Ever had the hollandaise sauce from your eggs Benedict basically explode in your mouth while you're trying to focus during an early morning breakfast meeting? How about having a mound of home fries so good that it takes you somewhere far away from the person sitting across from you? Those are the kinds of experiences that take place at Grumpy's. The staff is uber-welcoming, but not all in-your-face because they realize we're not all morning people. That, in and of itself, is welcoming. Grumpy's has several omelets and special dishes like the West 14th Special with corned beef hash, two eggs and toast. The restaurant also has the rare Tremont parking lot and free WiFi so you can check those pesky morning emails while you munch.
2621 West 14th St., 216-241-5025, grumpys-cafe.com.
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