Re:What is your favorite breakfast item?
I prefer the French "city" breakfast - a buffet with coffee, juices, breads (not pastries; those are for afternoon tea), butter, jams, honey, fruit, yogurt, granolas, cheeses, and cold meats & charcuterie.
Hot food, pastries, syrup, etc. make me want to go take a nap. The breakfast described above gets the day started with energy.