The Cork 1794: A must-dine brunch experience in Erie, PA

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID South Hills Publisher March 22, 2024

Our family's brunch experience at The Cork 1794 in Erie was a true highlight of our weekend trip from Pittsburgh. Situated in the heart of Erie, The Cork offers a delightful culinary escape for families seeking a quick getaway. 

These delicious pot-stickers were a special treat from the chef, and you can only hope that they make them a staple on the menu! We literally licked the plate clean!

If you hear anything I say, Grilled Glazed Donuts. Get them. 

My daughter relished a classic breakfast featuring perfectly cooked eggs, sourdough toast, and crispy home fries, while I indulged in a mouthwatering waffle topped with fresh fruit and fluffy whipped cream. While a plain waffle was not on the menu, the staff at the Cork were more than accommodating to my picky-eater son's wishes. 

You can never go wrong with chocolate chip waffles!

The Cork's inviting atmosphere, attentive service, and diverse menu make it a must-visit destination for families exploring Erie. Plus, its convenient location makes it an ideal stop for those embarking on a day trip from Pittsburgh. Whether you're craving a hearty breakfast or a sweet treat, The Cork has something to satisfy every member of the family.

The Cork's Brunch Menu

I'm a sucker for a good-looking latte!

Next time you're planning a day trip to Erie from Pittsburgh, be sure to add The Cork to your itinerary (especially if you're planning with the Hello Erie app). It's the perfect spot to relax, refuel, and create lasting memories with your loved ones. Explore their offerings and plan your visit at Your taste buds will thank you!

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This writer was graciously hosted by Visit Erie and all opinions are authentic to our experience.