Breakfast is the first meal of the day, typically eaten in the
morning. The word derives from the idea of breaking the involuntary
fast due to sleep. Breakfast is considered by many food experts to
be a most important meal of the day.
Traditionally, breakfast is a large cooked meal eaten before
work and designed to carry people through a large part of the day.
The erosion of the cooked breakfast has been an ongoing trend in
the Western world, since at least the early 20th century, coinciding
with late waking times than when most Westerners had agricultural
occupations, starting early in the morning.
Breakfast in hotels may be served in the hotel restaurant or
dining room, in a breakfast room set aside for this one meal, or in the
guest's bedroom or suite. The current trend is that most of the hotels
are offering breakfast as complementary (bed and breakfast tariff).