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A lifestyle blog with a focus on my food adventures

Lou’s is the local hangout for Darmouth College students. There is almost always a wait at this place, but the line moves quickly. There are a few seats at the counter and some booths. This past time, we were waiting in line, and one of the managers brought us doughnuts while we were waiting to keep everyone happy-bonus. I was reading reviews of Lou’s from Trip Advisor, and some people really slammed the place. Lou’s has been around for 40 years, it’s a landmark on the Dartmouth campus. There must be something great about it if it’s been around for such a long time. (If you go down to the bathrooms, there is a menu hanging up that has the prices from 1947, a doughnut was 5 cents!!)

They have a big case in front with cakes and pastries, they have fresh made doughnuts and coffee for take out. They have a large menu ranging from eggs, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and waffles. The portions are large, two pancakes are plenty-they are the size of large dinner plates. If you get the ‘real syrup’ prepare yourself for an extra charge of $2. We got a grilled blueberry muffin (yum!!), a breakfast sandwich, the “special healthy pancakes’, and an egg combo (eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast). The pancakes had a great flavor with fresh berries inside. The toast that came with the eggs, AMAZING! It was cinnamon raisin bread was from a local bakery, La Panciata,Ā  I could have eaten a whole loaf!!!!

The case in front has full cakes, cakes by the slice, brownies, cookies and bars. In addition, Lou’s sells some of their own creations such as home made granola, jams and jelly etc. I would say that it’s worth the stop if you’re in the area or passing by and after breakfast you can browse the main street shops to work off the massive amount of calories you just consumed šŸ™‚

We got a cookie to go. Maybe it’s me, but if I’m going to get a cookie, I don’t want it to be ‘healthy’. This cookie was like a rice cake dipped in chocolate. It didn’t have much flavor to it, the cookie itself was a mix of sunflower seeds and grains. I guess I should have stuck with the chocolate chip. Live and learn.


30 South Main Street Hanover, NH 03755

(603) 643-3321

Breakfast Served All Day
Monday ā€“ Friday: Breakfast served 6am-3pm/Lunch served 11am-3pm/Bakery open 6am-5pm
Saturday: Breakfast served 7am-3pm/Lunch served 11:30am-3pm/Bakery open 7am-5pm
Sunday: Brunch Menu served 7am ā€“ 3pm/Bakery open 7am-3pm

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