Caffe Vero (Café Vero)

A lot of the places in Lake George are having problems staying in business. Not Cafe Vero. They’re packed. All day. And there’s a reason.

The food is awesome, the prices are fair, and the wait staff is both fast and very accommodating.

The menu looks like “regular breakfast food” but everything is a cut above what you expect.

I ordered egg and cheese on an “everything” bagel and some coffee. Nothing special, right? Wrong.

The “everything bagel” was home made! From actual ingredients, and was fresh out of the oven. And it was perfect and chewy with a crispy crust. The topping  was just the right mix of poppy and sesame seeds, garlic and onion with just a little salt. And this was no ordinary bagel. It had toppings on both sides! No more boring bagel bottom! The egg was perfectly fried, with a nicely cooked white and a slightly runny yolk.

My wife ordered an omelet and home fries. I didn’t have any of her omelet because I was too busy with my bagel, but the home fries were outstanding and cooked perfectly with a nice crunchy bottom and soft insides.

Breakfast was so awesome that we went back the next day and ordered the same thing all over again!

Something else to mention is the price. It was fair. We saw stupid prices all up and down the street, like a $16 cheeseburger at a bar. Our breakfast for two including coffee was less than $20.

The next time we’re in Lake George, Cafe Vero is definitely at the top of the list. In fact, it was so good, that I’d happily drive there even if I was somewhere else in the area. It’s not just “OK if you’re nearby” it’s “Good enough to be worth the drive”

Caffe Vero
1 Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845