While Eugene, Oregon
has its share of pancake houses and national restaurant chains to entice the breakfast crowds, there are definitely some local hot spots to make getting out of your pajamas worth your while. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, try these restaurants in and around Eugene to get the day started off rightÃ¢Â?Â¦
The Glenwood Restaurant
has two locations to satisfy a steady weekend and weekday morning clientele – There is a restaurant at 2588 Willamette (687-8201) and another on the University of Oregon campus
at 1340 Alder Street (343-8308). Both locations can get pretty busy on a weekend morning, so allow plenty of time in case there is a wait. The Glenwood serves up wonderful specials and is somewhat famous for its “scrambles” and fresh breakfast breads and sides. This is a family-friendly atmosphere that still feels “grown-up” and the prices are moderate.
An institution in Eugene is Brail’s Restaurant. This place has been voted “best hangover breakfast” by the readers of Eugene Weekly for years! Brails has the feel of an old-time diner and even with plenty of booth and table seating, as well as a fun counter with stools – Brails stays busy for breakfast. This restaurant attracts an eclectic crowd of students, business people, seniors and blue collar workers who love the friendly atmosphere, good service and affordable breakfast plates. This is not your fancy breakfast faire – but for a big plate of traditional breakfast food, you just can’t beat Brail’s Restaurant located at 1689 Willamette Street (343-1542).
For a truly unique, funky Eugene experience, you’ve got to try The Keystone CafÃ?Â©. This restaurant is tucked just North of downtown Eugene at 395 West 5th. This is a serve-your-own-coffee cafÃ?Â© and the food is prepared fresh and abundant in a tiny kitchen. It’s a real treat to spread jam on a warm piece of fresh-made whole-grain bread while you read the morning paper at the Keystone. Call 342-2075 for hours and directions.
Another restaurant popular with the locals is Studio One CafÃ?Â©’ tucked into a neighborhood just off the University of Oregon campus in East Eugene. The restaurant is located at 1473 E. 19th Avenue and is often voted one of the best breakfast places in Eugene. They are somewhat famous for their Challah French Toast and traditional Eggs Benedict. Seating can be tight and parking somewhat challenging. Call 342-8596 for hours and directions.
Finally, if what you’re craving is tons of food, or you’ve got a big crowd with varying appetites to please, the Hometown Buffet located at the Gateway Mall in nearby Springfield is the place to go. This is a large restaurant serving everything you could imagine craving for breakfast buffet/cafeteria-style. For one price, you can eat and drink enough to get you through until the next day. Call 746-3220 for hours and prices. Hometown Buffet is located at 3000 Gateway Street.