Doctors and experts all say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here's 15 places in Upstate New York you need to add to your routine.

Brief History Of Breakfast

According to, the concept of eating breakfast began in the Neolithic (late Stone Age) era, when large stones were used to grind grains to make a sort of porridge. Porridge was also a staple of Roman Soldiers’ diets.

Breakfast as we know it began in the early 19th century, when some middle-class men started to work regular hours in offices – prior to that people would often work for a few hours, then eat a meal at about 10am. Wives or kitchen staff would often serve these 19th century commuters a two-course meal that would often begin with a bowl of porridge. This would be followed by a full English breakfast: toast and eggs with bacon or fish. This style of meal wasn’t referred to as the ‘full English’ until the First World War when lighter breakfasts grew in popularity.

We have evolved from porridge to amazing restaurants all over New York State.

Where Do You Enjoy Breakfast Locally?

Where are your favorite places locally in Upstate New York, Central New York, and the Mohawk Valley to chow down on incredible breakfast foods? We have so many different restaurants here in the Mohawk Valley that serve all different kinds of meals, sometimes it's an overwhelming task to decide where to go. Also, we have so many restaurants that focus on lunch and dinner, where do you find incredible breakfast?

From Utica to Rome, Barneveld to West Winfield, Holland Patent to Clinton, we asked all over social media for some of the best places. Looking for a wonderful place to go to breakfast? These are all great options. If you have any others we should add to our list, let us know on our station app.

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