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Top of the morning cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Cafe
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414 Trenton Ave, Utica, NY 13502-1660
+1 315-507-3141
06:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Derry, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast, friendly and food was delicious! We were referred here by a nearby hotel. When we come back to this city we will be sure to come again to try different plates.

Thank Christina A
Tonawanda, New York
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Was a good place and the Eggs Benedict where tasting very good, right up until I discovered half an egg shell under the pouched egg! Now they did apologize and didn't make me pay for it but how does egg shell make it onto the plate? Total mystery here and not very pleasing at all!

Thank Rich A
Denver, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

If you a looking a great place for Breakfast in Utica. Top of the Morning cafe is the place to go after a recommendation at our hotel we were stayed at. There is a lot of food for the money. Great variety of options on the menu for everyone. Staff are very friendly. There is parking in the back of... More 

Thank Lindsay S
Wainfleet, Canada
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were traveling along the NY Thruway and wanted to stop for breakfast. The Top of the Morning Cafe came up on the GPS, so we thought we would stop. We were happy that we did! The outside doesn't look like much but the inside is large and bright. The staff were helpful and very friendly. Looks like a lot... More 

Thank Willie3181
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've been coming here for years. The frattatas are huge and full of the best ingredients. Service is reasonable during the rush hours. Lotsa food !

Thank Brian G
Clifton Springs, New York
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Wandered in coming off Thruway. Chicken Riggies on the menu said "buy me." Small cozy spot with an Irish - style name, so I wasn't expecting a great Italian dish like Riggies.....but they were OUTSTANDING!! I ordered them "hot," & the heaping bowl was TASTY HOT. Nice mix of chicken pieces, with peppers, onions & mushrooms mixed in. Delicious!! We'll... More 

Thank Pedro C
Pittsford, New York
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It amazes me that Top of the Morning Cafe is virtually the only local breakfast location in North Utica! There's Perkins and McDonalds but if you are looking. For a local diner, this is it! The food is good loved the omelettes and frittatas must have! Today I decided to have the chicken souvlaki wrap. It was good, not great... More 

Thank Adirondack11
Parrish, Florida
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375 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Loved this place! Nice and clean and easy to access and the food is great!! The wait staff is attentive w/o being overbearing and knows their menu & helped with recommendations. I had a huge corned beef has omelet and I had to take half home. I was salivating at some of the menu choices, like fried bologna....oh, yum and... More 

Thank Ellesor826
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and great breakfast and lunch. I've eaten there for both and have never been disappointed

Thank Travel-in-excess58
williamstown, ma
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I googled "best breakfast in Utica" and this popped up and man was Google right. The food was awesome. Prices extremely reasonable. I didn't think breakfast was one of those meals that really mattered how it was cooked. Well it is, and this place proves it.

Thank 2011president

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Trenton Ave, Utica, NY 13502-1660
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-507-3141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?