Open 7 a.m.–1:30 pm., Tues.–Fri.; 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Sat.
1427 E. Cherry St., Springfield
Owner Dani Hunnell runs Sleepy Opossum Cafe during the day in the same space that's home to The Royal at night. Go at night for live music and cocktails, and go in the morning for some truly creative breakfast fare that's always surprising, always satisfying and always fun. The hashbrown crust quiches come in rotating flavors and are always a good bed. But we recommend branching out to more unexpected fare, like a breakfast soup or salad, or a biscuit sandwich that features four-fruit jam. Hunnell also makes beautiful cakes with big, bold flavors, so be sure to grab a slice while you are there.
What to Order at Sleepy Opossum Cafe
For a sweet tooth: Brûlée grapefruit
For a savory bite: Breakky Soup with a creamy polenta base, fried egg and chili oil
For eating light: Breakky Salad with greens and veggies, maple-dijon dressing, fried egg and pistachios
For a gut bomb: Cottage House hashbrown bowl with cheesy potatoes, bacon, cottage cheese, fried eggs, chili crisp and charred tomato
Must-try morning drink: Just a really good cup o' Joe, in a cute mug
Mood: Charming and sweet, in a Wes Anderson sort of way.