Following social distancing regulations, 

We are OPEN for dine-in!


to your local favorite


A local favorite
for over 60 years

Located directly across the street from Union College and less then 1/2 mile from Rivers Casino, Peter Pause has been serving homemade breakfast and Italian lunch since 1958.

From homemade Italian Bread to the newly added breakfast burrito, homemade corned beef hash, or the California bacon egg and cheese sandwich, Peter Pause has something for everyone!


Family owned and operated

This family owned business has been voted “Best Breakfast” in the Capital Region by Metroland , and is described as a “Hidden Gem” of Schenectady. When you come to Peter Pause, you become family. The dining room is full of laughter of Union students, chatter of business men, and giggles of children as they conquer their parents in a game of checkers.

When you visit Peter Pause, you leave with a smile and a full belly!

Now offering online ordering for pickup and delivery! 

"What brings me back to the grill day after day, is the smile I put on faces!  Whether its chatting over morning coffee, having a deep conversation about current events, or simply asking how the family is doing, I enjoy every second I spend with my customers.  The truly have become my family.  

I enjoy putting my personal touch on every single dish we serve.  There is nothing else I would rather be doing."


Google Review:

"My Soldiers and I go here for breakfast almost every Friday.

Peter Pause has the best breakfast sandwiches in the area and the rest of their menu is just as good! By far my favorite spot in Schenectady."