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Breakfast in Providence, RI

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crMA May 18, 2009 06:33 PM

Any suggestions for a good breakfast restaurant in Providence, RI? Thank you.

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    fischhi May 21, 2009 01:54 PM

    The Liberty Elm Diner on Elmwood Ave. is a neat, funky, community-oriented spot for breakfast:

    http://thephoenix.com/PROVIDENCE/Food...

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      Joltingjoey May 19, 2009 05:36 AM

      If you just want a good scone, bagel or pastry with the best coffee around, go to Coffee Exchange on Wickenden.

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        Bob W May 19, 2009 11:24 AM

        When the weather is nice, sitting on the porch at Coffee Exchange with a cup, a scone, and the paper is hard to beat.

        I will also second the Modern Diner -- note that on weekends they have incredible breakfast specials.

        I've also enjoyed brunch at the Rue de L'Espoir (just say the Rue) on Hope St. Good food and great coffee.

        For something more old-school, Rufful's at Wayland Sq is hard to beat. It's been owned by the same family since it opened in 1957. Your standard omelets, eggs, muffins, etc, but you get a good taste of the East Side along with your food.

      2. kaszeta May 19, 2009 05:32 AM

        Not Providence, but not far if you've got a car, I always like the Modern Diner in Pawtucket.

        Like Gin n' Tonic sayus, Nick's on Broadway is pretty good as well.

        I've had some good brunches at Olga's Cup and Saucer, but also had some underwhelming stuff.

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          Gin n Tonic May 18, 2009 06:48 PM

          Brickway on Wickenden, Julian's or Nick's on Broadway. Or you could just type "breakfast providence" in the "Search this board" box at the top of the page.

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