Muffins are great, as are the omelets and French toast, but the best breakfast here is pancakes. They are a true taste of Vermont, especially when glazed with pools of maple syrup, with or without blueberries, made from sunny-hued buttermilk batter, dark and serious buckwheat batter, or sourdough.
Here is a delightful little town eatery just minutes away from I-91 at Exit 4. In the morning, plates of plain or buckwheat pancakes come with Vermont maple syrup. Eggs can be had with kielbasa or corned beef hash. And broad-topped muffins are split and toasted on the grill. At lunch, count on square meals of meat loaf or roast turkey and stuffing or the arcane Yankee favorite, American chop suey. And you must have pie for dessert!
Authentic Montreal-style bagels come hot from the wood-fired oven starting at 4am. For bagel lovers and bread-lovers of any persuasion, Myer's is an essential Burlington eatery.
This American classic -- Worcester Lunch Car Company #839, built in 1950 -- serves the best imaginable versions of diner fare, including a sensational hot turkey sandwich and some extraordinary hamburgers.
In this earnestly locavore, mellow-vibe coffee house/cafe/bakery/ice creamery, muffins are headliners, but do not ignore the sandwiches, burgers, and creemees. Many vegetarian options are available.
Sharing space with a furniture store, this Turkish-accented, wood-fired-oven restaurant specializes in handsome pizzas using organic, local ingredients.
Cold Hollow is known for its fresh-pressed cider, as well as for donuts in which the cider is a primary ingredient. It also has a full inventory of Vermont cheeses, breads, and, of course, maple syrup.
Forget about the national chains. Once you’ve had a real sinker at the counter of this storefront coffee shop, you can never go back to junk-food donuts. They are the simplest pastries imaginable: sturdy circles with a good crunch to their skin and creamy-soft insides.