Delaware's top breakfast spots

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Delaware has plenty of restaurants offering the kind of mouthwatering morning yumminess that will get your day off to an amazing start. Here are a few standouts.

Drip Café
Hockessin & Newark

In addition to the fabulous coffee, this cozy eatery features some very tempting breakfast sandwiches including The Cali, named Delaware’s best breakfast sandwich. The Legal Grounds Cafeheavenly combination of fried egg, mozzarella, basil aioli, spinach and alfalfa sprouts is nestled between two slices of crispy multigrain toast. The café’s newly opened downtown Wilmington location, which features grab-and-go items, is becoming a go-to spot for downtown office workers.

Lucky’s Coffee Shop

This cool, retro diner exudes ‘50s charm and serves breakfast all day. You’ll find all the diner breakfast classics, as well as innovative options like Pierogis, a pulled pork Quesadilla or a turkey club with cranberry-garlic aioli. Take a seat at the counter for the full diner experience.

Fresh, creative fare is what you'll find at this cafe. From artisanal brioche to delicate French crepes, it's a great stop for a delectable breakfast. Eggspectation has you covered for lunch too, with pasta, steak and flatbreads also on the menu.

First Watch
Indulge in good-for-you eats from a menu that changes with the season! Enjoy a breakfast of locally-sourced ingredients in dishes like Farmhouse Hash featuring cage-free eggs, accompanied by a unique glass of a fresh-squeezed juice with creative flavors like basil and cilantro. Power bowls centered around protein-packed quinoa will fuel you through lunch and beyond!

301 Plaza Family Restaurant

Tucked inside this truck stop is a 24-hour diner serving up some of the heartiest home-style breakfasts in Delaware. The menu sports a full array of omelets, breakfast meats and griddle favorites. The classic newspaper clippings and LPs on the wall will take you back to the ‘50s.

Helen’s Sausage House

Foodies will find themselves in hog heaven at this Route 13 favorite just north of Smyrna. Folks from miles around queue up for house favorites like scrapple, sausage sandwiches, ham and egg or fried bologna. The Elvis-themed décor adds to the appeal.

Surf Bagel and Deli
Lewes & Rehoboth Beach

Those who say you can’t get a good bagel outside Brooklyn, have never been to Surf Bagel. You’ll go round and round at the counter trying to choose from the mouthwatering selection that ranges from classics like onion, egg or poppy to inventive twists like coconut, chocolate chip or Old Bay. The laid-back, beachy vibe will get your day off to a mellow, and delicious, start.

Rehoboth Beach

Eggs are the star at this charming little breakfast and lunch spot in Rehoboth Beach. But don’t let the name fool you. The eclectic menu at this country-themed bistro has plenty of offerings for the egg-averse. Try the Mrs. A’s Peanut Butter French Toast or the delectable Lemon Curd Crepes with fresh blueberries.

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