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The 11 Best Breakfast Places In Carlsbad

Updated: May 2, 2022

A tasty breakfast sets the tone for the day and these Carlsbad diners make the best scrambles and pastry in town! We referred to top food blogs and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews to find the best breakfasts. Kick-off your morning with creamy grits or perfect french toast and a frappe at these Carlsbad eateries.

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Shorehouse Kitchen

New American, $$, VillageNew American, $$Carlsbad, Village
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cafe Topes

Tea & Coffee, $$, BarrioTea & Coffee, $$Carlsbad, Barrio
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    20 Essential San Diego Breakfast Spots

    Eater, 2019

Cafe Elysa

Tea & Coffee, $, VillageTea & Coffee, $Carlsbad, Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020

Toast Gastrobrunch

American, $$, North BeachAmerican, $$Carlsbad, North Beach
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Vinaka Cafe

Desserts, $, VillageDesserts, $Carlsbad, Village
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2015

    San Diego Coffee Shops With Free Wifi

    Eater, 2015

Lofty Coffee La Costa

Tea & Coffee, Rancho La CostaTea & CoffeeCarlsbad, Rancho La Costa
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Swami's Café Carlsbad

American, $$, VillageAmerican, $$Carlsbad, Village
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Don's Country Kitchen

American, $, VillageAmerican, $Carlsbad, Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Bobby's Hideaway Cafe

American, $$, Olde CarlsbadAmerican, $$Carlsbad, Olde Carlsbad
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Naked Cafe

Tea & Coffee, $$, VillageTea & Coffee, $$Carlsbad, Village
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

New American, $$, South BeachNew American, $$Carlsbad, South Beach
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • San Diego Magazine, 2020

    47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego

    San Diego Magazine, 2020

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 624 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and San Diego Magazine, 10162 Carlsbad restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - San Diego Coffee Shops With Free Wifi, Eater - 20 Essential San Diego Breakfast Spots and San Diego Magazine - 47 Outdoor Dining Spots to Try in San Diego. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for berry pancake

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for berry pancake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, sweet, pink wine balances the fresh berry pancake.

  • The perfect match for cheese and spinach pancake

    When having cheese and spinach pancake, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Port with your pancake with chocolate sauce

    A pancake with chocolate sauce can be tricky to find a red wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Port. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its strong.

Fun facts

  • National Pancake Day in The United States

    pancake-lovers in The United States come together annually on 2626 to celebrate National Pancake Day

  • A long time ago

    Does the name Emperor Shen Nong ring a bell? They invented tea for us all to enjoy in China!

  • A delicious pairing

    Surely you’ve tried breton apple cider with your crepe? It’s a classic pairing.

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