Best Breakfast

Erin Zaranec


Wild Goats Café

In the mood for some classic breakfast? Then head to the self-proclaimed fresh & funky café, Wild Goats. With specialties like cheesecake French toast, a roast sirloin omelet and an avocado benedict, Wild Goats’s breakfast is a hit with Kent students and community members.

“They always have really good service, even if they’re busy. The food is always fresh and the prices are really good for the amount of food you get,” senior fashion merchandising major Sarah Gillette said.

In addition to good service and food, Wild Goats has a small diner vibe, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy your first meal of the day. Don’t fret about having to wake up early to enjoy this delicious food, though, because at Wild Goat’s Café, breakfast is served all day.

Another breakfast perk? Every Wednesday after 3 p.m., Wild Goat’s has “Buck Buck Brinner Wednesday”, a special featuring eight breakfast items at a dollar apiece.

Wild Goats is worth checking out — they have been rated 4.5 stars on and finding a bad review about the café is nearly impossible. The Kent classic was also featured on Fox 8’s Road Trip: Breakfast special on April 1, proving that this local gem is getting major attention.


Mike’s Place

With over 40 options for breakfast alone, Mike’s Place is the perfect breakfast destination. Options range from Oreo Flap Jacks to a Corned Beef Hash and breakfast is served all day, everyday.

“The food is always really good and it’s always hard to choose a meal because of the massive menu,” freshman political science major Mary Kate Evans said. “It’s really nice that you can get breakfast at any time of the day.”

Breakfast from Mike’s Place won’t hurt your wallet either, meals range from $4.99 to 6.99, with one breakfast, the Belly Buster, priced at $16.99.


Rise and Shine

Although it is only open from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Rise and Shine Café may be serving some of the freshest food around.

“We strive to serve food at the freshest quality. All of our eggs are cage-free and are deli meats are all natural,” owner Karen Leggett said. “We try to keep our prices within a good range and have friendly and excellent service, which is probably a reason why people like coming in.”

Rise and Shine offers 10 percent off every meal with a valid Kent State student ID, so you can save some money while chowing down on your delicious breakfast as well.

Cotnact Erica Zaranec at [email protected].