American Food

Williamsburg, VA: Traditions and The Goodwin Room

Breakfast is quite possibly my favorite meal of the day. Mainly because I just love eggs so much. When my mom and I were in Williamsburg, we tried two places for a bite to eat before exploring Colonial Williamsburg. We really loved both places because they had great options and were filling before we headed out on a full day of exploring.


Colonial Williamsburg

Our first breakfast was inside of the Williamsburg Lodge (the hotel we stayed in) at Traditions (310 S England St|Williamsburg, VA) . It was super clutch to have a great breakfast right downstairs and steps from the colonial part of the city.


Williamsburg Lodge via

My mom ordered two Poached Eggs with an English Muffin, and Breakfast Potatoes. While it may not look like much, it did hit the spot perfectly. The bacon and the potatoes were perfectly crispy, just how I like them. And the egg was also cooked perfectly and had a lovely runny yolk, perfect fuel before checking out the sights!


Poached Eggs


Poached Eggs

I went with an Omelette that was stuffed with all of my favorites: spinach, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese. The cheese to egg ratio was on point (tons of ooey-gooey melty cheese) and a good portion of veggies. Similarly to what my mom ordered, the potatoes and bacon were also perfect. We were thrilled with our choices.



Our other breakfast spot was at the Williamsburg Inn, in The Goodwin Room (136 East Francis Street|Williamsburg, VA) which was right around the corner from where we were staying. Chef Travis Brust is the executive chef here and after trying his favorite dishes on the Social Terrace, we knew breakfast would also be amazing.


Williamsburg Inn


Williamsburg Inn

There was a pretty extensive list of smoothies and juices on the menu here, so my mom and I decided to share a juice and a smoothie in addition to a traditional breakfast entree. I’m a sucker for green juices, so I convinced my mom that we should order the Queen’s Green – packed with spinach, kale, cucumber, and ginger – it was healthy and refreshing. We loved every sip.


Queen’s Green

We also gave the Cold Brew Smoothie a try and it has the perfect amount of caffeine to kick off the morning. Coffee, banana, oats, and chia seeds were blended together into this delicious beverage. Typically, I’m not a smoothie person (I way prefer juices) but this may have converted me!


Cold Brew Smoothie

We also shared an Eggs Benedict which is one of my favorite dishes. Hollandaise sauce is just so creamy that it makes the eggs simply irresistible. The eggs were poached perfectly with a nice runny yolk but the real standout here were the blistered tomatoes. Blistered tomatoes are by far my favorite preparation of this fruit and I definitely ate all of them without sharing.


Eggs Benedict

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While these meals were paid for by Colonial Williamsburg, all views stated here are my own.


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