Local ingredients and from-scratch selections – with an emphasis on nutrition and flavor – can be found at Aurora, a hip OKC café. This is a new go-to spot for specialty libations, a craft coffee bar and house-made pastries.

Find a cozy spot to perch in the breakfast bar or enjoy backyard dining. Among savory breakfast choices is the pulled-pork hash with sarsaparilla-braised pork, potatoes, cabbage and eggs. Creative, culinary deliciousness also envelops the artichokes au gratin, a creamy mélange of artichokes, melted Parmesan and garlic breadcrumbs.

Those yearning for pasta can’t go wrong with papparelle bolognese, a hearty dish with tomato sauce, beef, homemade sausage and peas, or the seasonal vegan risotto. 1704 N.W. 16th St., Oklahoma City; shinewithaurora.com