Breakfast In Brevard, NC: 9 Awesome Eateries

This article highlights restaurants that serve breakfast in Brevard. It covers everything from where to get pastries on the go, to the best bagels in town and even a few diners.

One thing we really like about Brevard is how perfectly small it is. Unlike the insane amount of breakfast spots in Asheville, there are only a handful of restaurants in Brevard that offer a morning meal.

Also, each eatery is so different than one another that it’s pretty easy to make a decision on where to eat.

For example, if you are feeling a coffee shop breakfast, head to Cup & Saucer! Need a pastry? Bracken Mountain Bakery is the place for you. If you’re after a classic diner, Brevard Diner is your spot. And if a croissant sandwich on-the-go sounds divine, Food Matters Market is our pick!

This article shares details on each of the spots mentioned above, as well as a few other places to grab breakfast in Brevard. We hope it helps point your in the right direction!

Where To Have Breakfast In Brevard, NC

Below is a map of restaurants in Brevard with breakfast. As you’ll see, all are pretty close to one another. There are a few downtown and a couple by Brevard College.

And finally, onto the list! Below you’ll find our top picks for breakfast in Brevard.

Local eatery with all-day breakfast and classic diner charm

Brevard Diner is a classic old-school diner located near Brevard College. They serve breakfast all day and it is delicious!

Our top pick for breakfast at Brevard Diner is their 2-2-2 special. Chose from 2 French toast (or 2 pancakes), 2 eggs and either 2 bacon or sausage. The 2-2-2-2 meal also comes with strawberries and whipped cream.

Brevard Diner’s breakfast menu also includes omelets, Belgian waffles, egg sandwiches, steak & eggs and corned beef hash. If you are looking for lunch in Brevard, try something from their Greek menu!


Pastries and breakfast sandwiches at a great bake shop

Pisgah Bakeshop is such a happy addition to the Brevard dining scene. It’s a from-scratch kind of place that is open for both breakfast, lunch and dinner.

My go-to for breakfast at Pisgah Bakehouse is one of their amazing pastries. The pastry case is filled to the brim and everything is fantastic. Especially the almond croissant!

They brew Asheville local roaster Cooperative Coffee, which is always a good way to start the day. They also have a full espresso menu and make for a great coffee shop setting in Brevard.

There’s outdoor seating when the weather is nice and it’s not far from the Brevard Bike Trail.


Must-visit breakfast restaurant in Brevard

Morning Social is our go-to for breakfast in Brevard. The outdoor seating and the amazing grits can’t be topped! It’s also in a really cool part of town– the Lumberyard District.

You’ll find classic breakfast food on the menu, like a build-your-own omelet and French toast. They also have several bowl options. We especially love the grits bowl made with Marsh Hen grits.

Morning Social is one of the few brunch restaurants in Brevard. They have a great breakfast cocktail menu that includes a mimosa flight.


Coffee shop with pastries and daily breakfast menu

Cup & Saucer is our top pick for coffee shops in Brevard. It’s a very cute shop, with floral wallpaper and green board and batten. The ceilings are high and the espresso drinks are always flowing!

Not only is it a great place to grab coffee, but they have delicious breakfast options. You can opt for something from their pastry case, like a muffin or scone of the day, or order off the breakfast menu.

They typically have a savory quiche of the day, as well as biscuits (egg, cheese, sausage, etc.)


Charming bakery in downtown Brevard

If you are looking for a quick breakfast in Brevard, Bracken Mountain Bakery is a great place to start. They have an excellent variety of freshly baked pastries, croissants, bagels and more.

We love getting a box of pastries to-go from Bracken Mountain– and it always includes cheese danish! Especially the cherry streusel or a raspberry cheese danish.

Bracken Mountain Bakery has local coffee from Brown Bean Coffee Roasters, as well as espresso drinks, chai tea and hot tea.


Counter-service eatery with pancakes, bagel and omelets

The Sunrise Cafe across from Brevard College is a great destination for breakfast. It’s really casual and always busy (don’t worry, they are quick!)

Their breakfast menu includes sandwiches, burritos, pancakes and even a vegan ‘bliss brunch’ with tofu and black beans. Sunrise Cafe is a great restaurant for vegan breakfast in Asheville.

They also have a build-your-own omelet option as well as a daily quiche.

Sunrise Cafe is known for their bagel and cream cheese selection. You can’t go wrong, though we especially love their asiago bagel with sundried tomato cream cheese.


Local market with a to-go cafe with biscuits

If you are after a quick breakfast in Brevard, we can highly recommend Food Matters Market. Plus, it’s a grocery store so you can stock up on a few essentials while waiting for your breakfast.

The cafe menu includes biscuits and croissant sandwiches. We especially like the bacon egg and cheese on a croissant. You can also opt for ham or bacon.

They have an outdoor seating area if you want to dine there. We like to take it to go and enjoy a picnic at nearby Sycamore Flats when time allows.

Breakfast at Food Matters is available Monday through Saturday from 8am to 11am.


Pancakes, omelets and a cozy log cabin interior

If you are looking for pancakes in Brevard, Grammy’s Restaurant is the place for you! Grammy’s is a homestyle eatery across from Ingles in Brevard, NC.

They have absolutely mega pancakes, as well as several other breakfast items like omelets, eggs benedict, classic breakfast plates and more.

Grammy’s used to be in a strip mall down the road but made the move to a log-cabin style building in 2020.


Espresso drinks and mini donuts (the perfect breakfast!)

Another great place for breakfast on the go is The Velvet Cup food truck. And this is only true if mini donuts counts as breakfast to you.

The Velvet Cup has a full espresso menu, as well as iced coffee and smoothies. It’s located at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, so it’s a bit out of town from Brevard. But it’s only a 10 minute drive from downtown so we didn’t want to leave it out!


This wraps up our guide to breakfast in Brevard. Be sure to check out our articles on where to get brunch in Brevard (spoiler alert: there aren’t many brunch spots!) and our top picks for the best restaurants in Brevard.

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