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Tracing its roots back to when Guy Beringer created the portmanteau in 1895 by urging people to enjoy the Sunday breakfast experience, brunch is a phenomenon on the rise. That trend is no different in Newark, Delaware, home of the University of Delaware. Check out the best breakfast and brunch spots in this college town.
Sinclair’s Café is a Newark classic. A winner of Best Breakfast and Best Breakfast Place from Delaware Today, Jeffrey Sinclair emphasized fresh and natural before they were in vogue. Real maple syrup is a given and the whole-wheat flour is freshly ground. Cozy and unpretentious, Sinclair’s Café is the opposite of a greasy spoon and it’s easily the best French toast and eggs in town.
Sinclair’s Café, 177 E. Main St., Newark, DE, USA. +1 302 368 7755
A building that once housed a jail for drunkards in 1880, a post office until 1900, and then a skating rink, Klondike Kate’s is built on the history of Newark. That history is something the owners hope to embody: 270 years of entertaining and serving people. Thankfully, this restaurant on the heart of Main Street has progressed with the times. Browse their extensive brunch menu that contains everything you could ever want, including the must try omelet with lump crab meat, tomato and mozzarella cheese or breakfast pie (pizza dough topped with red sauce, scrambled eggs, mozzarella cheese, sausage and chopped bacon).
Klondike Kate’s, 158 E. Main St., Newark, DE, USA. +1 302 737 6100
Conveniently located on Main Street, Newark Deli is a local sensation. Newark Deli and Bagel is a favorite among students, where the Internet is free and the bagels are freshly baked. But you don’t have to be a student to love Newark Deli and Bagels as they’ve won awards including Best of Delaware, Newark Post Awards, and The News Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Stop in to enjoy the novelty and creativity of Newark Deli and Bagels’ far-reaching bagel creations, including green bagels for St. Patrick’s Day.
Newark Deli and Bagels, 36 East Main St., Newark, DE, USA. +1 302 266 7150
Central Perk may reign you in with its Friends-inspired name, but it will keep you there with its fresh, healthy and delicious food. Located in the middle of Main Street near the University of Delaware campus, Central Perk takes pride in providing quality flavors on all fronts: coffee, tea and food. Whether you’re in the mood for a wholesome breakfast or sushi, Central Perk will fulfill your needs, and then some.
Central Perk Cafe, 42 E. Main St., Newark, DE, USA . +1 302 738 5282
Known for their newly roasted coffee and espresso, specialty handcrafted sandwiches, and one-of-a-kind steamed bagels and artisan breads made the right way, Whereabouts Cafe is an easy favorite in Newark. The team at Whereabouts is committed to providing quality, fresh ingredients in a cozy atmosphere. Grab a table and indulge in mouth-watering cuisine named after family, friends and National Lampoon’s European Vacation.
Whereabouts Cafe, 214 Peoples Plaza, Newark, DE, USA. +1 302 836 3365