Updated May 2017
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!
RIDICULOUSLY CLOSE TO EARTHBOX:
- 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, 7:30am to 11:00am. Excellent Caffé Vita coffee drinks, smoothies, fruit, yogurt and our favorite: the Earthbox signature Açai berry bowls.
- 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.
ON THE GO:
- Crows Nest Coffee Shoppe
Straight down the street on 70 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 just steps from the ferry landing. Our favorite: Breakfast Sandwich and a Mocca.
- 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.
- Cask & Schooner
Straight down by the water at 1 Front Street, open for brunch on the weekends at 9:00am. Local & organic ingredients when possible. Comfy, nautical feel. Our favorite: Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary.
- 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.
- Café Demeter
Two blocks from the Earthbox at 80 Nichols Street. Open Tue-Sat, 7:00am to 3:00pm. Small, adorable European Café & Bakery. Espresso, tea, pastries, savory tarts, cakes, pizza, sandwiches. Our favorite: buttery chocolate croissant with a side of sour cream topped cheesecake.
- The Bean Café
By the ferry lanes at 150 First St. Open from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Comfortable, spacious coffee house, serving organic coffee, light breakfast, lunch & wine. To die for Paninis and salads. Our favorite: Ham & bacon breakfast Panini and a handmade smoked sea salt caramel.