The 10 Best Breakfast Places in Maine!

Maine has become a hotbed for foodies. With more restaurants per capita in Portland than New York City and San Francisco and delicious fresh seafood off the boat, Maine knows good food. While lobster might not be your first choice for breakfast, Maine does have some yummy lobster breakfast dishes. But, we do serve up your traditional eggs and bacon dishes, too. 

1. Bayside American Café, Portland, ME

Bayside American Café, formerly known as Bintliff’s American Café, has been Portland’s most popular brunch location since 2003. Serving up traditional breakfast dishes like pancakes and eggs benedict, to more creative dishes like Maine lobster benedict and chocolate waffles. Show up early has there is often a long line. 

2. Becky’s Diner, Portland, ME

Becky’s Diner is a longstanding Portland favorite amongst the locals and tourists. Open at 4 a.m., you’ll find a lot of fishermen eating their breakfasts before heading out to sea. The menu is simple and cheap, but is delicious. Becky’s Diner is a hotspot for celebrities, too. Keep your eyes out for Taylor Swift, Bobby Brown, and Michael Phelps who have all eaten here in the past few years.

3. Helen’s Restaurant, Machias, ME

Helen’s Restaurant has been a local favorite in Machias since 1950. Known for its pies, Helen’s also serves up a delicious breakfast spread that will keep your full all day long. Nanny D’s Pancakes are the most popular dish on the menu. Add blueberries or chocolate chips if you’re feeling adventurous. 

4. Dysart’s, Hermon, ME

Dysart’s is your one stop truck stop in Hermon and Bangor. Both locations have a delicious menu serving up classic breakfast sandwiches, omelets, waffles, pancakes, and more. Their sausage gravy biscuits and eggs is a favorite amongst the locals who visit almost daily. 

5. Café DiCocoa, Bethel, ME

Located in a beautiful old Victorian on Main Street in Bethel, DiCocoa has been a staple of this western Maine community since 1995. Breakfast is cooked from scratch daily and you can enjoy a little caffeine fix at their full espresso bar. Favorite dishes include hand-shaped bagels, buttermilk scones, and the ever-popular almond granola.   

6. Boynton-McKay Food Co., Camden, ME

Boynton-McKay Food Co. has been serving up food since 1999, but their building has been selling custom remedies for “what ails ya” since 1893. Breakfast is served all day all and their American-style menu has something for everyone. According to a 2010 Food Magazine “50 States, 50 Breakfasts” project, Boynton-McKay served up Maine’s best breakfast. We hear that Skillet Breakfast No. 1 is the best dish in the house.

7. Lil’s Café, Kittery, ME

Opened for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, Lil’s Café is Kittery’s most popular neighborhood café. All the pastries and breads are made on-site and pair perfectly with a cup of Tandem coffee. If you’re on-the-go, order some coffee and the sausage wrap for a filling breakfast. 

8. Moody’s Dinner, Waldoboro, ME

Moody’s Diner is a Maine iconic. No road trip up Route 1 is complete without a stop to this 1927 dinner and roadside motel. There is nothing fancy at Moody’s, but you’ll love the delicious hearty breakfast food all day long. If you’re looking for an artery-clogging meal, don’t miss the cheddarwurst, eggs, and toast dish.  

9. Jordan’s Restaurant, Bar Harbor, ME

From April to November, Jordan’s Restaurant is the place to be seen in small Bar Harbor, Maine. Started in 1976, Jordan’s is famous for their wild Maine blueberry products and dishes. Locals and tourists alike will fall head over heels for their blueberry pancakes.

10. Krista’s Restaurant, Cornish, ME

Located in cozy downtown Cornish village, Krista’s Restaurant is a local favorite. Krista’s is the laidback place to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family. Their menu is full of traditional breakfast dishes like eggs, pancakes, and omelets. If you’re looking for something more filling, the Deluxe Home Fries is the way to go. 

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