We've owned a condo or house in Ludlow skiing Okemo for the last 10 years. We've always loved going next door to Proctorsville as Singleton's General Store is our favorite meat, beer and sandwich place.
Last year we discovered Opera House Cafe and we go there every single time we go to Ludlow to ski Okemo or during the fall foliage scene. It's simply the best breakfast spot in the entire area by far.
First, everything is made incredibly fresh which just by the baking smells walking in you get a hint/scent that you are in for something special. Not fast food at all, we typically get their blueberry pancakes, french toast which is my favorite (both w/ homegrown VT maple syrup) and the kids love their omelettes and homefries.
Their muffins and various cinnamon buns are to die for and we usually escape w/ a fresh baked loaf of bread or two. Really nice VT people own and run it, I've always left there w/ a smile and a thank you.
Best of all for me, in this relaxing, great food place is that...... they have free wi-fi. So not only do I slow down for the 1 hour of my life at breakfast, I surf and enjoy a second cup of great coffee.
Believe me on this one, it's a gem of a place that when you "discover" it , it will keep you coming back time and time again.