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.
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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.
109 Route 6A, Sandwich (Original)
315 Cotuit Rd, Sandwich (Marshland Too)
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.
4 Merchants Road, Sandwich
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.
440 Nathan Ellis Hwy., Mashpee
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.
460 Rte. 28, Waquoit Hwy., East Falmouth
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.
170 Main St., Falmouth
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.
149 Cotuit Road, Marstons Mills
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.
12A Thornton Drive, Hyannis
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.
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.
223 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port
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)
36 Old Bass River Road, South Dennis
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.
75 Old Harbor Road, Chatham
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.
240 George Ryder Rd., Chatham
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.
85 Route 6A , Orleans
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.
Windmill Plaza, 210 Main St., Orleans
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.
31 Bradford St., Provincetown
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.
539 Commercial St., Provincetown
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.
26 Lake Ave., Oak Bluffs
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.
5 Amelia Drive, Nantucket
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.
1 Chin’s Way, Nantucket
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.
6 Commercial Street, Wellfleet