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Who loves Ogunquit and brunch like I do? One time when my husband and I visited my aunt north of Boston, she insisted we drive to Ogunquit for brunch. My husband thought she was a bit crazy, but he quickly realized the town’s charm.
Not only is Ogunquit a must-see stop in Maine, but many delicious locations offer breakfast. Shore Road runs through the heart of Ogunquit, where you will find many tasty eats. You can choose between sweet items like pancakes and french toast or go the route of eggs, smoothie bowls and breakfast sandwiches. Either way, there is something for everyone.
Read along to see where to pop in for a delicious meal and where to grab Sunday brunch.
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13 best breakfast restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine
I love a hearty breakfast to get my day going when I travel. Below you’ll find some amazing recommendations for a tasty meal.
1. The Greenery Cafe
Rated as a Traveler’s Choice by Tripadvisor, The Greenery Cafe offers homemade muffins, baked goods, crab, and traditional breakfast fare like egg scrambles. They are also known for having a terrific bloody mary.
You can even purchase premade salads and chicken salad to take with you as you explore Southern Maine. The items are perfect for a lunch picnic.
As a side note, The Greenery Cafe also operates a market and bakery with an extensive selection of baked goods made with fresh ingredients. Grab a few for your walk along Marginal Way Walk. Then, you can take a scenic break with a tasty snack.
Carve out time for the Greenery Cafe, as it is one of the best breakfasts in Ogunquit.
2. The Omelette Factory
This year, the Omelette Factory is celebrating over 40 years of business. As a staple in Ogunquit, you will want to take time to eat breakfast here.
Where shall we start on their delicious menu? The Omelette Factory is known for eggs, but their morning options are expansive, and you’ll have difficulty deciding what to choose.
A few favorites are their blueberry muffins, french toast, pancakes topped with blueberries, and Belgian waffles. In addition, you can order eggs or omelets made with fresh ingredients if you want eggs.
Lastly, you can order food to go. So if you are sleeping in and aren’t ready to get out for the day, place an order and pick it up quickly. If you are traveling with a large group, this would also be a great way to experience their famous omelets.
3. Egg & I Restaurant
Also rated by Trip Advisor as a Traveler’s Choice, Egg & I Restaurant is an excellent option while visiting Ogunquit. They are recognized for their delicious food and excellent service.
If I were checking out their menu, I would lean towards a breakfast sandwich, chicken & waffles, or a Belgian waffle topped with fresh fruit. First, however, check their menu, as they regularly add new specials.
In the middle of the winter, they typically close for the season. So, again, check their website, but it is usually from November to mid-February.
4. Cove Cafe
Nestled in Perkins Cove, Cove Cafe is a charming blue-and-white breakfast eatery.
Cove Cafe offers traditional fare and crab cakes, eggs benedict, french toast, and waffles. One incredible perk of this restaurant is its unique twist on lobster. For instance, you can order lobster in a frittata, omelet, or eggs benedict. This is perfect for a great breakfast in Perkins Cove, Maine.
Some side notes to consider- they are closed Monday & Tuesday. In addition, they are open seasonally, so check their website if visiting in the winter.
Raspberri’s is part of the Gorges Grant Hotel in Ogunquit but is open to visitors. They serve breakfast during the week and brunch on the weekends.
Raspberri’s is known for their Belgian waffles and French toast. Some of the menu favorites are parfait, buttermilk or blueberry pancakes, and oatmeal. Also, they rotate a different crustless quiche each day.
As a side note, you reserve one of the guest rooms at the Georges Grant for a reasonable rate. The rooms include air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a flat-screen tv. You can also opt to have a dining package at Raspberri’s.
6. Village Food Market
Known for having one of the best breakfast sandwiches, Village Food Market is a local grocery store that offers take-out items. Besides sandwiches, you can order eggs, french toast, oatmeal, avocado toast, and omelets.
You can order ahead and pick it up to take with you for the day. This is great for travelers with a busy day who don’t want to waste time at a sit-down restaurant.
7. Congdon’s Doughnuts
Known as Maine’s favorite donut and family-owned, Congdon’s Doughnuts is worth visiting in Ogunquit. It is technically not in Ogunquit but in Wells, Maine, but still worth making the list as it is only 9 minutes north.
You can order single donuts, donut holes, a box of half a dozen, or a baker’s dozen. You can order other pastries and whoopie pies. Order a breakfast sandwich, burrito, or bowl if you want something with more substance.
Condgon’s offers donut decorating kits which would be a blast if traveling with little kids. It is essential to point out that they offer gluten-free donuts too.
Lastly, it is only open Thursday-Monday and they sell out quickly. Plan accordingly if you love donuts like my family does. When I travel with my kids, I always try to build in a stop for local donuts.
8. Horizons Family Restaurant
Horizons Family Restaurant is also in Wells, Maine, a short drive north. To demonstrate, Horizons has consistently won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award many times.
Their menu pairs eggs with many options. You could order eggs with ham, sausage, or corned beef hash. Or you can settle for a breakfast sandwich.
The “Dieter’s Delight” section is a nice perk of the menu, where you can find several low-carb options, such as egg beaters with turkey sausage. It is the perfect place for a traveler to watch their calorie intake.
If you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, you can order ahead and pick up take-out. This is an excellent option for visitors with a busy day of exploring.
Like many small family-owned restaurants, Horizons closes for the winter, so check their website for hours. Typically they are open from March-December.
9. Surfpoint 360
Surfpoint 360 is part of Ogunquit’s beautiful Anchorage by the Sea hotel. Sitting directly on the Atlantic Ocean, visitors have pristine water views and a stunning coastline.
Breakfast at Surfpoint is offered seven days a week from 7 am- 11 am. You can choose from various pancakes, egg dishes, and French toast.
This menu allows guests to order singleton items. I find this to be perfect when traveling with little kids especially if they are picky.
I love savory and sweet breakfast, but it is usually one or the other. Here, I could order a single pancake and pair it with protein for a filling breakfast. I recommend stopping at this beautiful place for breakfast.
10. Maine Diner
Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Maine Diner is a classic and iconic stop for breakfast. You’ll find the menu reasonably priced and with a plethora of selections.
For instance, they offer various egg options such as Eggs Florentine and Lobster Benedict. In addition, you can choose between a lobster quiche, almond French toast, biscuit, and sausage gravy.
Maine Diner is slightly north in Wells, which is a short drive and shouldn’t deter you from visiting. It is a great place in Southern Maine to grab brunch.
11. Backyard Coffeehouse & Eatery
Backyard Coffeehouse & Eatery is located on Main Street, a charming and quaint stop. It is a short walk to local shops and the beach. If you love coffee, you’ll enjoy its vast selection.
The breakfast menu is simple yet tasty. Choose a bagel, breakfast sandwich, yogurt parfait, or homemade pastries. Pair it with a fresh cup of coffee, and you are ready for the day!
One incredible perk of this restaurant is its robust selection of gluten and vegan food items. They are also locally owned and known for their friendly staff.
Do you prefer smoothies or bowls for breakfast? Then Loveshack is the place to check out.
Loveshack offers a wide selection of breakfast bowls with a base of oatmeal, fruits, or yogurts. In addition, you can build your flavor with protein add-ons or greens if you prefer smoothies.
13. The Trellis House
The Trellis House is a beautiful and charming inn in Ogunquit. Although this is technically not a restaurant, it operates as a B & B and is worthy of a spot on our list of the top breakfasts in Ogunquit.
You’ll experience a fantastic breakfast every morning at the neighboring property, Blue Shutters. The menu changes daily, and you will be satisfied. They are also known for having excellent service as a B & B. This would be an excellent place to stay while exploring this region of Southern Maine.
Best Brunch in Ogunquit
Many restaurants in Ogunquit offer both breakfast and brunch. I wanted to highlight the spots with the best brunch on the weekend.
- Egg & I restaurant
- Greenery Cafe
- Surfpoint 360
If you are ever exploring Alberta and want a taste of best breakfast restaurants in the Canadian Rockies, check out the charming town of Canmore.
Where to Stay in Ogunquit
Ogunquit has many great lodging options for all price points, including home rentals. Keep in mind rates increase significantly in the summer as New England schools are out.
I want to be as close to the water as possible when visiting the coast. I love the location of this hotel as it sits directly on the quaint Perkins Cove and is in close walking distance to Marginal Way. Auberge on the Cove is a great choice for exploring Southern Maine.
Many of the rooms have covered porches overlooking the cove.
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I can’t leave Trellis House off my list, especially if you are stopping by for breakfast. This is a B & B directly on the water with breakfast daily. Not only are you close to Marginal Way, but this would be the perfect romantic getaway.
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FAQ: Visiting Ogunquit, Maine
When should I travel to Ogunquit?
The summer months are the high season for visitors to Ogunquit. I love June as it is less crowded than July and August. Fall is gorgeous too.
What is Oguinquit known for?
A quaint and charming coastal town in Southern Maine, Ogunquit is popular with tourists. Check out breakfast in Perkins Cove, Maine, the southern part of Ogunquit. The town also hosts an incredible Christmas festival every December.
How do I get to Ogunquit?
Ogunquit is about 45 minutes south of Portland, Maine, or an hour and 15 minutes north of Boston. Either Way, you will need a car to explore the town.
How long is Marginal Way in Ogunquit?
Marginal Way is a little over a mile from Perkins Cove to the heart of Ogunquit. It is a beautiful walking trail overlooking the beach and well worth your time.
Who has the best lobster rolls?
Footbridge Lobster and Lobster Shack are just two of the best places to grab a lobster roll in Southern Maine. You can grab one for lunch before you explore Ogunquit Beach.
What are the best places to grab dinner?
M.C. Perkins Cove, Barnacle Billy’s, and Northern Union are some of the top restaurants in Ogunquit for dinner. They also offer signature cocktails to pair with your delicious meal.
In conclusion: 13 best breakfast restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine, 2023
You’ll find a great selection of healthy, traditional fare or seafood theme breakfast options to fill you up before you explore the area. In addition, you can check out what the local theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, offers at night.
My suggestions of the best restaurants in Ogunquit help you plan your next trip.
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