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Fresh. Local. Hip. Want to try a homemade whole wheat kouign-amann and espresso brewed from beans roasted by artists in Brooklyn? This is your breakfast spot. The cafe, which is open from 8 AM - 3 PM Monday through Friday, serves up breakfast sandwiches, homemade pastries, buttermilk biscuits, fruit hand pies, and much more. Grab a spot at their wooden bar for a chill, laid-back farm-to-table breakfast in downtown Worcester.

BirchTree Bread Co.

The craft toast trend is alive and well at BirchTree Bread Co. where dough is prepared in a long, slow process with natural leaven and brought to peak fermentation before baking on the hearth. Daily toast specials range from savory Vermonter-caramelized onion bacon cream cheese to sweet ricotta and chocolate chip cannoli cream. Expect live music every Sunday and parents take note: BirchTree is family friendly. 


Worcester was long ago deemed Paris of the ‘80s and Paris is alive and well at Altea’s. Order a sweet or savory crepe and some Spiced Sugar Beignets served with strawberry compote and creme fraiche. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. every day of the week. Enjoy American cuisine with a French twist.

Bagel Time

Bagel Time is an institution; they say the secret is Worcester’s water. You’d better believe there’s something memorable about a Spinach Garlic bagel with Miami Lox. Once tomato season hits, ask for a couple of fresh slices and add some lettuce to your order. Grab a fresh OJ or if you’re feeling chic, spring for the Orangina.

Cafe Reyes

Only the lustrous body of a Cuban cortadito can hold up to helpings of cilantro-lime mayonnaise and sharp mustard first thing in the morning. The Desayuno Cubano is served on a traditional Cuban Roll imported from Miami’s iconic bakery, La Segunda Central. Enjoy two eggs, slow-cooked pork, thinly sliced ham, roasted red peppers, melted cheddar cheese, and mojo onions.


If you’re looking for a croissant in city limits, look no farther than Crust Artisan Bakeshop. Whether you’re in the mood for Ham and Cheese or Chocolate, baker Alexis Kelleher has something for you. Just try to resist her Monkey Bread…we dare you. Coffee offerings come straight from Armeno in Northborough, locally roasted. Don’t take a chance on the most important meal of the day. Leave breakfast to us.