There’s nothing better on a lazy Sunday than a nice warm breakfast with friends to ease the pain of the end-of-the-weekend homework crunch.

That is exactly what The Sidewalk Café offers. Tucked away at 26 N. Park Row, just a few blocks from Gannon’s residence halls, lies Erie’s quaint eatery adorned with photos from local artists that decorate the walls.

Craving chicken fingers with a side of scrambled eggs? Not a problem – lunches and dinners are offered all day. Conversing over the aroma of home-cooked bacon makes it feel like sitting in mom’s kitchen – and it tastes just as good, too.

The Sidewalk Café offers hearty meals without a hearty check. Most times, you can pay for your meal and a tip and still get change back from a $10 bill.

Sophomore English major Stephanie Smith visits The Sidewalk Café regularly.

“It’s just such a nice place to go,” Smith said. “You can head over on a Sunday and not have to worry about being there before breakfast ends.

“Once I get there I never want to leave. The ladies who work there are so nice – they don’t just remember your order, but they remember your name too – it’s a nice change from the cafeteria.”

The Sidewalk Café also takes GU Gold, which is convenient for Gannon students.

“There’s just nothing bad about Sidewalk,” Smith said.

Hungry for more student faves around Gannon? Check out this piece on nearby Frontier Park.