In our experience, even the most non-morning person can muster the strength to get out from under the warm blankets if good food is calling. So, rise and shine, lovely, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we’ve curated a list of the best breakfast spots in town.
Upon entering Sweet Mimi’s, you’re greeted both by a flurry of smiles from the front of house staff and a display case of sweets – the ‘good stuff’ as we call it. But that’s Sweet Mimi’s jam (pun is definitely intended); the sweets are in abundance, be it a stack of the chocolatiest chocolate chip pancakes you’ve ever had, or the Challah French Toast, made with Challah that is brought in daily from Brooklyn and dipped in Madagascar vanilla and cinnamon batter, cooked until the perfect golden brown.
If sweet isn’t your style, check out the Classic Omelette, made with three eggs and your choice between an array of delicious cheeses, veggies, and meats. This is the breakfast in town that you don’t want to miss out on! Be sure to arrive early on the weekends to grab a table or put your name down on their waiting list, as they do not currently accept reservations.
47 Phila St, Saratoga Spring, NY
Sweet Mimi’s Menu
The Blue Hen by David Burke
The Blue Hen’s small menu packs a big punch. Nestled in the back of the recently renovated Adelphi Hotel, this breakfast is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill continental. Their perfectly balanced menu of sweet and savory includes favorites like the Apple Pie Bread Pudding French Toast with salted caramel pastry cream & streusel topping, and the Pastrami Salmon Benedict with roasted tomato, arugula, sweet pickled radish, fennel pollen hollandaise, and caper berry.
And the beautiful and sophisticated conservatory setting makes The Blue Hen the ideal breakfast location if you’re looking to impress. With that being said, keep the attire classy for this metropolitan breakfast locale. In other words, leave your leggings and Saturday ‘comfies’ at home for this stop.
Scallions breakfast is the epitome of a wholesome start to the day, on steroids. With tastefully unique savory options and creative twists on the classics you love (like their vast benny and omelet choices), you’re bound to leave here with a full belly and a smile on your face. Do yourself a solid and try one of their breakfast burritos, because well made breakfast burritos like this are few and far between in this little town.
Note that Scallion’s only offers breakfast on Sunday, but they should definitely be on your radar.
44 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
Scallion’s Breakfast Menu
Triangle Diner, located just a few minutes outside of downtown, is a family owned and operated restaurant. While the diner is almost always full, quick and efficient service promises fast turn times and a minimal wait period for a seat.
As they deliver twists on classic breakfast plates, like The French Toast Club (layers of sausage or bacon, egg, and cheese between slices of gooey French toast), they also maintain an impressive list of rotating specials. And not to be overlooked, Triangle Diner continues to serve up one of our favorite Benedicts in town.
400 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY
Country Corner Cafe
Located conveniently just a block up from Broadway right on Church Street, this small, but charming antique diner is an ode to the region’s Adirondack heritage, serving the next best thing to a home-cooked, country breakfast.
Unsurprisingly, the decor is countryside chic. Displays of drawings by hometowners depicting the most iconic and historic niches of Saratoga adorn the walls. Known for their house-made jams, jellies and fruit spreads, you can slather these all over your toast or buy some to go.
25 Church St, Saratoga Springs, NY
Country Corner Cafe Menus
This retro-inspired Broadway diner is the place for your standard, wallet-friendly scrambled eggs, home fries, and toast. While it won’t satiate your craving for something creative, Compton’s will cure a hangover, and it’ll do it in 5 minutes or less. The booths are comfortable, the service is friendly and genuine, and the coffee is bottomless. Oh, and in case you need some greasy grub after closing down the bars on Caroline Street, they open at 4am Monday – Friday and 3am on Saturday and Sunday.
457 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Horseshoe Inn Bar & Grill
In the summertime, “The Shoe” is one of our go-to spots for breakfast, where we can sit outside and watch the horses walk to and from the track for their morning workouts.
Think diner style breakfast. Lots of great options and reasonably priced. If you’re a sweet eater, you can’t go wrong with the Banana Walnut Pancakes (3 pancakes topped with bananas, walnuts and a brown sugar crumble) or the French Toast Stack (short or tall) with a side of bacon. If you’re partial to savory, TheShoe Burrito or one of their 6 different omelettes are always good options.
9 Gridley St, Saratoga Springs, NY
Looking for something quick? Check out our guide to the Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Saratoga.
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