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Top 10 Redlands Breakfast Spots

Restaurant, Food & Fine Dining Directory Last updated

The sun is up and it is a new day! Whatever happened the night before and whatever lays ahead of you that day is irrelevant. Right now, it's breakfast time.

Breakfast offers us a moment to breathe. A moment where all of life's details can wait - it is just you and your eggs... or fruit, or toast, or... I digress. How will you start your day? A hearty meal complete with biscuits and gravy, or a lighter option of egg whites and fresh fruit? Whichever way you go, this list is sure to please!

Create Your Own Omelet - The Eating Room

Create Your Own Omelet - The Eating Room

Carolyn's Cafe

Carolyn's Cafe is a cozy breakfast and lunch cafe known very notoriously for their fresh-baked coffee cake (served with a colossal scoop of whipped butter). Are you drooling yet? Well, save some room for their delicious, served all day, breakfast! And, be sure to ask about their pancake of the month.

  • 1150 Brookside Ave, Suite A Redlands 92373
  • (909) 335-8181
  • Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 1:00pm

The Eating Room

Is anyone really shocked that The Eating Room is so high on our list? This local favorite also serves up breakfast all day, but with a Southern twist! Their bold flavors and generous portions are what keep their patrons coming back. We highly recommend swinging by the bakery while you are there. The Swedish Oatmeal cookies, lemon bars, and fresh fruit tarts are a couple of our favorites.

  • 107 E Citrus Ave, Redlands 92373
    (909) 792-5400
  • Restaurant Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Bakery Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8:00am - 3:00pm

McDuff's

McDuff's is located in the heart of downtown Redlands and the quintessential small-town diner. You will walk in and feel instantly transported back to a much simpler time. They are widely known for their biscuits and sausage gravy - a true work of art. A few of our favorites include the breakfast burrito, eggs benedict, and french toast.

  • 233 E State St, Redlands 92373
  • (909) 798-4066
  • Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Breakfast Shack

Breakfast Shack is your classic country breakfast joint. The portions are definitely filling and quite a few of their menu items will surprise you. Our classic favorites include the breakfast sammy (cheese, eggs, bacon, on a biscuit), chicken fried steak, Loco Moco, and veggie omelet. Our offbeat faves are the California Benedict, which is made with a fried green tomato, and the Crab Cake Benedict.

  • 615 W State St, Redlands 92373
  • (909) 335-8055
  • Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm

Olive Ave. Market

At Olive Ave. Market you will find a wide variety of daily-made fresh sandwiches, salads, side dishes, and pastries ready to go. Their food selections cater to meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike.

OAM's coffee and tea menu is reason enough to visit over and over again, but the real MVP for us is their weekend brunch. The breakfast burrito and buttermilk pancakes are absolute masterpieces, but you can't go wrong with the breakfast tacos or Denver OAMlette.

  • 530 W Olive Ave, Redlands 92373
  • (909) 792-8823
  • Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday - Sunday Bunch: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Oscar's Mexican Restaurant

Oscar's Mexican Restaurant offers classic egg dishes as well as mouth-watering Mexican breakfast favorites. A few must-try items include Huevos Rancheros with Chile Verde, Chorizo con Papas, Chili Colorado Omelet, Nopales Scrammie with Pico de Gallo, and we can’t forget their Build Your Own Breakfast Burrito.

  • 256 E Citrus Ave, Redlands 92373
  • (909) 792-8211
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Plant Power Fast Food

Plant Power Fast Food is not your typical breakfast spot, but is definitely worthy of this list! They are 100% plant-based. We have heard Plant Power referred to affectionately as "vegan junk food." Our headliners consist of the 'Chicken' & Waffle Sandwich, 'Sausage, Egg, & Cheese' Croissant Sandwich, and their Breakfast Burrito with JUST Egg, 'cheese', 'sausage', hash brown, chipotle 'aioli', and spinach. Be sure to add coffee and hash browns!

  • 450 W Stuart Ave, Suite 130 Redlands 92373
  • (909) 406-1655
  • Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
  • Breakfast ends at 11:00am

Cupcake & Espresso Bar

We are confident you have heard us brag about Cupcake & Espresso Bar's insanely tasty coffee drinks - our personal favorite, the Caramel Macchiato with oatmilk. Their quick breakfast offerings are even more of a reason to swing by! Local favorites include the Chipotle Cheddar Pastrami & Egg, Egg White & Feta Sandwich, French Toast & Sausage Breakfast Sandwich, and the Vegan Sausage & Egg.

  • 300 E State St, Suite 100 Redlands 92373
  • (909) 335-1110
  • Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday: 6:00am - 5:45pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 6:00am - 9:00pm

Cheliz Restaurant

Cheliz Restaurant has mainly American-style cuisine, plus a wide range of other delicious dishes! Some top picks include the Loaded Quesadilla, French Toast with Strawberries and Whipped Cream, and the Alex Burrito.

  • 800 E Lugonia Ave, Suite D2 Redlands 92374
  • (909) 793-7887
  • Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm

Stell Coffee & Tea Co.

Stell Coffee & Tea Co. is a cafe and coffee roasterie. Stell’s offers a variety of craft beverages such as specialty coffee, fine loose leaf teas, local draft beer, and draft kombucha. Once you've picked your beverage it's time to dive in for some classic and downright delectable breakfast items! Our faves include the Bacon Egg Avocado Cheese Grilled Sandwich, B.L.T.E (bacon, red leaf lettuce, tomato & hard-boiled egg), and the Oatmeal with brown sugar, walnuts, and butter (always butter).

  • 1580 Barton Rd, Suite A Redlands 92373
  • (909) 792-4700
  • Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

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We hope you enjoy eating your way through some of Redlands BEST breakfast spots!