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The 50 Breakfasts You Need to Eat in Each State in the U.S.

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Rebecca Johnson
Updated: 26 June 2017

As the great Ron Swanson once said, “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.”  We definitely agree, so we’ve chosen our favorite breakfast and brunch joints in every state in the U.S.. Why not plan a road trip to fill that pancakes-and-eggs hole in your life?

Alabama

Big Bad Breakfast

You will have no trouble wolfing down this big bad breakfast.

5361 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242, USA, +1 205-490-7568

Courtesy of Big Bad Breakfast

Courtesy of Big Bad Breakfast

Alaska

Middle Way Cafe

Vegan or gluten-free, sweet or savory, there’s something for everyone here.

1200 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA, +1 907-272-6433

Mexican Benedict, Courtesy of Middleway Cafe

Mexican Benedict, Courtesy of Middleway Cafe

Arizona

The Farm at South Mountain

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at the peaceful and leafy Morning Glory Café, where you can enjoy fresh and wholesome ingredients.

6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA, +1 602-276-6360

Back to Your Roots Courtesy of Morning Glory Cafe at The Farm at South Mountain

Back to Your Roots, Courtesy of Morning Glory Cafe at The Farm at South Mountain

Arkansas

Arsaga’s at the Depot

Supreme coffee and quality food can be found at the Depot, as well as at four other locations.

548 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA, +1 479-443-9900

The Brezinski, Courtesy of Arsaga's at the Depot

Courtesy of Arsaga’s at the Depot

California

Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Their soft, flaky croissants will brighten up any morning.

Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA, +1 650-853-9200

Freshly Baked Croissants, Courtesy of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Freshly Baked Croissants, Courtesy of Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

Colorado

Denver Biscuit Company

Biscuits, gravy, chicken, bacon, and cheese… what more could you want?

141 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209, USA, +1 303-377-7900

3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA, +1 303-377-7900

4275 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212, USA, +1 303-377-7900

Courtesy of Denver Biscuit Company

The Franklin, Courtesy of Denver Biscuit Company

Connecticut

Bella’s Cafe

Visiting New Haven? Fuel up with french toast.

896 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515, USA, +1 203-387-7107

French Toast, Courtesy of Bella's Cafe

French Toast, Courtesy of Bella’s Cafe

Delaware

Klondlike Kate’s Restaurant & Saloon

Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday in this beautifully furnished 1880’s building.

158 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711, USA, +1 302-737-6100

Brunch Plate, Courtesy of Klondlike Kate's Restaurant and Saloon

Brunch Plate, Courtesy of Klondlike Kate’s Restaurant and Saloon

Florida

Se7enbites

Nostalgic southern comfort food and baked goods.

617 Primrose Dr, Orlando, FL 32803, USA, +1 407-203-0727

Breakfast Club, Courtesy of Se7enbites

Breakfast Club, Courtesy of Se7enbites

Georgia

Canoe Restaurant

Savor the pancake stacks whilst enjoying views of the Chattahoochee River.

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA, +1 770-432-2663

Cornmeal and Georgia Pecan Pancakes, Courtesy of Canoe Restaurant

Cornmeal and Georgia Pecan Pancakes, Courtesy of Canoe Restaurant

Hawaii

Koko Head Cafe

Specializing in udon, congee, and other Pan-Asian breakfast food.

1145 12th Ave C, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA, +1 808-732-8920

Loco Moco Skillet, Courtesy of Koko Head Cafe

Loco Moco Skillet, Courtesy of Koko Head Cafe

Idaho

Fork

Fresh and locally sourced, brunch is served Saturday and Sunday.

199 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA, +1 208-287-1700

Brunch, Courtesy of Fork

Illinois

Longman & Eagle

Pig out on pork belly in this traditional Chicago inn.

2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA, +1 773-276-7110

Pork Belly Benedict, Courtesy of Longman Eagle

Pork Belly Benedict, Courtesy of Longman Eagle

Indiana

Milktooth

The freshly baked buns are the star of this Indy cafe.

534 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA, +1 317-986-5131

Pastries, Courtesy of Milktooth

Pastries, Courtesy of Milktooth

Iowa

The Cafe

The huge menu makes it difficult to decide, so why not just order everything!

2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA 50010, USA, +1 515-292-0100

Courtesy of The Cafe

Courtesy of The Cafe

Kansas

Doo-Dah Diner

Your favorite comfort food with a special gourmet twist.

206 E Kellogg St, Wichita, KS 67202, USA, +1 316-265-7011

Pancakes, Courtesy of Doo-Dah Diner

Pancakes, Courtesy of Doo-Dah Diner

Kentucky

Lydia House

Breakfast how it should be: simple and filling.

1101 Lydia St, Louisville, KY 40217, USA, +1 502-718-6002

Loaded Potato Omelette, Courtesy of Lydia House

Loaded Potato Omelette, Courtesy of Lydia House

Louisiana

The French Press

Breakfast in style with dishes drawing from Cajun, French and Italian influences.

214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA, +1 337-233-9449

Biscuits, Courtesy of The French Press

Biscuits, Courtesy of The French Press

Maine

Little Tap House

The brunch you’ll want to clear the weekend for. If only we could start every day with poutine.

106 High St, Portland, ME 04101, USA, +1 207-518-9283

Poutine and Eggs with a Bloody Mary, Courtesy of Little Tap House

Poutine and Eggs with a Bloody Mary, Courtesy of Little Tap House

Maryland

The Food Market

Delicious pancakes in bustling surroundings. Brunch is served Friday to Sunday.

1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211, +1 410-366-0606

Courtesy of The Food Market

Courtesy of The Food Market

Massachusetts

BirchTree Bread Company

Nothing beats freshly baked pastries and house-made granola.

138 Green St #5, Worcester, MA 01604, USA, +1 774-243-6944

Housemade Granola, Courtesy of BirchTree Bread Company

Housemade Granola, Courtesy of BirchTree Bread Company

Michigan

Dime Store

Breakfast, lunch, booze; brunch is this place’s specialty.

719 Griswold St #180, Detroit, MI 48226, USA, +1 313-962-9106

Corned Beef Eggs Benedict, Courtesy of Dime Store

Corned Beef Eggs Benedict, Courtesy of Dime Store

Minnesota

Hell’s Kitchen

Quirky restaurant serving heavenly breakfast and brunches.

80 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA, +1 612-332-4700

Banana Foster French Toast, Courtesy of Hell’s Kitchen

Mississippi

High Biscuits

Fluffy pancakes and crispy bacon, perfectly paired with tea and coffee.

7048 Old Canton Rd #1008, Ridgeland, MS 39157, USA, +1 769-300-4948

Courtesy of High Biscuits

Courtesy of High Biscuits

Missouri

Cafe Berlin

Hearty portions and a laid-back vibe.

220 N 10th St, Columbia, MO 65201, USA, +1 573-441-0400

BLT waffle, Courtesy of Cafe Berlin

Walt waffle, Courtesy of Cafe Berlin

Montana

Roadhouse Diner

American classics in a log cabin setting.

613 15th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401, USA, +1 406-788-8839

Breakfast Burrito, Courtesy of Roadhouse Diner

Nebraska

Cultiva Espresso & Crepes

Coffee and crepes, what more do you need?

727 S 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA, +1 402-435-1133

Crepe, Courtesy of Cultiva Espresso & Crepes

Crepe, Courtesy of Cultiva Espresso & Crepes

Nevada

Wet Hen Cafe

Family-run cafe serving up breakfast classics and home bakes.

3979 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV 89502, USA, +1 775-657-8880

Croissant Sandwich, Courtesy of Wet Hen Cafe

Croissant Sandwich, Courtesy of Wet Hen Cafe

New Hampshire

Red Arrow Diner

Comfort food served 24-hours. Make sure you add their famous Mug O’ Bacon to your order!

61 Lowell St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA, +1 603-626-1118

137 Rockingham Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053, USA, +1 603-552-3091

63 Union Square, Milford, NH 03055, USA, +1 603-249-9222

Stuffed French Toast, Courtesy of Red Arrow Diner

Stuffed French Toast, Courtesy of Red Arrow Diner

New Jersey

The Mad Batter

Fresh and tasty breakfasts in Cape May.

Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204, USA, +1 609-884-5970

Courtesy of The Mad Batter

Courtesy of The Mad Batter

New Mexico

Frontier Restaurant

This student favorite serves breakfast every day from 5am to 1am.

2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA, +1 505-266-0550

Breakfast Burrito, Courtesy of Frontier Restaurant

Breakfast Burrito, Courtesy of Frontier Restaurant

New York

Bubby’s

Some say they serve the best pancakes in New York. We’d say they’re probably right!

120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013, USA, +1 212-219-0666

73 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, USA, +1 212-206-6200

Nutella Pancakes, Courtesy of Bubbys

Nutella Pancakes, Courtesy of Bubbys

North Carolina

Angie’s Restaurant

Serving Southern classics, Angie’s is guaranteed to become your new favorite.

1340 W Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529, USA, +1 919-661-6707

North Dakota

The Boiler Room

The Scotch Eggs are the brunch favorite here, providing the necessary fried meat and egg every morning needs.

210 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA, +1 701-478-1990

Scotch Egg, Courtesy of The Boiler Room

Scotch Egg, Courtesy of The Boiler Room

Ohio

The Angry Baker

Delectable pastries for your morning sugar rush, plus healthy and vegan options.

891 Oak St, Columbus, OH 43205, USA, +1 614-947-0976

247 King Ave, Columbus, OH 43201, USA, +1 614-817-1778

Red Velvet Croissant, Courtesy of The Angry Baker

Red Velvet Croissant, Courtesy of The Angry Baker

Oklahoma

Syrup

Named after your favorite condiment and serving breakfast food all day long.

123 E Main St, Norman, OK 73069, USA, +1 405-701-1143

Waffles, Courtesy of Syrup

Waffles, Courtesy of Syrup

Oregon

Pine State Biscuits

Buttery biscuits with all the fillings you could possibly desire.

1100 SE Division St #100, Portland, OR 97202, USA, +1 503-236-3346

125 NE Schuyler St, Portland, OR 97212, USA, +1 503-719-5357

2204 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211, USA, +1 503-477-6605

Courtesy of Pine State Biscuits

Courtesy of Pine State Biscuits

Pennsylvania

Square Café

Seasonal menu serving classic American pancakes and crepes.

1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218, USA, +1 412-244-8002

Courtesy of Square Cafe

Courtesy of Square Cafe

Rhode Island

Julians

The brunchy-est brunch that ever brunched a brunch, plus great vegan options.

318 Broadway, Providence, RI 02909, USA, +1 401-861-1770

Nova Scotia Eggs Benedict, Courtesy of Julians

Nova Scotia Eggs Benedict, Courtesy of Julians

South Carolina

Hominy Grill

The best brunch for Lowcountry classics.

207 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403, USA, +1 843-937-0930

Big Nasty Biscuit, Courtesy of Hominy Grill and Robert Stehling

Big Nasty Biscuit, Courtesy of Hominy Grill and Robert Stehling

South Dakota

Philips Avenue Diner

All-American ’50s diner classics in a retro environment.

Waffles, Courtesy of The Phillips Avenue Diner

Waffles, Courtesy of The Phillips Avenue Diner

Tennessee

The Southern Steak and Oyster

Get your daily protein fix with the steak and biscuit benedict.

150 3rd Ave S #110, Nashville, TN 37201, USA, +1 615-724-1762

Steak and Biscuit Benedict, Courtesy of The Southern Steak and Oyster

Steak and Biscuit Benedict, Courtesy of The Southern Steak and Oyster

Texas

Seven Mile Cafe

From french toast, to breakfast burritos and acai bowls, you’re bound to find something to your taste.

529 Bolivar St, Denton, TX 76201, USA, +1 940-808-0200

Loaded Potato with two eggs, Courtesy of Seven Mile Cafe

Loaded Potato with two eggs, Courtesy of Seven Mile Cafe

Utah

Guru’s Cafe

Start with one of the hearty Mexican dishes, finish with the Philly stuffed French toast.

Philly French Toast, Courtesy of Guru Cafe

Philly French Toast, Courtesy of Guru Cafe

Vermont

Magnolia’s Bistro

The interiors look just as good as the food.

1 Lawson Ln, Burlington, VT 05401, USA, +1 802-846-7446

Gluten Free Pancakes, Courtesy of Magnolia Bistro

Gluten Free Pancakes, Courtesy of Magnolia Bistro

Virginia

Kind Roots Cafe

Home to epic cinnamon rolls.

College Square, 790 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450, USA, +1 540-460-5697

Cinnamon Roll, Courtesy of Kind Roots Cafe

Cinnamon Roll, Courtesy of Kind Roots Cafe

Washington

Art House Cafe

For a gourmet twist on the American classics.

Art House Cafe, N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403, USA, +1 253-212-2011

Stuffed Biscuit, Courtesy of Art House Cafe

Stuffed Biscuit, Courtesy of Art House Cafe

West Virginia

Later Alligator

Indulge in the breakfast croissant or bagels whilst chilling in their garden terrace.

2145 Market St, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA, +1 304-233-1606

Bagel and lox, Courtesy of Later Alligator

Bagel and lox, Courtesy of Later Alligator

Wisconsin

Marigold Kitchen

The higher the stack the better!

118 S Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703, USA, +1 608-661-5559

Pancakes, Courtesy of Marigold Kitchen

Pancakes, Courtesy of Marigold Kitchen

Wyoming

The Albi Pub

Where they serve home-baked cruffins, need we say more?

404 S 4th St, Laramie, WY 82070, USA, +1 307-745-9738

Cruffins, Courtesy of Alibi Pub

Cruffins, Courtesy of Alibi Pub