Hello and welcome to this post on the best places to eat breakfast in Raleigh. By the time you finish reading this you will be ready to rush out the door to eat a tasty meal.
Our opening section will discuss the best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Raleigh. Whether you are searching for eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, or any other delicious morning meal somewhere on that list should have you covered.
Then we will talk about healthy vegan and vegetarian breakfast options. Donuts, bagels, and bakeries will round out our next few topics.
After all of that is out of the way we will pivot to drinks and discuss local cafes to get your coffee as well as some more healthy stuff like smoothies and juices. Our final section will tell you about the best all day breakfast restaurants near you because this food tastes so great it shouldn’t only be limited to the morning hours.
Throughout the post any time a brunch buffet is available we will try to point that out, and you can also expect there to be a map for your area towards the end to help you find the closest spot. Anyone that is interested is welcome to check out our other posts on the Southeast right there.
Best Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants In Raleigh
If you are searching for places to eat your bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, or any early morning delight the best Raleigh breakfast and brunch restaurants are a good place to look:
- Creedmoor Café at 8315 Creedmoor Rd
- Watkins Grill at 1625 Wake Forest Rd
- Simply Crêpes Café at 8470 Honeycutt Rd #110
- Plates Neighborhood Kitchen at 301 Glenwood Ave #100
- Braise at 4500 Marriott Dr
Creedmoor Café serves some of the best breakfast near you and many more homemade dishes from 7am to 2pm Tuesday through Friday and until 3pm on weekends. Hearty plates of American classics like omelets and pancakes are offered at Watkins Grill from 5am to 2:30pm Monday through Saturday.
Simply Crêpes is a sophisticated French farmhouse style cafe serving refined crêpes and much more for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day starting at 8am except for Tuesday when they are closed. Breakfast is served every day at Braise from 7am to 11am.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Pure Vegan Café at 8369 Creedmoor Rd has plant based foods, acai bowls, and raw treats as well as juices, smoothies, and many more healthy beverages every day from 9am to 7pm.
Donut Shops In Raleigh
On the other hand if you just want something that tastes delicious one of these local donut shops should suffice:
- Duck Donuts at 8323 Creedmoor Rd
- Daylight Donuts at 7550 Creedmoor Rd #101
- Baker’s Dozen Donut Shop at 1307 Buck Jones Rd
Burney’s Sweets and More from our best bakeries list sells really good donuts in Raleigh too.
Bagel Shops Near You
You should be able to find a wide variety of bagels and probably some breakfast sandwiches at:
- New York Bagels & Deli at 7909 Falls of Neuse Rd
- Benchwarmers Bagels at 500 E Davie St #107
- Andy’s NY Bagel Cafe & Deli at 7500 Ramble Way #111
You can also buy tasty local bagels at Morning Times and Night Kitchen from our other lists.
Bakeries will have many different types of foods that can kick your day off right:
- Burney’s Sweets & More at Neuse Rd #100
- Lucettegrace at 235 S Salisbury St
- The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery at 104 Glenwood Ave
- Night Kitchen at 10 W Franklin St #140
You will find glazed and filled croissants, pies, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, pastries, ice cream, and coffee at Burney’s Sweets and More. Lucettegrace prepares French style pastries and desserts as well as making some good breakfasts in your area.
The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery is one of the go to places for custom cakes, cupcakes, breakfast pastries, and espresso drinks. Sandwiches, pastries, bread, and espresso are some of the items served at Night Kitchen.
Cafes In Your Area
Get your caffeine boost when you pick up your coffee at one of these cafes in town:
- The Optimist at 1000 Brookside Dr #109
- Morning Times at 10 E Hargett St
- Sosta Café at 130 E Davie St #1806
- Heirloom at 219 S West St
Paninis, omelets, sandwiches, salads, pastries, and desserts are available on weekdays from 9am to 4pm at The Optimist. Heirloom is a café serving tasty local breakfast along with light bites, espresso, loose leaf teas, and plenty more every day from 8am to 6pm.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Usually these smoothie and juice bars will also sell some wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and other healthy food for your morning:
- Raleigh Smoothie Bar at 6500 Falls of Neuse Rd #100S
- Kwench Juice Café at 9660 Falls of Neuse Rd #142
- Nature’s Juice Bar & Café at 2808 Hillsborough St
- Juicekeys at 5011 Falls of Neuse Rd
More options for smoothies include Pure Vegan Café and Sosta Café from some different lists.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
When you want your bacon and eggs later in the day head to an all day breakfast restaurant in Raleigh:
- Big Ed’s at 220 Wolfe St
- Tupelo Honey at 425 Oberlin Rd
- Barry’s Café at 2851 Jones Franklin Rd
Big Ed’s is a good place to order all day American breakfasts near you from 8am to 2pm Tuesday through Sunday. All day breakfast in Raleigh along with sandwiches and other items are offered at Barry’s Café from 7:30am to 2pm Tuesday through Saturday and from 8am on Sunday.
You are also welcome to read our posts on:
- Bacon, Eggs & Pancakes in Charlotte
- Bacon, Eggs & Pancakes in Winston-Salem
- Bacon, Eggs & Pancakes in Asheville
- Bacon, Eggs & Pancakes in Columbia
Enjoy Your Breakfast In Raleigh
Well, we wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. After reading about all of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants you should be ready for your next meal.
Do us and our future readers a favor by mentioning if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for your area that you may have too. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Raleigh.