Eli Lessig Crowned New Champion of the Iconic Breakfast Challenge at Long Island Cafe Portage

In an extraordinary display of determination and skill, Eli Lessig has officially become the new reigning champion of the beloved breakfast challenge at Long Island Cafe, setting a new record that will be remembered for years to come.

A New Record Smashes Expectations

As of February 18th, 2024 the Nathan Klein Eats Breakfast Challenge, was proudly renamed The Ambers Breakfast Challenge in honor of our new champion, witnessed a momentous occasion as Eli Lessig shattered previous records. With a staggering completion time of just 19 minutes and 55 seconds, Eli’s performance was nothing short of spectacular, earning him the top spot in the challenge’s history.

The Challenge That Tests the Limits

The Breakfast Challenge at Long Island Cafe is not for the faint of heart. Participants are tasked with finishing an enormous platter of our signature breakfast items, a feat that requires both strategy and appetite. It’s a test of speed, capacity, and determination, making Eli’s victory all the more impressive.

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A Victorious Moment Captured

Fans of the challenge and food enthusiasts alike are eagerly awaiting the release of Eli’s victory video, which promises to showcase the intensity and excitement of his record-setting performance. The video will be available on Eli’s YouTube channel, providing viewers with a firsthand look at what it takes to conquer The Ambers Breakfast Challenge.

👉 Watch Eli’s journey to victory: Eli Lessig’s YouTube Channel

What Is The Challenge?

Are you ready to take on about 6 lbs of breakfast delight? The originally named Nathan Klein Breakfast Challenge is a gastronomic beast, featuring a double Tsunami Omelette, a hefty portion of potatoes, two cinnamon roll pancakes, and a slice of toast. Wash it down with a glass of water or soda, all within 60 minutes. It’s a race against time and your stomach!

(If you do not complete the meal the price is $40.)

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  1. Meal Composition: Contestants must finish the entire meal, which includes a double Tsunami Omelette, a double portion of potatoes, two cinnamon roll pancakes, and a slice of toast, along with one glass of water or soda.
  2. Time Limit: The challenge must be completed within 60 minutes.
  3. No Breaks: Contestants are not allowed to take bathroom breaks during the challenge.
  4. Stay Seated: Contestants must remain seated throughout the duration of the challenge.
  5. No Sharing: The meal cannot be shared with others, and no assistance is allowed from anyone else.
  6. Health and Safety: If at any point the contestant feels unwell, they must stop the challenge immediately.
  7. Clean Plate: Every item on the plate must be consumed, including all components of the omelette, pancakes, potatoes, and toast.
  8. No Disposal: Contestants cannot dispose of any part of the meal in any manner other than eating it.
  9. Verification: A staff member will be present to verify the completion of the challenge and ensure all rules are followed.
  10. Good Sportsmanship: Contestants are expected to maintain good sportsmanship throughout the challenge.


  1. Winners get their meal for FREE, a stylish LIC Food Challenge T-shirt, and bragging rights!
  2. Set the fastest record and immortalize your name in Long Island Cafe history by having the challenge named after you!
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Why Take the Challenge?

It’s not just about the food; it’s about the thrill, the glory, and the fun! Whether you’re a seasoned food challenger like Nathan or a newcomer looking to make your mark, this challenge is for you. Share your experience, enjoy the adrenaline rush, and who knows, you might just become a local legend!

Can you beat the record and claim your place in the hall of fame?
19 Minutes 55 Seconds
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Join the Legacy

Inspired by Eli’s triumphant win? The Ambers Breakfast Challenge continues to welcome contenders who wish to test their limits and possibly write their own chapter in the Long Island Cafe’s hall of fame. For those interested in participating or learning more about the challenge’s rules and history, our website has been updated with all the details you need to know. If you have more question please give us a call at +1 (269) 218-0003.

👉 Learn about the challenge history: The Ambers Breakfast Challenge

As we celebrate Eli Lessig’s remarkable achievement, Long Island Cafe remains committed to bringing people together through the love of food, competition, and community spirit. Whether you’re aiming to break records or simply enjoy a delicious breakfast, we look forward to welcoming you.

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