The 6 Best Breakfast Places In Raleigh

Updated: June 21, 2022

If we know we are visiting these breakfast spots in Raleigh we leap out of bed for some of the best eggs in town! We referred to top food blogs and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews to find the best breakfasts. For the best breakfast burritos, muffins, pancakes, and drip coffees head to any of these Raleigh Diners.

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Union Special

Bakery, $$, East RaleighBakery, $$Raleigh, East Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Your guide to the 3 top spots in Raleigh's East Raleigh neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Boulted Bread

Bakery, $$, CentralBakery, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Michael's English Muffins

$, Northeast Raleigh$Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Layered Croissanterie

Bakery, MordecaiBakeryRaleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Creedmoor Cafe

American, $, Northwest RaleighAmerican, $Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5


$$, North Raleigh$$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Raleigh. We analyzed 3295 Raleigh restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Raleigh restaurant reviews, and 212 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline had to say – and applied our boam magic. Don’t bother looking for Hoodline - Your guide to the 3 top spots in Raleigh's East Raleigh neighborhoodwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Pinot Blanc with cheese and spinach pancake

    Not sure what white wine to drink with your cheese and spinach pancake? Try Pinot Blanc. The smooth and dry flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • A great 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 apple and cinnamon filled crepe

    When having apple and cinnamon filled crepe, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Tokaji, a popular dessert wine.

Fun facts

  • All about waffle

    August in The United States, people celebrate waffle and chow down for National Waffle Day!

  • The most expensive ever

    The most expensive omelette costs a whopping$1,000! Would you be willing to pay$1,000 for a fancy Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata?

  • The largest pancake

    How big was the largest pancake ever made? The correct answer is 49 feet 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep, a record achieved in Manchester, England in 1994.

Parking info

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