10 Best Breakfasts on the Main Line
Kick-start your morning with one of Main Line Today's favorite breakfast dishes, from old-fashioned Irish oatmeal to cinnamon bun French toast.
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A piece of buttered toast dipped in a perfectly runny yolk, maple-syrup-doused pancakes with a side of crispy bacon, organic yogurt with seasonal fruit and homemade granola. Whatever gets you going in the morning, one thing is certain: A good breakfast gets your day started on the right foot, whether you’re a coffee-and-pastry minimalist or an eggs-over-easy loyalist. Here are some of our favorite a.m. dishes from local eateries. And if you’re more of the p.m. type, check out our brunch picks.
Roasted Red Pepper and Egg Sandwich: Classic Diner
You’ll probably have to deal with long lines if you go on the weekend. Otherwise, this popular Main Line eatery offers everything you love about a diner—minus the grease, stale coffee and questionable ingredients. There’s something beautifully straightforward about the roasted red pepper and egg sandwich—though it’s made a little less so with fresh pesto, melted provolone and rustic Italian bread. 352 Lancaster Ave., Malvern; (610) 725-0515, theclassicdinerpa.com.
Cornbread and Avocado Benedict: Market Street Grill
This college-town gem is known for its interesting food combos—and their souped-up eggs Benedict is no exception. Two perfectly poached eggs and velvety, ripe avocado slices sit atop a sweet hunk of cornbread, all of it covered in a smooth cascade of slightly tangy hollandaise sauce. This quirky diner is also known for its Bruno Burrito, with fried eggs, hash browns, cheese and homemade andouille-sausage gravy. 6 W. Market St., West Chester; (610) 429-5328.
Homemade Pastry and a Cup of Coffee: Town Hall Coffee Co.
The flavorful, made-to-order joe may be the real showstopper at this pristine Merion Station café, but don’t sleep on the homemade pastries and breakfast treats. The selection changes weekly, but we love the cinnamon scone with an aromatic New Guinea blend. Or splurge on a slice of pie—it’s never too early. 358 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station; (484) 270-8041, townhallcoffee.com.