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Everyday Eats: French Toast at The Mission

The Mission
French Toast: $7.95
Locations in North Park, Mission Beach and Downtown

Let's face it, often the most enjoyable parts of the day are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That's why we're beefing up our food and restaurant coverage by shining the spotlight on tasty meals under $10. Foie gras and Kobe beef still have a place at our table, but these eats are so reasonably priced, you can enjoy them every day.

You've got to hand it to french toast. How giant slabs of egg custard dipped bread fried in butter, and topped with gobs of syrup eluded the "dessert" classification, I'll never know. Not that I'm complaining. Tucking into a plate of sweet and fruity french toast, like this version, made with fresh-baked cinnamon bread at The Mission is one of the best ways to start the day. The soft, house-made bread has a gooey swirl of cinnamon and brown sugar baked inside, which makes for an out-of-this-world plate of french toast. The giant portion comes with a scattering of fresh fruit and swirls of berry puree. Syrup is stationed at the table, but only a small ribbon of it is necessary.

The best approach to breakfast at The Mission is to pair up with a friend and order the french toast, plus a side of scrambled eggs and double-smoked bacon for an extra $2. Even if you come in with a lumberjack-sized appetite, you won't leave hungry.

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