Located on in the center of town on Stowe’s picturesque Main St, Butler’s Pantry is one of the most charming and cozy breakfast places in town. It is actually the on-site restaurant for the equally enchanting Butler House which was built circa 1850. Both the historic building was renovated in 2009, yet the builders intelligently retained the exquisite details from the 19th century. Inside the restaurant, the dining area has a modern country cottage design, with exposed brick walls and wooden tables perfect for a cozy conversation. On one of the walls, the large blackboard exclaims the day’s specials, a nice touch that harkens back to a simpler time. When seated at the bar, guests can order their morning mimosa or Bloody Mary while exchanging pleasantries with the barkeep.
On the Menu at Butler’s Kitchen
Butler’s Pantry is only open for breakfast, so many of the dishes on the menu focus on typical dishes such as omelets, waffles, pancakes and other early morning items. Try the kitchen’s signature Pantry Breakfast, which comes with two eggs made any style, a freshly baked biscuit served alongside artisanal maple sausage, bacon or ham as well as your choice of home fries or grit cake. The grit cake is an interesting take on the Southern favorite, but it suits any savory dish remarkably well. If you seek a sweet and savory breakfast, the buttermilk pancakes and French toast are served with a side of bacon, ham or maple sausage. The kitchen at Butler’s Pantry also prepares a delectable plate of biscuits and gravy, while the omelet ingredients on the menu allow guests to decide on their own egg creation. The breakfast sandwiches are made with a choice of homemade biscuit or toast and the Eggs Benedict are balanced perfectly, from the hollandaise to the poached egg on top of the muffin. In addition to the hearty menu, the kitchen also prepares an açai bowl packed with powerful antioxidants and a large list of side dishes which include home fries, granola, yogurt and extra toast, to name a few.
The kitchen at Butler’s Pantry always strives to use the best ingredients from local sources whenever possible. The eggs come from a local farm run by the Kaiser family, daily baked bread from Mansfield Breadworks, and local maple syrup from the Rooney Farm in nearby Morrisville.