Best Breakfast in Big Sur

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No trip along the California coast would be complete without a stop in Big Sur. Soak in the stunning views of the ocean, the towering redwoods, and of course, the food. Whether you’re in the mood for a morning pit stop before heading off on a long hike or searching for a relaxing breakfast to start your weekend at a resort, we have your back with a handy guide to where’s worth eating.

Feature Photo: Courtesy of Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn Restaurant

Breakfast in Big Sur, Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

Tucked away in the historic Deetjen’s Inn is a charming restaurant like no other, complete with delightfully whimsical décor that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a cottage in the English countryside. For a huge punch of flavor, try their breakfast burrito loaded with chorizo, scrambled eggs and queso fresco. In the mood for something more classic? You can’t go wrong with their supremely fluffy buttermilk pancakes or their French toast complete with piles of whipped cream. 

Breakfast in Big Sur, Cafe Kevah
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This stunning open deck café is the perfect place to sit on a warm morning and enjoy the sweeping views of the coast alongside your breakfast. Have a fresh fruit smoothie and a croissant sticky bun straight from the oven, or opt for their cheesy scrambled eggs with home-fried potatoes. In the mood for something a little different? Opt for their Café Kevah benedict, their specialty version of eggs Benedict topped with Dungeness crab and avocado. 

Breakfast in Big Sur, The Sur House
Photo courtesy of Ventana Big Sur

This classy resort serves up an elevated breakfast that’s simply to die for. With cuisine inspired by the Big Sur area and ingredients from the Sur House’s organic garden, the menu is always fresh and seasonal. Enjoy a mushroom tartine with garlic ricotta and foraged greens, or go for their bagel & lox topped with pickled onion, cucumber, and a drizzle of olive oil. While breakfast is included if you stay at the resort, don’t worry, as you don’t have to be a guest to hop in for an unforgettable start to your day. 

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