In the words of Leslie Knope: "Why would anyone ever eat anything besides breakfast food?"

Breakfast food is definitely one of my favorite food groups, so it only makes sense that I went on a hunt for great breakfast spots this morning. Don't get me wrong, I love a quick breakfast sandwich from McDonald's or a slice of breakfast pizza from Casey's, but sometimes I need more than that. As it turns out, there are lots of great restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy brunch and breakfast in the Cedar Rapids area!

I turned to Yelp to figure out the best local places to get brunch or breakfast, and they did not disappoint. Here are the top seven recommended places on the site:

Cedar Rapids

  • Breakfast House Cafe
    • 820 6th St SW
    • Currently open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Lightworks Cafe
    • 501 7th Ave S.E.
    • Currently open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
    • They are only serving drinks and baked goods at this time
  • Cafe St. Pio
    • 99 16th Ave SW
    • Open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday though Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday
  • Hwy 30 Diner
    • 4330 16th Ave SW
    • Open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Rodina
    • 1507 C St SW
    • Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and Sunday for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Brewhemia
    • 1202 3rd St SE
    • Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Riley's Cafe
    • 836 First Avenue NE
    • Open daily from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What are your favorite restaurants in the area for breakfast or brunch? Let us know in the comments below!