Your Guide to the Best Breakfast in Bar Harbor, ME

November 4, 2022
jason wolfe
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If you are looking for a breakfast restaurant in Bar Harbor, Maine then you’ll want to be sure to check out one of the great establishments on my list today. I did my best to try and get as much menu diversity onto the list as I could, but there is only so much I can do when I am focusing on one type of restaurant only. But for each of these amazing breakfast locations the list will include the restaurant's location, a Yelp review, a summary of the restaurant's style, and even a convenient link to the restaurant's website in case you want to order takeout or just want to preview the menu before you go in person. I've even included links where you can get a GiftYa E-Gift Card for each and every one of the participating restaurants.

Virtual GiftYa Cards make the perfect gift for loved ones and for anybody who likes to explore the Bar Harbor or travel. These virtual gift cards can be sent and received within seconds. Usually with a special message inside with well wishes towards a loved one or special friend. The virtual gift cards are as easy to send as an email or a text message and can be purchased for nearly ten thousand different merchants and businesses. 

You can personalize the gift message, and send it directly to your recipient’s phone, all within seconds. GiftYa’ digital format provides not only a speedy delivery but also a convenient way to store and maintain different gift card balances. You don’t need to worry about having that particular gift card for that particular establishment on that particular day, as long as you have your phone, GiftYa cards are with you. Check out the list of top breakfast restaurants in Bar Harbor, Maine below, including several that accept GiftYa!  

1 - Cafe This Way

Best Breakfast Or Brunch You Can FInd Near In Bar Harbor

14 Mt Desert St | Bar Harbor |

Cafe This Way comes in at number one on my list of best breakfast restaurants near Acadia national park for a few reasons. First and foremost, they have a four and half star rating from their customers with nearly 1000 reviews in. Which is unusually consistent. So I know that when I recommend them to you, there is a very small chance you end up there on a day when they aren’t providing excellent service and quality. But I don’t have to worry about any of that with Cafe This Way. 

I know that if you go here for breakfast or brunch, they are going to deliver an experience that knocks your socks off. Not only will you get a great meal, you will also get a great price on it. And I think that permeates all the way through the experience at Cafe This Way. There is a really informal and laid back atmosphere with a nice hum of cheerful activity in the background. There really isn’t a better place in Bar Harbor to start your day!

“If you come here and don't order the blueberry pancakes you're doing it wrong. Photos really don't do them justice. Trust me, they're amazing. Staff was welcoming, efficient, and friendly. Hope to come back soon!” - Yelp Review 

2 - Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast

Best Homemade Breakfast Classics In Bar Harbor

15 Cottage St | Bar Harbor |

If you are looking to have an amazing breakfast in Bar Harbor, but you really want it to be something special then be sure to check out Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast! They claim to be the best breakfast in all of Bar Harbor and their customers certainly seem to agree! They boast a four star rating with well over 500 individual reviews listed.

But with any restaurant that is so popular at  a certain time of day, be sure to call ahead and get a reservation, because otherwise the wait can be pretty long. And there’s really no worse way to start the day than to have everybody in your party getting hangry while they are waiting to just get a table to order food.

“Went here 2 days in a row while in Bar Harbor.  Cool place that makes you feel like you are in a Maine breakfast house in the wilderness. Super professional wait staff.  Excellent with allergens.  Good food - vegan options. Will be back!” - Yelp Review

3 - 2 Cats Bar Harbor

Best Bakery and Brunch In Bar Harbor

130 Cottage St | Bar Harbor |

2 Cats Bar Harbor is a great place if you are looking for genuinely fresh handmade food. They make everything on their menu right in their own kitchen. Including a ridiculous array of delicious baked goods. Although they serve a fantastic menu all day, their incredible bakery options really make them an out of this world brunch and breakfast location! And on top of the excellent food, they also have an excellent selection of coffees and teas. And nothing completes a great meal like the perfect drink to compliment it.

“Ugh I adored this place.We visited on a rainy morning in July, and got seated pretty quickly because it was only drizzling and we agreed to sit outside. The staff were wonderfully accommodating and as soon as they realized we were all getting soaked, did whatever they could to get us inside. I got the lobster Benedict and it was wonderful. Definitely need to come back here next time we're in Bar Harbor.” - Yelp Review 

4 - Side Street Cafe

Put Your Name On The Wait List!

49 Rodick St | Bar Harbor |

Listen, the worst thing I have to say about Side Street Cafe is that they are seriously way too busy. But that is only because the food is so great that they can’t possibly meet the demand for it all the time. And it is for that reason that I highly recommend putting your name on their wait list at your first opportunity because otherwise you might have to wait for hours to get a table. But if you do get a table you can expect some of the absolute best breakfast anywhere in Bar Harbor!

And the nice thing is if you don’t want to wait for a table inside, there is always the option of eating outside. And while that’s great because it’s a great way to be able to take your dog out with you to the restaurant, the downside is that you are in Bar Harbor, so there is a good chance of rain so just be sure to check the weather if you are planning on sitting outdoors.

“killer breakfast spot.  awesome service, great coffee, cool atmosphere, and everyone loved their breakfast.” - Yelp Review 

5 - Everyday Joe’s

Best Breakfast Sandwich In Bar Harbor

317 Main St | Bar Harbor |

If you aren’t looking for some sort of cutesy sit down breakfast place, and you just want a delicious  meal that will fill you up for whatever lays ahead in your day, then Everyday Joe’s is going to be a great spot for you. Not only do they have a fantastic breakfast menu with excellent sandwiches and wraps, they also have a super chill laid back atmosphere. So your day will start off on an even keel at Everyday Joe’s. Just simple delicious food, in a simple and calming environment, 

“Delicious breakfast spot, and convenience store. Would definitely eat here again on a future visit to Bah Hahbah!” - Yelp Review 

6 - Sunrise Cafe

A Great Cafe With Excellent Crepes In Bar Harbor

1 West St | Bar Harbor |

Sunrise Cafe is another great breakfast spot you can find in Bar Harbor. They have a wide variety of different options but they are especially known for their crepes. They feature a wide variety of different crepe options and I think that is really what makes them stand out from the other breakfast places on the list today. But if you or somebody in your party isn’t in the mood for crepes, don’t worry, they also feature a full breakfast and brunch menu with all the classics you expect. 

“Very pleasantly surprised with how good the food was. We got the brie-apple-almond and strawberry-Nutella crepes. Good ingredients all around, you could taste everything in just about every bite. Worth the price, especially compared with some other establishments in the area. Worth a breakfast or snack stop.” - Yelp Review 

7 - Dunkin Donuts

A Quick Convenient Breakfast In Bar Harbor

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15 Kingsland Crossing | Ellsworth |

There are a ton of Dunkin Donuts around the Bar Harbor area so you can really just pick whichever one is convenient on your route. They make for a great breakfast you can have in the car if you are in a hurry in the morning. And for those of you who are anything like me, they also make a great spot to stock up on a caffeinated beverage before you really have to start your day.

“Great Dunkin coffee. They are super busy, but the line moved along steadily. It took about 10 minutes for us to get our order, with about 12 cars ahead of us. We enjoy their coffee rolls, as well as hot and iced coffee.” - Yelp Review 

You can grab a convenient Dunkin’ Donuts GiftYa gift card.

And that concludes my list of great breakfast places around the Bar Harbor area. It’s not super easy to get a lot of menu diversity in a list of just breakfast places, but I tried to get a little bit of variety on the list where I could. I know it’s kinda splitting hairs differentiating between brunch and breakfast but it’s always worth mentioning. I tried to get you some options for great breakfast sandwiches, a full on sit down brunch experience, or a quick fast food breakfast. 

So I hope no matter what precisely you were looking for, I was able to help you narrow it down at least. But if you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for on this list, then be sure to check out one of our other great lists of restaurants around Bar Harbor and the Acadia National park area!


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