Breakfast is the building block to good health and and each morning as we begin a new day, we have a chance to make needed changes and reinvent ourself. And so why not celebrate and indulge in some new breakfast creations and open up our minds and bodies to new flavors. Here on Cape Cod, we have some of the best Breakfast Restaurants and Diners with very creative and inventive chefs all sure to please your taste buds. If you have read any of my blogs, you know that I have spend over a year of traveling around Cape Cod in search of the best breakfast spots, but there is no one special spots. So in writing this blog I wish to acknowledge some of those very special places. The best omelet in Chatham is by far at Chatham Filling Station and one of my favorites is The Low Country Omelet which has shrimp, andouille sausage, onion, peppers, tomato, and cheddar cheese. The eggs were so fluffy and delicate and with a freshly baked popover and creamy cheesey grits, I was in breakfast heaven, All of their omelets are delicious and you can create your own blend with some very delicious choices. The best french toast is easily found at The Homeport Restaurant in Orleans and my favorite is the Cinnamon Crossiant French Toast which is their buttery croissants, spit and dip in their French toast batter, dusted with cinnamon, sugar and grilled to perfection.It is truely an experience that you won't long forget and their other choices are equally as good. Best doughnuts and bakery good in Orleans is the Hole in One in Orleans and Eastham and they also serve some awesome choices for breakfast with a shout to Nanny's potato pancakes, which are flavorful and delicate. You can take a step back in time at The Red Cottage in South Dennis as you feel like you are back in the fifties and maybe even young again, experiencing some of the best breakfast combos named after the towns around Cape Cod or trying some other inventive choices that I guarentee will blow your mind. Ruggie's in Harwich offers some very special breakfast casseroles called The Melting Pots that will make you feel that you been to europe without even leaving Harwich with choices from Italy, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Switzland,and Ireland. And if you are really hungry then you can try the " Duke" which isi2 Waffles, 6 eggs "their way", 1/4 lb Cheddar cheese, 1/4 lb American cheese, hash browns, homemade sausage gravy, 2 buttermilk pancakes, 6 strips of bacon, 3 sausage patties and 2 pieces of boneless country style fried chicken. And they even offer you a challenge for this one.THE RULES: You have 30 minutes to finish everything on your plate and one 8oz beverage. You must remain seated the entire 30 minutes. If you succeed you will win a Ruggie's T-shirt, your meal is free, and your picture will forever be on our wall! On down the road is The Pancake Man in South Dennis which as their name states, offers some great pancake choices as well as "Skillets" which blends some good breakfast combos all served in a skillets and mexican choices as well as standard choices. If you are an eggs benedict fan then you must stop at Piccadilly Deli and Cafe in South Yarmouth should be your stop as they offer an awesome choice of "Benny's" as well as the usual breakfast fare. If you have seen the lines outside of Keltic Kitchen in West Yarmouth then you know this is an awesome choice for Irish as well as some very inventive and delicious breakfast choices that you have only dreamed about, like Boston Creme Pancakes. Got to get your Daily Paper in Hyannis which offer a wide variety of delicious breakfast choices with ever changing specials that will be making you glad you went out for breakfast and didn't stay home. Don't forget to try their awesome homemade honey wheat bread because, it is to die for. Hidden down a long driveway is Jack's Outback2 in Yarmouthport you will discover a welcoming white country home with food that will rekindle and leave many pleasant memories as the staff prepares some delicious breakfast choices as well as popovers and bakery delicasies, If you want to keep it simple then you will love Centerville Pie Co in Centerville because they will keep it simple and delicious but be forewarned that watching all those pies coming out of the bakery might have you thinking that you need a nice slice of pie after breakfast. Once you start that, it might become a new breakfast tradition because they have so many pie choices and you will rationalize that its only a slice. Remember as you read about all these delicious breakfast stops that they are healthy with fresh ingredients and better than a frozen fast meal. On down the road in Marston Mills you will find a cozy spot at The Mills where you will find a never ending choice of breakfast goodness. The chefs are amazing and always trying something new to tantilize our taste buds. Hidden on the back roads of Hyannis you might find Spoon and Seed an eclectic breakfast which takes you on a fun flavor discovery for new inventive breakfast choices like smoked pork loin, homemade chorizo and vermont cheddar cheese biscuits, just to mention a few. Across from the courthouse in Barnstable you will discover The Blue Plate Diner which will leave you plannning your next visit because there is always something else you got to try. I forgot to mention my favorite spot in Dennis which I feel decribes me before coffee, Grumpy's serves a ever changing breakfast special menu that will make it most difficult for you to pick and awesome oversize muffins. You can step back in time, diner style at Betsy Diner in Falmouth with great diner breakfast selections and even a jukebox tableside and Route 28 Diner in Yarmouth also will take you back in time to the fifites when life was simple and food delcious. On route 6a you find a hidden gem in The 6A Cafe and don't be fooled by their appearance because this is truely an awesome breakfast stop with inventive choices and one of my favorite is "The Gronk" which is a great breakfast sandwich with a fried egg, cheese, meatloaf, lettuce and tomato. In Sandwich you will find a very special spot at Cafe Chew where you will have much difficulty in deciding on what you want because the choices are so good when you order your selction at the counter you will be tempted with all their bakery choices and then sit down to enjoy a specially brewed cup of coffee and then your server will deliver your breakfast that leaves you believing in heaven. And last but not least is a small spot in West Dennis near the Post Office is special little place called The Good Friend's Cafe which serves up the usual breakfast fare but make some awesome homemade breads that are sure to please.But yet I forgot one more The Sea Street Cafe in Hyannis which offers creative breakfast choice and home fries to die for was the source for my beginning this breakfast trek with their very delicious Bananas Foster French Toast which is banana slices sautéed in brandy, butter, cinnamon and brown sugar finished with fresh whipped cream. My friend John Regar introduced me to this heavenly blend and my life was forever changed. Thanks John, you are remembered daily as I go about my food hunts and I wish we had more time together. So arm with some breakfast choices and places to try, I wish you good eating and happy times this year. Enjoy the flavors of life and make happy memories.
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