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Brilliant Breakfasts

To cheer this most gloomy of May mornings, this week's Good Things is a celebration of the most joyful breakfast options around

Yellow Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger
Yellow Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger © 2012–2014 Fabienne Plangger

According to Oscar Wilde, “only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” Perhaps he had been to one too many breakfast meetings. Brilliant breakfasts, however, are another matter. This week we aim to bring you the finest start to the day.

David Sykes' ongoing project Comfort Food features a variety of caff classics. The knitted breakfast and 'light breakfast’ – made from balloons – are particularly wonderful.

Knitted Breakfast
Knitted Breakfast © 2013 David Sykes
Light Breakfast
Light Breakfast © 2013 David Sykes


Japanese artist Sayaka Minemura adds another dimension to her breakfasts, in the form of a smiley face. Her Breakfast Project can be viewed here, and will inspire you to apply that ketchup in a more meaningful manner.

Mr. Nebosuke, from The Breakfast Project
Mr. Nebosuke, from The Breakfast Project Photography by Sayaka Minemura
Mr. Kumao, from The Breakfast Project
Mr. Kumao, from The Breakfast Project Photography by Sayaka Minemura
From the Breakfast Project
From the Breakfast Project Photography by Sayaka Minemura
Mr. Okoge, from The Breakfast Project
Mr. Okoge, from The Breakfast Project Photography by Sayaka Minemura
Brothers, from The Breakfast Project
Brothers, from The Breakfast Project Photography by Sayaka Minemura


Monochrome Breakfast is a project by Fabienne Plangger. It’s an incredibly organised, yet attractive, start to the day when making a cup of coffee is challenging enough.

Blue Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger
Blue Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger © 2012–2014 Fabienne Plangger
Green Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger
Green Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger © 2012–2014 Fabienne Plangger
Red Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger
Red Breakfast, by Fabienne Plangger © 2012–2014 Fabienne Plangger

For a perpetual sunrise, in aural form, Global Breakfast Radio plays breakfast shows from around the world, all day long. Just add toast and tea.

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