Breakfast is OUR favorite meal of the day!
Fortunately, here in Midcoast Maine there are plenty of wonderful options for a great breakfast.
If you’re renting a vacation house, you’ve got the advantage of being able to make all your own meals. But, hey, you’re on vacation! Once in a while you’re going to want to take it easy and go out for a meal or two. Here are some of our favorite breakfast sweet spots in the Camden (Maine) area. Please keep in mind that this is a very personal, perhaps quirky, and by no means exclusive list.
- Boynton-McKay, Main Street, Camden. Closed Monday. Serving hearty homemade breakfast all day, including such delights as pancakes, wavos rancheros, breakfast wraps, brisket hash, and house-made granola. They make their own yummy baked goods, too. A popular local hot spot–expect a wait in summer.
- Home Kitchen Cafe, North Main St., Rockland. Closed Tuesday. The homemade sticky buns here are to die for! If you can’t stuff one in after ordering off this huge, funky, creative menu, get it to go. Omelets, Eggs Benedict, breakfast burritos, breakfast fried rice, pancakes, French toast, and more, served all day. Always busy; expect a wait here too in summer months.
- Atlantic Baking Company, Main Street, Rockland. Open 7 days in summer, closed Sunday & Monday in winter. Check out the “food porn” on their Facebook page. Offers some of the area’s very best home baked breads and pastries, breakfast sandwiches before 11 a.m., a full coffee menu, and sunny indoor cafe tables that look out on bustling downtown Rockland. After breakfast, you can visit the Farnsworth Art Museum across the street and the many other galleries within a block or two.
- Bagel Cafe, Mechanic Street, Camden and High Street, Belfast. Open 7 days in Camden, closed Sunday in Belfast. Homemade bagels with many toppings, including breakfast bagels, bagels & lox, granola, oatmeal, and a variety of other baked goods, served all day. Good place to bring kids. We recommend getting your food to go and eating it on a park bench in scenic Camden Harbor Park, just a short walk away.
- Marriner’s, Camden. Closed Tuesday. A long-time no-frills mainstay on Main Street. This is where we go as a family. Good, inexpensive, basic breakfast in a traditional setting, with a few tables available on a small back deck that overlooks the harbor waterfall.
Oh, and if you’re simply looking for a great cup of coffee or tea, don’t miss Zoot on Main Street in Camden!
There are many other great breakfast dining options in the area, too–get out and walk around town on a summer morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air, enjoy the relative calm and quiet, and discover your own favorite. You really can’t go wrong!