Best Breakfast Places in Friday Harbor

Posted on June 25, 2015


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially on the day you will see Orca whales for the first time, go on a kayak trip, or take a scenic flight over the San Juan Islands.  We’ve put together a list of our favorite places, to help you find the perfect place to fuel up before your adventure. Bon Appetite!

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Café Zia at Earthbox 

Earthbox’ seasonal coffee shop by the pool. For a great cup of coffee or a light snack.  Open July to September (if staffing allows, we are still really struggling with staffing), 7:30am to 11:00am. Excellent Caffé Vita coffee drinks, smoothies, fruit, yogurt and our favorite:  the Earthbox signature Açai berry bowls.


The Sweet Retreat 

A block from the Earthbox at 264 Spring Street. Open from 7:00am to 4:00pm. A pick up window for a quick, uncomplicated bite and a coffee. Espresso, breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, pastries, ice cream. Our favorite: Breakfast sausage ciabatta with a real fruit shake.

Cafe Zia at Earthbox Inn & Spa
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Crows Nest Coffee Shoppe

Straight down and across the street on 127 Spring Street. Open from 6:30am to 4:00pm, serving excellent coffee, breakfast and lunch. Everything is fresh and made to order. Breakfast sandwiches, soups, sandwiches and burritos served in the narrowest coffee shop in Washington State. Our favorite: Breakfast Sandwich and a Mocca.


Cute cafe near the ferry and next to the lavender store on 150 First Street, espresso drinks, freshly baked scones, to-die-for cakes, pastries and more. Our favorite: Raspberry Donut Cheesecake with Hot Chocolate.


    Friday Harbor, Washington
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    Rocky Bay Café

    A mere block away from the Earthbox, the Rocky Bay Café, a traditional local diner, is located at 225 Spring Street and opens daily from 6:30am to 2:30pm. Rocky Bay offers breakfast fair, eggs, pancakes, omelets. Our favorite: Huevos Rancheros and a stack of buttermilk pancakes.

    Blue Water Bar & Grill

    Straight down by the water at 7 Spring Street, open for breakfast at 9:00am. Beautiful view of the port of Friday Harbor. Small outdoor seating section where the puppy is welcome as well. Our favorite: Seafood Scramble and a Mimosa.

    Breakfast at Cynthia's in Friday Harbor, Washington