Gaia’s: My Favorite Place for Breakfast

I realized at brunch the other day that I haven’t posted about Gaia’s on this blog. Crazy! It’s my absolute favorite place to go for a late breakfast. It’s always packed weekend mornings, but it’s worth the wait.

Tip: Always go to the counter and put your name on the list. They aren’t always obvious about the fact that they’re taking names.

See the wonderful pots of coffee just waiting for you? It’s one of my favorite parts about the restaurant. You can just go up and refill your own cup any time you want. Granted, the Swiss Mocha Almond is usually in need of refilling, but it tastes good and you don’t have to worry about waitstaff coming around and ruining your perfect temperature coffee.

They focus on vegetarian, whole food products. Like the juices listed above. It was kind of funny when we took my mother-in-law and sister-in-law here once; they couldn’t figure out why a restaurant wouldn’t carry Diet Coke. Or Splenda.

We normally get the Cuban Eggs.

Totally delicious, fresh tasting, and you can get flour OR corn tortilla.

DH usually gets cornbread with his.

The atmosphere is quite eclectic, as one might expect in Eastown. You can watch the cooks make breakfast as you wait in line. You’ll also want to grab one of their famous vegan cookies for the road on your way out.

You can get more info at their FaceBook page.

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  1. I’ve been wondering about this place while eating at Marie’s across the street. Do you know how they are about gluten free? I did see you mentioned corn tortillas. I went somewhere today that had GF items on their menu, but their staff obviously had no clue what that meant outside of creating those specific dishes. I think that’s more dangerous than a place that just says they aren’t / can’t be gluten free.

  2. @Zebe, I’m not sure, sorry :-( I think some of their items are labeled as such but we don’t even look at the menus any more LOL just order Cuban Eggs.

  3. Do you know if they have real butter there? We went to the Omelette Shoppe on Michigan Ave. today for breakfast and when I asked, they had NO real butter. I was afraid to ask what my eggs were cooked in… I just don’t understand why some restaurants STILL don’t have a clue about this stuff and instead keep serving heart-killer “spreads”!


  4. I didn’t think to ask – you could probably inquire on their FaceBook page. It would surprise me if they didn’t use real butter, though.