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Must-Try Breakfast Spots in Vermont

Trying out new breakfast spots is a great way to schedule out a fun fall weekend with friends and family. There are lots of great spots to get the most important meal of the day all over Vermont. And, if you're looking for a stay-cation, you may even want to try a Bed and Breakfast somewhere where the leaf-peeping spots really pop. 

In the meantime, here are some great local spots to get a tasty bite first thing in the morning. Some of these restaurants are staples in their towns, offering tasty treats all throughout the day. And, some familiar names specialize in all things breakfast. Get those weekend plans rolling with one of these breakfast favorites... 


Juniper Bar and Restaurant at Hotel Vermont

Menu highlight: Mushroom tartine

For breakfast, brunch, or dinner, Juniper is the place for locally sourced cuisine. Juniper began as a local ingredient-driven cocktail and beer bar and has grown into one of Burlington’s liveliest restaurants for hotel guests and locals alike. Juniper offers dishes that satisfy all palates. Whether it is something casual like our 100% local grass-fed beef burger and house-made fries, or something more refined like wild salmon tartare with sustainable caviar, dinner at Juniper will leave you with a taste of Vermont. Juniper Bar offers ingredient driven cocktails, natural wine, and world famous Vermont beer.


Stowe Street Cafe

Menu highlight: Protein bowl

Fresh, local coffee, food and art! Handcrafted soups, salads and sandwiches, made-from-scratch baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and Saturday brunch along with locally roasted coffee, tea, espresso, smoothies and fresh-pressed juice. Stowe Street Café prides itself in using as many local ingredients as possible while offering a warm, friendly atmosphere for meeting with family, friends and colleagues.

Sit among a unique collection of locally made art and gifts available for purchase from 20+ artists and crafters including original paintings, prints, photography, jewelry and more.


The Grey Jay

Menu highlight: Falafel Durum 

This self-described "Mediterranean brunch joint" is a local favorite to those familiar with the Burlington food scene. The restaurant is sister to Honey Road, which became famed for its creative, locally sourced, and all around tasty dishes. Diners can try all sorts of dishes at The Grey Jay, and even get a sip of a satisfyingly spicy Bloody Mary to kick off or round out their meal. The brunch pastries are a can't miss!


The Great Northern

Menu highlight: Waffles and coffee

The Great Northern is a collaboration between husband and wife team, Chef Frank Pace and Marnie Long and the Zero Gravity Craft Brewing Company. Located in Burlington's South End District, The Great Northern opened May 2017, and offers coffee plus light breakfast items in the morning, followed by full menus for lunch and dinner.  

Morse Block Deli


Menu highlight: Egg sando

The Morse Block Deli is located in the heart of Barre, VT- and locals are calling it “The Best Sandwich Shop in the Heart of Vermont”! MBD uses premium meats and cheeses produced locally and in-house, locally baked breads from La Panciata in Northfield, and sources a large portion of its produce locally. Everything that can be made in house, is. From the amazing Corned Beef and Apple-Caraway Sauerkraut on the Reuben, to the house mayo, mustards, and dressings.


Brownsville Butcher & Pantry

West Windsor 
Menu highlight: Pantry griddler

Brownsville Butcher & Pantry (BB&P) offers a unique twist on the traditional country store . The marketplace shelves offer a diverse selection of everyday grocery items as well as freshly baked goods, seasonal produce, custom-cut meats and fresh, New England seafood. In addition to the marketplace, there is a 24-seat cafe where guests can order breakfast, lunch and dinner from a rotating, seasonal menu. Both the cafe and marketplace highlight local producers and craftsmen.


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