October 02, 2019 at 8:32am |
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and arguably has the most options, but recently, everyone seems to be skipping it. However, breakfast is having a resurgence, and it’s likely credited to the new healthy options and rise of Instagram food photography. One trendy breakfast option is protein-filled breakfast bowls, which include boiled eggs, antioxidant-rich kale, vegetables, and quinoa. Another popular item is yogurt parfaits, which layers yogurt with fruit, granola, honey and chia seeds. The trend of putting avocado on toast has no signs of slowing down. It seems simple, but mashing up avocado with seasonings on a perfectly toasted piece of bread is an art. Gluten-free options are still a must for food establishments, and it’s no easy task to remove gluten from breakfast meals on your own.
Ranked #1 for breakfast on TripAdvisor, Sunshine Crepes is a locally owned business in Bethany Beach that opened in 2010. Located just one block from the beach, Sunshine Crepes serves a variety of delicious sweet and savory crepes. Every crepe is made to order and the batters are made from scratch daily, diners will only find the freshest ingredients at Sunshine Crepes. Sunshine Crepe’s menu also includes fluffy waffles, acai bowls, fresh fruit smoothies, and Green Mountain Coffee.
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Ranked #2 on TripAdvisor, Bethany Diner has something for everyone on its menu. Breakfast favorites at the family-owned and operated diner include pancakes hand prepped from scratch, omelets made with three eggs and breakfast sandwiches served with home fries or grits.
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Another local favorite is the Beach Break Bakrie & Cafe, which is considered a “small beach town gem” on TripAdvisor. Whether you want a waffle, breakfast sandwich or yogurt and granola, Beach Break Bakrie & Cafe is open year-round and it comes as no surprise that locals consider it their go-to place for breakfast.
If you love coffee, you’ll love Drifting Grounds. Owner and chief barista of Drifting Grounds, Christian Heneghan, grew up vacationing in Bethany Beach and always dreamed of owning his own place in the beach town. The coffee at Drifting Grounds is sourced globally, locally roasted and brewed with pride. With light single-origin roasts and more extreme blends, including the Dead Man’s Brew, Drifting Grounds has coffee to satisfy every palate. Drifting Grounds is open daily year-round and conveniently located at 786A Garfield Parkway.
Morning Buns Bake Shop is locally owned by a creative Mother-Daughter culinary team, who makes their pastries fresh each morning from scratch. Their croissants and danishes take three days to make and are in such demand that some days, they sell out! The smell of their fresh pastries, like pecan sticky buns, orange rolls, cheese danishes, and chocolate swirls, will transport you back to your grandmother’s home. Morning Buns Bake Shop is located at 68 Atlantic Ave and open Thursday through Sunday from 7 AM – 12 PM.
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Baja Beach House Grill is well-known across Bethany Beach for its infamous Baja breakfast. Baja Beach House Grill was created in 2002 by restaurateur Rick Hundley. The menu includes the Baja omelet or burrito, buttermilk pancakes, and french toast. Baja Beach House Grill is located at 109 Garfield Pkwy, and open daily from 8 AM – 9 PM.
The breakfast sandwiches and crab quiches from Turtle Beach Cafe receive rave reviews on TripAdvisor among its customers. Turtle Beach Cafe also serves fresh smoothies and has made-to-order acai bowls. Turtle Beach Cafe is located at 98 Garfield Pkwy and you can’t beat the view from their outdoor location in the heart of town on the boardwalk.
Joost Wafel Company serves Bethany Beach residents freshly baked waffles daily, made from the freshest and most authentic ingredients. Its menu features Dutch Stroopwafels, which are thin waffles that are cut in half and have an inner filling.
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Instagram loves a good donut, and that’s what you’ll find at Sandy Pony Donut. Sandy Pony Donuts gets its name from Chincoteague Island and pays homage to the island culture and its world-famous wild ponies. Sandy Pony Donuts was created in 2015 as a food truck and expanded to retail locations in Bethany Beach and Annapolis. Every donut at Sandy Pony Donuts is made hot and fresh, and their menu is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Donuts include banana glaze, mint glaze and caramel glaze with pretzels. Sandy Point Donuts is located at 115 Garfield Parkway, in the heart of Bethany Beach.
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