By: Andrew Silverstein

Breakfast; they say it's the most important meal of the day, a time to chow down a ton of grub to keep you fueled up for the rest of the day.  Sure you can sit at home an look miserable eating a measly bowl of shredded oat bran, or, you can go out and experience all the awesome breakfast joints Ybor City has to offer.  Breakfast in Ybor City is as diverse as the culture itself.  Here are five Ybor City breakfast restaurants to get you going in the a.m.

La Creperia Cafe - Crepes are a French breakfast classic and you can get a ton, from breakfast to dinner crepes, at La Creperia.  For breakfast, choose from menu highlights including the Stallion with cheese, egg, Italian sausage, caramelized onions and green pepper, or the Spinach Feast with cheese, feta, ricotta, eggs, spinach,tomato, and mushroom.

The Bunker - The Bunker is a great place for breakfast in Ybor City and perfect for some relaxed studying or work.  Enjoy an assorted breakfast menu including bagels and cream cheese, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, fruit parfaits, and more.  Their Sunday brunch will get you unlimited breakfast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tony's Ybor Restaurant - Tony's is typically a great Italian restaurant, but in the mornings, they've got you covered for all your breakfast needs.  Enjoy classics including scrambled eggs made fresh on site, country style biscuits and much more.

La Tropicana Cafe - La Tropicana has been an Ybor eating institution for over 40 years.  Enjoy breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. with menu items including Cuban toast, breakfast sandwiches, cafe con leche, and much more.

The Bricks - The Bricks may be the newest breakfast addition to Ybor City.  Even so, they're definitely doing it right.  Head in and enjoy a largely customizable breakfast menu including bagels and bread with your choice of "toppers"including peanut butter, nutella, jelly, eggs, hummus, bacon, and much more.

These are just our favorites for breakfast in Ybor City.  Head out to this vibrant area and discover yours today!