Get Cracking in the Morning
Breakfast - the most important meal of the day. Have you ever tried to get your gears going with soggy potatoes, burnt toast, runny eggs and stale coffee? It's not just a horrible way to start your day, but practically inhumane.
For this latest article, we've touched base with Weinkeller's staff to give us their favourite breakfast restaurants in Niagara Falls. Make every day sunny-side up with these 7 delightful breakfast restaurants.
Blue Line Diner
4424 Montrose Rd, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
(289) 296-8785 bluelinediner.com
The Blue Line Diner is owned and operated by hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Dionne. Not only was Dionne an incredible junior hockey player, but he also flourished for 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings. The Blue Line Diner serves all sorts of breakfast staples including eggs benedict, bacon and eggs, as well as pancakes and french toast.
Weinkeller's sous-chef Bobby recommends Blue Line's freshly-squeezed orange juice. "It’s consistent and their fresh squeezed orange juice is fantastic. I’m a straight up bacon & eggs guy. Over easy, orange juice, coffee."
Falls Manor Resort & Restaurant
7104 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls,ON, Canada.
(905) 358-3211 fallsmanor.com
Falls Manor is best known for it's great portions, good value and huge selection of classic breakfast options. The menu is loaded with dynamite options including Belgian waffles, eggs benedict, kids menu and senior's menu. The Manor is a hit with the locals, and could be considered a breakfast diamond in the rough.
Their Sundowner special features a Hungarian sausage on an english muffin with egg and cheese and served with baked beans and home fries, all for under $10.
Queen's Coach Restaurant
2845 St Paul Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
(905) 374-8921 queenscoachrestaurant.com
It's hard to beat a classic breakfast of eggs, toast, bacon and hashbrowns - that's probably why the Queen's Coach abides by the old adage (that I just made up) - "If it ain't yolk, don't fix it." This classic breakfast restaurant will celebrating it's 20th year in 2015 and comes highly suggested from Weinkeller's kitchen staff, Kayla. She calls the Queen's Coach "Cheap and phenomenal."
This Niagara Falls breakfast institution has a old-timey decor that can only be described as the Classic Canadiana. It feels as if the prices haven't changed in 15 years, which I don't see one single person ever complaining about! The Queen's Coach offers midday options that include salads, sandwiches, wraps, hamburgers, pasta, escargot and even european specials that include pierogis and cabbage rolls.
Easy Street Sandwiches and Treats
8240 McLeod Rd, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
(289) 296-2328 easystreetsandwichesandtreats.com
Easy Street Sandwiches is best known for it's wide range of delicious sandwiches. Chris Dobson, owner and operator of Weinkeller, has nothing but great things to say about Easy Street's all-day breakfast. "There's a really little diner called Easy Street and the couple that own it are amazing."
If breakfast isn't your thing, Easy Street offers classic sandwiches such as meatball, steak and grilled chicken. The "Old School" is a prosciutto, mozzarella, roasted red pepper sandwich served with olive tapenade sandwiches between grilled garlic focaccia bread.
Trius Winery at Hillebrand
1249 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada.
Trius's weekend brunch comes highly recommended by Bobby, if you're looking for something a touch more fancy.
Seasonal brunch mains include penne pasta, a lobster omelette, smoked pastrami and mash, or a Trius kitchen hero that includes a variety of meats, cheeses, fresh baked bread, sausages, radish and more.
Finish your meal with artisanal Ontario cheeses, sticky toffee pudding or a honey cream and chocolate crumble.
Trius is committed to working with passionate farmers, growers and producers and can accomodate any kind of dietary restrictions including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
Scoops & More Restaurant
8123 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
Chris Dobson's second recommendation is for the all-day breakfast joint, Scoops. Located at Lundy's Lane and Kalar Rd, west of the QEW.
Scoops all-day breakfast features all the classics including eggs, french toast, pancakes, waffles and omelettes. "They're just open for breakfast and a light lunch. It's $9.95 for their hungry man’s breakfast and you can’t beat the deal," describes Chris.
Scoops' "Hungry Greek Breakfast" features 3 eggs, 3 sausages, 3 pieces of bacon and 2 pancakes for just under $10.
Lunch is served after 11am, and features salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, souvlaki and gyros. While the restaurant won't win awards for decor, Chris Dobson explains that it doesn't need to. "It’s there to be a breakfast place. Your eyes should still be closed sleeping while you're eating a good breakfast."
Bonus Breakfast in Winona, Ontario
Memphis Fire Barbeque Company
1091 Highway 8, Winona, ON, Canada.
(905) 930-7675 memphisfirebbq.com
The Memphis Fire BBQ Company is legendary in it's own right for it's selection of Southern American specialties including baked beans, brisket, ribs, chicken and waffles, burgers, ranch fries and astounding hamburgers. It's located in between Grimbsy and Stoney Creek and as Robert says it's breakfast options are definitely worth the drive!
Memphis Fire BBQ was featured on Season 2 of the Food Network's show You Gotta Eat Here! Click here to watch the episode.
Once you start your day right with some of the Best Breakfasts in Niagara Falls, finish your day with an incredible dining experience at Weinkeller. Click below to reserve a table!