Who loves breakfast? Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal (food time) of the day. I love eating a lazy (relaxed, slow) breakfast on the weekend. But when you are learning a language, you may have to learn some breakfast vocabulary on your own (alone, by yourself).  It’s not always taught (teach/taught/taught) in class! Breakfast vocabulary may not be the most common (seen, happen a lot) lesson, but is good to know and a good way to start the day!

Be ready for your next breakfast date (meet-up, appointment) with this breakfast vocabulary!

To go to brunch

Do you enjoy (like) going to brunch? The word “brunch” is the combination of breakfast and lunch. Lots of people go out to brunch on the weekend. If you go for brunch, you will likely (probably) go in the late morning or early afternoon. They may have a mix of breakfast foods and lunch foods. Going for brunch can be a lot of fun! It’s a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning.

For example:

  • Would you like to go for brunch with me on Saturday?
  • What do you like to eat for brunch? I like having an omelette and cream cheese bagel.

Brew coffee

I love coffee. It’s my favorite hot drink. For me, coffee is the most important breakfast vocabulary word! But how do you make coffee? Do you cook it? Or boil it? No! You brew coffee. How you brew coffee depends on what kind of coffee maker (the machine you brew coffee in) you have. But coffee is brewed using coffee beans and water. How you like your coffee will decide (effect) how you make your coffee. How do you like to brew your coffee?

For example:

  • Can you please brew some coffee? Our friends are coming over for breakfast in 20 minutes.
  • Should I brew some more coffee? Or has everyone had enough?

Make pancakes

What kind of pancakes do you like to make? Do you like thin, European-style pancakes, or do you like thick, American-style pancakes? No matter which kind you prefer (like), pancakes are a great breakfast food. They are delicious and easy to make. If you know how to make pancakes, they’re a great way to make people happy at breakfast.

For example:

  • Her dad used to make pancakes for breakfast every Sunday.
  • What kind of pancakes would you like me to make this weekend? Chocolate chip? Banana?

Cook eggs

Do you like to eat eggs? Eggs are a classic (traditional, normal) part of breakfast. They are a great way to start out the day. There are many different ways to cook eggs. People like to cook their eggs in different ways. Some like them scrambled (stirred together and cooked all the way through), poached (boiled), or sunny side up (cooked in a pan with a runny yellow). Do you enjoy cooking eggs for breakfast? Or do you like to eat something else?

For example:

  • cooked some eggs for breakfast, and ate them with toast and coffee.
  • They like their eggs cooked in different ways. She likes hers poached, and he likes his scrambled.

Hot breakfast/Cold breakfast

While you may think that a classic breakfast is always hot, this isn’t quite (completely) true. You can have a hot breakfast or a cold breakfast. A hot breakfast is where the foods are warm, like eggs, toast, or pancakes. A cold breakfast is where the food is cold, like cereal or yogurt. A hot breakfast usually takes more preparation (cooking/making) than a cold breakfast. Both hot and cold breakfasts are great ways to start the day!

For example:

  • He eats a hot breakfast on the weekend, and a cold breakfast during the week.
  • I prefer to eat a cold breakfast in the summer when it’s hot outside.

Continental breakfast

Have you ever been to a hotel and seen that they have a “free continental breakfast”? What exactly is a continental breakfast? A continental breakfast is a light (simple/not much) breakfast served in restaurants or hotels. It usually has bread, jam, yogurt, fruit, cereal, and tea and coffee. A continental breakfast is very simple and is easy for hotels to serve. Enjoying a continental breakfast can be a good way to eat something before an important business meeting or a day on vacation.

For example:

  • Should we have the continental breakfast at the hotel? Or would you like to go out for breakfast?
  • We stayed at that hotel because they had a free continental breakfast. They had very good croissants!

What do you like to eat for breakfast? Did it make our list of breakfast vocabulary? Share your favorite breakfast foods with us in the comments below!

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Erin Duffin lives in Hamburg, is an English teacher, blogger, yoga instructor, and is loves going out for brunch. There’s always such good breakfast vocabulary on a brunch menu!

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