The lazy days of summer are here. There's no need to rush as the sun is coming up to nudge kids out of bed and get a healthful breakfast in them before they head out the door to school.

Breakfast-time takes on a more leisurely tone during the summer months and on the days where kids don’t have to hurry and be somewhere at an early hour, it's a perfect time for some family time of bonding over pancakes while someone else does the cooking.

You can even sleep in and call it brunch. Whatever you want to call it and whatever time you roll out of bed to enjoy it, there’s no shortage of spots in the Region to enjoy a hearty early morning meal with the kids.

(Story by Carrie Steinweg, Times correspondent)