Whether you love the tradition of going out to brunch on a Saturday morning, or you just want to grab a bite to eat before hitting the office on a weekday, there are plenty of sit-down and takeout options for breakfast throughout the Annapolis area.
Want something hearty and a little indulgent? You have plenty of places to choose from.
Want something lighter and healthier? You have plenty of options in that regard too!
Here are a few top places for breakfast or brunch in the Annapolis area:
Miss Shirley’s Café
1 Park Place, Annapolis
Miss Shirley’s three other Maryland locations might be found in Baltimore, but this breakfast hot spot is an icon that Annapolitans love to claim as their own. Its extensive menu encompasses all kinds of breakfast favorites, from pancakes to omelets to bacon and eggs. It does classics right with fresh ingredients and attention to culinary detail. Plus it has an extensive selection of morning cocktails for brunch.
Iron Rooster Café
12 Market Space, Annapolis
Known for serving breakfast all day, Iron Rooster is the go-to place if you want to get pancakes for dinner. It specializes in comfort food, as well as hospitality that it describes as “legendary,” while locals can’t resist trying their RoosTarts (a fresh, homemade version of a Pop Tart), or their specialty bacon served with every meal.
26 Annapolis Street, Annapolis
Evelyn’s is a place that’s not just healthy for you — it’s healthy for the environment too! This restaurant always strives for sustainable agriculture and eco-friendly products. It’s a great place to get “the most important meal of the day” because its breakfast options include all the classics you crave for breakfast, prepared in a healthy, delicious way.
923 Chesapeake Avenue, Annapolis
For a fun twist on the brunch experience, check out Eastport Kitchen — this restaurant knows that the most fun happens in the kitchen, so they created an open-concept restaurant where people can hang out, watch the hustle and bustle around them, and — of course — enjoy great food. Breakfast is served seven days a week, and includes everything from a breakfast burrito to a yogurt-and-fruit parfait.
Bread and Butter Kitchen
303 Second Street, Suite A, Annapolis
At Bread and Butter Kitchen, everything is made from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal, fresh ingredients, plus you’ll find plenty of kid-friendly, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. When it comes to breakfast, which is served until 11:00 AM on weekdays and all day on weekends, you’ll find omelets, sandwiches, plates, pancakes, and even classic ala carte options.
2019 West Street, Annapolis
Need a quick but delicious breakfast? Maybe something to take on the road or to enjoy at home on a busy weekend morning? Bagels And… has been a go-to for nearly 40 years, serving more than 20 freshly made bagels, plus plenty of cream cheeses and other spreads. Try specialty bagels like the chocolate chip or the sundried raisin, and pair it with a specialty cream cheese like walnut raisin or olive. The options are endless!
117 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis
This beloved breakfast spot is fun and laid-back, offering the welcoming kind of energy you need to start a weekend morning after a long week. Its menu has something for everyone, from its recent addition of scramblers (specialty scrambled eggs, of course) to waffles, breakfast sandwiches, combo platters, and much more. Don’t forget the bloody Marys and mimosas.
1 Craig Street, Annapolis
You’ll be amazed how much goodness can fit into the folds of a rolled-up crepe. This tantalizing street fare is expertly prepared right in front of you with whatever options you choose — you’ll find both sweet and savory, whatever craving you have for breakfast in the morning. Consider a classic combo like sausage, egg, and cheese, or go with something surprising like the Bananarama (banana, granola, honey, and peanut butter).
Chick and Ruth’s Deli
165 Main Street, Annapolis
An indisputable icon of downtown Annapolis, the famous Chick & Ruth’s Deli is bustling all day long, but it’s most popular time of day is always breakfast. You’ll find an extensive menu that’s made from scratch, freshly done without any mixes or preservatives. Plus, if you go in the morning, you’ll get to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance when it’s recited at 8:30AM on weekdays or 9:30AM on weekends. This 50-year tradition always promises a lively, colorful experience.
609 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
A convenient and popular way to start any morning, bagels are never better than when they’re prepared fresh — and the award-winning recipe at Naval Bagels is outstanding. Choose from more than 20 different varieties of bagels, including sweet and savory options, plus dress it up with all kinds of toppings. You could practically visit Naval Bagels every day and never get bored with the options.