Brunchin’ in Happy Valley

The morning after a night out in downtown State College often makes students want to carb load on breakfast just to get through the day. While State College might be known for football and crazy weather, but not one necessary weekend essential: brunch.

Check out VALLEY’s list of the best brunch places that State College has to offer when it comes to kicking off your weekend mornings the right way. 

The Waffle Shop

This downtown staple is a classic for starting off any Sunday with some eggs and waffles. It’s usually busy on the mornings of football weekends, so be prepared to wait in line. If waiting for your waffles simply isn’t your thing, there are also a few other Waffle Shops in driving distance of downtown around State College that usually don’t get as busy during the weekend.


364 E. College Ave., State College, PA 16801


Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Naked Egg Café

This underrated cafe is a little bit farther off campus, but well worth the 10 minute drive. Offering a variety of breakfast specials, sandwiches and salads, and an array of options on the espresso menu, the Naked Egg Café gives you the good eats and cozy atmosphere necessary for any successful brunch.


320 Pine Grove Rd., State College, PA 16801


Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sowers Harvest Café

This café is known for a raved-about soft pretzel, that you can take to-go or to enjoy right on the spot. The soft pretzels are freshly made multiple times a day with flavors including garlic parmesan, plain, cinnamon sugar and sour cream and onion. Sowers Harvest Café also offers up a menu full of healthy cuisine from all-natural brown eggs, to simple milk and coffee. It’s a casual cafe with counter tops that are perfect for finishing up your meal and your homework, as well as larger tables to share a great brunch with friends.


421 E. Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801


Sunday-Monday: closed, Tuesday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bagel Crust

Bagel crust is an easy way to get a life-saving breakfast on Sunday morning when you’re on your way to the library. Bagel Crust’s variety of N.Y.-style bagels are reasonably priced and come on a variety of daily specials. Without fail, the store gets pretty busy every weekend morning, but don’t worry, the line goes quick!


332 E Calder Way, State College, PA 16801


Sunday-Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy your next brunch fix in Happy Valley! 


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