When I was a student in Paris, I began almost every day with a baguette with fresh butter and jam, and a bowl of hot chocolate. Very simple, and incredibly delicious. I never think to do that here even though I could get high-quality foods (although not likely AS high quality), in part because for me, that breakfast is most enjoyable when I have the luxury of time to take it all in. Too often, I eat quickly in the morning.
2005 US equivalent: a cup of decent coffee and a fresh-baked chocolate croissant. Had that Sunday morning.