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Kent firefighter Gary Lane (left) and his friends Nate Miller (middle) and Troy Acker (right) enjoy breakfast at Over Easy March 15. Over Easy received several Best of Kent nominations and is located at 152 Franklin Avenue.

Best breakfast

Kayla Gleason, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Over Easy at the Depot Over Easy at the Depot, located in the old train depot off Franklin Avenue, features eggs, pancakes and dozens of other options on its menu from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every...

Patrons can pull up to one of the designated spots to pick up their food from either Front Door Burger, Flash Bagel Co. or FizziMoo

Burgers, bagels and fizz add variety to old favorites at Wild Goats Café

Alexandra Golden, Managing Editor September 1, 2022

Wild Goats is the brick and mortar for three ghost kitchens: Front Door Burger, Flash Bagels and FizziMoo. Charlie Ciborek, owner of Wild Goats and the WG Group, created these concepts with the...

Virtual bagel shop to open in Kent

Emma MacNiven, Reporter March 8, 2022

Kent residents won’t have to leave their homes for New-York style bagels. Starting March 9, Flash Bagel Co, the first delivery-only virtual restaurant in Kent, will bring hot bagels to front porches...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...

University student employees down 35% this semester

There are 35% fewer student employees working for the Kent campus this semester compared to a typical semester.Given Kent’s stance on keeping COVID-19 from spreading, many students are living off campus...

Apple cinnamon pancakes, offered at Mikes Place, located at 1700 S. Water Street. Mikes Place won four awards.

Best Place to Cure a Hangover

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 7, 2020

Mike’s PlaceA classic go-to option for any meal, Mike’s Place has a long menu for its customers to choose from. For those who drank a little too much the night before or customers who just want a wide...

Avocado toast, served with scrambled eggs and fruit, at Over Easy. Over Easy is located at 135 E. Erie Street right outside of Acorn Alley, and was voted best breakfast.

Best of Kent: Breakfast

First place: Over Easy Morning CafeIn the heart of downtown Kent, on 135 E. Erie St., you will find this year’s winner of best breakfast spot: Over Easy Morning Cafe. “It’s unique here with all the...

Diners eat lunch in a retrofitted bus inside Mikes Place on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Best of Kent: Best Place to Cure a Hangover

Anne-Marie Colant April 18, 2016

1st: Mike’s PlaceA long night out calls for a greasy breakfast to bring you back to life the next morning. From the cheesy memorabilia on the wall to the extensive menu of options, Mike’s Place has...

Cinnamon rolls at Wild Goats Café on April 6, 2015. The cafe, well known for its cinnamon rolls and icecream is a favorite for Kent State students.

Best Breakfast: Wild Goats Cafe

Lily Martis April 7, 2015

Wild Goats Cafe"Fresh and funky,” Wild Goats Café has yet again won the title of “Best Breakfast in Kent.” It’s the combination of fresh ingredients, homemade food and “awesome” staff, general...

A waitress at Mikes Place cleans off a table during breakfast on Monday, April 6, 2015. Mikes Place, known for its unique seating, like eating inside a bus, and unique wall memorabilia, was awarded of the best place to cure a hangover in Kent.

Best Place to Cure a Hangover: Mike’s Place

Lily Martis April 7, 2015

Mike’s PlaceYour head is pounding, and your stomach is grumbling. Naturally, you head to Mike’s Place. Stepping inside Mike’s sanctuary, there is everything from a sandy pirate ship stationed near...

Best Breakfast

Erin Zaranec April 9, 2014

Wild Goats CaféIn 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...

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