Up For Breakfast

Pancake House
One of the best

Seats can be scarce in this cozy café, but if you are looking for something extra-special in the morning, Up For Breakfast is a gold mine. You really do go UP for breakfast. It is a second-story restaurant with window views of Main Street. There is pleasant art on the walls; and if you sit towards the back, you can enjoy a view of goings-on in the semi-open kitchen.

Pancakes are a taste of Vermont, especially when glazed with pools of maple syrup. You can have them with or without blueberries, made from sunny-hued buttermilk batter, dark and serious buckwheat batter, or sourdough. Sourdough ‘cakes make a faint crunching sound when you press the edge of a fork to their surface. Inside the lacy web that encloses them, they are thin but substantial, with the vigorous disposition of a starter with character.

Muffins are excellent, available hot from the tin or sliced, buttered and grilled. More elaborate meals include multi-ingredient fritattas, French toast made using big slabs of spice bread, and chicken-duck-cilantro sausage. Wild turkey hash – wildly assembled, not made from wild turkeys – is a cook’s tour-de-force that combines big shreds of roasted turkey with peppers, onions, potatoes, and pine nuts, all griddle-cooked until crusty brown on the outside and topped with poached eggs and a film of fine Hollandaise. If you like omelets, let us suggest “The Metropolitan” – smoked salmon, chopped red onions, melting-warm cream cheese, capers, and a sprinkle of dill.

Coffee is good, as are morning champagne cocktails, including Passion Fruit Mimosas.

What to Eat
Up For Breakfast, Corned Beef Hash
Corned Beef Hash
Corned beef hash with a split, grilled muffin
Up For Breakfast, Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry pancakes. Pass the syrup, please!
Up For Breakfast, French Toast
French Toast
French toast is made from big slabs of sourdough (or spice) bread,
Up For Breakfast, Orange Juice
Orange Juice
Orange juice is thick and freshly-squeezed.
Up For Breakfast, The Purist
The Purist
Oh-so-fresh cut fruit
Up For Breakfast, Sourdough Pancakes (short stack)
Sourdough Pancakes (short stack)
Sourdough pancakes are shockingly sour, thus especially delicious topped with butter and real maple syrup.
Up For Breakfast, Bacon
Vermont smokehouse bacon: some of the best anywhere
Up For Breakfast, Red Flannel Omelet
Red Flannel Omelet
Red flannel omelet, packed with corned beef, peppers, onions, potatoes, and Vermont cheddar.
Up For Breakfast, Espresso
Espresso is robust but not the least bit bitter.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday7am - 1:30pm
Monday7am - 12:30pm
Tuesday7am - 12:30pm
Wednesday7am - 12:30pm
Thursday7am - 12:30pm
Friday7am - 12:30pm
Saturday7am - 1:30pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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