Eggs are just one of the many items gracing the breakfast and lunch menus at the Breakfast Club Café, which has been serving up delicious recipes since 2000, like Joeys’ Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes and the Breakfast Enchilada. 

“We try to do as much as we can do from scratch,” says Brian Whipp, owner of the Breakfast Club Café.

However, it isn’t the first restaurant for Whipp, his wife and two sons. The first restaurant Whipp opened was in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1974, followed by a couple diners and a restaurant in Dayton in 1993. Now, they own just the Breakfast Club Café in Lebanon. “The Lebanon community has been exceptional,” says Whipp. 

On the corner of North Broadway Street and East Silver Street, the entire Whipp family plays a role in this New American restaurant, which serves as a hot spot for locals and regulars, who have come to enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere. 

The Breakfast Club Café makes homemade sausage, smokes its own meats in a hardwood Pit Smoker, freshly bakes its burger buns and roasts its own coffee. 

The Breakfast Club Café, which has been awarded Warren County’s Best Place to Have Coffee, has roasted 60,000 pounds of it, both house blend and decaf, since it opened.

The sausage is also something that restaurant goers shouldn’t miss. “The biggest request is when is the next sausage coming out,” says Whipp. Each month the sausage recipes change, with flavors like Sriracha Pepperjack Sausage added to the menu. 

There are other customer favorites as well, like the Banana Nut Waffle, the Vegetarian Omelet and Whipp’s favorite, the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger. “The burgers are all fresh,” says Whipp, adding that the meat is local and comes from Miamisburg.

While some restaurants aren’t eager to make substitutions in their recipes, the Breakfast Club Café accommodates customers’ needs and wants. “If we are not losing money, we will do it,” says Whipp. 

While the menu items change month to month, so does the artwork hanging on the walls. “Local artists hang their work on the walls for sale,” says Whipp. “It’s good for them and good for us.” Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. M-Sun, 102 N. Broadway St., Lebanon. 513-932-0210, breakfastclubcafe.com.