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Breakfast spots?

Post by AntonLargiader » Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:55 pm

PLEASE DON'T POST EVENTS HERE. Start a thread in "Events" for each monthly breakfast.

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I'm a sucker for good breakfast places. The more diner-y the better. Theresa's in Crozet is a great spot, IMO. Lynne's in W-boro is quite good... family-restaurant rather than diner, but definitely good.

There's a breakfast place in Elkton, just barely north on 340 from 33. You can see it from the highway. Buffet, attached gift shop, OK but not great. Also there's the Lovingston Cafe, which seems to push you to the typical but not excellent buffet. Not bad, but not a diner.

There's the Town and Country... probably right up there with Lynne's and also the Innwood in Gordonsville, which is maybe right below the T&C and maybe even with the Elkton place.

Where are other good diners in this area? I wish the BRB could meet at new places but I don't know anything to suggest. Anything in Stanardsville or maybe out on the 810 corridor? Madison?
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Post by L.Price » Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:31 am

I've always had good food/service at the Tavern in Charlottesville. I had breakfast about five years ago at the Crescent Inn (Zion Crossroads). This place is real dinerish, truckstop like, with revolving bar stools and all. The food/service was good as I recall. As far as points north, the Blue Ridge Cafe serves Sun. brunch starting at 10am.
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Post by AntonLargiader » Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:29 pm

I actually went to The Tavern for the first time for breakfast on Sunday. It was remarkably uncrowded, probably due to students being out of town for the holidays. Anyway, good food. Not cheap ($6-ish for the typical breakfast). I think it's worth keeping in mind.
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Post by ejfbmw » Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:03 pm

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Best breakfast... "Gillie's" in Blacksburg.

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Post by Guest » Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:15 pm

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Is the "Blue Moon Cafe" still open in C'ville?

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Mod note 9/12/2011: Yes, and they have a fantastic granola dish! Regular food, too.

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Post by AntonLargiader » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:33 pm

Last weekend we went to the Tip Top, up on Pantops. It's not very big, but it might work for a small breakfast gathering.
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Waynesboro breakfast

Post by jeff.ward » Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:49 pm

I was interested to see that your group likes Sunday morning breakfast rides. The last couple years I've been riding with friends very early Sunday mornings (6:30 a.m light and warmth permitting) and we would pack ham biscuits and a thermos of coffee, some fruit, that type of thing. We ride for a while, then stop at an overlook on the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoy our picnic breakfast and ride a bit more. With family and church stuff, etc., we try to be back home by 9:30 or so.
Once we get back to warm weather, I'd be pleased to provide breakfast for an early morning ride, meeting at the entrance to the Parkway. I'd just need a headcount the night before so I know how many biscuits to fix.
Also, I don't know how you all feel about Cracker Barrel, but the Waynesboro one just opened, and they start to serve breakfast at 6 a.m.
Anyway, hope to meet you folks soon. Jeff

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BRB Breakfast

Post by J.D. » Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:44 pm

Thanks for the great idea of supplying ham biscuits for us. Also the idea of Cracker Barrel in Waynesboro is something to ponder. I hope you can join us at the Cafe in Nellysford the first Sunday in February to discuss this more.color=darkblue][/color]

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Re: March Breakfast

Post by AntonLargiader » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:43 am

Chuck wrote:Time to pick a breakfast spot for March First Sunday.
Is Cuzz's still around? Maybe I was looking in the wrong place. We stopped there on the way back from NC when I got my PD.

I'm up for the Crescent. I agree with whoever didn't like the Innwood; it's OK but hole-like. But after this we will REALLY have to give the valley folks a break.
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Re: March Breakfast

Post by Chuck » Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:30 am

Chuck wrote:I think Cuzz's reopened. I'll check for future breakfast options.

Cuzz's reopened as a breakfast only restaurant now called Lacy's. Sunday hours are 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Here's the full info:

http://www.hrcvb.org/feature2.php
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One to avoid

Post by AntonLargiader » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:28 am

We stopped at The Cabin in Brandywine on our way back from Blue Grass. It's a quaint sort of atmosphere but nothing we'll return to.

For one, the food wasn't great. The eggs and biscuit weren't hot, and the home fries were very undercooked. I sent the home fries back; they came back much hotter but still tasting like raw potato. There was essentially no "fry" in the home fries; they were merely hot slivers of semi-cooked potato. The egg was cooked but again, bore no indication at all of being fried on a griddle. It's as if they have a deathly aversion to actually frying breakfast food, which is odd because there were plenty of deep-fried lunch platters.

The service was poor also. Once we were served we were mostly ignored. Had to get up and pour ourselves coffee in the end, and there were very few people there. Everything took a lot of time. The only reason the waitress got a tip was that I gave up waiting for the change. I can't imagine them trying to deal with a group of us.

And it was over air-conditioned by my standards. Not the thing after a damp morning's ride. I heard the same thing from some other people there.
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Post by AntonLargiader » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:49 am

I hear there's a diner in Stuart's Draft on 340 (near 608). Anyone been there? Think they could handle a half dozen of us?

edit: nothing that's appropriate for a group.
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Post by AntonLargiader » Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:50 am

I was just told that Blue Moon (Charlottesville) is open again, and is a great breakfast spot. It's on Main near the statue (Main and Ridge). I'll try to stop in there one of these weeks.
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Kathy's

Post by Clem's BMW » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:16 pm

Kathy's in Staunton is pretty good. It has bar seating, booths, as well as tables. It is on Greenville Ave., (Rt. 11)
Not sure about the breakfasts, but the Thunderbird Diner in Mcgaheysville is pretty good for other meals. It's new but sort of traditional feeling.
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Breakfast spots ?

Post by J.D. » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:55 pm

The Lovingston Cafe
( established 1993)
Returning for Lynchburge BMW this aftenoon I stoped once again at this cafe. I have visited the facility four times now and came to realize that it has not been brought up as a possiable breakfast site. There are a number of assets to consider. To wit : A breakfast buffet, very reasoniable prices, outdoor seating, and withen striking distence of the BRP. Quality, comfort, and convenience, all brought to you by U.S. Rt 29 and BMW motorad.
And you might ask yourself, "where does that highway go?"
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