By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer
If you’re anything like me, you love a good, hearty breakfast, and sometimes, res just doesn’t cut it. Sure, scrambled eggs are good every now and then, but what if you want something more?
Well, if you’re looking for a breakfast restaurant around the campus, maybe Persy’s Place is for you!
Located at 715 State Rd, it’s a short drive from the campus to the best breakfast place around.
Persy’s Place is a New England wide chain of breakfast food restaurants, and it proudly flaunts its title of “New England’s Largest Breakfast and Lunch Menu.”
It definitely has earned that title. Persy’s Place offers your usual breakfast/lunch diner list of foods, but manages to give you any and all kinds of variety.
To name a few, they have 20 kinds of omelets, ranging from buffalo chicken to Hawaiian, five kinds of waffles, crepes, as well as some top notch breakfast burritos, not to mention the 21 options for sides! The menu is extensive, to say the least, and there is nothing not worth trying.
They even have seasonal menus, such as pumpkin crepes, pumpkin waffles, maple glazed bacon, pumpkin bread, and more similar options more autumn alone.
In my past visits, I usually go with the french toast- who can say no to some good french toast?
My usual is the maple walnut French toast, french toast topped with walnuts and their very own maple butter, and of course maple syrup.
However this time I decided to branch out into the autumn menu and went with the pumpkin stuffed crepes.
The crepes were, as the name suggests, stuffed with pumpkin, and topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg for extra flavor. The meal was nothing short of wonderful.
Of course, what the meal was missing was a side, which as I’ve said Persy’s offers in no short supply.
My personal favorite side option is the loaded home fries, your usual home fries topped with sour cream, cheese, bacon, and chives. The option is one I can’t even think about without getting hungry, and manages to be a staple of my visit every time I show up.
If you are looking for a more savory meal, Persy’s does offer a collection of egg meals, your traditional breakfast meals, bacon and eggs, steak and eggs, etc., as well as the previously mentioned 20 kinds of omelets.
My personal favorite omelet is the buffalo chicken, providing me with two of my favorite foods, buffalo chicken and eggs, at the same time.
Of course, every restaurant has its flaws, and Persy’s is no exception. Persy’s can be a little bit expensive, at least when I go. A 10 dollar omelet, no matter how good, is still 10 dollars more than one could get one for at Res.
That doesn’t stop me from going, however, as the food is just too good to turn down.
Though the place can be a little pricey at times, it is well worth it as the quantity of food given does fit the bill.
If you’re looking for a breakfast restaurant around, skip IHOP. Once you try Persy’s, IHOP will be a thing of the past.