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New Times Best of 2014: Best Places to Eat in the Morning

Have you checked out our New Times Best of Broward/Palm Beach picks, yet? This year, we've come up with over 200 of the best places to shop, listen to music, and eat.

Of course, if you're going to name the best in South Florida, you've absolutely got to work in some boozy magic. So, from best brewery to best bloody mary, we've got you covered.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, except, of course, for al the others. We're pro breakfast here at Clean Plate. We'e also pro brunch, lunch, dinner, late night snacks, cocktails - well, you get the idea. But breakfast, well that is just the cat's pajamas.

Whether you're looking to go healthy, go unhealthy, or just want a decent cup of coffee, this year's Best of has you covered.

See also: New TimesBroward/Palm Beach Best of 2014: Food & Drink

Best Breakfast Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014: Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House

They say, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." It's supposed to jump-start the metabolism and prevent binging later on. That's fine and all, but when it comes to breaking the fast on a weekend, it should be all about feeding your hangover and heading straight back to bed -- or the beach. This Fort Lauderdale breakfast spot will do the trick...

Best Brunch Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - Hot and Soul

Sundays are supposed to be the most relaxing day of the week -- the Lord's day. And brunch is one of the most chilled-out meals. So Sunday brunch should be a soulful experience (whether you go to church first or not). That's what you'll get at Hot and Soul. The small Fort Lauderdale eatery prides itself on serving an array of international cuisine cooked with passion...

Best Coffee Shop Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - Subculture Coffee

Just as the rest of the food world -- and world in general -- is going on about "craft" this and "artisanal" that, the java world has followed suit. And when it comes to straying from the mainstream in South Florida, one name comes to the forefront of the underground world: restaurateur and bar owner Rodney Mayo. Earlier this year, he teamed up with West Palm Beach coffee aficionado Sean Scott, founder of Habatat Coffee, to start a coffee shop and microroasting facility right on Clematis...

Best Juice Bar Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen

Over the past ten years, though, cold-pressed juicing has been gaining steam across the country. The method crushes and presses fruit and vegetables for a higher yield of liquid and maximum enzyme and nutrient extraction. Proponents claim that ingesting the brightly colored juices cleans, detoxifies, and purifies the body. While mail-order cleanses and cold-pressed juices have been on the market for quite some time, Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen brought the concept to Fort Lauderdale a year and a half ago, and the trend has since blown up, with numerous cold-pressed juicers having sprouted up...

Best Bagel Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - Rob's Bageland

A family-owned business for almost 30 years, Rob's Bageland offers New York-quality bagels in a New York-style dining space -- that is, rushed, brusque, and bustling. The service is always a bit harried, and you need to spit out your order quick, but with a never-empty steaming coffee cup and chewy, fresh bagel, you will not even care. In fact, between the quality of the bagel and the, err, efficient manner of the staff, you can close your eyes and pretend you're back in NYC. And let's not forget the schmear. At Bageland, you will find both Nova and smoked salmon...

Best Doughnut Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2014 - Grampa's Bakery and Restaurant

With the advent and subsequent proliferation of the croissant-doughnut hybrid, the humble fried pastry ring has gotten a haute makeover this year. In fact, gussying up the working man's foods has become quite the trend in general -- just look at the popularity of chicken and waffles, not to mention truffle fries. But some things are better left alone, and the doughnut is one of them. It should be a highly caloric, artery-clogging, diabetes-inducing round pastry of fried heaven. If this is your idea of the perfect doughnut, Grampa's Bakery should be your destination...

You can contact Rebecca Dittmar, Arts & Culture Editor/Food Blog Editor at [email protected].

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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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