Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 28 January, 2023
# break that fast
What does your breakfast say about you?
The best meal of the day. No question.

BREAKFAST. THE BEST meal of the day, without question.

Where else can you sample both the savoury and the sweet at the same time, indulge in multiple slices of bread, and eat a variety of different, delicious meats? It’s a no brainer.

We all have that one favourite breakfast that we treasure above all others. Here’s what yours says about you.


Let’s just face facts: cornflakes are bland. They speak of tradition, frugality, and disappointment. No amount of sugar will ever make up for this.

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Change? You’d rather just stay here, eating cornflakes.

Coco Pops/any other chocolate cereal


Inner child? You aren’t exactly hiding the fact that you still feel very young at heart.

Sometimes you think it might be time to grow up…but then you just eat more Coco Pops.

Coffee and a cigarette

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Well, aren’t you too cool for school.

We can hear your tummy growling. You can’t fool us.


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Eggs are fun, adaptable, and always welcome at the breakfast table.

Everyone likes eggs. Everyone likes you.


Warm, comforting, traditional – and that’s not just the porridge. That’s YOU.

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Like porridge, to many you are a big warm hug on a cold day. Treasure that.


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Sadness in a bowl. U OK hun?


Light and fluffy, just a little bit frivolous – pancakes are a fun breakfast for a fun person.

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You’re tasty and delicious at first, but eventually people just get full up and need a break from you. Sorry about that.

Overnight oats with chia seeds and berries

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Your body is a temple and nothing fatty, processed, or non-organic will pass your lips.

You’ll probably Instagram it with the hashtag ‘#cleaneats’ before you eat it, won’t you.

Fresh pastries from the local bakery

N-O-T-I-O-N-S. But we have to admire your taste for the finer things in life.

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You’d like to think you’re down to earth, but you’d probably cry if your Nespresso machine broke. Be real.

Breakfast roll

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Are you hungover? It seems like you’re hungover.

No? Then you just throw the rulebook right out the window, don’t you. In breakfast, AND in life.

Full Irish breakfast

Some might say you’re greedy, but you think you should have your cake and you’ll eat it too. And why not?

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No nonsense, nothing delicate, just good old fashioned grub.

No breakfast

You’re mysterious, and no one knows quite what to make of you.

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How can you get by on no food until lunch? How do you not crave bacon? So many questions. So few answers.

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