- Jim Leff Oct 2, 2000 04:46 PM
These are mostly third party reccos, so consider the following as research fodder rather than valuable tippage. Any comments, negative or positive, welcome, as well as additions to the list (let's make a monster resource!)
Miss Newport Diner (Newport, VT., 1940's Worcester) for omelettes
The Lyndonville Diner (Lyndonville, VT., home made) supposed to be "awesome" breakfast
My friend Don swears by Skyline Diner on RT 9
in vt near molly stark state park. It offers a 100 mile view and free seconds on waffles and french toast
Blue Benn Diner 102 Hunt Street , Rte. 7, Bennington VT 802-442-5140
Cup & Saucer Restaurant, Route 100 North, Wilmington, VT; 802-464-8062. all day breakfast. chocolate chip flapjacks, raspberry ones too, crispy hash browns, fresh eggs, Canadian bacon
The Inn at Ormsby Hill, Route 7A, Manchester Center; 802-362-1163, 800-670-2841 luxurious expensive hotel (fireplace and hot tub in room, etc), and reputedly really great breakfast. Maybe they'll let you just come for breakfast, worth a try.
Does anyone know if the Sugar House, Royalton VT is still in existence? It used to serve really yummy and huge breakfasts, lots of coffee and maple syrup, perfect for a cold sunday am!
Oh, and I had a really good brekfast in the grill (not the main dining room) of the Woodstock Inn last month. Homemade chicken sausage with awesome flavor and the lightest blueberry pancakes I've had outside of my Mom's kitchen. Reasonable prices, huge servings!
My husband and I were in Vermont about a year and a half ago and discovered a nice diner between St. Albans (where we stayed) and Burlington. It's called Libby's Blue Line Diner and it's on Route 7, on the Winooski/Colchester town line, just off I-89 at Exit 16, I think. 802-655-0343 is their number for more specific directions. We ate there a few times on our trip and had good lunches. On our last day we made sure to get in early enough for the special breakfast stuff that they don't serve all day. Each day they make a different kind of bread (apple bread, banana bread, etc.) and use that for their French Toast special. It was heavenly! You almost didn't need syrup, but it's Vermont, so of course I indulged. :) It's a small place, but worth a stop. Classic diner. It's also way up on a hill compared to the road, so keep your eye out for it.
One of the best breakfasts I've had anywhere is at the Swiss Farms Inn, Route 100 N., Pittsfield. My family stayed here in the summer for a weekend and the b'fast (and dinner but we missed the dinners) was included in the price of the room. The food was amazing. The b'fast was so good we were sorry we could not make it for dinner. I had stuffed french toast and bacon and a really good cup of coffee. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so when I say this was the best, I mean it!
Up for Breakfast, 4935 Main St, Manchester Ctr, VT 05255 (802) 362-4204
Not as awesome as it used to be (over 15 years ago - when a prized special was homemade duck sausage with grilled polenta!) but still damned good and worth a small effort to get there. It can be crowded, especially on weekends, but get there before 8:30 on a weekday and you should be golden.
re: GG Mora
Just visited this place last weekend. It was very good but not mind blowing. Split an onion/olive/goat cheese omelette...nice and fluffy but the olives were bottled greens and far too many (overpowered the omelette). Also split a short stack of blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Tasty, but a bit leathery indicating overmixed batter. The two entrees, an espresso and a tea came to $24 with tip, which I think is rather pricey, especially considering the omelette didn't come with homefries and only one large piece of toast.
re: GG Mora
-and much more expensive than in the not too distant past - but I don't have a real alternative though Lion's Share Bakery offers very good baked goods and coffee and then at lunch makes extremely interesting sandwiches. It is located off Rt 11/30 east of Rt 7 up a side street. A local inquiry will get you there. Further up Rt 11 (east) is a glitzy shiny metal diner on the left of the highway for rather standard but decent diner fare.
Where on Rte 100 north exactly is Sonny's Cup and Saucer? I'm in that area pretty frequently and I've never even noticed it. I'm excited to try something new now!
And add the Chelsea Royal Diner on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro to the list.