Mark Twain once said, “If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there 10 years later.”
While it’s not the end of the world (yet), you can find breakfast burritos even in Cincinnati. Really, Mr. Twain, you can.
You can even find them at a yacht club. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar & Grill, located in the Four Seasons Marina at 4609 Kellogg Avenue in the California area of Cincinnati, offers a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, peppers, onions and sausage with jack and cheddar cheese for under nine bucks. During the spring and summer, its open daily from 11:30am to 11:30pm. There’s beautiful seating available outside too.
Sugar n’ Spice, located at 4381 Reading Road in the Norwood area of town, has been serving breakfast and lunch for 70 years. This neighborhood diner sells a lot of their breakfast burritos stuffed with hash browns, two eggs, spicy sausage and cheddar cheese. It comes with a side of homemade Spanish sauce and sour cream all for around ten bucks. Sugar n’ Spice is open daily, 7am to 3pm.
Head up to the Wyoming area of Cincinnati and you’ll find the Half Day Café located at 1 Wyoming Avenue. This classic mom and pop restaurant is becoming well known for their Burrito con Carnitas with slow roasted Latin spiced pork. It’s delicious and under nine dollars. Half Day Café is open Monday thru Saturday from 7am to 2pm.
The Echo Restaurant located at 3519 Edwards Road in Hyde Park has been open since 1945 and they offer a breakfast burrito filled with egg and your choice of meat and cheese. You can also get a side dish to go with it, all for only seven dollars. Echo is open daily from 6am to 9pm.
If you’re in the downtown area of Cincinnati, you may want to get a breakfast burrito at the Café de Vine, located at 309 Vine Street. This unpretentious diner is tucked away inside a cavernous lobby, so it’s a little hard to find. However, they must be doing something right. It’s been in business for over 60 years. They offer a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, sausage and cheddar cheese, topping it with salsa and sour cream. It’s yours for under five bucks. Cafe de Vine is open Monday thru Friday, 7am to 2pm.
Breakfast burritos in Cincinnati: I wonder what Mark Twain would think of that?