December 2, 2016

Best of Carlsbad: Top spots for an amazing breakfast

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Congrats Beachside readers! You’ve made it to the third installment of our Best Breakfasts series! For those of you who are looking to travel a bit farther south than popular Orange County cities like Newport Beach and San Clemente , we are diving into the wonderful world of Carlsbad breakfasts. Look no further; we have nailed down the best places to visit while you are on your Carlsbad vacation!

Best Brunch Experience:

Beach Plum Kitchen
6971 El Camino Real
Ste 201
Carlsbad, CA 92009

With free coffee cake and coffee during waits, the most delicious menu selection, and both indoor and outdoor seating, Beach Plum is our top choice for the best brunch experience, and perhaps even one of the best things to do in southern California! With unique dishes like pork belly hash, buttermilk waffles and fried chicken, and lemon ricotta pancakes, Beach Plum provides both a distinctive and satisfying experience. Locals call Beach Plum their favorite place for breakfast, modern and contemporary, and a restaurant with great customer service. Be sure to join their rewards program if you think you will be in town often!

Healthiest Breakfast:

Naked Café
300 Carlsbad Village Dr
Ste 107A
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Located in Carlsbad Village, Naked Café has a wide selection of vegan, organic, and gluten-free food. Portions are large, environment is quaint and cozy, and customer service is deserving of 5 stars. Check out their whole-wheat blueberry pancakes, coconut French toast, and egg white burritos! Customers rave about the quick service despite some crowded hours and days as well as both indoor and outdoor seating. If you are in the market for a day in the Village, a delicious breakfast, and a place that cares about health, Naked is the place for you!

Best Coffee:

Leap Coffee
5611 Palmer Way
Ste D
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Just a 10 minute drive away from the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Leap Coffee provides a classy and comfortable environment for a leisurely coffee stop or date. This location is a local favorite, but is not inflated with tourism. Get a complimentary cup of Ethiopian coffee for your first visit, or try their cinnamon maple latte or well-made macchiato. This underrated coffee shop is a must-visit for both coffee and food needs, and a definite favorite in our books!

Best Breakfast Burritos

Lola’s 7 Up Market & Deli
3292 Roosevelt St
Carlsbad, CA 92008

This local Mexican restaurant is a favorite among Carlsbad residents, and known for their delicious burritos of all kinds! Perfect your day by taking a 6 minute drive to the Carlsbad Flower Fields, and check out our Carlsbad vacation rental listings if you are planning to stay in the area! Lola’s is even more loved for their community-oriented environment and home-y vibes. Make sure to try their chilaquiles, simple bean burritos, and most importantly, breakfast burritos! Lola’s provides a fun environment with a simple, good quality menu for everyone!

Best Doughnuts

VG Donuts and Bakery
106 Aberdeen Dr
Cardiff, CA 92007

VG (it stands for "very good") is the perfect doughnut bakery to stop by if you plan to spend the day at Carlsbad State Beach. VG is known for their cake-like doughnuts, ranging from flavors like blueberry buttermilk bars to old-fashioned glazed doughnuts. The only downside to VG is how quickly their doughnuts sell out. If you are looking to pick from a wide range of flavors, be sure to arrive before 10am! Other than that, VG is a crowd pleaser with doughnuts, pastries, cookies, and all things sweet for a wonderful breakfast morning!

Don't see your breakfast favorite on the list?
Let us know your favorite local spot by filling out the contact form in the upper right! There are lots of other great restaurants and cafes in Carlsbad, especially in the Carlsbad Village , and we simply couldn't include them all. When you plan your trip to Carlsbad , be sure to include plenty of time to explore the local area and enjoy the beaches and unique local businesses.

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