Breakfast grains

Fried rice, Harry’s Cafe

Illustration by Analie Foland

Where The Mill at Broadway stands today, there once was a tiny ramshackle diner named the Market Club. It introduced 5-year-old me to fried rice for breakfast, but got torn down when I went to college. Harry’s Cafe evokes the same nostalgic vibe, particularly their fried rice ($8.95) complete with two eggs and, for one dollar extra, spam—the poor man’s pâté. Just like at Market Club, it comes out in two seconds and there’s more than enough to take home for a snack later. But if you live with others, don’t leave it unattended long. 2026 16th Street, (916) 448-0088.