Breakfast in Bucks

Lovin' Oven Roasted Beet Fritters with Eggs & Spinach

This post was updated 8/9/2017. Thanks for all your recommendations!

Ask friends to suggest their favorite breakfast place and the recommendations come pouring out like hot coffee on a busy Saturday morning. The passion and loyalty is intense as well. At the risk of treading on dangerous ground(s), I picked a couple of the most popular breakfast restaurants in Bucks to see what makes breakfast so good at their places. Here’s a look behind-the-scenes at Vera’s Country Café in Ottsville. See our previous post about Fred’s Breakfast in New Hope here. Following the profiles, is a pretty good list of breakfast places in Bucks and nearby. (Let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorites.)

Being the first meal of the day breakfast has certain implications. Most folks are not always at their sharpest so a hot cup of coffee, delivered quickly, is usually the first order of business. A smile doesn’t hurt either.

A good breakfast place also radiates comfort and warmth. You really want a welcoming atmosphere for the first meal of the day. A warm, timely greeting when you step in – especially if it’s busy – is crucial.

All necessary ingredients for a favorite breakfast place, and all present at Vera’s Country Café in Ottsville. A simple building, set back on busy Route 412, Vera’s looks like a typical Bucks County roadside restaurant, but it’s not. We knew this the first time we stopped in. There was a wait for a table, and we established our place by scrawling our name on a small chalk board. Sitting outside waiting in the warm sun, we noticed a kitchen garden by the side of the restaurant with herbs, tomatoes and hot peppers. Now that’s local sourcing, I thought.

Vera's_Tropical French ToastOf course, Vera’s has all the basics. A big favorite is their creamed chipped beef, always made to order, with smoked dried beef and house-made sauce. But then there’s the specials. This is where chef/owner Anthony Lalli really enjoys himself. Anthony has a gleam in his eye as he describes the previous weekend’s specials – Southwestern Eggs Benedict, Pomadori Omelet, Shrimp Besciamella Omelet and, a big hit with the winter-weary crowd, Tropical French Toast – French Toast topped with fresh ripe mango, pineapple, star fruit, strawberries and house-made vanilla sauce, finished with toasted coconut ($3.25 each or 3 for $7.25). This is not your typical Bucks County roadside restaurant.

Anthony and Vera Lalli started Vera’s five years ago up the road a bit in Pleasant Valley. When the building became available in Ottsville two years ago, they went for it. They replaced everything, shaping and decorating it just the way they wanted. Anthony has a long history with cooking, starting as a boy standing in the kitchen at the elbow of his Italian grandmother. He then went onto the Restaurant School in Philadelphia, and stints working in restaurants throughout Bucks County. But he and Vera always wanted to work together and have something of their own.

“We don’t serve typical diner food,” explains Vera. “And nothing comes from cans,” adds Anthony (except Italian plum tomatoes, he admits). Produce is local in season, eggs from Rick’s Eggs just up Route 412, meats from Saylor’s in Hellertown, flavored coffee from Homestead Coffee Roasters in Upper Black Eddy, and local maple syrup and honey. Anthony and Vera like to pick their own fruits and vegetables, often driving far to different specialty stores to get ideas and interesting ingredients. Or just a few minutes away to the Ottsville Farmers’ Market to get fish from Metropolitan Seafood or local pumpkins and squash. The chicken and tuna salad are made in-house, as is the cole slaw, everyday. Omelets are made in sauté pans, not on the grill, and freshly squeezed orange juice is always available.

“We take pride in what we do,” they explain. “And we don’t want you to leave hungry,” Vera says. “We love to see people happy,” explains Anthony, who admits he sometimes peeks out the kitchen window to watch the food being placed in front of customers, enjoying their delight. [See below for more information about Vera’s].

Where to eat breakfast in Bucks and nearby

Listed geographically, beginning in Lower Bucks and moving north to Upper Bucks. Wherever possible, I’ve added comments. If there are none, it means we haven’t had a chance to visit there yet but it’s been recommended by a reader.

Radcliffe Diner

Radcliffe Diner
1705 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007
PH: 215.781.0111
Web: See their Facebook page

Cafe Chorba
53 East Trenton Rd
Morrisville PA 19067
(Morrisville Shopping Center)
PH: 215.797.5098

Spinach Quiche

Erwin's Country Kitchen Squirrel’s Nest Cafe
826 W Bridge St
Morrisville, PA 19067
PH: 215.337.8155

Erwin’s Country Kitchen
4059 Brownsville Rd
Trevose, PA 19053
PH: 215.953.9922

Kelly's Kitchen

Kelly’s Kitchen
2363 Bristol Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
PH: 215.750.1112




Langhorne Coffee House

Langhorne Coffee House
102 South Bellevue Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
PH: 215.757.6070
Hours: Mon – Fri 6 am – 2 pm; Saturday 7 am – 2 pm; Sunday 8 am – 2 pm


Banana French Toast

The Cafe
188 N Pine St
Langhorne, PA 19047
PH: 215.757.0929
Facebook: The Cafe
Hours: Mon – Sun 6 am – 3 pm

Charcoal Chicken and Egg; photo credit Charcoal BYOB

Charcoal offers casual dining (breakfast and lunch) during the day and is a BYOB bistro offering American/French fare in the evening. See our post about Charcoal here.
11 South Delaware Avenue
Yardley, PA
PH: 215.493.6394
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday. Breakfast & Lunch 8 am-3 pm/ Wednesday-Saturday, Dinner 5 pm-9 pm.

Mil-lee's Luv Diner

Mil-lee’s Luv-Inn
75 South Main Street
Yardley, PA 19067
PH: 215.369.2400
Hours: 7 am – 2 pm daily



Edgewood Cafe

Edgewood Cafe
1730 Langhorne Yardley Road
Yardley, PA 19067
PH: 215.321.0500
Hours: Sunday – Tuesday 6 am – 3 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 6 am – 8 pm



French toast at Tapas On York

Tapas on York
2244 York Road
Jamison, PA 18929
PH: 267.483.8235
Hours: Tuesday 8 am – 3:30 pm, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday 8 am – 10 pm, Sunday 8 am – 8 pm, Closed Mondays

Pat’s Colonial Kitchen
Pat’s Colonial Kitchen is a small cafe serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Wonderful pancakes, especially the fruit ones. Long wait on weekends. Come early, give your name, then relax on the porch and read the paper. Great lunch too! See our post here.
127 South State Street
Newtown, PA
PH: 215.860.0570
Hours: Daily 7 am – 2 pm

Jake’s Eatery
869 Bustleton Pike
Richboro, PA 18954
PH: 215.322.6787

49 Cambridge Lane
Newtown, PA 18940
PH: 215.968.8676

Moish & Itzy’s
21 Doublewoods Rd
Summit Square Shopping Center
Langhorne, PA 19047
PH: 215.860.4601
Hours: call for hours; they are open 7 days a week, serving breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner

Where can you go for a good breakfast business meeting? See our post, Let’s meet for breakfast here.


Bullard’s American Cafe
547 York Road
Warminster, PA
PH: 215.441.9670
Hours: Closed Mondays. Breakfast served all day. Tues, Sat and Sun, 7 am – 2:30 pm; Wed – Fri, 7 am – 7:30 pm

Back to the Fifties
800 Edison Furlong Rd
Furlong, PA 18925
PH: 215.794.9954
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: 6:30 am to 2:30 pm daily

Bread Crumb
800 N Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901
PH: 215.348.2505

Cross Keys Diner
The Cross Keys Diner offers breakfast and lunch daily. Counter and table seating. Always busy on weekend mornings. GREAT specials. Check the blackboard. Say hi to Nancy for us. Read more at our previous post.
East Swamp Road (near intersection of Rtes. 611 and 313)
Doylestown, PA
PH: 215.348.4911
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Hickory Kitchen
Breakfast served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from April to November. All the favorites including some with a BBQ twist, like cornbread pancakes and a breakfast wrap called “Texas” with 2 eggs, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, tomato, onion and Monterey Jack cheese (sigh). See our post about Hickory Kitchen here.
9 West Court Street
Doylestown, PA
PH: 215.348.5170
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am – 8 pm, Friday-Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

The Hattery
Breakfast served from 8 am to 4 pm, seven days a week. The menu includes classics like buttermilk pancakes and cult favorites like huevos rancheros, plus the usual eggs and omelettes (make-your-own).
18 West State Street
Doylestown, PA
PH: 215.345.1527
Hours: 8 am – 2 am

Aunt Judy’s Family Restaurant
One reader highly recommends the grilled sticky buns!
120 Veterans Lane
Doylestown, PA 18901
PH: 215.348.9535
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 6 am – 3 pm; Sunday Breakfast, 6 am – 1 pm

Caleb’s American Kitchen
Caleb Lentchner, former executive chef and general manager of Marsha Brown’s, took over what used to be Waterlilies and has turned it into a chic, American-influenced restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
5738 Route 202 (at intersection of Rtes. 202 & Rte 263)
Lahaska, PA 18931
PH: 215.794.8588
Hours: Breakfast: 8 am – 11:30 am daily; Lunch: 11:30 am – 3 pm daily; Dinner: 5 – 10 pm, Tuesday – Sunday.

The Chive Cafe
Good breakfasts, lunch and sandwiches, often with a gourmet twist. But that’s okay. It’s good food. See our previous post about them here.
5788 Lower York Road
Lahaska, PA
PH: 215.794.3737
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday 8 am – 6 pm, Sunday 8 am – 4 pm, closed Monday

Nancy’s Village Cafe
Cozy, nice breakfasts, tucked away in Peddlers Village near Earl’s Bucks County. Good cakes and pastries.
3 Peddlers Village Road
Lahaska, PA
PH: 215.794.8201
Web: No website
Hours: 7 days a week, 7 am – 3 pm

Fred’s Breakfast Club
A very popular “Member’s Only” breakfast club open to almost anyone by application. Open 7 days a week. Apply online. There is a waiting list. Just be patient. It’s worth it. See our post about Fred’s here.
13 East Randolph Street
New Hope, PA
Hours: 6 am – 11 am, 7 days a week

Max Hansen Carversville Grocery
Formerly the Carversville General Store, revamped by the beloved Bucks County chef, Max Hansen. Here you’ll find anything from breakfast burritos to baked goods to bagels. See our post about the Max Hansen Carversville Grocery here.
6208 Fleecy Dale Road
Carversville, PA
Hours:  Monday – Friday 7 am – 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am – 5 pm

How about lunch places in Bucks? See our post Lunch in Bucks here.


Dublin Towne Diner
133 N Main St, Dublin, PA
PH: 215.249.3686
Hours: 5:30 am to 9 pm daily

Groveland Grill
Another cozy, friendly and well-run breakfast place. Don’t miss the pancakes. Lunch is great too.
5960 Easton Rd
Pipersville, PA 18947
PH: 215.766.7944
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 6 am – 3 pm; Sunday 7 am – 3 pm.

The Oaks
An old standby. Sit and experience Upper Bucks county while enjoying a good breakfast.
5960 Easton Rd
Pipersville, PA
PH: 215.766.7838
Web: No website
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 7 am – 3 pm; Friday 7 am – 9 pm; Saturday 6 am – 9 pm.

Vera's Country Cafe sign

Vera’s Country Cafe
Fresh, delicious, and locally grown breakfast and lunch. Friendly folks.
4203 Durham Rd
Ottsville, PA
PH: 610.847.8372
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 am – 2 pm; Sunday 7 am – 1 pm

Brig O’Doon Coffee House
Technically a coffee shop, but they serve quiche, bagels and breakfast pastries every day.
239 Durham Road
Ottsville, PA
PH: 610.847.6844
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Saturday/Sunday 7 am – 4 pm; Tuesday – Friday 6:30 am – 5 pm

Nellie Rae’s Kitchen
Vegetarian for breakfast? You bet! This cozy cafe in Revere serves up fresh and delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free breakfast and lunch dishes.
8826 Easton Road
Revere, PA 18953
PH: 610.847.2223
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Mondays: 7 am – 4:30 pm; Wed – Sat: 7 am – 4:30 pm; Sun: 8 am – 3 pm

C&C Café
609 West Market Street
Perkasie, PA
PH: 215.257.3400
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 am – 2:30 pm, Friday 7 am – 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 9 pm. Saturday-Sunday 7 am – 2 pm

Down to Earth Café
Local and organic products whenever possible. See our previous post here.
1141 N. 5th Street
Perkasie, PA
PH: 215.258.2233
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Saturday – Sunday 8 am- 3 pm.

Karlton Café
See our post about Karlton Cafe here.
310 West Broad Street
Quakertown, PA
PH: 215.538.8353
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Sunday-Tuesday 7 am- 3 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 7 am- 9 pm

Kathy’s Country Kitchen
1045 North West End Blvd.
Quakertown, PA
PH: 267.347.4300
Hours: Sunday -Thursday 6 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday 6 am to 9 pm

Mueller’s Country Store
3205 South Delaware Drive
Easton, PA
PH: 610.252.8726
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: 6 am – 9 pm daily


Café 72
72 West Upper Ferry Road #2
West Trenton, NJ
PH: 609.882.0087
Hours: Monday-Tuesday: 7 am – 2:30pm; Wednesday-Saturday 7 am – 2:30 pm, 5 pm – 9 pm; Sunday 7 am – 2 pm

Its Nutts
Cash Only, BYOB. Reservations for parties of 6 or more.
1382 River Road (Route 29)
Titusville, NJ
PH: 609.737.0505
Hours: 7 days a week, 7 am – 9 pm

Caffé Galleria
23 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ
PH: 609.397.2400
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday 7 am – 10 pm

Full Moon Cafe
23 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
PH: 609.397.1096
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Monday 8 am-3 pm, Closed Tuesday, Wednesday – Friday 8 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Sneddon’s Luncheonette
47 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ
PH: 609.397.3053
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Monday – Saturday 6 am – 2 pm, Sunday 7 am – 2 pm

The Bee’s Knees
1326 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ
PH: 609.397.1777
Web: See their Facebook page
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm; Sunday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Roasted Beet Fritters with Eggs & Spinach; photo by L. Goldman

Lovin’ Oven
Delicious, locally sourced and creative. Be prepared for a wait on weekends. Cash or check only.
62A Trenton Avenue (Route 29)
Frenchtown, NJ
PH: 908.996.7714
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 8 am – 9 pm, Sunday 8 am – 3 pm

Frenchtown Café
44 Bridge Street
Frenchtown, NJ
PH: 908.996.0663
Web: No website
Hours: 7 days a week, 7 am – 3 pm

Ma De’s Chat Shop
8 Railroad Ave,
Milford, NJ
PH: 908.995.2980
Web: No website

This post was updated 7/24/2017.

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  1. Charcoal Steaks and Things is a personal favorite – great food a beautiful river views. The Squirrel’s Nest in Morrisville is also a good spot for breakfast.

  2. We thank you, Lynne and Mark. Really enjoyed your review on Vera’s. Makes us smile. Love all the work and effort you do. Warmly, Vera and Anthony

  3. fyi: Meils in Stockton, NJ only takes cash. There is a nearby ATM for a fee, in a little market on Bridge St. Just sharing. I’m not sure of many of the other eateries.

  4. We love the pork roll, egg and cheese from Sneddon’s! Such a great list of restaurants for brunch. Love the reviews 🙂

  5. Tapas on York is a new place in Jamison that offers great breakfast (lunch and dinner too). Located close to where York Rd intersects Almshouse Rd. I am a customer not an owner or employee.

  6. You should visit famous deli on buck road! They have the best breakfast! I’m a fan of rice crispy French toast!

  7. Langhorne Coffee House on Maple ave, and Belleview Ave in Langhorne is the best place I have found for breakfast. The prices are great, the food incredible and the portions huge! The owners are on site every day, and mingling with the customers, and are Wonderful. The Owner just started Covered Bridge Coffee Roasters Another big hit for Lower bucks!

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