Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast restaurants in Williamsburg and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at The Coffeehouse thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Aromas, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast.
Old Chickahominy House
This 18th-century house has marvelous food and antiques. Evenly split between dining and shopping, this is a well-known landmark for both in Williamsburg. With English and American antiques and gifts, ham, gravy and biscuits and Brunswick stew, you will not leave empty-handed or hungry. The clientele is also split between locals and visitors, but don't let the crowds deter you — the service is as good as the food. (757-229-4689)
For a light breakfast and a wide array of coffees and teas, this is the perfect place. With over 40 varieties of coffee and 11 of tea, this coffee shop is an ideal spot to sip the beverage of your choice. There are homemade muffins and pastries for breakfast and soups and sandwiches for lunch. For desserts, just take a look in the case and pick out something appealing! Outdoor terrace dining available. (757-229-9791)
This place has the right name — you can smell the aroma all the way down Prince George Street. The Aroma "therapy" menu runs the gamut from Stimulating to Tranquil to Contemplative — and those are just the beverages! There are bagels and croissants for breakfast; sandwiches, salads and soups for lunch and dinner; and of course, pastries and pies anytime. You can also make your own s'mores here — they give you the stuff and the flame! A funky, fun place with a diverse clientele. (757-221-6676)
Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant
The 190-seat Lodge Restaurant serves great food anytime, including a full buffet breakfast for just under $15. If you order from the menu, choose from home cooked delights like the "Militiaman Breakfast" (two eggs, Surry County bacon or sausage, potatoes or grits, and buttermilk biscuits) or the Jamestown (spiced French toast with custard cream, toasted pecans, maple syrup and fresh fruit). NB In the evenings, the lounge area features warm fires, live music and your favorite libations. (757-229-2141, 800-828-3767)
For New York-style breakfasts, where else would you go besides Manhattan Bagels? Their 23 flavors keep folks coming back, and the bagels are baked all through the day so you can get them hot out of the oven. There are also muffins, coffees and plenty of other sweets, but remember, this is a BAGEL place. The lunchtime sandwiches with Boar' s Head brand meats are popular to-go items. (757-259-9221)