When you are staying at a hotel you might be treated to a ‘continental breakfast’. To me this sounds like a lot of sweet and not much substance. I usually end up with some Frosted Flakes, an unripe banana, and some lousy hot tea. I prefer a good slice of bread, some cheese, tomatoes and some eggs to start my day.
Why is a light breakfast called a continental breakfast? Continental breakfast is an English term for a typical breakfast found on the main continent of Europe. On the other hand, a more hearty breakfast is called an English breakfast since this would be a common breakfast in England.