Toast and coffee or hot chocolate is hands down my favorite fast breakfast.
On my first trip to Europe I stayed in youth hostels. While I like a few more amenities when I travel these days, I still like to stay in a hostel, especially a great one like Auberge de Paris in Montreal.
My first morning in Paris, I had a huge bowl of hot chocolate accompanied by toasted French bread with butter and jam. Ah!
I was older than most of my companions, by about a decade, but filled with wonder by the beauty and simplicity.
It wasn't like we were enjoying the view of the Tuileries. But the whole experience was mesmerizing and locked in my memory.