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The 8 Best Breakfast Places Near San Rafael

Updated: May 2, 2022

It’s morning and that means you need coffee and eggs! These San Rafael diners make the best breakfast in town. We analyzed the top review sites and diner and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of breakfast spots! For the best breakfast burritos, muffins, pancakes, and drip coffees head to any of these San Rafael Diners.

Find the perfect restaurant

Arizmendi Bakery

Pizza, $, San RafaelPizza, $San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat

    Best Restaurants in Marin County

    Zagat
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: San Rafael

    Marin Magazine

Miracle Mile Cafe

American, $$, San RafaelAmerican, $$San Rafael, West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Find Me Gluten Free

    Gluten Free Eggs Benedict in San Francisco

    Find Me Gluten Free

Garden Cafe

American, $$, San RafaelAmerican, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Farm House Local

New American, $$, LarkspurNew American, $$Larkspur
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Barefoot Cafe

American, $$, FairfaxAmerican, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Shoreline Coffee Shop

American, $$, Mill ValleyAmerican, $$Mill Valley, Tamalpais Valley Junction
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: Mill Valley

    Marin Magazine

Hilda's Coffee Shop

American, $, San AnselmoAmerican, $San Anselmo
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Half Day Cafe

American, $$, GreenbraeAmerican, $$Greenbrae
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How was this list created?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 restaurants in San Rafael, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from experts at Find Me Gluten Free and Marin Magazine and more. All with some boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Eggs Benedict in San Francisco, Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: Mill Valley and Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: San Rafael. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to pancake with chocolate sauce


    When having pancake with chocolate sauce, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Port, a popular red wine.

  • Rosé and berry pancake


    Not sure what pink wine to drink with your berry pancake? Try Rosé. The sweet flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Factoids

  • The history of tea

    Where does tea come from? China and the creator was Emperor Shen Nong.

  • 110 pounds 4 ounces of waffle

    A giant waffle, which weighed 110 pounds 4 ounces, was made in June of 2013.

  • Name a more iconic duo: breton apple cider & crepe

    If you’re gonna be eating crepe, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice breton apple cider.

Parking in the area

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