When an uneven distribution of mosh pits causes the earth's axis to flip Antarctica-over-Alaska, breakfast will become the frumpy finale of the day instead of its roaring opener. Enjoy breakfast's treasured timeslot while you still can with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $12 of fast-breakable fare and drinks at Fresno Breakfast House, heralded by Fresno Magazine as the city's best breakfast in 2008. This Groupon can be redeemed at your choice of Fresno Breakfast House locations on 2085 West Bullard Avenue or 3045 East Ashlan Avenue.
Fresno Breakfast House has won over Fresno foodies with its menu of early morning eats. Begin your day with a bountiful Benedict ($9.99 each) such as the California Benedict, with grilled artichoke crowns, or the double-bacon Benedict, with crisp honey bacon. Avoid the eggs Benedict Arnold, as it tends to transform into a full English brekky in mid-bite. Beyond the benedictions, you can also salute the sunrise with the sweet, syrupy synthesis of the strawberry waffle ($8.99), as well as favorites such as two buttermilk pancakes ($4.99), build-your-own crepes ($9.99 for four items), and a create-your-own omelette ($8.99 for two items). If your alarm clock is tuned to salsa music and your shower sprays Tabasco sauce, the House's "Muy Bueno Breakfasts"—omelettes ($9.99), burritos ($9.99), and egg dishes ($8.99) boasting a south-of-the-border kick from homemade sauces and chorizo—will start your morning on an appropriately spicy note. Everything can be washed down with a never-empty cup of regular or decaf coffee ($2.39). Try not to drop your never-empty cup, as it will flood the world with hot, delicious coffee.
If a leisurely breakfast with hobbit friends turns into second breakfast and then lunch, keep the fresh-food fanfare flowing with burgers ($8.49–$9.29), melts ($8.99–$9.99), salads ($9.99–$13.99), and sandwiches ($7.99–$13.99). Or simply savor the sun-kissed springtime garden-party atmosphere of Fresno Breakfast House's dining areas, adorned by colorful murals and numerous tchotchkes and knickknacks along the shelves and walls. For more of a safari vibe, the Jungle Room boasts a décor overflowing with foliage canopies, giraffes, colorful parrots, zebras, and elephants. Plus, kids love slapping the stuffed cheetahs to determine which one is the real cheetah.
Groupon not valid on Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Luke I Am Your Father's Day.
Three reviewers at Insider Pages give Fresno Breakfast House's Bullard Avenue location four stars, and Yelpers give it 3.5 stars. Eighty percent of Urbanspooners like the Ashlan Avenue location, and 90% like the Bullard Avenue location. Although eight TripAdvisors had varied experiences with the service at Fresno Breakfast House, the restaurant’s delicious breakfast fare and kitschy, eclectic décor earned it three owl eyes:
- The interior was clean, comfortable and so quaint. When we received our orders the food was delicious and generously porportioned.[sic] – Bubbasue, TripAdvisor
- The crepes are a must at this place. – Yvette, Urbanspoon
- This place is great! The atmosphere is tranquil and the people are nice. I feel like I am in a [sic] oasis. The menu is very full, and the food is superb. – Tony P., Insider Pages
Fresno Breakfast House
An indoor courtyard festooned with skylights, lush greenery, and a burbling stone fountain greets diners as they stream into Fresno Breakfast House. Once they cross the threshold of the central dining room, yellow and blue walls flow almost seamlessly into large landscape murals and a ceiling painted to look like a summer sky. Guests can also rent out the eatery's jungle room, which is decorated with wildlife statues, murals of gorillas and elephants, and a thatched hut. To pair with these decorative flourishes, the restaurant whips up an impressive American menu that earned a nod from Fresno Magazine as the city’s Best Breakfast.
Under the shadow of billowing palm branches and the world's tallest waiter, tables populate with three-egg omelets, traditional eggs benedict, and plates of french toast and belgian waffles. During lunch, fresh bread cushions certified Angus beef burgers and deli classics of pastrami, turkey, and smoked ham.