If you’re looking for the perfect way to start your day while in Warwick, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots for breakfast – all our family-owned and known for their comfort and creativity, and each with their own spin on the classics.
Gel’s Kitchen was started by a husband and wife team Angelica and Michael Penta who have a long-standing love and history in the industry. Married since 2010 and business partners since 2011, the Penta’s pride themselves on making every guest feel like family. They’re known for their homemade hash and muffins, but my personal favorite things to order are their crepes. They have a variety and I like to rotate through but recently I had the banana, Nutella, and peanut butter chip version and it was divine.
The Cozy Grill is a neighborhood establishment that has been a Rhode Island favorite since 1981. Here you’ll find a mix of classic American breakfast options and innovative specials, including dozens of variations on Eggs Benedict. Personal favorites are the Fig, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Benedict (two poached eggs and prosciutto, on a grilled English muffin, topped with a fig hollandaise and goat cheese) or the Cornbread Waffle Filet Tip Benedict (two poached eggs, filet tips, asparagus, red peppers and red onion on a cornbread waffle topped with hollandaise sauce).
Tree House Tavern is known for its creative, magical, and relaxing environment. Evolving constantly for the last forty years, delicious options abound, including their quiche of the day and fruit crepes – or the more savory version with lobster and asparagus. My favorite thing on the menu, however, is their take on Pigs in a Blanket, which features two pieces of brioche French toast stuffed with pulled pork, bacon, and Brown Sugar Bourbon maple syrup.
Nick and Joan’s Place was first opened by Nick and Joan Degaitas in 1984, is still run by the Degaitas family, and they’re known for serving ham carved right off the bone. If I’m in the mood for something small, I go for the NcMuffin (not a typo!), which is (perhaps unsurprisingly) an egg and cheese on an English muffin, and I always add a slice of that famous ham to it. If I’m bringing my appetite with me, I go for the Full Cheese Omelet, served with home fries and toast, and I just keep adding toppings until my heart says “stop.” You can choose from onions, peppers, mushrooms, steak, linguica, and more!
Sunrise Cafe is a tiny place for locals to gather and reminisce, and visitors to be introduced to the way Warwick once was, thanks to its decor that includes posters of Rocky Point Amusement Park, old maps, and articles about historic events. Home to specialty pan omelets, stuffed French toasts, plate-sized pancakes, and rotating weekend specials, the wait can be a little long to get in, but it’s worth it. Recently they’ve featured a spicy teriyaki hash, mashed with sautéed onions and peppers and served with eggs, fries, and toast.