Grab Brunch at These Hudson Valley Restaurants Near Train Stations

If you have an a.m. or early afternoon train to catch, dine at these Hudson Valley restaurants near train stations for brunch.

With the warmer weather upon us, there is so much to do in the Hudson Valley – from day trips to scenic hikes to swimming spots. As you traverse the region, make life easier by using Amtrak routes or Metro-North’s public transportation on the Harlem, Hudson or Port Jervis line to avoid traffic, spend less on gas, and get to your destination more quickly. If you’re looking to get around earlier in the day, make a pitstop at these station-side eateries to fill up on brunch so that you don’t board your train hungry.

Beacon Bread Company


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Located a few streets from Beacon’s train station, Beacon Bread Company has been proudly serving the community since 2014. From freshly baked breads to homecooked meals, this is the ultimate spot for brunch during a day trip around the popular Dutchess County town. Stop in for a quick quiche or croissant, or make it a meal with the breakfast enchiladas, which come with two corn tortillas stuffed with smoked brisket and eggs and smothered in homemade enchilada sauce. If you’re a spice lover, the Nashville hot chicken sandwich is a favorite.

The Black Cow Coffee Company


This Westchester mainstay has been in operation since 1995 in Croton and Pleasantville. If you find yourself on the Harlem line, check out this coffee shop near the Pleasantville station for delicious drinks and quick bites. The latte is a fan favorite, available with any milk and flavor of your choosing, although the cold brew lemonade might hit the spot on those hot summer days. Grab a bagel, apple turnover, or hot honey biscuit to bring with you on the train when you’re in a rush.

Bobo’s Chappaqua


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With four New York locations in the lower Hudson Valley, Bobo’s Café’s Chappaqua spot could not be more convenient when it’s time for brunch. Whether you’re pulling into the station in your car or on the train, Bobo’s is likely the first thing you’ll see. Located steps from the station’s platform, this brunch spot truly has it all. The Number One is a must-try for anyone new to the eatery, but the smoothie bowls, avocado toasts, and homemade baked goods are all out of this world.

Cold Spring Depot

Cold Spring

Built in 1893 to serve both train passengers and freight companies, the Cold Spring Depot served as an active train station until 1954. Now, the venue houses a restaurant and garden for dining, drinks, and parties right near Metro-North’s Cold Spring station. On your way to Breakneck Ridge or any other hikes in the Hudson Highlands, grab a table for extravagant burgers and salads that will fuel you up for your day.

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The Creek

Croton Falls


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Within walking distance of the Croton Falls station’s platform, The Creek is a delicious spot for lunch and dinner, but Sunday brunch at the eatery is something special. Come by on the weekend for huevos rancheros, French toast, omelets, streak and eggs, breakfast burritos, and much more. If eggs Benedict is your breakfast favorite, choose from three different types at the Northern Westchester spot.

Essie’s Restaurant


Metro-North’s Hudson line ends in Poughkeepsie, which is positively packed with day trip activities, from live music to the Walkway Over the Hudson. Right up the road from the station is Essie’s Restaurant, an elegant yet casual American dining experience. Brunch here is unlike anything you’re used to, with options like jambalaya croquettes, jerk ribs, chicken and biscuits, and red corn Belgian waffles.

Ludy Café



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A newer spot in the area, Ludy Café is pouring your morning coffee every day of the week, with quick bites to go with it. Head to the brunch café before boarding your train in Irvington for Americanos, cappuccinos, lattes, and baked items like cheddar chive scones, blueberry almond muffins, spinach and feta croissants, and breakfast sandwiches that are perfect on the go.

McKinney & Doyle


Who knew an award-winning restaurant would be within walking distance of the Pawling train station? Sit down at McKinney & Doyle for an unforgettable meal, whether you’re dining in the a.m. or afternoon. Start off with a freshly squeezed juice, then make your way into one of the many omelet, frittata, and Benedict options. On your way out, stop next door at the restaurant’s bakery for a coconut, carrot, or mousse cake, among other amazing goodies.

Red Horse by David Burke

White Plains

Although Red Horse by David Burke is not exactly a stone’s throw from the White Plains station, the eatery is too good to pass up. Sunday’s brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and it’s no simple affair. Order bread service and clothesline bacon for the table to start with, then dig into the very berry Dutch baby pancake, lobster dumplings, Korean fried chicken and waffles, or bison short rib hash to fill up.

Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club



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In Rockland County, the Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club is big on dining, especially for brunch. Before catching your train on the Port Jervis line at the Sloatsburg station, head outside to the resort’s Valley Rock Cantina for huevos rancheros, smoked salmon avocado tartine, and cinnamon and sugar French toast, and don’t forget to add some maple glazed bacon on the side.

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