This popular downtown spot serves breakfast all day. It’s best known for authentic, hearty mountain breakfasts like the Porky Breakfast Bowl—home fries, barbecue pork, scrambled eggs, and local cheese curd, smothered in Benton’s smoky bacon gravy. There are Southern classics like Shrimp and Grits, as well as an inventive Vegan Tofu Scramble with marinated organic tofu, peas, red onions, mushrooms, tomato, and spinach. Slather your homemade biscuit with vegetarian herb cream gravy or Benton’s smoky bacon gravy. Then hop on your treadmill for a while, and come back for lunch.
8 Wall Street; 828/259-9292; earlygirleatery.com