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.

The Short North Arts District is an excellent entryway for exploring Columbus, and if you’re starting your day there, you need a good breakfast, right? Well, you’ve got plenty of options!

Many of the neighborhood’s cafes and restaurants serve breakfast seven days a week. Philco Bar + Diner is located in a revamped diner and hot dog shop. Sit at the counter or in a cushy booth to munch on biscuits with red eye gravy, huevos rancheros, and fried egg tacos. Tasi Cafe is a mainstay, serving cinnamon French toast, poached eggs on black bean cakes, and flaky croissants. Northstar Cafe always does a steady breakfast of fluffy Cloud Nine pancakes, breakfast burritos, and sweet potato and turkey hash. The Guild House pleases with fresh-squeezed juices, eggs Benedict, and smoked chicken hash. SN breakfast 2

For a lighter breakfast, stop by Piece of Cake for a muffin and coffee. Or sneak into Laughlin's Bakery for coffee and a sampling of European breads, croissants, danishes, cookies, and more!

Weekend brunch is a big deal all over town, and Short North certainly doesn’t lack for good brunch spots. Union Cafe features a big Sunday brunch buffet, complete with Bloody Mary and mimosa bars. The Pearl serves up short rib poutine and tavern bennys to go with craft beer and cocktails. Forno even adds Sunday brunch items to its pizza menu.

Bodega serves a brunch with chicken and waffles and cocoa pebble waffles to go with their vast beer selection. The Pint House dishes brunch pizzas and banana beer bread pancakes. You can get Katalina’s famous pancake balls and sweet & spicy bacon at Oddfellows Liquor Bar. Condado Tacos lets you build your own tacos, even ones with chicken and waffles. Zen Cha Tea Salon  will help you slow your pace; relax with one of their international tea styles while you dine on quiche, waffles, and pancakes – many of them made with tea.

SN breakfast 1 Coffee is an essential part of breakfast, too. If you’re in need of some java, head to One Line Coffee for a cappuccino or an iced coffee, and pick up a big, sweet Destination Donut while you’re there. Further north you’ll find Impero Coffee serving espresso drinks and selling whole beans, and the Short North Coffee House is open for all your java needs 24/7. They even serve biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and oatmeal.