Breakfast, its an important start to the day, its business, its social and for many a relaxing tradition. Have you stopped to consider how many excellent Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places we have to choose from? Have you visited them all, at least once? So where does the breakfast lover start? Our list is certainly diverse featuring traditional casual diners to upscale brunch places, some of which are located in Newburyport and others in surrounding towns. We challenge you to try all of these Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places and we hope you will discover a few new favorites.
Beginning with downtown Newburyport traditional diners and cafes, Angie’s Diner has a history of offering fast friendly service and delicious food since 1969. We highly recommend the Stuffed French Toast and the Western Omelet. Although they are known as a downtown Newburyport breakfast destination, they are also open for lunch and dinner. Owner, Steve Luz is the man behind this Newburyport establishment and is always there working to ensure his customers are happy.
Do you enjoy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa with your breakfast? CR Moulton’s located in the historic Fowl’s Building serves excellent brunch cocktails accompanied by delicious creative dishes such as: Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict, or try the Boursin Cheesy Scrambled Eggs. The pancakes and french toast are made from scratch. Owner, Cathy Moulton takes great pride in serving top quality food for her loyal customers.
Have you experienced the FM Station Cafe? This is an amazing breakfast place located just off the route 1 traffic circle next to Minute Man Press. The Blueberry Coconut Pancakes are a sweet delight and if you prefer savory we recommend the Florentine Benedict with spinach and tomatoes (Feature image at top of page), and the homemade Corned Beef Hash is excellent as well. The FM Station Cafe offers traditional breakfast favorites with the option for a few tasty Brazilian dishes as well. Owner, Fabio Santos is normally busy cooking while his wife Eva an her sister Poloma welcome and take care of guests.
Everyone knows Atomic Cafe as an exceptional coffee house with free Wi-Fi but did you know they serve tasty breakfast sandwiches too? We recommend the Joppa Flat Breakfast Sandwich with a Chai Tea. Owner, Andrew Mahoney and Manager, Martha are both there all the time working hard to keep customers happy.
Are you looking for a brunch experience that includes great live music? The Plum Island Grille is the place to go. Owner and Chef, Francis Broadbery and his staff at The Plum Island Grille have a long history of serving an excellent Sunday Brunch menu accompanied with live Jazz Music from 1- 3 PM. The entire menu is exceptional but we recommend trying the Quiche or the Smoked Salmon. Head out to the Island and at least pretend you’re on vacation!
The Riverside Cafe is a very well known breakfast and lunch spot. Owner, Ken Santiano arrives between 4:30 and 5 AM every morning to have breakfast ready for the early birds by 6 AM. It’s all delicious but we love the omelets, pancakes and breakfast sandwiches, yum! Oh and the bacon is extra crispy for the bacon connoisseurs! Make sure to visit Riverside during holidays throughout the year. Ken and his staff do an excellent job of decorating for all occasions!
Just around the corner from Riverside Cafe is The Finest Kind. If you know this one then you’re a true Newburyport local! Owner and Chef David Rice has been serving his customers for over 25 years. The omelets and breakfast sandwiches are great, and so is the story of the personified hard boiled egg painting by local artist Herbie Crooks, that mysteriously disappeared. Stop in to learn the full story!
Don’t forget about the excellent Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places in the towns that surround Newburyport! Salisbury has a number of breakfast spots that we highly recommend, starting with Nancy’s Marshview Cafe. Owner, Nancy Wallace offers a tasty selection of traditional breakfast foods and keep in mind that she is also really well known for her amazing homemade cakes, pies and handcrafted lattes. The Coned Beef Hash at Nancy’s is delicious. It is homemade and you can tell because it is not salty!
Pat’s Diner, a historic landmark and traditional diner built in 1950, is located in Salisbury near the Salisbury Library. Owner, Pat Poulakos Archambault is an inspirational entrepreneurial woman at age 86 years young! She proudly greets all of her customers and works hard to make sure that they feel like family when they visit Pat’s Diner, while her son George cooks up traditional diner breakfast selections. Pat suggests the Eggs Benedict or the Baked Pork Pie and the kids Chocolate Chip Pancakes are made with extra TLC!
Have you been to Rico’s Cafe? Owner, Maria Melo is from the Azors. She is there at 5:30 AM to welcome you with a cup of coffee and ready to prepare your favorite wake up meal. Among her top specialties are her omelets and her wonderful homemade soups! Rico’s is located next door to the Salisbury Post Office.
If you’re in search of a special occasion Sunday Brunch destination, pay a visit to Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge. Seaglass is right on the beach in Salisbury offering stunning views of the ocean, and an elegant brunch buffet including: made to order omelets, carving station, delicious pastries and more. Depending upon the schedule of the tide you could be enjoying brunch over of the ocean! Owner, Wayne Capolupo ensures food, service and atmosphere are all exceptional at Seaglass, and don’t save Seaglass just for special occasions. Visit any time!
You may think of Port City Sandwich just for lunch but they are a great breakfast place too. Port City is an excellent choice for hungry folks on the run! Owner, Tyke Karopoulos is highly respected for making delicious breakfast sandwiches for folks on the go and he offers a few healthy options too!
Metzy’s is a place you think of for lunch and dinner but they also offer some delicious breakfast options as well. Try the Bacon Burrito: bacon, eggs, cheddar-jack cheese, guacamole, caramelized onions, black beans, pico de gallo, and chipotle sour cream or a Chorizo Taco: chorizo, eggs, cheddar-jack cheese, pico de gallo, & chipotle sour cream. Metzy’s also offers hot organic Mexican Coffee, cold brew coffee, tea and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Everyone loves Panera Bread for lunch but don’t forget they have great breakfast options as well including muffins, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Or, treat yourself to a freshly baked souffle in a variety of choices. Oh, and did we forget to mention the very convenient drive thru window, and the fact that all Panera food is 100% clean, free of preservatives, sweeteners, additives, and artificial ingredients. Although Panera is part of large company, Manager Hanna Elliott has developed a strong local customer base for the Newburyport shop and works hard to always provide top notch service for her customers.
If you enjoy breakfast sandwiches, don’t forget about Subway! Local Franchise Owner, BB Bhatt is there early morning baking the breads. Served on a freshly baked flat bread roll with real applewood smoked bacon and your choice of vegetables, the Subway breakfast sandwiches are a delicious health option for folks who like to create their breakfast sandwich!
What do all of these Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places have in common? Whether managing, cooking or serving customers, you will find the owners and or managers present in all of these great places to eat! They know their regular customers by name and they work hard to ensure a high quality experience. In addition, all of these Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places help raise money for the 23 Newburyport.com local nonprofit partner organizations by participating in the Best of Newburyport VIP Program. They also reward Newburyport App/VIP Card holders with discounts every time App/Card holders visit any of the participating businesses. Below are the offerings for these Greater Newburyport Breakfast and Brunch places as of of 5/29/17 when this story was published. Click the links below to confirm current discounts or just download the Newburyport App.
VIP Discounts for Greater Newburyport Breakfast and Brunch Places:
Angie’s Diner – 5% Off
Atomic Cafe – 10% Off, Excludes Alcohol
CR Moulton’s/17 State – 10% off Food Portion of the Check with Spend of $25 or More
Finest Kind – 5% Off
FM Station Cafe – 15% Off
Metzy’s – Free Chips & Salsa with Food Purchase – limit one per VIP Card/Per Day
Nancy’s Marshview Cafe – $5 Off $30 or More
Panera Bread – $3 Off Purchases of $15 or More, $5 Off Purchases of $25 or More
Pat’s Diner – 10% Off
Plum Island Grille – 10% off Food for VIP Card Holder & One Guest
Port City Sandwich Company – 1/2 Off 2nd Eggwich Monday – Friday 8 – 10 AM
Rico’s Cafe – 5% Off
Riverside Cafe – 10% Off
Seaglass Restaurant – $5 Off Dinner Entree – One Entree Per Card – Sun – Thurs
Subway – Purchase Six Inch Sub, Chips & Drink Get Six Inch Sub Free