September 10, 2018

Best of Oceanside: Top Spots for an Amazing Breakfast


Breakfast: it's the most important meal of the day, and when you're on vacation it provides the fuel to energize you for a day full of fun! With the Oceanside Pier, local museums, and the farmer's market to visit, not to mention San Diego nearby, you'll want to prepare yourself for plenty of adventure in Oceanside! If you're staying with us in Oceanside, CA, make sure to start your vacation mornings right with a hearty and delicious meal at one of our favorite local breakfast spots!

Beach Break Cafe
1802 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

Highlights: Crispy hash browns, amazing omelettes, and delectable French Toast.
Parking: Parking lot, or parking on the street.

Beach Break is our go-to for a good old fashioned breakfast. You'll find all your favorites here, from pancakes to biscuits and gravy to corned beef hash to omelettes made to order. Everything is good. Visitors especially love the Banana Crunch French Toast, the Killer Burrito, the perfectly crispy hash browns, and the generous portions.

Note, Beach Break is a popular spot, so be prepared for a wait during busy times. Coffee is provided in the waiting area, so you won't be stuck without your morning joe for too long!

Stratford at the Harbor
280 S Harbor Dr
Oceanside, CA 92054

Highlights: Charming harbor view, great service, tasty coffee cake and mimosas
Parking: Parking can be a challenge during busy times. Follow signs to public parking and be prepared to walk a little.

Stratford at the Harbor stands out because of its charming harbor location and friendly staff, providing not only delicious food, but also a quaint coastal atmosphere. Visitors love the corned beef hash and rave about the fresh coffee cake. The view and the variety of mimosas also make it a great spot for a leisurely vacation brunch!

Note: Breakfast is served all day at Stratford, but they are only open until 2pm, so don't plan to visit for dinner!

Don's Country Kitchen
1938 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

Highlights: Incredible eggs Benedict with delicious Hollandaise sauce, stuffed hash browns, and Bloody Mary's.
Parking: Parking lot, or street parking

With four varieties of mouthwatering eggs Benedict with some of the best Hollandaise sauce you'll find anywhere, and three varieties of stuffed hash browns, Don's Country Kitchen is a great place to fill up before a long day of Oceanside adventuring! If you're a fan of a Bloody Mary, you must try Don's famous Bloody Mary garnished with bacon and chili salt - guests love it!

Note: With sweet and savory options, as well as lighter fare and a senior section of the menu, you'll find something for everyone here!

228 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

Highlights: Fun 80's theme and friendly visits from Perry, the owner! Chocolate chip pancakes, Nutella mocha.
Parking: Some parking behind the restaurant, but plan to park on the street

The collection of vintage memorabilia at the Breakfast Club Diner is so impressive that visitors sometimes say eating here is like having breakfast at an 80's museum.The fun decor and nostalgic music helps set the tone for a great day, and the large portions of delicious food do the rest! Try the famous chocolate chip pancakes, or the Zeus burrito for a more savory experience!

Note: Perry, the owner of BCD, loves to stop by and say hi when he's in the restaurant!

Petite Madeline Cafe & Bistro
223 N Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054

Highlights: Incredible buns and pastries, top notch sandwiches, sweet and savory crepe options!
Parking: Parking lot behind the cafe, and street parking too

You can get a full hot breakfast at Petite Madeline Cafe (the benedicts and crepes are excellent!), but where this cafe really shines is its pastries. From the croissants to cheesecakes to their famous "all day buns," the baked goods at Petite Madeline are to die for, and the house coffee? Oh so good! Take some pastries and coffee to go, or sit down and linger over a steamy cup and a flaky bun!

Note: The all day buns are especially delicious with a little jam! We recommend strawberry.

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