Pancakes and drinks on table, best breakfast spots on the Cape

Going out to breakfast is the best way to begin the day. I love to ease into the morning with a great cup of coffee and a flavorful meal. Whether you are venturing out as a family or going out with friends, these are some of the best breakfast spots on the Cape that will not disappoint.

Keltic Kitchen

Keltic Kitchen is a Cape breakfast institution. It is rightfully busy but they do a great job controlling the volume. There is a large, diverse menu ranging from traditional Irish breakfasts and omelets to specialty French toast and pancakes. They are known for their corned beef hash, which I never leave without having. The portion sizes are very generous. If I’m going with just one or two people, I request to sit at the counter and watch the cooks on the griddle. They also have a to-go window where you can order breakfast sandwiches and select sides.

Hangar B

Hangar B is located on the top floor of the Chatham Municipal Airport. The space is tiny so plan on a wait. There’s a waiting space where you can watch the airplanes take off and land, which my kids look forward to. Their eggs benedict are perfection, and the Canadian bacon is just the right thickness and has a great sauce. The menu also caters to different diets with a vegan eggs benedict, vegan/gluten-free cinnamon pancakes with apple reduction, and an artichoke potato hash. On our last visit my son enjoyed the petite pancakes from the kids’ menu. Their B-Side coffee is delicious and if you love it you can buy the beans to brew at home.

Spoon and Seed

Spoon and Seed is a farm-to-table breakfast and lunch restaurant in Hyannis featuring local ingredients. The menu has some indulgent options like my favorite Gone Bananas French Toast, but also offers a wide variety of health-conscious options like veggie omelets, avocado toast, and falafel. The homemade donuts and cheddar biscuits can be purchased to snack on while you wait for a table or for your to-go order.

Jack’s Outback II

Tucked behind Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, Jack’s Outback II is a hometown favorite. I’ve been eating there since the original Jack ran it, and I was so happy to see it stay a breakfast place in his name. They have great breakfast sandwiches and sweet treats, but their omelets are the star. The Autumn Omelet with bacon, apple, and blue cheese is my pick. Note: this establishment is cash only.

Café Chew

Café Chew in Sandwich has a rustic, relaxed vibe and provides counter service. The menu boasts a variety of options, including a list of artisan breakfast sandwiches. The café interior is small and cozy. It’s a nice spot for grabbing a bite solo with a good book or meeting a friend. I love their Granola pancakes with Greek yogurt and local honey and their ambrosia iced tea.

Good Friends Cafe

This cafe in West Dennis has high-quality breakfasts and an adorable kids’ menu, which includes a “Unicorn Waffle.” The cheery atmosphere lives up to the cafe’s name. The waitstaff is very friendly and they have charming little touches like their coffee board. Each day the board features a different name and everyone with that name gets treated to free coffee. The most popular menu item is their homemade grilled breads, which you can have as a side or turn into French toast. There is a playground behind the Graded School House next door, which is ideal for before or after breakfast with kids. Note: the cafe is cash only with an ATM on the premises.

Ditch your everyday morning routine, venture out to one of these local spots, and see where the day takes you!

Leah Rockwell
Born and raised on Cape Cod Leah Rockwell grew up with a love for the ocean. She has always found the kid table the most interesting place to be and knew from a young age she wanted to pursue a career working with children. After studying child development at Bates College she moved to Boston where she received her Masters and CAGS degrees in school psychology from Tufts University. Since 2005 she has practiced school psychology. When she isn’t counseling and writing evaluations, you can find her trying to convince her own kids to play soccer. Leah resides on the Cape with her husband and two very energetic sons.

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