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Aug 1, 2010 01:29 PM

Breakfast in Burlington? (VT)

We're spending the night in Burlington, in a motel somewhere near the airport. Any suggestions for a good non-chain breakfast place? I always like getting corned beef hash when I go north. And places that serve real maple syrup with the pancakes are always welcome.

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  1. If you are staying over on a Saturday night, the Ice House, on Battery Street overlooking the water, has a decent brunch.

    Ice House Restaurant & Bar
    171 Battery St Ste 1, Burlington, VT 05401

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    1. re: madaprn

      The best breakfast, a busy place, get there early Penny Cluse on Cherry St.

      Penny Cluse Cafe
      169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401

      1. re: madaprn

        My favorite breakfast in Burlington is at Magnolia Bistro, particularly the lemon ricotta pancakes.

        1. re: MightyFrog

          I second Magnolia. Just this weekend my family had brunch there and the food was definitely very decent. I had their eggs benedict, which consisted of two nicely poached eggs over tomatos and spinach on a slice of sourdough with hollandaise sauce drizzled on top. The sourdough was EXCELLENT. Panfried potatoes are on the side but I switched it to their house salad with tahini dressing, which tasted pretty normal, nothing too memorable. Magnolia is known for their use of local produce so the added freshness justifies the higher pricing for the most part.

      2. I agree, Magnolia's is very good. If you prefer an old time diner, try Henry's, est. 1925 according to my cofffee mug.

        1. Try Sadie's Deli. EXCELLENT breakfast. It is though sometimes so crowded that there
          is nowhere to sit and you must take your food to go. This is just an indication of how good
          it is and that the prices are quite reasonable. Alternatively, I think that Al's Frys opens at either
          10.30am or 11am for a late and delicious breakfast. (Al's only takes cash.)

          Sadie Katz Deli
          189 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401

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          1. My favorite is Sneakers in Winooski...worth the short drive north.

            1. A little more upscale than Magnolia and Penny, but right on Church St for a great view of people strolling by, and with terrific hash and other breakfast specials is Leunigs. And really great coffee, too.

              Magnolia has disappointed a couple of us lately. Great inventive selections at Penny Cluse, but be prepared to wait for a table. (Sometimes easier to sit at their breakfast bar).

              Penny Cluse Cafe
              169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401