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Sunnyside 'Za

Breakfast pizza with eggs at Little Dom's, Motorino, Bibiana, Serious Pie, and Bin Wine Cafe
Little Dom's

Pizza for breakfast doesn't have to mean reaching into the refrigerator for a cold slice from last night's delivery box.

Chefs all over the country are topping their wood-oven-baked crusts with bacon and eggs and more.

Egg-topped pizzas aren't uncommon in Italy, and what's not to love: Stick your fork in the crown jewel of these pizzas, the egg, and the golden yolk oozes, adding a layer of richness that's hard to beat.

In Los Angeles, Little Dom's chef Brandon Boudet puts it best. "It satisfies the idea of the basic American breakfast: bacon, eggs and toast," he says.

At his Los Feliz neighborhood café, the cracker-like pizza crust is covered in a thin layer of bright marinara, mozzarella and strips of speck; cut through the ham, and a hidden egg bursts like a surprise.

New York's Motorino doesn't shy away from rich ingredients; its pizza features three eggs on top of a chewy crust, mingling with melted fior de latte mozzarella, bits of salty pancetta, fried basil and fruity extra-virgin olive oil. And at Bibiana in Washington, D.C., a soft, runny egg is surrounded by Fontina fondue.

In general, the egg is almost always cooked on the pizza in the oven, but the greens and meat change across the board: At Serious Pie in Seattle, the pizza includes guanciale and dandelion greens; for brunch at Chicago's Bin Wine Café, the topping trio is applewood-smoked bacon, frisée and spinach.

This time, save the leftover pizza for dinner.

Editor's note: Bin Wine Café has closed.

Little Dom's 2128 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles CA 90027 323-661-0055 Motorino (Manhattan) 349 E. 12th St. New York NY 10003 212-777-2644 Motorino (Brooklyn) 139 Broadway Brooklyn NY 11211 718-599-8899 Bibiana 1100 New York Ave. NW Washington DC 20005 202-216-9550 Serious Pie 316 Virginia St. Seattle Wa 98101 206-838-7388

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