This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick.

With the weather turning cooler, we’re turning attention away from patios and to fireplaces and cozy corners to curl up and chat. What better way to warm up and start your day than a comfy breakfast spot?

The Cambridge Tea House is a welcome respite in any busy day. Enjoy Harney & Sons’ teas, fresh scones with jam and clotted cream, and homemade quiche.

Third & Hollywood’s Sunday brunch is cushy and relaxing. Sundays feature live jazz, the big booths are comfortable, and the food can’t be beat. Start with a skillet of their cheddar herb biscuits (add the pimento cheese spread!) and work your way up to roasted beet and butternut squash salad, the croque madame, or the steak and eggs.

cozy breakfast 2The pizza oven inside Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza is like a little fireplace. If that doesn’t warm you up, perhaps the custom mugs full of Luck Brothers coffee will. Or maybe the live jazz at Sunday brunch. Or a warm cinnamon roll or a Cajun scramble pizza!

South of Lane in Upper Arlington is a cozy cafe that’s also part vintage shop. Start with a cup of hot Thunderkiss Coffee, then nibble on colorful omelets, stacks of waffles with peanut butter and bacon, and a giant slice of French toast crusted with pecans. There’s a good chance owner Catherine Vonderahe will stop by your table to say hello.

Dan the Baker’s Toast Bar in Grandview is the definition of quaint and cozy. In the little side street cafe, Dan and his team showcase his organic breads, pastries, and coffee. Try the tartine open-faced sandwiches and a bowl of soup.

cozy breakfast 3Even if it’s not real, the glowing fireplace in The Worthington Inn warms the dining room. It’s hard to beat hearty brunches in a historic setting. Stuffed French toast, smoked salmon crepes, and the Farmer’s Breakfast should warm your toes.

Across the street, the Whitney House feels like breakfasting in someone’s living room. The welcome is friendly, the company is always good, and the brunch menu is designed to warm you up: sticky buns cooked in a cast iron pot, boozy cereals, a giant plate of chilaquiles, and a big bowl of breakfast ramen.

All three La Chatelaine bakeries let you escape to the French countryside with hot coffee, beautiful pastries, quiche, and omelets.

In the fall and winter, The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek feels like a mountain lodge. The rural setting in Gahanna offers plenty of space to enjoy the Sunday farmstead brunch buffet while you sip from their extensive collection of bourbons.

Where do you like to cozy up for breakfast when it’s cold outside?