List of Reviews

Complete listing of breakfast reviews, organized first by state, then alphabetically, with the exception of Ohio. My home state is separated between greater Columbus (including Worthington, Dublin, Hilliard, Westerville, Pickerington, Gahanna, Grove City), Cleveland, and other cities. Reviews without active links are coming soon.

You can also track down lists of posts for the following:

Two things worth noting:

  • I began the blog in 2007, so some posts might seem a little dated. Maybe time and perspective tempered my initial gushiness about a particular spot (*ahem* northstarcafebeechwold *ahem*). Maybe we caught the restaurant on a bad day and had a better experience on subsequent re-visits. The point is, things change. In a spirit of honesty I don’t rewrite posts (except to update details like hours, phone numbers, etc.). They capture the experience we had at the time, and I need to stay true to that.
  • If you’re planning a visit based on one of my posts, please call the restaurant, check their website, or look them up on Facebook. Hours change, menus rotate, people come and go. I make every effort to keep this list updated regarding closed restaurants, but make sure you call ahead, too.

GEORGIA
The Breakfast Club (Tybee Island)
Clary’s Cafe (Savannah)
Goose Feather Cafe (Savannah)
Perc Coffee (Savannah)

ILLINOIS
West Egg Cafe (Chicago)

KENTUCKY
Alfalfa (Lexington)
Coffee Pub (Lexington)
Doodles (Lexington)
Ramsey’s Diner (Lexington)
Spalding’s Bakery (Lexington)
Winchell’s Restaurant (Lexington)

MARYLAND
Blue Moon Cafe (Baltimore)
Broadway Diner (Baltimore)
Cafe Hon (Baltimore)

MICHIGAN
Anna’s House (Grand Rapids)
Brandywine (Lake Drive) (Grand Rapids)
The Cakabakery (Grand Rapids)
Electric Cheetah (Grand Rapids)
Founder’s Brewery Breakfast Stout Breakfast (Grand Rapids)
The Gathering Place (Grand Rapids)
The Grant Depot (Grant)
The Koffee Kuppe (Fremont)
Madcap Coffee (Grand Rapids)
Marie Catrib’s (Grand Rapids)
Phoenix Street Cafe (South Haven)
Propaganda Donuts (Grand Rapids)
Real Food Cafe (Grand Rapids)
Rowster New American Coffee (Grand Rapids)
San Chez Cafe (Grand Rapids)
Trillium Haven (Grand Rapids) – renovated as Terra GR
Van’s Pastry Shoppe (Grand Rapids)
Wolfgang’s (Grand Rapids)

NEW JERSEY
Time to Eat Diner (Bridgewater)

NEW YORK
Barney Greengrass (New York)
Bergen Bagels (Brooklyn)
The City Bakery (New York)
Dough (Brooklyn)
Jing Fong
 (New York)
Kitchenette (Tribecca)
(New York)
Magnolia Bakery (Midtown)
 (New York)
Ninth Street Espresso (Chelsea Market)
 (New York)
Sarabeth’s Bakery
 (New York)
Sullivan Street Bakery (New York)
Wafels & Dinges (New York)

NORTH CAROLINA
Bojangles (Williamston)
Dajio Restaurant
 (Ocracoke)
The Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop (Hatteras)
Diamond Shoals Restaurant
 (Buxton)
Duck Donuts (Kill Devil Hills)
Eduardo’s Taco Stand (Ocracoke) **NEW REVIEW**
The Flying Melon Cafe (Ocracoke)
Frisco Sandwich Co. (Frisco) **NEW REVIEW**
Front Porch Cafe (Nags Head)
Gingerbread House Bakery
 (Frisco)
Island Perks Cafe
 (Buxton) – CLOSED
Live Oak Coffee (Ocracoke) – CLOSED
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar (Ocracoke) **NEW REVIEW**
Oceana’s Bistro
 (Avon)
Ocracoke Coffee Co. (Ocracoke)
Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe
 (Buxton)
Out Back Kitchen
 (Avon) – CLOSED
Poppy’s Bagels & More (Charlotte)
Shipwreck Grill (Buxton) – CLOSED
Sidney’s Cafe & Bistro (Elizabeth City)
Ugly Mugs Coffee Shop (Avon)

OHIO

CINCINNATI
Holtman’s Donuts (Over-the-Rhine) (Cincinnati)
Taste of Belgium (Over-the-Rhine) (Cincinnati)

CLEVELAND
BonBon Pastry & Cafe (Cleveland)
The Flying Fig (Cleveland)
Lucky’s Cafe (Cleveland)
Slyman’s Restaurant (Cleveland)

COLUMBUS
101 Beer Kitchen (Dublin)
161 Diner
(Dublin)
1808 American Bistro (Delaware)
Actual Roastery (Columbus) – CLOSED
AJ’s Cafe (Columbus)
The Angry Baker (Columbus)
Auddino’s Bakery (Columbus)
Banana Bean Cafe (Greenlawn) (Columbus) – CLOSED
Banana Bean Cafe (German Village) – CLOSED
The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek (Gahanna)
The Barnstormer (Columbus) – CLOSED, see Jack & Benny’s Barnstormer Diner
Barnstormers Grill (Columbus) – CLOSED, see Jack & Benny’s Barnstormer Diner
The Bean (Columbus) – CLOSED
Beechwold Diner (Columbus)
The Best Breakfast and Sandwiches (Westerville)
Bexley Coffee Shop (Bexley)
Block’s Bagels (Columbus)
Bob Evans (Lewis Center)
Bodega (Columbus)
Boston Stoker Coffee (Columbus) – moved
Boston Stoker Coffee (Columbus) – new location
Breakfast Barn (Columbus) – CLOSED
Buckeye Donuts (Columbus)
Cafe Brioso (Columbus)
Cafe Corner (Columbus) – SEE KATALINA’S
Cambridge Tea House (Grandview)
Capitol Cafe by Milo’s (Columbus)
Chef-O-Nette (Columbus)
The Clarmont (Columbus) – CLOSED
Clever Crow Pizza (Columbus) – CLOSED
Colin’s Coffee (Columbus)
Columbus Brewing Company Restaurant (Columbus)
Cornerstone Deli & Cafe (Columbus)
Cotter’s Restaurant (Columbus) – CLOSED
Cravings Carryout Cafe (Columbus) (revisit) – formerly Cookie Cravings Bakery
The Crest Gastropub
(Columbus)
Crimson Cup Coffee House (Columbus)
Crimson Cup Coffee House (Upper Arlington) **NEW REVIEW**
Cuco’s Taqueria (Columbus)
Dan’s Drive-In (Columbus)
Dan the Baker (Grandview)
Danny’s Deli (Columbus)
Daybreak Diner (Columbus) (revisit)
Dempsey’s Restaurant (Columbus)
de-NOVO bistro & bar (Columbus) – serving weekend brunch only
Destination Donuts (Columbus)
The Diner (Powell) – CLOSED
Dinin’ Hall (Columbus) – CLOSED
Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace (Columbus)
DK Diner (Grandview)
Don Bosco Cafe (Columbus)
Double Comfort Restaurant (Columbus)
Due Amici (Columbus)
Early Bird Food Truck (Columbus)
Eleni Christina Bakery (Columbus)
Ethyl & Tank (Columbus)
Explorers Club (Columbus) – CLOSED
First Watch (German Village) (Columbus)
First Watch (Polaris) (Columbus)
Fitzy’s Old Fashioned Diner (Columbus)
Foodie Cart (Columbus) – CLOSED
Fox in the Snow Cafe (Columbus)
Gena’s Restaurant (Westerville)
German Village Coffee Shop (Columbus)
Grand Day Cafe (Columbus)
Grandview Grind (Grandview)
Hang Over Easy (Columbus)
Hemingway’s Coffee Nook (Columbus) **NEW REVIEW**
Hemisphere Coffee Roasters (Columbus) – CART IS CLOSED
HoneyDip Donuts (Columbus) – see HoneyDip Donuts & Diner
HoneyDip Donuts & Diner (Columbus)
Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink (Upper Arlington)
The Hungry Soul Cafe (Columbus)
Jack & Benny’s (Columbus) (revisit)
Jack & Benny’s Barnstomer Diner (Dublin) **NEW REVIEW**
Jack’s Sandwich Shop (Columbus)
Jerry’s Galaxy Cafe (Hilliard) – CLOSED
Jury Room (Columbus) – CLOSED
Katalina’s (Columbus)
Katzinger’s Deli (Columbus)
Kitchen Little (Columbus)
Kittie’s Cakes (Columbus)
Kolache Republic (Columbus)
Kraft House No. 5 (Powell)
L’Appat Patisserie & Cafe (Columbus) – temporarily closed, moving to Clintonville
La Chatelaine (Worthington)
Laughlin’s Bakery (Columbus)
Lilly’s Kitchen Table (Grove City)
Linden Cafe (Columbus) – CLOSED
The Little Donut Shop (Columbus)
Luck Bros Coffee Shop (Grandview)
Market 65 (Columbus) – no longer serving breakfast
Marshall’s Restaurant (Grandview)
Mazah Mediterranean Eatery (Grandview) – no longer serving brunch
Michael’s Goody Boy Drive-In (Columbus) – remodeled & re-opened under new management
Milo’s Deli & Cafe (Columbus) – CLOSED, see Capitol Cafe By Milo’s or Tommy’s Diner
Mission Coffee Co. (Columbus)
Mozart’s Bakery & Piano Cafe (Columbus) – moved
Nada (Columbus)
Nancy’s Home Cooking (Columbus)
North Market Poultry & Game (Columbus) – see Kitchen Little
Northstar Cafe (Beechwold) (Columbus)
Northstar Cafe (Easton) (Columbus)
Northstar Cafe (Short North) (Columbus)
One Line Coffee (Huntington Center) (Columbus) **NEW REVIEW**
One Line Coffee (Short North) (Columbus)
The Pearl (Columbus)
Philco Bar + Diner (Columbus)
Pirate Coffee (Columbus) – CLOSED
Pistacia Vera (Columbus)
Red Velvet Cafe (Columbus) **NEW REVIEW**
Resch’s Bakery (Columbus)
RT’s Grill (Columbus) – CLOSED
RIDEhome (Worthington)
Rise & Dine (Grandview) – CLOSED, see Grand Day Cafe
Roosevelt Coffeehouse (Columbus) **NEW REVIEW**
Sammy’s New York Bagels (Columbus)
Sassafras Bakery (soft opening) (Worthington)
Schneider’s Bakery (Westerville)
Scrambler Marie’s (Cleveland Avenue) (Columbus)
Skillet (Columbus)
Sloopy’s Diner (Columbus)
Smothered Gravy (Columbus) – CLOSED
The Social (Upper Arlington)
South of Lane (Upper Arlington)
Starliner Diner (Hilliard)
Sunflower Chinese Restaurant & Lounge (Dublin)
SuperChef’s Breakfast & More (Downtown) (Columbus)
Surly Girl Saloon (Columbus) – CLOSED
Sweet Clove Sunshine Cafe (Dublin)
The Table (Columbus)
Tasi Cafe (Columbus)
Taste of Belgium (North Market) (Columbus)
Taste of Belgium (North Market) (Columbus) – revisit April 2015 **NEW REVIEW**
Taste of Belgium (Wexner Center) (Columbus) – CLOSED
The Olde Towne Tavern (Columbus) **NEW REVIEW**
Tee Jaye’s Country Place (Morse Road) (Columbus)
Third & Hollywood (Grandview) **NEW REVIEW**
Thunderkiss Coffee (Columbus)
Tommy’s Diner (Columbus)
The Torpedo Room (Columbus)
Tree Spirit Coffee (Columbus) – CLOSED
Tuula’s European Cafe (Dublin)
Upper Cup Coffee (Columbus)
Village Crepe (Pickerington) – CLOSED
Warehouse Cafe (Columbus)
The Whitney House (Worthington) **NEW REVIEW**
Whole World Restaurant (Columbus)
Wildflower Cafe (Columbus) – under new ownership
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Columbus)
Worthington Inn (Worthington) – changed from buffet brunch
Yeah, Me Too (Columbus)

OTHER CITIES
The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery (Cuyahoga Falls)
Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina (Athens)
Der Dutchman (Plain City)
Donkey Coffee (Athens)
Donut World (Lancaster)
Hamburger Inn (Delaware)
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls (Logan)
Legacy Pancake House (Dayton)
Lindsey’s Bakery (Circleville)
LJ’s Coffee Shop & Restaurant (Logan)
Mike’s Place (Kent)
Our Lakeside Diner (Buckeye Lake)
Sunrise Cafe (Yellow Springs)

OREGON
Gravy (Portland)
Helser’s on Alberta (Portland)
The Tin Shed (Portland)
Voodoo Doughnut (Portland)

PENNSYLVANIA
Blue Sky Cafe (Bethlehem)
Coal Oil Johnny’s Eatery (Pleasantville)
Clark’s Donuts Plus (Cranberry)
Cracker Barrel (New Stanton)
Dutch-Way Family Restaurant (Myerstown) **NEW REVIEW**
French Creek Cafe (Franklin)
Greenville Dinor (Greenville) – CLOSED
Kumm Esse Diner (Myerstown)
Lititz Family Cupboard Restaurant & Buffet (Lititz)
Mel’s Diner (Lebanon) **NEW REVIEW**
Paxton’s Family Restaurant (Greenville)
Risser’s Family Restaurant (Womelsdorf) – CLOSED
Square Cafe (Pittsburgh)

TENNESSEE
Aretha Frankenstein’s (Chattanooga)
City Cafe Diner (Chattanooga)
Porter’s Steakhouse (Chattanooga)

VIRGINIA
Bagel Baker (Virginia Beach)

WEST VIRGINIA
Biscuit World (Winfield)
Cracker Barrel (Beckley)