It is common especially among older students and working adults to skip breakfast.


The traditional breakfast in Pakistan is usually a heavy meal. There are several dishes:

  • halva puri cholay or halva puri, for short, consists of two separate dishes, halva, a sweet made from semolina, and aloo cholay, a spicy chickpea-and-potato curry eaten with puri, a small circular deep-fried flat bread.
  • Siri paya is eaten with naan (siri paya is a stew made of cow, goat or lamb's brain and feet. "Siri" means the head of the animal and "paya" its feet. It is considered a delicacy.
  • Nihari is a stew made from beef or lamb and curry. Nihari is also eaten with naan bread.
  • Lassi is a drink made from milk and yogurt, served in sweet, and rarely, in salty flavor.

Otherwise, parathas are widely eaten for breakfast; they may be stuffed with vegetables, chicken, beef or mutton mince or unstuffed eaten alongside fried or scrambled eggs or aloo (potatoes). Tea is served with breakfast.

In cities and other urban areas, eggs and toast with butter and jam are also popular. Another breakfast popular in urban areas in Pakistan is tea with buttered rusks and fresh orange juice.

In Karachi and Hyderabad, where Urdu-speaking migrants from North India are in majority, Shermal and Taftan are a popular breakfast item.


Breakfast is known in the Philippines as agahan or almusal. Philippine breakfasts vary from moderate to very heavy, depending on tradition. In some areas, even leftover lechón (roast suckling pig) is eaten with fried rice.

Rice is a predominant staple in the Philippines. As such, a favourite traditional breakfast has fried rice called sinangag. Usually, this is made of leftover rice from the previous dinner (so nothing is wasted, as well as because this yields a firm and "tossed" texture, which is preferred over sticky), and fried with salt and garlic cloves. This is then combined with fried or scrambled eggs, and a choice of breakfast meat: beef tapa (similar to beef jerky), pork tocino (sweet cured pork), longganisa (sausage), dried, smoked fish (such as tuyo), canned sardines, sauteed corned beef, or adobo, sometimes with Western-style baked beans, sliced tomatoes and a local pickle (achara) on the side. Alternatively, a cheese-topped breakfast pastry called an ensaymada (a colonial relative of the Mallorcan ensaimada) is also eaten, usually with hot chocolate, as is pan de sal (Philippine breakfast roll) filled with a buffalo milk white cheese, and local barako coffee.

Western-style breakfasts such as pancakes, French toast, and porridge are also eaten at home, as are cold breakfast cereals which are popular with children. There is also a breakfast known as tapsilog, which is a combination of tapa, sinangag and itlog (egg). Finally, there is champorado, a local chocolate sticky rice porridge, often served with a side dish of crisp-fried sun-dried fish (danggit or tuyo) — an unusual, though authentically Filipino combination.

In the early mornings, hawkers also sell rice porridge (lugaw/goto), and noodle soups (such as mami, lomi, and batchoy) from stalls to those on their way to work. Bakeries also open early for those purchasing pandesal to eat at home, as well as for people who eat breakfast "on the go". Tahos are also a popular accompaniment to breakfast, especially with children, and these are bought from vendors who carry them.


There are multiple breakfast menu options across Vietnam, and usually the household will buy this from vendors rather than make it. Breakfast can be quite hearty, depending on whether one chooses to top their meal with a meat roll or pastries. Typical noodle breakfast dishes in Vietnam (which are usually served with a loaf of bread to dip in the soup) include pho (Vietnamese beef or chicken soup based rice noodle), hu tieu (rice noodles in a pork based soup), bún bò Hue^' (spicy Hue style beef soup based noodles), bún riêu (crab soup based vermicelli noodles) or mi quang (prawn and pork rice noodles). Banh cuon (crêpe-like roll made from thin, wide sheets of rice flour filled with ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and other ingredients, including meat loaves and sauce), banh bao (savoury meat buns or sweet bean buns), banh mi (Vietnamese cold cut meat loaf breads), banh mi hot ga op la (Vietnamese French bread with sunnyside-up eggs). The term op-la is from the French oeuf au plat (which may be served with a hot meat ball soup)), xôi (or glutinous rice, either savoury or sweet), boiled eggs or congee (similar to the southern Chinese), are common breakfast meals in Vietnam. Often, the Vietnamese will drink coffee, tea, juice, or soy milk to complete their breakfasts.

Australia and New Zealand

In New Zealand and Australia, the typical breakfast strongly resembles breakfast in other English-speaking countries. Owing to the warm weather in some parts of Australia, breakfast is generally light. The light breakfast consists of cereals, toast, fruit, and fruit juices, rather than cooked items. However, people in these countries may also enjoy a heavy breakfast with fried bacon, eggs, mushrooms, sausage, tomatoes and toast, with tea or coffee and juice (similar to the full English breakfast). Some other typical meals include pancakes, porridge, yogurt, and hash browns.

In summer, a New Zealand breakfast will typically consist of some variation on toast, cereal, juice and fruit. In winter, many New Zealanders prefer porridge or Weet-Bix with hot milk. On special occasions, some New Zealanders will create a full cooked breakfast after the English tradition — generally bacon and eggs, fried tomatoes, fried mushrooms, and toast. American-type breakfasts (pancakes etc.) are becoming more common in New Zealand. These are usually purchased from a restaurant for weekend brunch.


Continental breakfast

As a general rule, traditional breakfasts are less substantial and less elaborate in the warmer, more southern countries bordering the Mediterranean, while breakfasts are traditionally larger, with a greater variety of dishes and greater prevalence of hot dishes in the cooler northern and central European countries.

Hotels and other types of lodging in Europe typically include breakfast in their rates, and in many cases, especially in larger hotels, it is served as a buffet. Specific items will vary from country to country, depending on local breakfast tastes and habits. In Switzerland, for example, cold cuts (luncheon meats), cheese, yoghurt, prepared fruit, butter, croissants, breads, and rolls are served. Sometimes foods belonging to the English breakfast [eggs, sausages, tomatoes (fresh, grilled or canned), bacon] can occasionally be found as part of the buffet.

Continental breakfast

Continental breakfast is a meal based on lighter Mediterranean breakfast traditions. It is a light meal meant to satisfy one until lunch. A typical continental breakfast consists of coffee and milk (often mixed as cappuccino or latte) or hot chocolate with a variety of sweet cakes such as brioche and pastries such as croissants, often with a sweet jam, cream, or chocolate filling. It is often served with juice. The continental breakfast may also include sliced cold meats, such as salami or ham, yogurt or cereal. Some countries of Europe, such as the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, add fruit and cheese to the bread menu and occasionally a boiled egg or a small serving of salami.

The continental breakfast concept is not limited to Europe and is often served throughout the world in hotel chains. The term itself is of British origin. "The continent" in Britain refers to the countries of continental Europe. A "continental breakfast" thus denotes the type of lighter meal served in continental Europe, as opposed to the "full" English breakfast.

Northern Europe

  • Belgium. A typical Belgian breakfast is like that of its northern neighbor, the Netherlands. Belgians do not eat their most famous food, Belgian waffles, which are traditionally sold in tourist areas of large cities, and are eaten as a snack. The breakfast in Belgium consists of breads, toasted or untoasted, with several marmalades, jams, and nut spreads, such as Nutella or just with a bar of chocolate. Other common toppings include sliced meats and cheeses. Pastries and croissants may be served on Sundays, but are mostly not eaten on weekdays. Belgians often enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, or fresh juice with breakfast.
  • Denmark. A typical breakfast in Denmark consists of cereals or bread, bread rolls (rundstykker) accompanied by tea or coffee. Weekends or festive occasions may call for Danish pastries (wienerbrød) or a bitters, such as Gammel Dansk.
  • Sweden. Breakfast in Sweden is generally a sandwich made of a large amount of different types of soft bread or crisp bread, cold cuts, caviar, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, goat cheese, eggs, scrambled or boiled, tomatoes or cucumber, or a toast with marmalade or maybe honey, juices, coffee, hot chocolate or tea. Breakfast cereals or muesli with milk, yoghurt or filmjölk, currants and fruits are popular or warm whole-grain porridge with milk and jam, (for example lingonberry jam). Pâté (leverpastej) with pickled cucumber, blueberry-soup (blåbärssoppa) and rose hip soup is also possible sometimes for breakfast.
  • Finland. Breakfast usually consists of open sandwiches. The sandwich is often buttered (with margarine), with toppings such as hard cheese or cold cuts. Finns usually do not have sweets on their breads such as jam (like the French and the Americans), or chocolate (like the Danes). Sour milk products such as yogurt or viili are also common breakfast foods, usually served in a bowl with cereals such as corn flakes, muesli, and sometimes with sugar, fruit or jam. A third food that is commonly eaten at breakfast is porridge (puuro), often made of rolled oats, and eaten with a pat of butter (voisilmä, lit. "butter eye") and/or with milk, or fruit or jam, especially the sort made of raspberries or strawberries (sometimes lingonberries). Drinks are milk, juice, tea, or coffee.
  • Scandinavia. Breakfasts in other parts of Scandinavia can be quite ample. Fish, cheese, eggs, bacon, hot and cold cereals, breads, potatoes, and fruits are all eaten in various combinations, along with juices, coffee, and tea. or kulturmelk (Norway), a cultured milk similar to buttermilk or yogurt is often eaten with cereals. Whole-grain porridges with regular milk or butter are popular. A funny thing in the Scandinavian languages is that the word for breakfast in Swedish language/Norwegian language ("frukost" = early meal) means lunch in Danish. The Danish language word for breakfast is "morgenmad" (= morning meal).
  • Netherlands. The Dutch typically eat sliced bread with three choices of toppings: dairy products (numerous variations of cheese), a variety of cured and sliced meats, or sweet or semi-sweet products such as jam, peanut butter or chocolate toppings (hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), chocoladevlokken (chocolate flakes) and chocolate spread). Some typical, but less common products are apple syrup, honey, stroop (lesser known as bebogeen, a very sweet caramel topping made from sugar beets) and kokosbrood (a coconut product that is served thinly sliced like sliced cheese; also known as Cocosbread). Furthermore are breakfast cereals or muesli popular, served with milk or yoghurt. Tea, drip coffee, milk, and juice are the most popular breakfast beverages. Breakfast may also include (for instance on Sundays) boiled eggs, raisin bread, pumpernickel, ontbijtkoek or croissants.
  • In Russia, with the cold climate breakfasts tend to be substantial. Zavtrak may consist of hot oatmeal or kasha, eggs, cheese, cured meats or sausage, rye breads with butter (butterbrods), and coffee or tea.

Central and eastern Europe

  • Germany & Austria. The typical German breakfast consists of bread rolls, butter, jam, ham, soft-boiled eggs and coffee. Cereals have become popular, and regional variation is significant — cheeses, cold cuts, meat spreads, yogurt, granola and fruit (fresh or stewed) may appear, as well as eggs cooked to order (usually at smaller hotels or bed-and-breakfasts). A second breakfast is traditional in parts of Germany, notably Bavaria (there also called Brotzeit, literally "bread time").
  • Hungary. Hungarians usually have a large breakfast. It consists of bread, bread rolls or crescent-shaped bread (kifli), toast, pastries with different fillings (sweet and salty as well), butter, jam or honey, eggs in different forms (fried/scrambled/omelette, etc.), salami, cold cuts, cheeses, hot dogs with mustard, tea, coffee or milk. Fruit juice in the morning is not that usual, hot drinks are more common. Hungarians sometimes have rice pudding called tejberizs or cream of wheat tejbegriz, usually eaten with cocoa powder or cinnamon sugar. Lecsó made from tomatoes and green peppers can sometimes be a breakfast meal as well, mainly in the summer.
  • Poland. Traditional, weekend breakfast may consist of scrambled or fried eggs, or curd cheese with herbs (twarozek), sandwiches or "milk soup" - cereals with milk or in some regions milk with broken bread; regional alternatives include pancakes, salads or sandwiches with various pastes (fish paste, egg paste, etc.) Black pudding or sausage is sometimes eaten, usually by itself. Modern breakfast consists of a meat, cheese or jam sandwich, with coffee (roasted grain beverage is still popular), tea, kefir or soured milk, or juice as a beverage. Second breakfast, which replaces lunch at work, is similar or identical the actual breakfast.
  • Romania. The traditional Romanian breakfast consists of bread, cold plates such as mortadella and cheese, feta cheese, cucumber, tomatoes and eggs prepared as an omelette or sunny side up. Also, black coffee or tea usually are served. In addition, natural juice or yogurt are always[citation needed] taken in as an option.
  • Switzerland. Swiss breakfasts are often similar to those eaten in neighboring countries. A notable breakfast food of Swiss origin, now found throughout Europe, is muesli.

Southern Europe

Typical Italian drink for breakfast.
Typical breakfast from Balkans
  • France. In France a typical domestic breakfast will consist of cups of coffee, often café au lait, or hot chocolate, usually served in big bowls, accompanied by a glass of orange or grapefruit juice. The main food consists of sweet products such as tartines (slices of baguette or other breads spread with butter, jam or chocolate paste), sometimes dunked in the hot drink. Brioches and other pastries such as croissants, pains au chocolat and pains aux raisins are also traditional. Other products such as breakfast cereals, fruit compote, fromage blanc, and yogurt are becoming increasingly common as part of the meal. A typical French breakfast does not include any savory product.
  • Greece. Various kinds of pastry constitute the traditional Greek breakfast. Tyropita, spanakopita, and bougatsa (particularly in Northern Greece) are eaten, usually accompanied with Greek coffee. Simpler breakfasts include honey, marmalade or nutella cream (as well a Greek variation thereof, Merenda) spread over slices of bread. Children typically drink chocolate or plain milk.
  • Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia. Breakfast usually consists of various kinds of savory or sweet pastry, with cheese, meat or jam filling. The most typical breakfast consists of two slices of burek and a glass of ayran. Breakfast also often consists of open sandwiches. The sandwich is buttered (with margarine), with toppings such as prosciutto and yellow cheese.
  • Turkey In Turkey, breakfast consists of fresh white sourdough bread, white cheese (feta), yellow cheese (kas,ar), fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, black and/or green olives, butter, honey, clotted water buffalo cream (kaymak) preserves, soujouk, salami, pastirma and a boiled egg — all accompanied by hot black tea in small tulip-shaped glasses. Breakfasts can be very elaborate for company or on weekends, and may include a variety of breads, pastries, and spreads, and several fresh fruits and vegetables in season, but the essential breakfast ingredients for almost every Turk on a daily basis are bread, cheese, olives, and tea.
  • Italy. The traditional breakfast in Italy is simply Caffè e latte (hot coffee with milk) with bread or rolls, butter, and jam — known as prima colazione or just colazione. Fette biscottate (a cookie-like hard bread often eaten with butter and jam) and biscotti (cookies) are commonly eaten. Children drink hot chocolate, plain milk, or hot milk with very little coffee. If breakfast is eaten in a bar (coffee shop), it is composed of cappuccino e brioche (frothed hot milk with coffee, and a pastry). It is very common for Italians to have a quick breakfast snack during the morning (typically a panino, or bread roll).
  • Malta. On the island of Malta breakfast is similar to that of Britain. Usually the Maltese start their day with a bowl of cereal mixed with milk, or with a cup of either coffee or tea. Toasted bread with butter, marmalade/jams or even nutella is also very common.Today cereal bars are becoming also a common type of breakfast on the island. The traditional English breakfast with eggs, sausages and fried bacon is also popular in Malta especially during the weekend.
  • Spain. The Spanish word for "breakfast", "desayuno", means "de-fast", breaking the fast. In French,"déjeuner" is "lunch", and "breakfast" is known as "petit déjeuner" or "déjeuner du matin". In Central Spain the traditional breakfast is chocolate con churros — hot chocolate with Spanish-style fritters, which are extruded sticks of doughnut-like dough with a star-shaped profile. The chocolate drink is made very thick and sweet. In Madrid, churros are somewhat smaller and shaped like a charity ribbon. This meal is normally served in cafeterias. In the South and West it is more common to have a cup of coffee (usually with milk) and a toast with a choice of olive oil and salt, tomato and olive oil, butter, jam, pâté, jamón serrano (cured ham), and other options like sobrasada (a raw cured spiced sausage that is easy to spread), and in Andalucia, pringá. Freshly squeezed orange juice is widely available in most places as an alternative for coffee. The breakfast is not often larger than these two items, because usually in late morning there is a break known as almuerzo when there is a snack. Sometimes, toast is replaced with galletas (a type of cookies made with flour, sugar, oil and vanilla flavour), magdalenas (a Spanish version of the French madeleine made with oil instead of butter) or buns.
  • Portugal. A Portuguese pequeno-almoço comes in two varieties: one eaten running to work and another, more time-consuming one, more common on the weekends. When rushed in the morning, a cup of yogurt, milk, coffee or both and some bread with butter, cheese or jam suffices. Given the time, additions include orange juice, croissants, different kinds of pastry, and/or cereal.


San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. As of 2005, the city population was 65,338. Located six miles south of San Juan Capistrano at the southern tip of the county, it is roughly equidistant from San Diego and Los Angeles. The north entrance to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (known as the "Christianitos Gate") is located in San Clemente.

Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, the area was inhabited by what came to be known as the Juaneño Indians. After the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano, the local natives were conscripted to work for the mission. The city of San Clemente was founded in 1925 by real estate developer (and former mayor of Seattle) Ole Hanson who named it San Clemente after a town in Spain. As it were, San Clemente Island was named after the city later since it is directly west of the coast. Hanson envisioned it as a Spanish-style coastal resort town, a "Spanish Village by the Sea." In an unprecedented move, he had a clause added to the deeds requiring all building plans to be submitted to an architectural review board in an effort to ensure that future development would retain some Spanish-style influence (for example, for many years it was required that all new buildings in the downtown area have red tile roofs). It was incorporated in 1928 with a council-manager government.

Nixon's "Western White House"
In 1968 President Richard Nixon bought the H. H. Cotton estate, one of the original homes built by one of Hanson's partners. Nixon called it "La Casa Pacifica," but it was nicknamed the "Western White House", a term now commonly used for a President's vacation home. It sits above one of the West Coast's premier surfing spots, Trestles, and just north of historic surfing beach San Onofre. During Nixon's tenure it was visited by many world leaders , including Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev, Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, and Henry Kissinger, as well as businessman Bebe Rebozo. Following his resignation, Nixon retired to San Clemente to write his memoirs. He later sold the home and moved to Park Ridge, New Jersey. The property also has historical tie to the democratic side of the aisle; prior to Nixon's tenure at the estate, H.H. Cotton was known to host Franklin D. Roosevelt, who would visit to play cards in a small outbuilding overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Surfing legacy San Clemente catches swells all year long. Going from South to North, they include Trestles (technically just south of the city line), North Gate, State Park, Riviera, Lasuen, The Hole, Beach House, T-Street, The Pier, 204, North Beach, and Poche. San Clemente is also the surfing media capital of the world as well as a premier surfing destination. It is home to Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal, and Longboard Magazine, with Surfer Magazine just up the freeway in San Juan Capistrano. The city has a large concentration of surfboard shapers and manufacturers. Additionally, many world renowned surfers were raised in San Clemente or took up long-term residence in town, including Hobie Alter, Jr., Shane Beschen, Gavin Beschen, Matt Archbold, Christian Fletcher, Mike Parsons (originally from Laguna Beach), Colin McPhillips, Rocky Sabo, Colleen Mehlberg, Greg Long, Dino Andino, Chris Ward, and many, many others. San Clemente High School has won 6 out of 7 most recent NSSA national surfing titles.

Education The city is served by Capistrano Unified School District. Within the city, there are 5 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school. Elementary Schools: Concordia Elementary, Truman Benedict, Vista Del Mar, Las Palmas, and Lobo Elementary. Middle Schools: Bernice Ayer, Shorecliffs, and Vista Del Mar. High Schools: San Clemente High San Clemente High School is the only high school in San Clemente. Ranked in the top 1.3% of schools nationwide, San Clemente also has an IB (International Baccalaureate) Program, a vast number of AP Courses. The music program also boasts a nationally recognized Vocal Arts Program with award-winning Madrigals, Women's Ensemble, and A Cappella choirs. San Clemente's IB students rank in the top 3% of the World for their IB scores and the program has expanded vastly in the past few years under the direction of Patrick Harris and Kathleen Sigafoos, the IB Coordinators of the School.

* City of San Clemente official website
* The San Clemente Sun Post News, the town's oldest newspaper
* San Clemente Times community newspaper


Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. Its county seat is Santa Ana. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 2,846,289, making it the second most populous county in the state of California, and the fifth most populous in the United States. The state of California estimates its population as of 2007 to be 3,098,121 people, dropping its rank to third, behind San Diego County. Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo.

Unlike many other large centers of population in the United States, Orange County uses its county name as its source of identification whereas other places in the country are identified by the large city that is closest to them. This is because there is no defined center to Orange County like there is in other areas which have one distinct large city. Five Orange County cities have populations exceeding 170,000 while no cities in the county have populations surpassing 360,000. Seven of these cities are among the 200 largest cities in the United States.

Orange County is also famous as a tourist destination, as the county is home to such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as sandy beaches for swimming and surfing, yacht harbors for sailing and pleasure boating, and extensive area devoted to parks and open space for golf, tennis, hiking, kayaking, cycling, skateboarding, and other outdoor recreation. It is at the center of Southern California's Tech Coast, with Irvine being the primary business hub.

The average price of a home in Orange County is $541,000. Orange County is the home of a vast number of major industries and service organizations. As an integral part of the second largest market in America, this highly diversified region has become a Mecca for talented individuals in virtually every field imaginable. Indeed the colorful pageant of human history continues to unfold here; for perhaps in no other place on earth is there an environment more conducive to innovative thinking, creativity and growth than this exciting, sun bathed valley stretching between the mountains and the sea in Orange County.

Orange County was Created March 11 1889, from part of Los Angeles County, and, according to tradition, so named because of the flourishing orange culture. Orange, however, was and is a commonplace name in the United States, used originally in honor of the Prince of Orange, son-in-law of King George II of England.

Incorporated: March 11, 1889
Legislative Districts:
* Congressional: 38th-40th, 42nd & 43
* California Senate: 31st-33rd, 35th & 37
* California Assembly: 58th, 64th, 67th, 69th, 72nd & 74

County Seat: Santa Ana
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Noteworthy communities Some of the communities that exist within city limits are listed below: * Anaheim Hills, Anaheim * Balboa Island, Newport Beach * Corona del Mar, Newport Beach * Crystal Cove/Pelican Hill, Newport Beach * Capistrano Beach, Dana Point * El Modena, Orange * French Park, Santa Ana * Floral Park, Santa Ana * Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest * Monarch Beach, Dana Point * Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills * Northwood, Irvine * Woodbridge, Irvine * Newport Coast, Newport Beach * Olive, Orange * Portola Hills, Lake Forest * San Joaquin Hills, Laguna Niguel * San Joaquin Hills, Newport Beach * Santa Ana Heights, Newport Beach * Tustin Ranch, Tustin * Talega, San Clemente * West Garden Grove, Garden Grove * Yorba Hills, Yorba Linda * Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa

Unincorporated communities These communities are outside of the city limits in unincorporated county territory: * Coto de Caza * El Modena * Ladera Ranch * Las Flores * Midway City * Orange Park Acres * Rossmoor * Silverado Canyon * Sunset Beach * Surfside * Trabuco Canyon * Tustin Foothills

Adjacent counties to Orange County Are: * Los Angeles County, California - north, west * San Bernardino County, California - northeast * Riverside County, California - east * San Diego County, California - southeast

Orange County is home to many colleges and universities, including:


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and serves as its prime amphibious training base. It is located in Southern California between the cities of Oceanside and San Clemente. The base was established in 1942 to train U.S. Marines for service in World War II. It is named after Marine General Joseph Henry Pendleton, who long advocated setting up a West Coast training base for the Marine Corps. Today it is the home to a myriad of Fleet Marine Force units including the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and various training commands.

The base's diverse geography, spanning over 125,000 acres (506 km²), plays host to year round training for Marines in addition to all other branches of the U.S. military. Amphibious and sea-to-shore training takes place at several key points along the base's 17 miles (27 km) of coastline. The main base is in the Mainside Complex, at the southeastern end of the base, and the remote northern interior is an impact area. Daytime population is around 100,000. Recruits from nearby Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego spend a month on Pendleton's Edson Range receiving field training, and after graduating from boot camp return to the base's School of Infantry for further training. Camp Pendleton remains the last major undeveloped portion of the Southern California coastline, save for a few small state parks. In this way, it acts as a kind of buffer between Orange County, which is generally considered part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, and San Diego County, which generally is not.

Camp Pendleton is located in Oceanside which is the third largest city in San Diego County, California. The city has a population of 173,303. Together with Vista and Carlsbad, it makes up the Tri-City area. The city is just south of U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, the busiest military base in the United States. Oceanside has grown massively from the 1970 census report of 45,000 people. Much of the city area was developed into single-family home tracts when real estate booms took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Since 1990, more commercial and industrial development diversified Oceanside's economic base, with another population boom ever since. According to the US census, Oceanside's continual growth will put the city population estimates above the 200,000 mark in 2010 or exceed 250,000 by the year
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