The Short List – Best Breakfast on Cape Cod


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We asked Cape Codders what restaurant they believe serves the best breakfast on the Cape.

Thanks to all who voted! Here are the results for the restaurants with the best breakfast on Cape Cod!ThinkstockPhotos-177750283

Daily Paper – Hyannis

Open for breakfast and lunch, The Daily Paper serves seafood, burgers, salads, sandwiches and more! Order your eggs how you like them and enjoy a hot cup of freshly roasted coffee in the morning! With two locations, The Daily Paper is easy to access in Hyannis.

The Mills Restaurant – Marstons Mills

A warm and friendly atmosphere makes eating at The Mills a real treat. The cuisine includes traditional and contemporary favorites using locally sourced and fresh ingredients.

Grumpy’s – Dennis

Grumpy’s Restaurant is family owned and has been serving breakfast and lunch since 1991. Grumpy’s is known for hearty meals, homemade soups and a warm atmosphere. Grumpy’s is family friendly and offers a wide selection of choices on both the breakfast and lunch menu.

The Red Cottage – South Dennis

The building in which the Red Cottage calls home was originally built in 1936. Today the Red Cottage serves breakfast and lunch, with what some may call the best breakfast on the Cape. The extensive menu gives tons of options with many being unique to the Red Cottage. ThinkstockPhotos-152985907

Hangar B Eatery – Chatham

Hanger B Eatery serves breakfast and lunch and is family friendly. The eatery uses fresh and local ingredients whenever possible. Enjoy eggs benedict with locally roasted coffee and or freshly squeezed juice.

Laura and Tony’s Kitchen – Eastham

Laura and Tony’s Kitchen offers an amazing all you can eat breakfast buffet and has some of the tastiest cinnamon rolls around! Belgian waffles and organic coffee are just some of the other offerings. Laura and Tony are the chefs and husband and wife team that have owned the restaurant since 2004.

Moonakis Café – Falmouth

Many flock to Moonakis for their delicious omelets and creative dishes. This comfortable diner also serves special pancakes and a variety of french toast choices. The efficient and friendly service will make sure you get your meal quick and ensure you feel welcome! Breakfast Pancakes

Keltic Kitchen – Yarmouth

Keltic Kitchen brings the charm of Ireland to you. Experience a traditional Irish breakfast with an extensive selection and large portions. There are some Cape Cod favorites mixed in with the traditional Irish dishes as well.

Sea St. Café – Hyannis

Open for breakfast and lunch, Sea St. Café serves a variety of dishes including lobster benedict, clam chowder, fish tacos and pizza! Stop by Sea St. Café and enjoy a yummy meal in a great environment!

Notable Mentions:

  • The Black Dog
  • Daily Brew
  • The Original Gourmet
  • Piccadilly Café
  • Blue Plate Diner
  • Gourmet Brunch
  • Hole in One
  • Persy’s
  • Betsy’s

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  1. Chris Roberts says

    Hey! Where is Good Friends Cafe in West Dennis???? That should be at the TOP of this list!!

  2. Stephanie Rodgers says

    Tried Laura & Tony’s twice. Was not impressed. The Hole in One is the best in the Eastham / Orleans area. Also has a great bakery.

  3. Morning Glory in Marstons Mills is our ‘go to’…Great, friendly owners and awesome breakfast roll ups to eat there or on the go.

  4. Marshland in Sandwich is great!!

  5. Jack’s Outback II in Yarmouth Port is great. Can’t believe it wasn’t on the list. Not only is the food great they have 2 Golden Retrievers (Jack and Andi) out front to great you.

  6. That was great Goldens to greet you.

  7. says

    Everyone is forgetting Big ALS hidden away in the Ocean State Job Lot Plaza in S. Yarmouth. Food is some of the best I have had.

  8. Grumpy’s, YESSSSS!!!

  9. The Homeport , in Orleans!!

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