The 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Delaware!

From crepes to pancakes, and brunch trucks to the award winning diners, these breakfast eateries are amongst the best in Delaware. Whether you’re looking for a charming café serving day-starting espresso or a down-home diner steeped in history, Delaware has it. Here are the 10 best breakfast spots in the state!  

1. The Drip Café, Hockessin, DE

Known for providing exceptional pancakes, customers will be delighted to know that they purchase locally-grown produce and foods for their delectable recipes. Now bringing breakfast far and wide, “The Brunch Box,” is The Drip Café’s food truck. They frequently host food related events such as the Latte Art Throwdown where baristas can compete for the best latte art. Keep an eye on their website for calendar updates.

2. Angelo’s Luncheonette, Wilmington, DE

Angelo’s is more than just a restaurant in Wilmington, it’s a tradition. Even Governor Carney joined in the celebration gathering with a hot dog this past April. Angelo’s is the place where the locals go and you will want to join them. Serving more than just breakfast, you can enjoy lunch and dinner and don’t be surprised if you see the mayor of Wilmington dropping by.

3. The Royal Treat, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Located just steps from the ocean, you really are in for a treat at the Royal Treat in Rehoboth Beach. The Royal Treat has been family run for 30 years as a breakfast ice cream parlor right off the boardwalk. You can sit outside watching the dolphins while spooning up ice cream laden waffles, or enjoy the inside parlor on the screened in porch. Take a step back in time and enjoy a Royal Treat!

4. One Coastal, Fenwick Island, DE

One Coastal has been bringing the best of local farms to your fork since 2014. Carlie & Scott decided to make their dream into a business and started One Coastal based on their long roots in the area. They grew up here, played on the beaches here, and have started their business here together. Enjoy a succulent Sunday breakfast menu with choices such as the Delmarva Classic, avocado & eggs, and after 9 a.m. enjoy your own “wake up calls.” This is truly a unique experience and one you don’t want to miss.

5. Nectar Café & Juice Bar, Lewes, DE

The Nectar Café & Juice Bar is the fresh breakfast you have been looking for. Located in in Lewes, down the street from Beebe Healthcare, stop in and grab yourself a Nectar Punch with a protein shot, or one of many other juices designed for detoxification, energy, or stamina. Check out their full breakfast menu too filled with amazing choices like buttered pecan French toast, smoked salmon, or blueberry pancakes. Meals are served all day long so take a stop in to see the full menu or view it online.

6. The Backyard, Milton, DE

This adorably chic restaurant will delight your senses. You will find yourself salivating at the scents coming from the bakery and enjoying the bright warm hues of the interior décor. Take a bite of their Surfer Omelet and kick back in the Backyard Milton’s relaxing environment. Bring your laptop since you’ll most likely want to stay for a while.

7. Kaisy’s Delights, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Until you have sampled one of Kaisy’s Delights, it is difficult to describe how different and delicious they are. Kaisy’s describes itself as “a culinary journey through the Austro-Hungarian Empire in a setting inspired by Austrian chalets.” There are traditional breakfast sandwiches at Kaisy’s, however, you will want to sample a taste of the actual Kaisy’s Delights which you can sometimes find being given away outside for free in front of the restaurant. They are sweet, delicious, and nothing else comes quite close to their flavor.

8. Scrumptious, Wilmington, DE

If you’re searching for that perfect cup of coffee, then look no further than Scrumptious in Wilmington. Wake up with an espresso, latte, or café breve, brewed and sweetened to your liking. From the classic buttermilk to the out of this world Reese’s, the pancakes served up are nothing short of amazing. And if it’s too early for sugar, their egg-cellent western omelets, scrambler wraps, and ranchero burritos are sure to put a smile on your face and belly. 

9. The Brunch n Lunch, Dover, DE

The Brunch n Lunch in Dover is one of the newer restaurants to come onto the Delaware foodie scene. Now serving breakfast all day, they have a build your own breakfast sandwich, hashtag sandwiches, and stuffed pound cake French toast. Chef Domonique Williams and his staff enjoy bringing a fresh, creative vibe to the state capital with their southern inspired menu. Check out this young eatery and feel free to tag them in pictures online!  

10. The Odd Fellows Café, Smyrna, DE

Voted best restaurant in Smyrna in 2015, the Odd Fellows Café is the kind of small town café where you can have a conversation with Chef Willie and learn about the menu you are eating. Located directly on Main Street across from the Smyrna Opera House, the Odd Fellows Café has a unique vibe inside with local art and décor, brick faceted walls and a cozy atmosphere. They are constantly updating their menu with Chef Willie’s inspiration and creativity so stop in and see what he is creating next!

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