Best Breakfast Places in Friday Harbor

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!


  • 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.


  • 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.