Best Breakfast Places in Friday Harbor

Updated 2023

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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

Friday Harbor, Washington
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  • Cynthia's Bistro

On 65 Nichols Street by the Farmer's Market. Made from scratch breakfast and lunch, freshly baked pastries, espresso drinks. Lovely garden patio. Our favorite: Avocado Breakfast Boat and a triple Caramel Latte.

  • 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