Seven Daysies Awards: Best breakfast/brunch, 2019

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Best breakfast/brunch 

Penny Cluse Café (Burlington) & Blue Paddle Bistro (South Hero) & Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery (Montpelier)

  • Courtesy of Penny Cluse Café
  • Penny Cluse Café

Penny Cluse Café — Vice president Joe Biden ate blueberry pancakes at Penny Cluse in 2016 — joining the ranks of countless Burlingtonians who have been happily eating at this café for 21 years.

Other Finalists (Inside Chittenden County)

  • The Friendly Toast
  • Jericho Café & Tavern
  • Sneakers Bistro
  • The Swingin' Pinwheel Café and Bakery

click to enlarge Blue Paddle Bistro - COURTESY OF BLUE PADDLE BISTRO
  • Courtesy of Blue Paddle Bistro
  • Blue Paddle Bistro

Blue Paddle Bistro — Monthly Sunday brunches at this Champlain Islands bistro are a big hit. Make reservations early to score a seat.

click to enlarge Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery - COURTESY OF WAYSIDE RESTAURANT, BAKERY & CREAMERY
  • Courtesy of Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery
  • Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery

Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery — Breakfast is served all day, until 9:30 p.m. — just one of the reasons the Wayside has been in business for 101 years. Go for a Benedict or a buttermilk doughnut.

Other Finalists (Outside Chittenden County)

  • Blue Bike Café
  • Green Goddess Café
  • Soulfully Good Café

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