Whether you’re into fresh baked goods or eggs “any style,” there are plenty of options to satisfy your morning cravings this side of the bridge.

Plan before you go:
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by Lannan M. O’Brien

Marshland | Sandwich

This greasy spoon is a local favorite for breakfast. There’s often a line out the door on summer mornings, and there’s also a separate bakery for muffins and more to go. 

  marshlandrestaurants.com
  109 Route 6A, Sandwich (Original)
  315 Cotuit Rd, Sandwich (Marshland Too)
  508.888.9824 

Café Chew | Sandwich

If the sun is out, grab a table on the patio to catch up with old friends at this fun cafe, while you enjoy delicious brews and artisan sandwiches. 

  cafechew.com
  4 Merchants Road, Sandwich
  508.888.7717

Laura’s Home Cookin’ | Mashpee

Don’t miss Laura’s along Route 151 in Mashpee. Stop in for homemade everything, including freshly baked bread and must-try corned-beef hash. 

  facebook.com/LaurasHomeCookinMA
  440 Nathan Ellis Hwy., Mashpee
  781.760.6088

Moonakis Cafe | Falmouth

Cajun sausage, homemade corned-beef hash, and pancakes of every flavor are a few reasons why this cafe is beloved for its breakfast.  

  moonakiscafe.com
  460 Rte. 28, Waquoit Hwy., East Falmouth
  508.457.9630

Pickle Jar Kitchen | Falmouth

From the table in the front window, watch the buzz on Main Street as you enjoy a dish from the Pickle Jar’s eclectic menu and sip something delicious from a Mason jar. 

  picklejarkitchen.com
  170 Main St., Falmouth
  508.540.6760

The Mills | Marstons Mills

This little restaurant does the morning meal justice with coastal creations like a salmon-and-egg scramble and eggs over cod cakes, plus generous breakfast skillets, which are served in a cast-iron skillet.

  themillsrestaurant.com
  149 Cotuit Road, Marstons Mills
  508.428.9814

Spoon and Seed | Hyannis

Rising to local fame over the past few years, this eatery proves itself worth the usual wait for its eggs Benedict variations and french toast with house-made challah bread. 

  spoonandseed.com
  12A Thornton Drive, Hyannis
  774.470.4634

The Daily Paper | Hyannis

You can’t go wrong with anything on the enormous breakfast menu at this diner-esque restaurant, where the beer and coffee are local and the staff is always smiling.

  dailypapercapecod.com
  644 West Main St., Hyannis, 508.790.8800
  546 Main St., Hyannis, 508.775.9711

Old Yarmouth Inn | Yarmouth Port

The menu for the Sunday brunch buffet is never the same, but two things never change: it’s always a feast, and any plate pairs best with their Bloody Marys and mimosas.

  oldyarmouthinn.com
  223 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port
  508.362.9962 

The Red Cottage | South Dennis

Open since 1951, this diner is all about homemade dishes, including hand-cut, made-to-order home fries, with top-notch ingredients like thick-cut bacon made exclusively for them. (Opening May)

  redcottagerestaurant.com
  36 Old Bass River Road, South Dennis
  508.394.2923

Chatham Filling Station | Chatham

Fill up on breakfast all day at this retro-styled roadside diner, where everything is homemade and almost everything comes with a fluffy popover. Cash only.

  chathamfillingstation.com
  75 Old Harbor Road, Chatham
  508.945.4380

Hangar B Eatery | Chatham

Once a hidden gem, this eatery at Chatham Municipal Airport has become so popular that customers wait over an hour in the summer for their lemon ricotta pancakes, red flannel hash, and homemade coffee. 

  hangarbchatham.com
  240 George Ryder Rd., Chatham
  508.593.3655

Sunbird Kitchen | Orleans

There’s a lot to love about this self-proclaimed “neighborhood bird feeder,” including the bird breakfast sandwich, which is composed of a farm egg, smoky bacon, citrus mayo, and seasonal greens on grilled ciabatta. 

  birdinthesun.com
  85 Route 6A , Orleans
  508.237.0354

Whisk Breakfast & Lunch Cafe | Orleans

This little restaurant opened last year and has become known for great food like hard cider corned-beef hash and build-your-own breakfast bowls. 

  whiskcapecod.com
  Windmill Plaza, 210 Main St., Orleans
  508.255.2233

Liz’s Cafe, Anybody’s Bar | Provincetown

You can expect a wait for a seat at this diner. Customers will line up for the chicken and waffles, french toast, and hash and eggs. Turn any visit into a Sunday Funday with Liz’s “Queen Mary” bloody, a sunrise mimosa, or a peach bellini. 

  lizscafeptown.com
  31 Bradford St., Provincetown
  508.413.9131

Fanizzi’s Restaurant by the Sea | Provincetown

It doesn’t get much better than this all-you-can-eat brunch starring sirloin beef breakfast burritos, mussels, and eggs Benedict complemented by serene ocean views. 

  fanizzisrestaurant.com
  539 Commercial St., Provincetown
  508.487.1964

Biscuits | Oak Bluffs

The name is Biscuits, and the game is no-frills Southern comfort with a New England twist—think cod cake Benedict, shrimp and grits, and of course, fluffy biscuits and gravy. 

  facebook.com/biscuitsmv
  26 Lake Ave., Oak Bluffs
  508.693.2033

Keepers | Nantucket

Just off the beaten path of downtown, Keepers is a year-round gem that pays homage to the location’s former restaurant—the old Fog Island, which was beloved by islanders. The fluffy buttermilk pancakes won’t disappoint. 

  keepersnantucket.com
  5 Amelia Drive, Nantucket
  508.228.0009

Island Kitchen | Nantucket

In addition to healthy dishes like a tofu scramble, this island spot stands out for its epic breakfast sandwich, the Animal, which features two panko-crusted fried eggs, sausage, bacon, and homemade hollandaise on a brioche bun. 

  nantucketislandkitchen.com
  1 Chin’s Way, Nantucket
  508.228.2639

thefoxandcrowcafe

The Fox & Crow Cafe | Wellfleet

Breakfast and lunch, espresso bar, baked goods, and our delicious coffee, cold brew, nitro brew, iced and hot specialty teas! Outside dining or take-out.

thefoxandcrowcafe.com
6 Commercial Street, Wellfleet
508.214.0366

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