Thursday Morning Hot Spots: Local businesses offer late-start breakfast options for students

Isabelle Allen, Photo Editor

Thursdays. The day everyone looks forward to for sleeping in and eating something other than cereal. With school conveniently starting at 9 a.m., students have the time to get breakfast with friends at their favorite locations.


Although it’s a gas station, QuikTrip provides a fast and easy breakfast for students on Thursday mornings. The variety of food includes donuts, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos and other pre-packaged choices. Along with having many options, QuikTrip is very affordable with meals priced at around $3. Located on West 151st Street, QuikTrip is a convenient spot for students to grab a quick bite to eat.

First Watch

If you tend to have more time for meals and like a filling breakfast, First Watch satisfies. You can find the crowded First Watch on West 151st Street near Price Chopper. First Watch offers the usual breakfast favorites along with other unique choices, like the Killer Cajun Omelet — white-meat chicken, mushrooms, onions and cheese — and the Chikenchanga Burrito — avocado, whipped eggs, white-meat chicken, sausage and cheese rolled up in a flour tortilla. The prices tend to be more expensive with meals ranging from $6 to $14.

Price Chopper

Since its reconstruction, Price Chopper provides a breakfast buffet along with made-to-order menu items. You can dine in the seating area or take it to go. Menu items include the typical breakfast entrées, including my personal favorite, the classic bacon and biscuits. Plan to spend $6 to $12 for an average meal when eating here for a wholesome yet snappy breakfast. Located on the corner of Metcalf and 151st Street, Price Chopper is another great way to start Thursday mornings off right.

Take Five Coffee Bar

As an alternative to Starbucks, Take Five Coffee Bar exhibits quality breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as a variety of tea and coffee drinks. Expect to pay around $4.50 for a coffee drink and $8 for a meal. My favorite drink is their Frozen Hot Chocolate, and their cinnamon rolls are amazing. A favorite study spot for teens, the one and only Take Five Coffee Bar is a quick eat, and the local vibe is great. Take Five Coffee Bar is now located in Corbin Park at 135th and Metcalf.