Face it: As an adult, sometimes you just want pancakes for dinner. There’s no shame in that. The shame would come from not indulging these impulses every so often at one of Westchester’s premier all-day breakfast locations, places that understand where you’re coming from. Here’s a few of our favorites.
690 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
This hybrid café and coffee shop offers a specialized and simplistic menu that showcases fresh ingredients from local farms, and endless creativity in the kitchen. Think: eggs steamed with the espresso machine to give them a fluffy, creamy texture; Belgian waffles born from an overnight yeast-risen batter yielding a sourdough-like quality; and house made granola, available for purchase in the marketplace. Avocado toast, topped with brightly pickled onions, lemon juice, and Aleppo pepper flakes, is a particular crowd pleaser.
26 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont
Starting out as a small storefront, this family-owned chow spot has matured into a full-on brunch café brimming with elevated, insta-worthy grub. Among the omelets and sammies, specials include bacon, egg, and cheese between two Belgian waffles drizzled with Vermont maple syrup and a pork belly and poached egg sandwich topped with fresh microgreens.
71 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge
Smack dab in the middle of quaint shops and specialty boutiques, this farm-to-table eatery is a local fav for a bounty of brekkie offerings from traditional bacon and egg platters and BECs (with farm eggs and applewood-smoked bacon, natch) to high-brow avocado toast and smoked salmon with caper jam on crisp ciabatta, to their down and dirty breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, and sweet Nutella toast.
468 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville
For a taste of Paris in Westchester, marche on into this family-owned and operated café for homemade brioche French toast, a croque madame of eggs, ham, bacon, or sausage, and choice of cheese on a freshly baked croissant, or a GF (or not) treat from the bakery.