Onward Debate: Who Has State College’s Best Breakfast?
Breakfast is very important to the citizens of State College. Something as simple as “how do you take your coffee?” can lead to a discussion on the relative merits of sugar and an origin story on Colombia’s best blend. In a place with such a high population density, being able to stand out amongst your peers is enough of a struggle. Now, when you’re catering to the angry whims of hungover, tired college students — many of whom hail from the New York/New Jersey area and are subsequently complete elitists about bagels — this task becomes even more tricky. For that reason, our staff got together and argued about the best spot for an early meal downtown, with divisive results.
The Naked Egg – Noel Purcell
I’ve written at length about The Naked Egg, so I’ll be brief: It’s one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had not just in State College, but in my entire life. Their eggs benedict, coffee selection, and attentive service set up a breakfast that is just about unstoppable. Being a bit far from campus is a blessing in disguise because if it had a location in the heart of downtown, the line would be impossible. Seriously, it blows away all competition.
Irving’s – Sarah Hanrahan