Cherry and blueberry danish from Pie in the Sky Bakery in Woods Hole Massachusetts.

A Foodie’s Guide to the Best Breakfast in Falmouth MA in 2024

Finding the best breakfast in Falmouth MA is pretty easy – there are many great options, for all budgets and food preferences. From hearty New England breakfast to creative twists at a French bakery in Falmouth, there’s something for everyone.

This list will showcase the best breakfast in Falmouth MA, in two categories – restaurants and bakeries.

What I like most about breakfast options in Falmouth MA is that every type of breakfast is available – if you are craving traditional continental breakfast, vegan, or French bakery pastries – they have it all.

This guide will share the address of the restaurants. I’ll also include an online ordering link (if available). And, of course, the most popular dishes you should try.

These are some of the best breakfasts in Falmouth MA, and they get very crowded during the summer months – just an FYI. Be sure to give yourself extra time to wait in line or use the order ahead option.

People line up at one French bakery before it is even open!

Parking can be limited at these Falmouth breakfast restaurants too. I go to these places during the week or in the off-season when it’s not as crowded.

And be sure you check out the list at the end. I’ll share the top breakfast restaurants in Falmouth near the Shining Sea Bikeway, which offer outdoor seating, which we all want during warmer weather.

If you are looking for spot for dinner or going out, here are Top Craft Breweries Near Falmouth MA You Need to Try and The 6 Best Waterfront Restaurants in Falmouth MA.

Best Breakfast in Falmouth MA – Restaurants

Betsy’s Diner

Betsy’s Diner is a classic American diner in downtown Falmouth with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. They serve breakfast all day, and their menu includes all the classic breakfast dishes you would expect, such as pancakes, waffles, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches.

If you are searching for best breakfast in Falmouth Ma that is traditional and hearty, then you’ll love Betsy’s. They also have a lunch menu if you’re in the mood for something more savory. 

The prices are also very reasonable, making it a great casual breakfast or lunch spot. 

457 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540


Pickle Jar Kitchen

Pickle Jar Kitchen is one place to find the best breakfast in Falmouth MA
The counter at the Pickle Jar Kitchen first thing in the morning (before the crowds)

This cozy cafe in Falmouth serves up delicious American-style breakfast dishes with a twist. You can see the extra care they put into their dishes, with natural ingredients and attention to detail. Their breakfast burrito is a must-try, filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, cheddar cheese, and avocado.

They also offer a lot of amazing vegetarian options. And don’t forget to take home some homemade pickles – I like the Mexi-cali Carrot and Jalapeño.

Located on Main Street in downtown Falmouth, there are also a few outdoor tables for the summer season. Pickle Jar Kitchen is near local shops if you want to walk around after breakfast.

The Pickle Jar Kitchen is a short walk down the street from Ben’s and Bills Chocolate Emporium if you crave something sweet. Try the lobster ice cream if you are feeling bold.🤪

170 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Moonakis Cafe

Moonakis Cafe is a charming little restaurant in East Falmouth. They serve breakfast and lunch, and their menu has a variety of options to choose from.

The breakfast menu includes classics like pancakes and eggs benedict and more unique dishes like the “Moonakis Mess” – a delicious combination of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and home fries. 

The atmosphere at Moonakis Cafe is cozy, with plenty of seating inside and outside. It’s a fun spot with a welcoming staff that is dedicated to the Falmouth community. Every time I’ve been there, it seems like the staff knows everyone!

460 Waquoit Highway
East Falmouth, MA 02536

Breakfast Menu


Crabapple’s is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving breakfast and lunch in Falmouth since 1989. Their breakfast menu has a variety of options, including pancakes, waffles, French toast, and omelets. They also have a selection of breakfast sandwiches and wraps if you’re on the go. 

All their meals are consistently high quality and at a great price point, which can be hard to find on the Cape. Honestly, I’ve never not had a good meal here. So yes, best breakfast in Falmouth MA, but I also love their dinners. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating.

553 Palmer Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

Breakfast Menu | Order online

Best Breakfast in Falmouth MA – Bakeries and Coffee Shops

Now I will highlight the best breakfast in Falmouth MA, which are either coffee/bagel shops or traditional bakeries. These are great if you want your food to go; some let you order ahead.

There are different types of bakeries in Falmouth MA, so you are sure to find one to fit your tastes.

Maison Villatte

Falmouth is home to a premier French bakery that offers the most delicious (and beautiful) pastries. This French bakery in Falmouth offers a wide range of freshly baked pastries, from croissants to macarons.

Their breakfast menu includes classic French dishes like quiche and pain perdu (French toast) and American favorites like avocado toast. The cozy atmosphere at this French bakery makes Maison Villatte a must-visit spot for breakfast in Falmouth.

croissants from Maison Village, a French bakery in Falmouth MA
Croissants at Maison Village – a work of art!

Maison Villatte is regarded as one of the best French bakeries on the Cape, and people line up before it opens in the morning. But I always take that as a sign the food is worth the wait!

267 Main St
Falmouth, MA 02540

Mary Ellen’s Portuguese Bakery

Mary Ellen’s Portuguese Bakery is the perfect place to satisfy your cravings if you want something sweet. Their homemade pastries and bread are baked fresh daily, and their Portuguese sweet bread is a local favorite. Mary Ellen’s is not as well known to Cape vacationers, so it may not be as crowded as some other spots.

You can sit at the counter and enjoy your breakfast, or order it to-go. I highly recommend trying their Portuguese breakfast sandwich with chorizo – it’s my favorite! 

829 Main St
Falmouth, MA 02540

Cape Cod Bagels

Under new ownership, Cape Cod Bagels provides delicious fresh-made bagels and breakfast sandwiches. The new owners also own Bagel Haven in Mashpee, so they are experienced in delivering quality breakfast sandwiches to crowds on their Cape Cod vacation.

They also highlight local artists monthly as a way to contribute to and support the community.  Cape Cod Bagels is also a breakfast spot near the Shining Sea Bikeway.

419 Palmer Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

Menu and Order Online

Pie in the Sky Bakery

Danish from Pie in the Sky Bakery in Woods Hole MA
Cherry and blueberry Danish at Pie in the Sky bakery are as big as dinner plates!

Woods Hole’s hugely popular coffee shop provides delicious pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and cinnamon rolls. Woods Hole may be small, but they have great food options, including some of the best waterfront restaurants. If you want to enjoy your coffee by the water, walk behind the restaurant to see the boats and ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.

This hot spot can have long lines between people waiting for the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and those riding their bikes on the Shining Sea Bikeway. Because of this, they have pre-made breakfast sandwiches if you are in a rush – such a great idea.

Despite being busy, the staff move orders along quickly. Most people relax in the outdoor seating area and chat with neighbors while waiting for food. You can see why this is where people go to get the best breakfast in Falmouth MA.

outdoor seating area at Pie in the Sky bakery in Woods Hole MA
Outdoor dining area in the front of Pie in the Sky. A super chill and social place.

Pie in the Sky has some of the best coffee and espresso in Falmouth. Also, Pie in the Sky has some of the best danish and pastries in Falmouth, so take some to-go for later.

10 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Menu | Order Online

West Falmouth Market

WFM, as my family calls it, is a great option for those in the West Falmouth area to get a quick breakfast sandwich and coffee. Even though it is technically a “market”, it offers traditional take-out options for breakfast lunch and dinner.

In the morning, they have pastry items from Maison Villatte and coffee from Pie in Sky. It’s close to both the Shining Sea Bikeway and Chappaquit Beach. West Falmouth Market has a few tables and chairs outside if you want to eat there.

There are times you can even order food to be delivered to the beach. (Check this ahead of time – they don’t offer this as much during the busy summer season. But it’s a great idea and highly recommend it.)

623 West Falmouth Highway
West Falmouth MA 02574


The Stand (seasonal)

The Stand is a seasonal breakfast restaurant in Falmouth. It is open during the summer months from June til August. It is conveniently located at the top of the Shining Sea Bikeway in North Falmouth.

outside of The Stand in Falmouth Massachusetts
Front entrance to The Stand in Falmouth, Massachusetts

The Stand is the sister restaurant to the popular coffee shop The Daily Brew. The menu at The Stand is smaller than The Daily Brew but just as delicious. You can enjoy organic oatmeal, muffins, and smoothies.

My absolute favorite breakfast item is the Rand Bowl – an acai bowl with granola, blueberries, strawberries, banana, and peanut butter. I also recommend their organic iced coffee and iced teas.

The Stand has a small seating area with picnic tables, hammocks, and tables. Perfect for a healthy breakfast in Falmouth MA after a ride on the bike path.

75 County Rd
North Falmouth, MA 02556


Best Breakfast in Falmouth MA near the Shining Sea Bikeway

  • Pie in the Sky Bakery
  • West Falmouth Market
  • The Stand
  • Cape Cod Bagel
  • Crabapple’s

Best breakfast in Falmouth MA with outdoor seating

  • West Falmouth Market
  • Pickle Jar Kitchen
  • Pie in the Sky Bakery
  • Crabapple’s
  • The Stand

And those are where to find the best breakfast in Falmouth MA this year.

Is there a spot you love that should be added to the best breakfast in Falmouth MA list? Let me know your thoughts below.

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