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Where to Get Breakfast in Corvallis & Philomath

Marci Sischo | 02/14/2019 | Family Friendly, Restaurants

"Where Should I Go for Breakfast?"

We get asked this question a lot in the Visitors Center, and I have to tell you, you're spoiled for choice in Corvallis and Philomath. We've got a lot of great breakfast places. Here's a few places I always recommend.

5 Great Breakfast Places in Corvallis & Philomath

Honorable Mentions

Caves Bier & Kitchen and Bellhop both do a great weekend brunch, and Sam's Station is another local favorite. Get there early, though, they all tend to be pretty busy.

Tommy's 4th Street Bar & Grill and the Peacock both do a tasty diner-style breakfast. New Morning Bakery is another excellent stop, offering pastries, danishes, pancakes, French toast, and more.

For quick bites, try New York Bagels and Bistro or Tried & True Coffee.

We also have an Elmer's and a Shari's, too.

Wise Cracks (formerly the Broken Yolk) is a Corvallis tradition, a fun little diner with great breakfasts like the 3rd Street Scramble (eggs scrambled with roasted garlic, spinach, mushroom, feta and pine nuts) and - a personal favorite - the Miss Swiss (eggs scrambled with asparagus, mushrooms and garlic, and topped with Swiss). You'll also find skillets, pancakes, French toast - all the good stuff - excellent coffee, and a pretty epic hot chocolate. Wise Cracks has a cute little children's corner where kids can play, too. Pro tip: Show up early! Wise Cracks is pretty busy in the morning, especially on the weekend. You can find this gem at 119 SW 3rd Street in Corvallis, open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week.

The Dizzy Hen is a new local favorite - they just opened in May of 2018. They do a dried cherry cinnamon French toast that comes with sage sausage and fried apples, a pork ragu on creamy polenta, and they even have a vegan option. Like the Broken Yolk, the Dizzy Hen tends to get pretty busy, particularly on the weekends, so it's best to show up early. The Dizzy Hen is located at 1247 Main Street in Philomath, and it's open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

Delicias Valley Cafe is where you go if you're looking for a breakfast with some bite to it. This excellent Mexican restaurant does killer huevos rancheros, but my personal favorite is the huevos divorciados - rancheros with both red and green sauces. Find Delicias Valley Cafe at 933 NW Circle Boulevard in Corvallis. They're open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Eats & Treats is a safe haven for gluten free folks. The McHenry family, owners and operators of Eats & Treats, are all gluten intolerant, and their restaurant is 100% completely gluten free - but you'd never know that judging by the food. Eats & Treats is best known for their BBQ, but they do a wonderful brunch on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find them at 1644 Main Street in Philomath.

Nearly Normal's Gonzo Cuisine opened in 1979 and they do vegetarian and vegan meals made with fresh local ingredients (organic when it's available) from original recipes. Breakfast at Nearly Normal's ranges from muesli to the lovely Wild Iris Platter, a mix of savory tofu, potatoes and veggies with gomasio, and they even do a few egg dishes if you've got a mixed group of vegetarians and non-veggies. They also have a fantastic veranda - the perfect place for a summer breakfast. Nearly Normal's is right by Oregon State University at 109 NW 15th Street in Corvallis, and they're open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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