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Virtually all inns and B&B's offer breakfast, but if you feel like venturing out try Caffe Galleria in Lambertville. Set in an historic home, they've got great omeletes and scrambles and their home fries are delicious. For amazing croissants, brioches and other pastries, C'est la Vie, at 20 Main Street, New Hope is wonderful. Open at 7:30am. Delicious coffees and teas also.


The Landing
, 22N. Main St. New Hope. This wonderful converted house is the perfect spot for lunch in any season. In winter there are cozy booths and a fireplace inside and in warmer weather a glorious outdoor patio, with a big bar, right on the Delaware River. They have a pretty good wine list with most under $50 and many in the $30 range. Beside the usual sandwiches and burgers, what sets the Landing apart are what else they offer. Here’s just a sampling; Warm Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese, Roasted Turkey Breast on French Bread Havarti Dill, Green Apples, Lettuce, Ancho Mayonnaise, Pulled Pork Sandwich with Emmantaler Cheese, Red Onion, Romaine Lettuce and Barbecue Sauce. By the way, this is also a great place to while away a rainy day. The outside bar is covered and the TV’s always have some sporting event on.  Martine’s, end of Ferry on the water in New Hope in a cheery yellow building with glorious view. Spring brings an outside deck and bar.

Lily’s on the Canal. Canal Street, Lambertville. Big open kitchen centers the room that overlooks the Canal. Great sandwiches and salads. Wine only. Great homemade sangria. Inn of the Hawk in Lambertville is an old world tavern with a fireplace for the colder months and a delightful patio for the warmer ones. Good burgers and sandwiches.


Anton’s at the Swan. Lambertville. My local friends swear by the cheeseburger at the Swan. They think it takes the burger to another level! The great bar is the perfect setting. Havana’s Main Street, New Hope. Offers a huge, juicy burger with perfectly crisp fries. It’s a toss-up.


Martine’s. end of Ferry Street, New Hope. Beautiful bar with views of the River. Good wine list. Havana’s. Main Street, New Hope. Weather permitting (and even when it isn’t the outside bar is covered and they’ve got heaters everywhere) this is the best people watching spot in town.

The Boathouse, Coryell Street Lambertville. They have an outside patio, but the inside is much more interesting. This two story establishment serves only drinks, no food, except for pretzels at the bar. Antiques, wood stove, fireplace, couches and easy chairs make this a cozy retreat anytime and even more so in Winter. Perfect place for a drink before dinner. Lambertville Station has a downstairs wine bar with good apps and a cozy lounge with couches and a fireplace.