We’re Calling It: These 8 Breakfast Trends Are the New Avocado Toast

By Camille Styles
rainbow toast with all the beautiful toppings

It seems like lately, breakfast itself is a “trend,” with chefs from coast-to-coast (and even here in Austin) flexing their creative muscle at the first meal of the day — and the blogosphere is equally obsessed. On my last trip to LA, it felt like every meal presented me with options that were vegan, heirloom, adaptogenic, or promised to give me herb-driven superpowers, and it got me thinking: what are the dishes that will replace avocado toast as the queen of Instagram breakfast? I looked back over some of my standout restaurant breakfasts of the past few months, then paired them up with recipes I’ve been filing from around the web, and came up with 8 that you’re gonna want to try, stat. Keep scrolling and behold the buzziest breakfast trends of 2017.


1 – Global-Inspired Breakfast Bowls

Inspired by the sticky rice with ginger sausage, poached eggs with sriracha at Elizabeth Street Café in Austin.

Make it at home with this Miso Veggie Breakfast Bowl by Reclaiming Provincial.

2 – Vegan Yogurt Parfaits

Inspired by the cashew yogurt parfait with grain free granola, seasonal fruit, & bee pollen at honey hi in Los Angeles.

Make it at home with this Almond & Cashew Yogurt from Deliciously Ella! 

3 – Next-Level Toasts with Unexpected Toppings

Inspired by the chayawanaprash & banana toast with ayurvedic herbal jam, grass fed ghee and mint ribbons at honey hi in Los Angeles.

Make it at home with this toast extravaganza from Vibrant and Pure!

4 – Alterna Grain Pancakes

Inspired by the quinoa johnny cakes with bananas and greek yogurt at True Food Kitchen in Austin.

Make it at home with these Coconut & Quinoa Pancakes from Green Kitchen Stories!

5 – Savory Porridge

Inspired by the sorrel pesto rice bowl with preserved meyer lemon, french sheep feta, & poached egg at Squirl in Los Angeles.

Make it at home with this savory oatmeal with roasted squash, soft-boiled eggs, and herb oil from Yummy Beet.

4 – Salad for Breakfast

Inspired by the brassicas bowl with charred broccolini, brussels sprouts, hummus, and avocado at Two Hands in New York City.

Make it at home with my Mediterranean Breakfast Salad! 


5 – Creative takes on smoked salmon

Inspired by the beet cured salmon with zucchini noodles, fennel yogurt, and avocado at Two Hands in New York City, and the pastrami-smoked salmon nicoise salad at June’s All Day in Austin.

Make it at home by getting creative at the perfect build-your-own bagel bar! 

8 – Cookies for Breakfast

Inspired by supermodel Karlie Kloss’s collaboration with Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, gluten- and dairy-free “klossies.”

Make it at home with these Oat & Cashew Thumbprint Cookies with Berry Chia Jam by This Rawsome Vegan Life! 

Comments (7)

  1. npharney says:

    I feel like I’m the only person in the world who doesn’t like avocado on toast so I’m so happy to see the rise of other breakfasts!

    – Natalie

    1. Camille Styles says:

      Haha, yes! This post is for you, Natalie! 😉

    2. Carole says:

      I adore avocado, but too am not a fan of avocado toast. Kind of like fingernails on chalkboards.

      One of my favorite breakfasts is what I call Bacon, Eggs &Toast Salad, my take on Salade Lyonnaise – arugula with a mustardy vinaigrette topped with crumbled bacon, toasty, buttery croutons and a poached egg. It is such a lovely way to start the day.

  2. Molly says:

    honey hi looks like heaven on earth!!

  3. Kiri says:

    The cookies for breakfast shot actually remind me of anzac cookies. An Australian tradition.
    As usual these amazing shots make me want to go and bake.
    Set to Glow

    1. Camille Styles says:

      Oh how interesting! I’ve never heard of them but am going to look them up right away! xo

  4. cititor coduri says:

    Seems simple to do but looks absolutely fabulous! Must be tried!

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