As a Brazilian, these breakfast foods make me slightly queasy. Breakfast, for us, tends to lighter, uncooked food. Perhaps some scrambled eggs or, in country hotels, porridge but that is pretty much the line. Potatoes? No way.
Our breakfast would be something along the lines of:
- Fresh fruit (pear, cantaloupe, papaya, kiwi, etc or a fruit salad)
- Fresh french bread with butter, cream cheese (ours is particularly runny and delicious), sliced deli ham or turkey, some cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Light, fluffy corn bread
- Cheese bread
- Fruit jam
- A simple cake (chocolate, carrot, orange, lime or vanilla) without frosting or anything like that (I think this is what Americans would call a coffee cake)
To drink, coffee with plenty of milk in it and juice (generally orange, but watermelon, passion fruit, guava, etc are also common). Tea is becoming more common as well.