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Breakfast Spots in Rhode Island

by Grace Kelly

a Breakfast is a glorious time of day. The smell of coffee is comforting and the prospect of digging into a waffle doused in syrup or hearty bowl of oatmeal has its own special sublimity. Yes, oatmeal can be sublime.

Here in Rhode Island we have an array of stellar brekkie spots, ranging from the greasy goodness of diners to vegan brunches with substantial spreads.

We compiled a list of some of the best spots to park it for breakfast with the help of actual Rhode Islanders.

People’s Choice:

T’s: T’s is an institution in Rhode Island, a cozy place where sticky cinnamon bun french toast and healthy black bean tapas share the same menu. Speaking of black bean tapas, Anna-Therese Kelly of West Greenwich can’t get enough of them.

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@twoblue also recommended T’s, along with….

Middle of NowhereThis homey diner is truly in the middle of nowhere (i.e. Exeter). Get your traditional egg, toast and bacon plate here or try a loaded Belgian waffle.

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Beehive Cafe in Bristol was another popular people’s choice. I don’t know about you, but their granola crusted french toast with pears and raspberry drizzle sounds fantastic. If you’re looking for a quick pick me up, grab a coffee and a slice of banana bread, the ultimate on-the-go breakfast.

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JP Spoonems: If you haven’t heard of this place, it’s time you did. @sco2t122 recommended it for their quality food and friendly service. Our advice: Get the hash. This stuff is crispy, loaded with corned beef, and as one yelper put it, “the real deal.” There’a also chocolate pancakes for the kiddies and a ‘healthy’ California omelette. Try not to sink into the vinyl booths when your plate is clean.

That’s it from our people’s choice, now here are a couple more places to check out:

The Grange: The Grange has a killer brunch with vegan and vegetarian options that will even have carnivores salivating. From biscuits n’ gravy made with “pulled mushroom” gravy and available with tofu instead of eggs, to pretzel bread french toast, their brunch will change the way you see vegan/vegetarian brekkie.

Tallulah on Thames: Brunch at Tallulah on Thames is fine eating at its best. Taking homey classics like waffles and elevating them to a higher level (like making the waffles with sweet potatoes and serving them with foie gras maple butter, fried chicken and jalapeno jam) is what they do best.

As with any meal, breakfast can be as decadent or simple as you like it. If you have any suggestions, feel free to post in the comment section!

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