It’s not always about brunch, people

There's never a shortage of good breakfast places in Columbus, whether it's for full-scale diner fare, fancy weekend eats or just coffee and snacks. Our city's breakfast scene is constantly growing and changing, so here's a look at five newer early morning stops around the city.

3 Brothers Diner

3090 Southwest Blvd., Grove City

3 Brothers emerged last year in Grove City, serving a fusion of Mexican and American breakfast classics. The diner is indeed owned by three brothers who hail from Oaxaca, Mexico. While the standards like pancakes and eggs are represented on the menu, the better bets are the Mexican-themed specialties, like the huevos rancheros, the Tex-Mex scramble, the Azteca burrito or the omelet with poblano peppers, onions, chorizo and jack cheese. threebrothersdinergc.com

The Angry Baker Cakes & Pastries

1247 N. High St., Short North

The Angry Baker isn't new to the breakfast scene, although its Short North bakery and its recent conversion to a fully vegan establishment are new. The retail bakery — a companion to the original bakery and cafe in Olde Towne East — serves breakfast favorites like pop tarts, croissants, doughnuts, scones and savory pastries. theangrybaker.com

Little Eater

4215 N. High St., Clintonville

Little Eater's Clintonville store, its first stand-alone restaurant, recently expanded its offerings by opening early for breakfast six days a week. True to its DNA, Little Eater's menu rotates with the season and features local ingredients. Breakfast starts with Mission Coffee and baked goods like carrot coconut Bundt cake, breakfast oat cookies and coffee cake. Savory dishes range from broccoli frittata and mushroom shallot quiche to yogurt parfaits, chia bowls and a range of sweet and savory toasts. littleeater.com

The Two-One Restaurant

409 Altair Pkwy., Westerville

The Two-One is the in-house restaurant for the new Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel. The eatery takes its name from the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition in 1933. The temperance movement, a forerunner to Prohibition, traces its roots back to nearby Uptown Westerville. Breakfast is served daily from 6-11 a.m., and diners can either go light with cereal or parfaits, or get more serious with avocado toast, wagyu beef eggs benedicts, Belgian waffles or omelets. thetwoone.com

Harvey & Ed's

698 N. High St., Short North

Cameron Mitchell's latest offering recreates the classic New York deli, complete with egg creams, pastrami and smoked fish. The weekend brunch features old-school classics like a hash with pastrami and schmaltz potatoes; quiche with knishes; smoked salmon benedict; and babka French toast. harveyandeds.com