Nothing beats a great breakfast out! Here are 5 Albany restaurants you need to try for an early morning treat.

Going out to breakfast, besides sleeping in, is my favorite thing to do during the weekend. Or any day for that matter! If you also view your first meal of the day as the most important, here are the top 5 Albany restaurants you need to check out according to Yelp recommendations and reviews.


  • 1

    Cafe Madison

    1108 Madison Avenue & 359 Northern Boulevard

    With 2 locations, Cafe Madison is Yelp's most recommended breakfast spot in Albany. Their menu is everything you would expect from a great breakfast spot and the reviews, like the one below, back that up!

    "Cafe Madison is my all time, favorite brunch spot in Albany. If you want consistent food, fun specials and great service, go here. I have been here more than I've been to any other restaurant in Albany but this review is based on my most recent visit". - Lauren K. from Albany

  • 2

    Iron Gate Cafe

    182A Washington Avenue

    With 400 reviews and a 4.5 star rating from Yelp users, Iron Gate delivers the breakfast goods. Ryan. T from Albany writes on Yelp “Iron Gate Cafe is hands down the best breakfast I've had in the capital region; better than any diner!”

  • 3

    The French Press Cafe & Creperie

    5 Clinton Square

    The Crepe is a breakfast delight, and the French Press has a wide selection. Their menu had me at the 'Cannol’ Lotta Love' crepe with cannoli filling, banana, chocolate and powdered sugar! Yummo!!

  • 4

    Jack's Diner

    547 Central Avenue

    Jack's is simply old school diner goodness. Jack's has an old school look and feel, and according to Yelp reviewer Joel. L in Albany, is a great  'greasy spoon.'

  • 5

    Eggy's Place

    1 Erie Boulevard

    This one is good news bad news. The bad news is Eggy's Place is a food truck and will not re-open until the Spring. The good news? Spring is right around the corner and with a 5 out of 5 star rating on Yelp, well worth the wait!

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