Best Breakfast, 2014:
Cozy, unpretentious Sinclair’s Café is a Newark classic. Owner Jeffrey Sinclair started emphasizing fresh and natural long before it was in vogue. You’ll find real maple syrup, not gloppy colored corn syrup, and your coffee cup will never go empty.
2010: Customers will never confuse venerable Sinclair’s Café with a greasy spoon. Owner Jeffrey Sinclair grinds whole wheat to make flour for whole-wheat pancakes and tops them with real maple syrup. French toast and eggs are done fresh in any style, and here resides the best espresso machine in town. “Most of us know how to use it,” quips Sinclair. Coffee comes from Gillies Coffee, one of the oldest and most beloved roasteries in the country.