Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You may like to start your morning off on the sweet side, with pancakes or waffles. Or you may prefer to start off on the savory side, with eggs and bacon. Whether you’re a sweet or savory fan, these three restaurants know how to whip up some unique breakfast creations.
The Original Steve’s Diner is known for their massive pancakes called “Love Cakes”. These pancakes are so big that they don’t even fit on the plate! They are great to split with a friend, or save the rest for a late night snack. Some of their most popular Love Cake flavors are: mini M&M’s, Snickers, Reese’s Pieces, cannoli, cookie dough, and NY cheesecake. Keep an eye out for their seasonal flavors. My favorite is their pumpkin Love Cake. With 36 different types of pancakes and French toast, you will certainly find a flavor to enjoy. If you’re not a fan of pancakes, not to worry as Steve’s has an extensive menu. Their egg sandwiches, omelets, and breakfast wraps are perfect for those looking for a heartier breakfast. The menu is reasonably priced, as one Love Cake is about four dollars. The Original Steve’s Diner has two locations, in Penfield and Fairport, that are both nine minutes from campus.
The Waffle Factory serves waffles topped with nearly anything you ever could want on a waffle. Offering 45 waffles to choose from, you’ll want to keep going back and try them all. Their waffles range from super wacky, like the “Elvis Presley” with bacon, bananas, peanut butter, and honey, to more simple, like the “Strawbanella” with strawberries, bananas, and Nutella. My favorite is the “Banana Brulee” topped with bananas drizzled in banana sauce, and I like to add on whipped cream. While the majority of their waffles appeal to those with a sweet tooth, there are some savory waffles topped with assorted eggs, meats, and cheeses. The menu is moderately priced, as most waffles are around seven dollars. It is best to arrive when they open because the restaurant is very small and can fill up quickly. The Waffle Factory is located seventeen minutes from campus, in the village of Webster.
Simply Crêpes features freshly made crêpes, that you can smell being made in the open kitchen. For those who have never had crêpes before, trying out their “Traditional Crêpes” would be a good option to consider. The “Traditional Crêpes” can be topped with either pure maple syrup and brown sugar, or lemon and white sugar. Their menu is divided up by sweet and savory options, so you’re sure to find something to suit everyone’s flavor palate. My favorite sweet crêpe they offer is the “Simply Strawberry Crêpe”, which includes strawberries, whipped cream, a hint of brown sugar, and pure maple syrup. One of the best savory crêpes they offer is “The Breakfast Crêpe”, which includes scrambled eggs, cheddar, potatoes, and a choice of meat. The menu can be on the pricier side, especially if you add on extra toppings, with most crêpes around twelve dollars to fifteen dollars. Simply Crêpes is located in Pittsford, and is a five minute drive or a twenty minute walk from campus.
Next time you are looking for a place to grab breakfast or brunch, try out one of these restaurants.