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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Travel: The best breakfast in Providence, Rhode Island - Brickway on Wickenden


As promised last week, I had one last post for you guys about our trip to Rhode Island.  Today we're going to talk about the best breakfast spot that we experienced while in Providence, RI.  Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day.  I could easily eat breakfast food for lunch and dinner too but then I'd probably be 100 pounds heavier.  Knowing this, it was important for me to try out several spots.

Hands down, the best breakfast spot in Providence, RI was Brickway on Wickenden.


brickway on wickenden detailed review

Brickway on Wickenden in Providence, RI


For starters, I wanted to try a spot that was a good representation of the beautiful city.  Providence is full of history and some beautifully maintained historic sites.  The more modern parts of Providence are full of bright, bold murals, statues, sculptures, and lots of art.  This is probably due to the location of prestigious art schools in the city such as RISD.  For our favorite breakfast spot, I wanted something that was a mix of both.

The restaurant was in the historic district and the building looked it.  Brickway on Wickenden is a tiny place tucked into a gorgeously weathered brick building.  You have to walk down a tiny alleyway that screamed stories of the past to enter it.  To not disturb the brickwork, the restaurant had wooden murals of bold, unique displays of artwork along the alleyway.  When you enter the building, you see the beautiful brickwork continue throughout the interior of the restaurant.  Where the walls have been covered in plaster, all you see is gorgeous, bright, bold artwork.  As you can see in the photos above, this place was truly a good representative of both the historic and modern parts of Providence.

brickway on wickenden detailed review

While the atmosphere of the restaurant is a good place the start, what's REALLY important are the food choices and quality of the eats.  Brickway on Wickenden had a large breakfast menu filled with lots of different options.  There was something there for everyone.  What really impressed me was their unique dishes that sounded really appetizing.

I ordered the Popeye special which was an omelette filled with spinach obviously, goat cheese,  and portabella mushrooms.  It came with homefries and and toast.  Ladies and gentleman, I was IMPRESSED.  This was by far the best omelette that I have ever eaten.  The egg was so thin that you barely new it was there and was wrapped around the good stuff like a burrito.  The inside was filled with generous portions of all three additions and you could tell that they were fresh, quality ingredients.  I'd return to Providence just for the Popeye special!

brickway on wickenden detailed review

Note:  Brickway on Wickden gets bonus points from me for having soy milk!  I went to several eateries and none were able to accommodate me with dairy free milk except for this restaurant.  Basically, we were forced to frequent Starbucks.  Additionally, they had several delicious menu choices that would be suitable for a vegetarian or someone with a dairy allergy.

My kids split a short stack of pancakes which they gobbled up quickly despite being enough food for four children.  My husband got an omelette that was presented like mine except it was stuffed with corn beef hash.  Let me be clear when I say this was his dream breakfast dish!

I would normally list the cons to our visit here, but I promise that there was none.  The service was attentive without being too attentive because, as NYers, people who are too attentive make us uncomfortableThe food was delicious.  The location was fabulous.  And the environment was great.  There are no complaints here!

The restaurant Brickway on Wickenden gets my vote for the best breakfast spot in Providence, Rhode Island.

What is your favorite breakfast food?

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11 comments :

  1. I could totally eat a spinach shroom omelette right now, without the goat cheese of course! I'm making red pepper red onion pizza tomorrow with yoghurt crust for lunch!

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    1. It was soooooo yummy! The mushrooms were FRESH and quartered instead of the obvious canned, thinly sliced mushroom most breakfast joints serve. A yoghurt crust?? Is that low carb?

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    2. Just one cup of yoghurt kneaded together with two cups of flour, 2-3 tbsp of oil, a tsp of salt and a bit of baking soda or powder. You roll it on a piece of baking paper and make pizza the way you like it :)

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    3. That sounds simple enough, but it's definitely not low carb. LOL I'm going to have to try it. Do you taste the yogurt?

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    4. No, yoghurt has no taste in baking, not in savoury dough (pizza crust, scones) and not even in cake biscuits and sponges for cakes (in which you can replace eggs with yoghurt and will get a softer biscuit for layered cakes or muffins). The function of yoghurt is to connect the flour without using eggs. It does that with its sourness. This is why you can also replace eggs with jam or apple sauce or even a spoon of vinegar in muffins and such cakes.

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  2. hello, I loved this post, it has been the most interesting.
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  3. My favorite breakfast food is quiche and the best one I ever had was a mushroom quiche at the Wine Country Inn in St. Helena, California. It was probably 1000 calories per slice, but so worth it! Four years ago this month and I still think about it.

    I’m glad you got to experience a great breakfast like that, esp. this year. Did you feel safe eating indoors? My husband and I Have only done patio dining and that will be ending soon.

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    1. I've never had quiche for breakfast! The quiche that I've eaten is usually a vegetable side for a barbecue. A mushroom quiche sounds divine! We did feel safe. It was the first time (& only time) that we've eaten inside but there was maybe 10 people in the whole place. Everyone was wearing a mask that wasn't eaten and RI has a good tracing program. Unlike here, they ask all patrons for their name and contact information for tracing.

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  4. Your blog looks BEAUTIFUL!! Well done, Jax!!! This post has made me so dang hungry! I want eggs, bacon, and hot chocolate...right now! With a side of pancakes. It sounds like you guys had a great time. Well deserved!

    Warmly,
    Elsie

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  5. Sure sounds like a winning place. Having to search around for no Dairy can be a pain in the arse. Never heard of Popeye one though. At least it isn't fake like Canadian bacon lol never letting that go.

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  6. I have never had goat cheese in an omelette, but now I want to try it. Eww to canned shrooms, so that's nice that they used fresh!

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