Breakfast Choices

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Got an e-mail from Brenda, a Great Falls native who now lives in a big city and is back in town for a visit; she asked about breakfast spots. Here are some of my recommendations:

“Greasy-spoon” – but delicious and inexpensive – is the Double Barrel Café at 1220 Central Avenue West.
Awesome breakfast at the Missouri River Diner, located at 9th Street Bridge on River Road; MONSTER-size pancakes and excellent bacon!
Tracy’s diner downtown on Central; not the best food, but it does have “atmosphere” 🙂 Can’t go wrong with Good Time Charlie’s at 38th Street and 10th Avenue South – open 24 hours, serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner anytime. The steak-n-eggs breakfast is a great bargain at $7.25 – just had it the other for dinner, in fact! And if you just want some good coffee and a bagel, try Morning Light on 9th Street North between 1st & 2nd Avenue north.

She replied that they were going to try the Missouri River Diner and report back on the experience – good choice!
By the way, she also mentioned that her “standard operating procedure” when she comes home for a visit to Great Falls is – you guessed it – a stop at Taco Treat!
So what breakfast spots did I forget to include? Do you have a favorite place?



  1. Five Loaves up on 2nd Ave N across from Autumn Run Apts…. Best scones in town, amazing muffins and turnovers, fair trade coffee, and they take IOUs.

  2. This Taco Treat thing you keep speaking of just boggles my mind. The Taco Treat in Billings serves some of the most tasteless and disgusting food east of the Continental Divide. They must do something very, very different in GTF than here in Billings. I suppose I will have to check out the TT in GTF the next time I’m in town and see what the fuss is all about.

  3. I’ve had two wonderful meals at the Missouri River Diner. The last time, they had just closed, but she saw me at the door and insisted on re-opening for me! Amazing.

    And their food is very good — I highly recommend the omelets and homemade cinnamon rolls!

  4. Want an incredible breakfast? Go to Sedgie’s and order the fritata! WOW! I recommend sharing it with a friend or saving part of it for lunch. It’s absolutely delicious.

  5. Clark and Lewies in the O’Hara Motor Inn! Donny’s Egg Benedict! It is only served on the weekend and is to die for. If you had a rought night the gals make a mean Bloody Mary too!

  6. Brian’s Top Notch Cafe right here downtoen (718 Central Avenue, 406-727-4255) has really nice people working there, Brian cooks and his mom is the server, and they have generous breakfasts for a very decent price. They are open for breakfast and lunch M-F during the summer, and Saturdays as well otherwise. I agree about Clark & Lewis, too. Don’t forget Perkins, either (526 2nd Ave N, 406-453-2411).
    They have homemade soups at Top Notch, and I am a nut for homemade soup.

  7. By the way, I hate to get too off topic, but Clark and Lewie’s is a real overlooked gem. They have awesome food. I’ve never had a bad meal there.

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