The staff of Vrooman Mansion take great pride in preparing and serving the finest and freshest breakfast items daily included with your overnight stay. Look at a sample of our seasonal ingredients to get an idea of how we might surprise you during your visit to our historic Bloomington, Illinois accommodations.

Behind the Scenes

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How Breakfast Works at Vrooman

Our full breakfast is generally served at chosen times between 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. during the week and on weekends at the original Scott/Vrooman family dining room table. Please let us know if you’re comfortable dining with other guests for breakfast (an amazing way to meet new people and learn their stories), or if you’d prefer to eat at a separate table or staggered time. While we don’t serve breakfast in your room, we do have the luxury of beautiful summer mornings, so breakfast on the mansion patio can be a wonderful experience we can arrange for you. Please give a call if you have any further questions about your upcoming stay or event. ‍We ask each guest upon arrival their preferred time to eat.

Breakfast service begins with a glass of juice accompanied by a piping hot beverage. Guests can choose from our specially blended coffee, one of our flavored hot cocoas, or one of our fine English teas.

Enjoy a fresh seasonal fruit dish, and then we’ll present you with the hot entrée of the day.

If you let us know when making your reservation, we will try to accommodate dietary restrictions. We continually strive to meet and exceed your expectations. Bon appetit!

Sample Seasonal Ingredients

Our gourmet breakfasts are always built around the freshest flavors of the season. After all, being in the middle of the richest farmland in Illinois has its perks. We don’t provide a menu for you to choose from, rather we dream up the best combinations from the season’s available ingredients and surprise you with a new gourmet experience. Here is a sample of the types of creative items we’ve made in the past. Who knows what will be available when you arrive! But if you do have any dietary restrictions please let us know. 

Inspired Autumn Creations

  • Baked pears drizzled with caramel sauce
  • Pecan pumpkin waffles
  • Spinach bacon soufflé
  • Apple cider glazed sausage links

Warm Winter Comfort Flavors

  • Pineapple with crystallized ginger yogurt
  • Orange brûlée French toast
  • Fresh herbed baked eggs
  • Thick-cut black peppered bacon

Flavor Examples from Spring

  • Banana split with Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and homemade granola
  • Signature French toast with bananas, toffee, and salted caramel
  • Potato asparagus frittata
  • Sage sausage patties

Previous Summer Concoctions

  • Grilled peaches with white chocolate mousse
  • BLT Eggs Benedict served on savory French toast
  • Canadian bacon
  • Cheesecake crepes topped with fresh mixed berry sauce