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The Best Breakfast Spots for Lazy Mornings

There are some mornings when you just don’t feel like fixing yourself toast or cereal. That’s when it’s time to get out and explore State College for the best breakfast spots your town has to offer. Whether you’re craving a simple coffee and pastry or a big waffle breakfast, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for here. RISE at State College will help you get started on your breakfast quest with this list of the best breakfast restaurants for those lazy mornings.

The Waffle Shop

It doesn’t get much better than a hot waffle smothered in butter and syrup first thing in the morning. The Waffle Shop’s menu features everything from blueberry pancakes to cinnamon-apple waffles, as well as burgers and sandwiches for the lunch crowd. This casual eatery is just a five-minute walk away from your apartment, so it would be super easy to make breakfast here a daily habit.

Sowers Harvest Cafe

This homey cafe just a five-minute walk from RISE features classics like omelets, French toast, and freshly baked cookies in addition to specialties like soft pretzels, SAKU tea, and grillatillas. Sowers Harvest Cafe is also a haven for those with dietary restrictions, offering numerous vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options.


Irving’s is a bagel shop located just half a mile down the road from your apartment. Irving’s offers breakfast specialties like – of course – bagels in addition to wraps, smoothies, sandwiches, and shakes (we like the peppermint-flavored State Patty shake and the spicy chai shake). Your parents might not approve of a milkshake for breakfast, but here, you’re the boss!

Playa Bowls

This fresh and fruity eatery offers delicious seasonal fruit bowls, smoothies, juices, and coffee. It’s perfect for a light and healthy breakfast – especially in the warmer months – and it’s just around the corner from RISE. Enjoy a Playa Bowls specialty like Nutelloco, Pink Powder, or Pura Vida for a new twist on breakfast.

Have fun getting out and trying some of these fantastic breakfast restaurants! For more tips on what to do around town or how to spend your free time, visit the RISE at State College blog.


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