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Food and restaurants in State College

Top restaurants

Whisky Bar
“Amazing cocktails and small but delicious food menu. Center of Downtown on Beaver Ave.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Hands down the best breakfast spot in town. Great food, prices, and even better services. Pro tip: Get there early because it gets busy. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This. is. the. breakfast. spot. Always busy, but never a long wait. There are 2 Original Waffle Shops, same owner, and a third on the college strip, formerly owned by the Original guy. They close around 3pm and everything on the menu is delicious! Any of the 3 locations will leave you fulfilled and ready for your day!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great atmosphere, not too big of a place. They make an awesome wood-fired pizza for take-out or dine-in, and there's also a full bar and 6-packs for take-out. The bar isn't a "college bar", just a chill place to enjoy a few drinks with adults.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy Thai is an excellent budget friendly option for lunch or an early dinner. Always a fresh meal, pretty atmosphere and friendly service. BYOB, closed on Sundays.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“The original Champs on North Atherton is still a great place to go but the downtown Champs definitely gives it's predecessor a run for the money.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Great food and they expanded and included brew area. Large portions and good pricing.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“800 beers on tap! We can't back that up 100% but there's enough variety to please even the snobbiest of beer snobs.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Posh and artsy cafe downtown with the best coffee, chai lattes and almost everything downtown.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Craving a quality espresso drink? Watch the giant roaster roasting green coffee beans while you wait. Every cup sold here is of high quality and it's a cool looking coffee shop too :-) Support local!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Local hangout place with live music and dancing in the evening. Great place to work with healthy tasty food and drinks. Best tea selection in town. Incredible Vegan brunch buffet on Sunday!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Sowers is a favorite in downtown, with natural ingredients, the food is made with love and you can feel it in the atmosphere of the little shop. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you need a coffee and a place to work all day at 3 Stars * on Yelp. Opens 6 am. Free Wifi.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place is the BEST SPOT for good coffee. Bring a mug, fill it, make your own change on the counter. Delicious cheeses. Really cool staff. Definitely a good place to stop.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place is right down the street and has awesome breakfast sandwiches when you're in a rush!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bagel Shop
“Irving's has excellent smoothies and is probably the best coffee shop downtown.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place is right down the street and has awesome breakfast sandwiches when you're in a rush!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“When you try the Maple Glazed Donut with Bacon and Salted Carmel Drizzle... your life will be changed!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“For Cookies, Brownies, Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Cravings at 4 Stars * on Yelp! Most Popular | Oatmeal Raisin, Snickerdoodle and almost every other Cookie. Open 11 am till 3 am.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Breads, Cakes and Cookies at 4.5 Stars on Yelp! Most Popular | Chocolate and Blonde Brownies, Olive Bread, Ciabatta Loaf and Pepperoni Rolls. Closed on Mon, Tue and Sun. Opens 11 am.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“This is where you should grab your bacon egg and cheese and coffee to regain some sustenance for your drive home after a game day weekend”
  • 1 local recommends
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