One of the most unusual restaurants in New Hope, Fred’s Breakfast might seem off-putting to new visitors for one simple reason: the front door is locked. You see, Fred’s primarily serves “members,” which means locals from New Hope, Solebury, and Lambertville. When your membership is approved, you get a key to the front door and some of the best breakfast in town. The reason for the exclusivity is that Fred’s Breakfast only has 31 counter seats, and they fill up very fast.
The excellent (and free) coffee is one reason for that, but it’s the convivial neighborhood atmosphere that really puts this place over the top. The food is also excellent – try the 911, which is a massive sandwich stuffed with pork roll, sausage, bacon, two eggs, and cheese on a Kaiser roll. You won’t need another bite until dinner. Also delicious is the cinnamon raisin walnut French toast, which isn’t overwhelmingly sweet. Not a member? Maybe if you’re lucky you can get one to take you in for breakfast.
Wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day as we remember the many heroes who have served our country.