Top 5 Breakfast Restaurants

Katie Cullen and Ava Wilde

With summer around the corner and no school or obligations to fill your morning, you should dine at one of our top five breakfast places in Northborough and Southborough.  

#5: C’est La Vie (30 Main St, Northborough)

C’est La Vie is a great spot for a high quality French breakfast or brunch.The restaurant is located in downtown Northborough and has an authentic French vibe to its decor and menu. Throughout the bistro there are multiple seating rooms featuring different antiques and artwork. The menu offers a variety of options, but the highlights are definitely their crepes and waffles, as well as their weekly specials. Although the prices are higher than a typical cafe, C’est La Vie is a great go-to Saturday or Sunday morning brunch stop with excellent service and food!

#4: Mauro’s Village Cafe (2 Main St, Southborough)

Mauro’s is the go-to breakfast spot for many Southborough residents. The restaurant has a rustic vibe due to the old-fashioned interior, which makes the dining experience feel homey. All staff members are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and the food service is quick. The menu offers a variety of breakfast options and sides to choose from, as well as a lunch menu. The Village Delight (eggs, toast, bacon) with a side of fried home fries is our favorite item on the menu. The food is a little on the pricier side, but for a high quality breakfast, the price is worth it. You usually see familiar faces every time you walk into Mauro’s due to the loyal customers and townie feel. You won’t get the same experience at any other diner in town.  

#3: Honey Dip (308 Main St, Northborough) or Aero Coffee Roasters (318 Main St, Northborough)

We know that at school, sometimes you just need a quick pick-me-up to be able to get through the morning, and Honey Dip and Aero Coffee Roasters will provide that for you right around the corner from school. We list these two stores as a quick pick for breakfast items if you are ever in a rush but want high quality and filling food. Honey Dip is known for their fast, easy service and warm fresh breakfast sandwiches. Although Honey Dip is cash only, the prices are extremely reasonable. Aero Coffee Roasters is known for their fresh coffee, as their coffee beans are roasted right in the cafe. Their menu has a variety of pastries and breakfast items as well as drink options, but our favorite thing to order is their smoothies. They offer a wide variety of smoothie flavors, such as very berry or strawberry banana, made with fresh fruit. Aero is pricier than Honey Dip, but worth it for their wide range of options.

#2: IHOP (4102 Shops Way, Northborough)

Located in Northborough Crossing, this chain restaurant is a classic example of an American diner. IHOP prides itself on their fluffy and delicious pancakes, and they certainly live up to expectations. The diner offers a wide range of pancakes: World-Famous Buttermilk Pancakes, Strawberry Banana Pancakes, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes and many more. One of the highlights of dining at the restaurant is their array of syrups and toppings to compliment your order. The menu consists of more than just pancakes, offering breakfast combos of eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns. Service was efficient, which we expected as business was slow at the time and the food pricing is fair for the large portions you receive. Just remember: the pancake at IHOP will never disappoint.   

#1: Britney’s Cafe (291 Main St, Northborough)

Britney’s Cafe is located right down the street from Algonquin, so it is just another great option for breakfast foods in the morning on the way to school or on any summer day. Although Britney’s is a sit down restaurant, their service is fantastic and will not have you waiting for long. The menu offers a wide variety of breakfast options, such as their specialty omelet, as well as lunch items. They offer more than 20 different omelets served with a side of hash browns or home fries and a choice of toast. Britney’s is quick, easy, affordable and definitely worth trying.