Columbus notables share their favorite breakfasts.

Doug Ulman, CEO, Pelotonia

Favorite breakfast spots: Katalina’s, Skillet, Northstar Café, Block’s Bagels Go-to breakfast orders: Katalina’s breakfast tacos or pancake balls; salt bagel toasted with a little bit of butter at Block’s; anything at Skillet Coffee, tea or juice: Carrot or orange juice. “I don’t drink caffeine … but I do often [order] hot water with honey.” 

Adora Namigadde, reporter, WOSU Radio

Favorite breakfast spots: German Village Coffee Shop, Northstar Café and Pistacia Vera Go-to breakfast order: two pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and hash browns (“Shout-out to glorified breakfast fries—so yummy.”) Coffee, tea or juice: “I’m a tea drinker. At Pistacia Vera, I’d get chai.”

Pedro Santos, midfielder, Columbus Crew SC

Favorite breakfast spot: Fox in the Snow Go-to breakfast order: “My favorite dish at Fox in the Snow is their custard-filled doughnuts. I like them because they’re almost the same as a certain type of pastry that we eat in Portugal.” Coffee, tea or juice: “I always get coffee—a cappuccino.”

Kent Johnson, CEO, Highlights for Children

Favorite breakfast spots: “Stav’s Diner in Bexley for weekend one-to-one breakfasts with my son; Marshall’s in Grandview for work breakfasts; Hang Over Easy in Olde Towne East or Northstar Café for brunch.” Go-to breakfast orders: avocado toast with eggs at Hang Over Easy; sweet potato and turkey hash at Northstar Café Coffee, tea or juice: Coffee with milk or cream and “lots of refills”

Ruth Milligan, executive speech coach and co-founder, TEDx Columbus

Favorite breakfast spots: “I don’t eat out often. ... If I get breakfast for my team, it is always Fox in the Snow. I get an assortment of six things that we devour in minutes.” Go-to breakfast orders: “If I do eat out … Beechwold Diner: one pancake and two scrambled eggs. Katalina’s: pancake balls and a side of scrambled eggs (see the pattern?).” Coffee, tea or juice: “I take my own decaf tea (usually ginger, cinnamon or vanilla) wherever I go.”

Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council president

Favorite breakfast spot: Drunch in Italian Village Go-to breakfast order: shrimp and grits Coffee, tea or juice: caffè Americano 


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