Miss Shirley’s Cafe Gives Advice On Easy Breakfast Meals For Kids

By Joel Furches

In the back-to-school season, it becomes ever more necessary to have a yummy, easy breakfast in mind for your kids. In order to face this concern – and to conquer it – we have sought out the advice of Miss Shirley’s Cafe. This local favorite is legendary specifically for its breakfast – a meal offered throughout the day because of its popularity. This seemed the obvious choice when it comes to asking questions about breakfast; who would know more about preparing a morning meal than one of the most popular early morning cafes in Baltimore?

Chef Zuri Simone Coles
Miss Shirley’s Cafe
750 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410) 528-5373

With the imminent concern of back-to-school upon you, fear not: Chef Zuri Simone Coles is here to help. Miss Shirley’s is a local favorite, specifically for its large, tasty breakfasts, and Chef Coles is a crucial part of delivering this flavor to the loyal customers. Chef Coles has been working for Miss Shirley’s for close to 10 years, and in that time has served as the Sous Chef before graduating to Executive Chef – Zuri’s current position at the Cafe.

Baked Egg Cups With Ham, Broccoli And Cheddar

Makes about 6 egg cups



Any add in items can be substituted to fit your tastes


Home Made Granola Parfaits 

Makes about 4 cups of granola


Note: nuts can easily be removed for a nut free version and any dried fruits can be substituted


S’Mores Dip



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In individual oven safe dishes (small ramekins, or foil cups can work) Place semi sweet chocolate pieces or chips to cover bottom
  3. Top with mini marshmallows, staying away from the edges of the dish (not too many or they will puff over the sides of the dish)
  4. Place in oven and bake until melted and toasted about 5 to 8 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and use graham crackers for dipping

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Makes about 10 to 12 small pancakes/ 8-10 small waffles



  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl
  2. Add in milk, oil, and egg
  3. Mix together well
  4. If you would like to change the color of the batter add in food coloring now and mix well
  5. Heat pan or waffle iron over medium heat.
  6. Spray with cooking spray
  7. Drop batter in pan or iron by the spoonful
  8. Add in fruit, chips or sprinkles now
  9. Flip cakes, close lid on iron and cook until done
  10. Serve with more fruit or chips or sprinkles on top and butter and syrup

French Toast Sticks

Makes 4 to 6 servings



  1. In a large bowl mix milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugars with a wire whisk until well incorporated
  2. Heat a large pan over medium-low heat.
  3. Spray pan with pan spray
  4. Dip bread into mix well soaking each piece
  5. Place in pan and brown on all sides 1 to 2 minutes per side
  6. Remove from pan and serve
  7. Can dip in maple syrup, chocolate sauce, yogurt or berry compote*

*Easy Berry Compote – place 2 cups of mixed berries in a sauce pan with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar – heat over low heat stirring often until berries soften about 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool and serve.

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