Big, hearty, and sweet describe what you’ll find at any of these fantastic breakfast and brunch spots in Fresno. You may notice that folks in Fresno love their cinnamon rolls, and they even have a cinnamon roll waffle, pancake, and French toast. Read ahead for our favorite brunches in Fresno.
Fresno Breakfast House
Restaurant, American, $$$
Fresno Breakfast House
Fresno Breakfast House offers almost any breakfast entree you can think of, which makes it a great place for large groups or families. The menu begins with a lengthy list of items, from omelets to crepes, and continues on to eggs Benedict before taking a trip to the south of the border. There are several Mexican breakfast options, including a breakfast quesadilla.
Address and Phone Number: 2085 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 431-1385
Batter Up Pancakes
Batter Up Pancakes is for serious pancake eaters only. The pancakes are out of this world – if you have a sweet tooth, try the Ice Cream Sundae pancakes, but if you’re more of a savory eater try the Intimidator, which is a pancake stuffed with eggs, bacon, sausage, and ham. Batter Up Pancakes has a challenge for the truly brave; if you can eat a 10 egg scramble on top of a 25 ounce pancake you’ll take home a t-shirt, a mug, and get your photo on the wall of fame.
Address and Phone Number: 8029 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 440-1221
The Breakfast Hut
The Breakfast Hut focuses on sourcing local and fresh ingredients to make deliciously creative breakfasts. The local consensus is that the cinnamon roll pancakes are a must, so be sure to order them, even if you have to share them with the rest of the table. Other tasty options are the sausage and gravy biscuits and the chicken fried steak.
Address and Phone Number: 915 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 457-2300
The Train Depot
The Train Depot serves huge portions of country style food. If you’re up to it, order the Train Wreck, a kitchen-sink style scramble packed with bacon, eggs, and all kinds of veggies. As a side, make sure you have an order of the cottage potatoes – they’re outstanding. If you have room, or would like get a sweet to go, order one of the Train Depot’s famous cinnamon rolls.
Address and Phone Number: 3045 E Ashlan Ave, Fresno, CA 93726 (559) 442-1401
Sandy’s Country Junction
While most of these restaurants seem to have extravagant meals and creative dishes, the charm of Sandy’s Country Junction is the simplicity. Sandy herself still runs the restaurant, and you can always expect a smiling face when you enter. We recommend trying the biscuits and gravy or the pancakes. Note that everything at Sandy’s is very reasonably priced, so it’s tough to spend a lot of money here.
Address and Phone Number: 532 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612 (559) 298-1951
Campagnia Bistro only serves brunch on Sundays, and you’ll want to make a reservation. The brunch is buffet style for $24, and you can add $7 if you want to enjoy bottomless mimosas. While you enjoy an omelet, French toast, or any of the other lovely meals, a jazz band will be playing classic tunes in the background.
Address and Phone Number: 1185 E Champlain Dr, Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 433-3300
Craving Louisiana style cooking? Look no further than Huckleberry’s. Before you order a main course, be sure to order the Mardi Gras Beignets, served with sweet cream and fresh fruit. After some delicious French doughnuts, order either the chicken and waffles or the Riverboat omelet.
Address and Phone Number: 1083 E Champlain Dr, Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 433-4840
The Waffle Shop
Nothing quite compares to a perfectly crispy waffle with rich maple syrup on top. The Waffle Shop has perfected the waffle, and has even created a few variations on this breakfast staple. Try the pecan waffle or the bacon waffle, and if you are really hungry you can add a few sides to your meal. Even the syrup seems to have a more refined sweetness at the Waffle Shop.
Address and Phone Number: 4025 W Figarden Dr #101, Fresno, CA 93722 (559) 446-1086
Jus’ Jo’s is a small, simple breakfast and lunch spot with a lot of heart. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. In the rare event they make a mistake, they will be the first to admit it and promptly solve the problem. The omelets are tasty and packed with fillings, and the potatoes on the side are crisp and well-seasoned. Come here for big breakfasts, but be prepared to wait a bit on the weekends.
Address and Phone Number: 701 W Shaw Ave #102, Clovis, CA 93612 (559) 322-1788
Benaddiction is the most hip of Fresno’s breakfast spots, pioneering a new breakfast item that’s tough to beat; the Benaddiction Breakfast sandwich. Benaddiction has created several variants of the eggs Benedict, from tri-tip and crimini mushrooms to pulled pork and bacon, and all are available in the form of the Benaddiction breakfast sandwich.
Address and Phone Number: 3015 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711 559-374-6082
Benaddiction Sandwitch / Courtesy of Benaddiction Restaurant | Courtesy of Benaddiction Restaurant