You are wise to ask this question. As I as was reading it Yana immediately came to mind as our experiences were very different!
My love language is food. I have only one group at a time. I fix breakfast for my kids anyway. There is no convenient breakfast place for my guests - they are going to walk 2/10 of a mile to the bus stop, and then take a 2 mile ride to the metro station - the only thing very convenient at the metro station for breakfast is a Dunkin Donuts. My family has three kids that must be fed so I DO look for a place that has ‘free’ breakfast.
All those factors added up for me so that I serve breakfast. I prepare something and have it ready at the time the guest requests. I set a pretty table with special plates, etc. Many of my guests take a photo of it. I have everything stocked and ready so it takes me just a few minutes to set the table the night before, and about 30 minutes to prepare the food the morning of. I have it priced and analyzed so I know it costs $2 per person. I heat up croissants or potato cakes or frozen rolls that cost .50 each but the guests feel like is luxurious. I set out cheese or fruit.
My guests rave about it in my reviews, and when asked to complete a survey the guests do mark the breakfast as being a key factor that caused them to select my place.
There is a thread on here about a guest who was outraged as they expected breakfast but didn’t get it. It’s not that old - you should scan the old topics and find it - you’ll get some interesting opinions there.
But the bottom line is - it works for me to provide it, I enjoy providing it, and my location makes it very helpful to my guests. I think in Yana’s situation there is a cafe very close that offers a simple breakfast at a moderate price.
So think through different factors
Will you enjoy offering food?
What food can you offer that 1) will be convenient to your schedule 2)won’t eat up your profit? 3)follows the rules of your local health department? 4) you are happy to eat, or are able to store, if the guest doesn’t eat it
Where can you place it in the kitchen so it’s clear that THAT is what’s for breakfast, so they won’t be confused and eat through a week’s worth of groceries
Is it more sensible to direct them to a convenient cafe?
What does your competition offer?
Let us know how it works out!