Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Blue Ridge

It's the most important meal of the day! But it can be fun and delicious, and here are some of the best spots in town...

Blue Ridge is the ideal weekend getaway, but with so much to do like shopping, hiking or riding the train, you’re going to want to fuel up for the most important meal of the day. These 10 options have you covered whether you want to eat early, eat late, grab something before tubing the river or relax and dine with the locals.

Rum Cake Lady Cuban Café 
If you’re willing to wait until 10 a.m. for a lite bite, then Rum Cake Lady will not disappoint. Locations in Downtown Blue Ridge and in McCaysville near the Georgia-Tennessee border both offer Cuban coffee and eats that rival options in Havana. Yes, “authentic” is an overused word, but in this case it is most fitting. Grab a Cortadito and a mini Rum Cake, and then come back for lunch!

Blend Superfood Café 
Looking for some quick energy before hitting the trails? Offering lots of organic items, grab a smoothie, power balls or one of their Acai bowls. The Super Bowl is packed with banana, strawberries, blackberries, almond butter, hemp hearts and goji berries. Be sure to grab a cup of their coffee. 

Mercier Orchards at The Farm
Enjoy French Toast made with their freshly baked apple cinnamon bread served with cinnamon apples and your choice of Applewood smoked bacon or fresh sausage!  Of course, don’t forget the biscuits and gravy. 

Van Zandt’s Grill & Grocery If you want to go tubing or kayaking then Van Zandt’s is a great place to hitch a ride on the Toccoa. Before you dive in, try the Breakfast Special–eggs, grits, biscuit, bacon and gravy. If you’re truly adventurous then ask for the Pancake: It’s HUGE!

Pete’s Place Family Restaurant
Biscuits, sandwiches, pancakes, French toast and oh so much more! The options are endless, but we recommend the omelets. Select a Southwest combo, a Grecian-inspired filling, or create your own combo. The setting is rustic and perfect for large groups.

Serenity Garden Cafe
A locals’ favorite, breakfast is served in this quiet, relaxing setting every day except Tuesday. Pick from eggs, omelets, pancakes and waffles. The hash browns paired with bacon and a waffle will hold you over while exploring the mountains before lunch.

Trailer Drive-In
We love that Trailer opens at 5:30 a.m. (closed Sunday) because it’s the ideal place to grab a bite and head out to catch the sunrise. Even if you’re not chasing the sun, stop in for biscuits and gravy, or a delicious biscuit sandwich. Just be sure to bring your Lincolns; they only accept cash.

Hansen’s Grill
Pull up a chair at this Danish establishment tucked into the old Fannin Tobacco and Candy building. Try the Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich with tomatoes and chives or the Bacon Eggs Benedict.  

Nomad Market
Easy, casual and delicious--Nomad Market is a must-stop for breakfast. Pick Belgian waffles with your choice of a half-dozen toppings or nosh on bagels and croissants. The wraps are a favorite, served both sweet and savory, and easy to eat while you head to a waterfall. Kids will love the Marvel or Elsa breakfast options, too.