slides: Worcester’s Ten Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
While places like the Broadway, Lou Roc’s and the Parkway have been in the city for years, they have stiff competition in every direction in Worcester.
What makes a good breakfast spot in Worcester? Location, price, service, portions, variety and consistency.
"An egg is an egg. The biggest element that makes a breakfast spot the best is the camaraderie. As a chef, I enjoy going to breakfast where everyone knows my name. Breakfast at a local corner spot, such as Dell'Ovo's on Shrewsbury Street, is where diners thrive on camaraderie," said Rose-Ellen Provenchar, chef at Rosalina's on Hamilton Street in Worcester.
Chef Alina Eisenhauer of Sweet Restaurant and Bar on Shrewsbury Street, said "As a chef I don't get to go out much, but for me the most important thing is always ingredient quality and scratch made food, especially with breakfast which is my favorite meal to eat and to cook. My biggest issue locally is the lack of real maple syrup offered in restaurants, no matter how good they are I will not order pancakes, French toast, or waffles if I can't have them with pure maple syrup."
"My favorite local places for breakfast are Uncle Jay's Twisted Fork, and EVO," said Eisenhauer. Sweet is open for brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their menu can be seen here: Sweet Brunch Menu.
GoLocal has comprised a list of ten of the most popular breakfast joints in the city.
Let the debate begin.
Here are the top ten breakfast and brunch spots in Worcester:
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1. Ceres Bistro
Ceres Bistro, located in the Beechwood Hotel, is a very popular brunch spot in the city. It's described as "a relaxed yet elegant affair worth slowing down for."
Open for Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 6:30AM to 10:30AM
Sat-Sun: 7:30AM to 10:30AM
Address: 363 Plantation Street, Worcester
Menu: Ceres Bistro Brunch Menu
A staple on Worcester's Grafton Hill, Shaker's serves heaping portions of its famous homefries and its huge stack of pancakes are a local hit.
Address: 296 Hamilton Street, Worcester
Open for Breakfast: Tue-Thurs 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Menu: Shaker's Menu
5. Lou Roc's
Highest-rated breakfast spot on Yelp.com, Lou Roc's serves huge portions of everything, but you can't go wrong with the pancakes.
Address: 1074 West Boylston Street, Worcester
Open for Breakfast: Mon-Fri 6:00 am-2:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am- 2:30 pm
Sun 7:00 am- 1:00 pm
Menu: Lou Roc's Menu
9. The Broadway
Famous for it's Challah bread french toast and Potato pancakes, the Broadway has been on Water Street for as long as anyone can remember. The corner restaurant also has a large kid's menu.
Address: 100 Water Street, Worcester
Open for Breakfast: Sun - Wed 6:00 am
Menu: The Broadway Menu
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