The Best Brunches In Lowell, Massachusetts

Benjamin M. Smith

Lowell is a town with a strong foothold in the past, booming with remnants of a factory age. Here’s a look at some of these top spots to get breakfast in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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1. Owl Diner

Bar, Diner, American, Vegetarian

Pancakes and Maple Syrup
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Restaurants like the Owl Diner showcase Lowell‘s character. This traditional rail car diner is busiest in the mornings, when regulars are eager to get their usual seats at the bar, and groups equally adamant about grabbing a booth. The Owl Diner does great omelets and combo plates, and still gets the vintage ambiance of times past just right.

2. Vic’s Breakfast Subs & Bakery

Bakery, Diner, Restaurant, Italian, American

Few local restaurants can boast as much versatility as Vic’s Breakfasts Subs & Bakery on Lowell’s north side. Not only is this restaurant known for its fresh bakery and enormous homemade subs, the breakfast here is one of the best in the city as well. The breakfast area is rather small, so be sure to get here early for a stack of their buttermilk pancakes, or one of their steaming omelets.

3. Connector Cafe & Grill

Bakery, Cafe, Diner, American, Coffee, Vegetarian

Arthur’s Paradise Diner, Lowell
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Connector Cafe & Grill caters to those looking for the tried and true dishes, and those looking for something new and healthy. Known for their paleo menu and bakery, Connector Cafe & Grill differentiates itself from the crowd and offers some very tasty, unique breakfast options. Try one of their many paleo muffins, or their signature dish, ‘The Fran’, a three-egg vegetable omelet with broccoli, mushroom, onion, and pepper

4. Arthur’s Paradise Diner

Diner, Restaurant, American, Coffee

Arthur’s Paradise Diner is the epitome of the American greasy spoon. In operation for more than 75 years, little has changed at this restaurant. Popular among early morning construction crews and professionals in need of a bottomless cup of coffee, this diner is, and has been, the Lowell morning fix for a long time now.

5. Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus

Coffee Shop, Cafe, Market, Coffee, Tea , Vegetarian, American

If breakfast means no more than a good cup of coffee and a hot sandwich, head to Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus. As one of the newer breakfast spots in Lowell, this coffee shop has quickly come into its own, by roasting its own beans with only Equal Exchange Coffee, and providing top-notch bagel and breakfast sandwiches.

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