Dine Downtown – Big Bad Breakfast

By Stephen Edmonds

When someone says “Breakfast Food”, the first image that pops into the minds of most people is some sort of diner or dive.  Sure, there are more high-end breakfast eateries, but those are few and far between even in the south where good food is usually abundant.  To the citizens of Florence Alabama, both of these expectations have just been shattered by the arrival of Big Bad Breakfast in our beautiful downtown district.  This breakfast restaurant is primarily Alabama based with 3 out of 5 of its locations planted in great towns throughout our state.  Boasting a menu full of absolutely gorgeous breakfast meals that give even seasoned foodies something new to try, Big Bad Breakfast is the new kid on the block and the folks over there are not playing around.

All-American is a phrase that is tossed around quite a bit but has no concrete meaning.  Big Bad Breakfast supplies this meaning through the palpable atmosphere that emanates from the décor, the food, and each employee’s smiling face.  It’s clear that this eatery loves its American heritage. From the large diagram and partial hull of a classic propeller style airplane hanging on the wall to the creative modern light fixtures hanging over the cleverly shaped bar, Big Bad Breakfast embraces every era of American ingenuity.  The amount of pride that these people take in the quality of their food added on top of the way they celebrate our heritage is contagious and makes any customer who walks through those doors want to celebrate right along with them.  

Any eatery that sets up shop in Alabama has their work cut out for them.  Alabamians have great taste in food, that’s just a proven fact. So, when a restaurant like Big Bad Breakfast opens up in town and starts slinging omelets, pancakes, French toast, biscuits, gravy, and bruled grapefruit plated with 5-star restaurant quality, you know it’s got to be good.  In this case, good is a bit of an understatement. Imagine anything you’ve ever eaten at a diner and multiply it one hundred-fold. Absolutely every aspect of the food in this eatery is hand tailored to perfection.  

French toast is a breakfast staple that Big Bad Breakfast elevates in both presentation and taste.  It’s so pretty that you almost feel bad about cutting into it!  Their omelets are light and fluffy but carefully crafted so that the eggs don’t overpower the cheeses.  Each different kind of cheese in the dish sings its own song that melds together in the final moments of a bite to form a phenomenal taste medley.  On top of that, each savory dish is carefully balanced out with fruits or greens creating a refined and well-rounded meal experience.

If you this high end breakfast food experience sounds as enticing to you as it does for me, stop by Big Bad Breakfast from 7 AM to 2 PM in downtown Florence and see for yourself what all the buzz is about.  

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