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The Best of Cape Cod: Top Breakfast Spots

Lauren Collins

Whether you live on Cape Cod or are here on vacation, going out to breakfast is a favorite for many.  

Cape Cod has a lot to offer when it comes to breakfast options, so I reached out to the members of MFCC for their favorite spots, and boy do we have a list for you!

Thank you to the members who helped create this list of the best breakfast spots on Cape Cod!  If you have another one to add, please let us know in the comment section.

I have organized this list so that it starts in Plymouth and works it's way down to Provincetown, so no matter where you are on the Cape, you'll know where to go for the best breakfast.

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You can browse through all of the top breakfast spots on Cape Cod ​or you can jump to a specific area of the Cape by clicking the links below.

Upper Cape

Plymouth, Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich

The Blueberry Muffin

You've got to trust a spot whose signature item is the same name!  The Blueberry Muffin is home to some of the best blueberry muffins (obviously) that money can buy.  They are giant, as are all the servings there, and you certainly won't leave hungry!  

The Blueberry Muffin, 2240 State Road, Plymouth


Grey Gables Market

If you're looking for a quick breakfast sandwich on your way to the beach, stop at Grey Gables Market.  Not only do they have great breakfast sandwiches, but their breakfast buffet is delicious too.  You can also load up on your other beach essentials while you're there too.  

Grey Gables Market, 185 Shore Road, Bourne


Corner Cafe

Not to be confused with the Corner Store in Chatham, the Corner Cafe earned it's vote from our members for its laid back, cozy atmosphere, great food and affordable pricing.  Diners rave about their french toast, breakfast sandwiches and homemade raisin bread.

The Corner Cafe, 369 Barlows Landing Rd, Pocasset


The Daily Brew

A cute little cafe in the village of Cataumet, great for a quick bite.  MFCC member Jim Murphy recommends the breakfast sandwiches and the Green Monstah Smoothie.  This place got multiple votes among our members for a quick and delicious breakfast and great coffee.  

The Daily Brew, 1370 Rt 28A, Cataumet


Moonakis Cafe

Winner of the Cape Cod Life Best Breakfast three years in a row, Moonakis Cafe is a must if you're in Falmouth.  They have daily specials (like the ones shown) along with a full breakfast and lunch menu.  Diners love their homemade hash and seriously fluffy pancakes.  Best of all?  Breakfast is served all day!  

Moonakis Cafe, 460 Waquoit Highway (Route 28), E. Falmouth


Mary Ellen's Portuguese Bakery

A no-fuss, simple and laid back hidden gem in Falmouth with delicious traditional Portuguese dishes along with the variety of other options.  Find dishes like the Portuguese Cacoilha Benedict, which is a marinated shredded pork benedict (shown) and perfectly cooked eggs and french toast.  Cash only.  

Mary Ellen's, 829 Main Street, Falmouth


Pie in the Sky

Located right on the main street of Woods Hole, Pie in the Sky is home to incredible coffee, breakfast sandwiches, quiches, baked goods and more.  It's a great place to grab a quick bite before hopping the ferry too.  

Pie in the Sky, 10 Water Street, Woods Hole


Cafe Chew                              

This is my personal favorite breakfast spot on the upper Cape!  Outside seating is available on the patio or in the gardens out back, and the staff is incredible friendly.  Our go-to order is an iced coffee and an ambrosia iced tea, with the huevos rancheros and the full breakfast plate with the most delicious pancakes I've ever experienced.  Lunch is also served, with enormous salads and delicious paninis and sandwiches.  Expect a long line in the high season, but it's worth it!

Cafe Chew, 4 Merchants Road, Sandwich  

 


Marshland Restaurant 

Marshland got quite a few votes from our members of MFCC, and for good reason.  The location is perfect for those fishing the east end of the Cape Cod canal, but be prepared for a wait time - it's a very popular place!  They are known for their giant fluffy pancakes, muffins and baked goods and specialty breakfast plates.  They're also famous for their stuffed quahogs, as featured on Food Networks Diners, Drive In's & Dives!  

Marshland Restaurant, 109 Route 6A, Sandwich.


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Mid-Cape

Barnstable, Dennis, Yarmouth

Pain D'Avignon Restaurant Boulangerie 

If you live on Cape Cod or visit and stop at Shaws or Whole Foods for instance, you might notice fresh baked breads available every day from Pain D'Avignon.  Thankfully you can not only bring their fresh breads, croissants and pastries home, but you can also visit their restaurant located near the Barnstable airport for delicious French-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner.  From the quiche lorraine to the shakshuka to the croque monsieur or madame, you simply can't go wrong here for a more upscale breakfast choice.  

Pain D'Avignon, 15 Hinckley Road, Hyannis


Persey's Place

Persey's Place has several locations throughout the Cape, and has been around since 1982.  Diners love Persey's for it's quirky menu and generous portions.  

Persey's Place, 247 Main Street, Hyannis


The Mill's Restaurant

MFCC member Dex Chadsey highly recommends the brown bread and that the hash is the best he's ever had!  Along with benedicts and breakfast burritos, there is also a lighter menu, giving everyone something to like about this place.

The Mill's, 149 Cotuit Rd, Marston Mills


The Red Cottage

Located in the heart of the South Dennis Historic District, the Red Cottage is one of the top voted places on Cape Cod for breakfast according to our members.  MFCC member Jeff Richard credits the cottage as having the best bacon ever.  This charming cottage boasts a menu full of options, and a must for anyone in the Dennis area.  Cash only.

Red Cottage, 36 Old Bass River Road, South Dennis


The Wee Packet

The Wee Packet is seasonal restaurant that opened up in 1949, and serves up traditional Irish and American breakfast fare along with fresh local seafood dishes for lunch and dinner.  After breakfast you can visit their gift shop, located in a historic 200 year old barn.  Try the lobster benedict (shown) or the french toast - it's what diners rave about.

The Wee Packet, 79 Depot Street, Dennis Port


The Sesuit Harbor Cafe

MFCC member Richard Banks says of the cafe:  "While most people know that the Sesuit Harbor Cafe has great lunches and dinners, many don’t know that they also serve a fantastic breakfast. The scones are well worth waiting for as they are made fresh everyday."  

The harbor itself is picturesque, and a great place to sit and have a meal.

Sesuit Harbor Cafe, 357 Sesuit Neck Road, Dennis


Grumpy's

This is diner style food at it's best.  Ryan has been going to Grumpy's for as long as he can remember, as do many Cape Codders.  People love the blueberry cornmeal pancakes, giant waffles and hearty omelettes.  

Grumpy's, 1408 Main Street, East Dennis


Happy Fish Bakery

This beautiful little bakery is right on route 6A.  You'll find fresh baked croissants, sticky buns, boules of fresh white, wheat and rye bread, panettones and more.  Open Thursday - Sunday.

Happy Fish Bakery, 173 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port

Photo credit - Edible Cape Cod

You can also try:

  • The Daily Paper - two locations in Hyannis, great diner style breakfast
  • Spoon & Seed - a rustic cafe in Hyannis serving bagels and lox, benedicts, hashes and more.
  • Nirvana Cafe - right on route 6A in beautiful West Barnstable, great coffee and sandwiches that you can enjoy on adirondack chairs.
  • Piccadilly Cafe - located in Yarmouth, 12 different kinds of benedicts, giant omelettes and more.
  • Keltic Kitchen - located in Yarmouth, this locally owned restaurant serves up classic Irish breakfast dishes along with the traditional. 

Lower Cape

Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans

The Snowy Owl

Ryan and I love visiting the Snowy Owl whenever we go through Brewster.  It's a great stop for house brewed coffee and delicious pastries from Hyannis-based bakery Pain D'Avignon.  The staff are incredibly friendly too, and the atmosphere is super cool in the restored barn it's housed in.  

The Snowy Owl, 2624 Main Street, Brewster


Eat Cake for Breakfast

Leslie Malinowski of MFCC recommends the Brewster Bun at EC4B.  The assortment of croissants, scones, danish, sticky buns and the obvious pastries and cakes (it's in the name!) are mouthwatering.  

EC4B, 302 Underpass Road, Brewster


The Lighthouse Cafe

MFCC members Steven Nacewicz and Tim Donnelly love their daily specials like the hashes, whether its corned beef, roast beef or lamb.  Tim say's of Lighthouse, "It’s our go to breakfast place, especially off season. Solid food, great service. Best value ever."  You can also grab a mimosa or bloody Mary here too.  The menu offers an assortment of frittatas, omelettes, benedicts, and locally caught seafood breakfast specials like ocean frittata and seafood benedict. 

Lighthouse Cafe, 216 Main Street, West Harwich


Hangar B

MFCC member Ian Seaver says of Hangar B, "Indoor & outdoor seating, good food, entertaining view with planes taking off/landing and play area for kids…can be a wait though."

Try the soft shell crab or the pulled pork benedict (pictured).  

Hangar B, 240 George Ryder Road, Chatham


The Corner Store 

The Corner Store easily made it to the top of the list among recommendations from MFCC members.  Everyone agreed that the breakfast burritos are not to be missed there, along with their homemade whoopee pies!  It was pretty easy to convince me that I need to take a drive down to Chatham ASAP for one of these famous burritos!

The Corner Store, 1403 Old Queen Anne Rd, Chatham


Sunbird Cafe         

Sunbird Cafe serves seasonal, healthy breakfast and lunch daily with a special brunch on Sundays.  Savor breakfast sandwiches, grain bowls, house made kimchi and jams or if you want something besides eggs, order the grass-fed burger with roasted tomatoes on a griddled multigrain bun.  The food is always fresh, local and delicious. 

Sunbird Cafe, 85 Rt 6A, Orleans



Homeport     

For 45 years, Homeport has been serving up bloody Mary's, buttermilk pancakes, benedicts and more.  They're also open for lunch and dinner.  

Homeport, 55 Main Street, Orleans

You can also try:

  • The Chocolate Sparrow - chocolate for breakfast?  Sure!  Grab a coffee and a sweet treat if you're not in the mood for the usual scrambled eggs. They do offer breakfast sandwiches too 😉
  • Viv's Kitchen & Juice Bar - avocado toast, acai bowls, smoothies, Buddha bowls and more, right in the Rite Aid plaza in Orleans.
  • Hole in One - a very popular spot in Orleans, with fresh baked good, corned beef hash, pancakes, benedicts and the list goes on!
  • The Filling Station - a super cool diner in Chatham with a retro theme and incredibly delicious food, like fish cakes, huevos racheros and a seriously good breakfast sandwich with avocado and bacon jam on a house made biscuit! 

Outer Cape

Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown

Chocolate Cafe

Muffins, scones, croissants and cinnamon buns are baked daily.  The cafe also offers protein shakes and breakfast and lunch menu options as well.  Also try their famous Yia Yia's sweet and flaky baklava!  Mike Meehan of MFCC loves to stop by for one of their egg sandwiches!

Chocolate Cafe, 5030 Rt 6, North Eastham


Laura & Tony's Kitchen

MFCC member Chris Kline say's of Laura & Tony's, "Laura & Tony’s Kitchen in North Eastham is great. Like a fancy breakfast buffet but reasonably priced and everything is made in small batches so it’s always fresh."  The restaurant is a fun, colorful restaurant with $3 mimosas and bloody Mary's (!!!) and is a great stop on your way down Cape.

Laura & Tony's Kitchen, 5960 Rt 6, North Eastham


PB Boulangerie Bistro

No matter what time of day it is, it's always packed.  If you're heading to the Beachcomber or anywhere down Cape on route 6, this is a great place to stop for French-inspired food.  Find brioche, croissants, danish, tartes and an assortment of freshly baked breads in their bakery.  They also serve a delicious lunch and dinner menu in their bistro.

PB Boulangerie Bistro, 15 Lecount Hollow Road, Wellfleet


Savory

Freshly baked bagels and other goodies are served each morning, and the breakfast sandwiches are delicious!  Along with their breakfast sandwiches and wraps, they also serve breakfast power bowls and a delicious menu of lunch items and wood fired pizza for lunch or dinner.  Indoor or outdoor seating is available, and is a convenient stop on route 6.

Savory, 316 Rt 6, Truro

You can also try:

  • Yolqueria - a fun spot in Provincetown with an award-winning brunch.  Find items like Mexican-folded eggs with carnitas, fried chicken and waffles, salmon gravalox and more.
  • Hole in One - Restaurant and bakery with early hours so you can start fishing asap.
  • Fanizzi's - located in Provincetown, this has a delicious Sunday brunch buffet.
  • The Salty Market - MFCC member Dan Winkler suggests getting the egg sandwich on a jalapeño scone!
  • Pop + Dutch - incredible breakfast sandwiches and always fresh coffee, right on Commercial street in Provincetown.
  • Mama Machta Green Bar - avocado toast, acas bowls, crepes, smoothies and juices, right on Commercial street in Provincetown.

A HUGE thank you to all of our My Fishing Cape Cod members who contributed their favorite spots on Cape Cod for breakfast!

Fishing is important, but food is even more important, and getting a good meal on Cape Cod should be first priority in my opinion!  

If we are missing your favorite breakfast spot on Cape Cod, please let us know the name, location and why you love it so much in the comment section below.

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

  1. I will add that my breakfast experience has changed since a recent trip to Vineyard Haven and several visits to the Art Cliff Diner.
    They bring breakfast to a whole new level and any visit to MV must include the Art Cliff!!!

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    1. I’ll have to remember that! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Great article Lauren and beautifully done with lots of photos that make it much more interesting. Looks like you had to do lots of “field research” for this post!😀

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    1. Oh yes and still doing research! Too many to try!

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  3. Nice job … boy, am I hungry now …

    Future events? MFCC fish & chow outing?

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    1. Agreed! I’ve already decided we are going to one of these places next week – it’s making me hungry too!

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  4. This may be the greatest content on this site!!! Kidding of course, but very helpful. Always looking for new spots to bring the fam. Thx Lauren

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    1. Couldn’t agree more Tim! I think breakfast…or food in general…is a very important subject to write an article about 😉

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  5. Lauren – this is a great idea and well done. looking forward to checking a few of these out. thank you!

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    1. You’re welcome Ian! Next up will be a lunch spot post – let me know in the forum if you have any recommendations!

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  6. Great list Lauren! Lot’s of interesting places to try. Thanks

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    1. I’ve got a few too that I want to try now!

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  7. Some great insights for when I head to a place I haven’t been before. Always good to have some recommendations about where to have some good food.
    Thanks for putting together this easy to reference list.
    Richard

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post – i hope you check a few of these out!

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  8. Lauren, breakfast is the most important meal – I just gained 5 pounds. Will definitely be checking out some of these places, now that’s great intel – thank you!

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    1. Thanks Mike! I’ll be checking out a few of these places myself that members have recommended!

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