Breakfast in Denver might mean a burrito or a bagel, but how do people start the day around the world?

What do you eat for breakfast in Denver?  Do you like a bowl of cereal?  Or is a bagel more your style?  Or do you keep it healthy with a bowl of oatmeal?  These are easy breakfast dishes that millions of people eat every day.

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Would you trade your breakfast burrito for Nasi lemak, the national dish of Malaysia?

Burritos are very popular for breakfast in Denver.  Most people in the Mile High City have their favorite breakfast burritos.  Everything you need is conveniently wrapped up and hand held for a meal on the go.  Of course you’re going to find them made with green chili, another favorite dish in Denver.  This is also a city known for Huevos Rancheros, although most people save that treat for a leisurely breakfast or brunch on the weekends.

Do you prefer to start your day with coffee?  You’re in good company because 65% of coffee consumption in this country is during breakfast hours.  So coffee isn’t just brewing for breakfast in Denver, 400 million cups are enjoyed every day in the United States, making us the leading consumer of coffee in the world.

Gunther Toody's menu items and restaurant interiors

You can’t beat the Huevos Rancheros at Gunther Toody’s for breakfast in Denver!

So what are people eating for breakfast around the world?  Do they love coffee as much as we do?  Here’s a look at the standard morning meal elsewhere around the globe.

Germany – Sausage, cheese, bread and coffee.

Bolivia – Saltenas, a baked empanada filled with meat and vegetables.

Japan – Miso soup, rice, green tea and sometimes cooked meat or tofu.

France – Coffee and a croissant or piece of baguette with butter and jam.

Switzerland – Muesli, a cereal much like granola with oats, nuts and dried fruit that is eaten with yogurt.

Venezuela – Arepas, a flatbread made from corn and stuffed with various fillings including meat, beans and cheese.

Finland – Puuro, an oat porridge that is usually topped with berries, milk and butter.

Burma – Green tea and kaut nyin puang, sticky fried rice topped with beans.

Sweden – Open faced sandwiches topped with items such as vegetables, ham, cheese or hard-boiled egg.

Ghana – Waayke, a porridge made from rice and beans.

El Salvador – Fried plantains, casamiento (black beans and rice in an onion sauce), and salsa.

Malaysia – Nasi lemak, the national dish consists of coconut rice, cucumbers, hard-boiled egg, peanuts, some type of meat or fish, and sambal chili sauce served on a banana leaf or piece of newspaper.

Morocco – Flatbreads similar to crumpets served with cheese and jam.

Photo by moriza