Here at Historic Smithton Inn, we believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It fuels the body and gets you ready for whatever adventures may come your way. We’ve got plenty of options for breakfast in town. Whether you’re looking for traditional PA Dutch cooking or a family-style feast, there’s something for you. You might also find that the best breakfast in Ephrata, PA is very close to home. Come see our six favorite options!
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6 of the Best Places for Breakfast in Ephrata, PA
To get a taste of tradition PA Dutch cooking, stop in at Cloister Restaurant. It’s been a staple in Ephrata for 40 years. The restaurant has a classic diner section where guests can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a quick breakfast. As the Cloister’s famous sign says “come vunce in and eat yourself full!”
The Pancake Farm first opened in 1982 and has been a hotspot in Ephrata ever since! Try the daily specials or the 10 different types of pancakes on the menu. The restaurant also holds frequent fundraisers and donates a portion of the sales to A Tail to Tell Puppy Mill Rescue.
Bright’s Restaurant might be famous for the broasted chicken, but the breakfast is just as delicious! The cuisine at Bright’s includes old-fashioned, homestyle meals. Customize an omelet or try any of the Dutch-style eggs. For a taste of traditional Lancaster County, try the cream beef on toast.
Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant
If you’re in the mood for snitzel, creamed chipped beef, or an amazing breakfast burrito, stop by Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant. The diverse menu and generous portions have made this restaurant very popular. Check out the choices of breakfast sandwiches and delicious sides!
If you’re in the mood for eggs, visit The Brickerville House Family Restaurant. The menu features eight different omelets, from garden omelets filled with vegetables to a ham, bacon, or sausage omelet stuffed with your choice of cheese. For a unique spin on a breakfast sandwich, try Tony’s Hungry Man Hoagie. It’s a breakfast sub stuffed with three scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, bacon, and cheese.
Historic Smithton Inn
The best breakfast in Ephrata, PA is right here at Historic Smithton Inn! Our delicious, complimentary breakfast is served every morning. It consists of a hot entree like mini frittatas or banana fosters pancakes, signature homemade granola, and your selection of inn-baked muffins and breads. For drinks, we serve Colombian coffee, a selection of teas, orange juice, and our signature juice blend. When possible, we use ingredients from local Lancaster County farmers. We are more than happy to accommodate any dietary needs, whether by choice or necessity.
Stay at Historic Smithton Inn
And this delicious breakfast is just steps away from your luxurious room at Historic Smithton Inn. Our accommodations are incredible, with the antique charm of Lancaster County and modern amenities for convenience. The Sage Room is beautifully decorated with antiques and handcrafted furniture. It has a private bathroom with a rain shower and a sitting area with a working fireplace. You’re going to love our comfortable bed and lush sheets! Book today to start planning your trip.