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Best Breakfast Spots in Big Bear Lake

Posted: 01/18/24

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's true and Big Bear offers some top notch options for breakfast time. Take a look at our picks, from hearty pancake platters, to light bites, vegan & vegetarian delights, and freshly brewed coffee!

Amangela’s Sandwich & Bagel House

This café is a Village favorite with specialty coffees, teas, smoothies and mixed beverages. The bagel game is strong here with options like Lox & Cream Cheese, Zesty Red Onion w/ Lemon Pepper, a traditional Breakfast Bagel and a house special. Amangela's will have you feeling the need to return at lunchtime to tryout fresh deli selections, soups, and more! Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Nottingham's Tavern

This long-time Big Bear tavern is serving up all the goods starting with breakfast. Served daily before 3 PM, dig into hearty omelets, classic Benedicts, eggs anyway you can think of, Southwestern inspired dishes and sweet treats like French toast, pancakes, and combos.

Stella Luna

Stella Luna is one of The Village's newer eateries specializing in farm to table dishes prepared in their scratch kitchen. Choose from vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options to hearty meat-filled plates and signature cocktails to pair. Stella Luna prides itself in its sustainability and environmentally conscious practices.

The Barnstorm Restaurant

Located in the Big Bear City Airport, Barnstorm patrons can enjoy seeing the planes come and go while chowing down on breakfast platters. Choose from French toast, buttermilk flapjacks, Belgian waffles, homemade crepes, Steak & Eggs, breakfast sandwiches, and seafood inspired options. Vegetarian menu available.

Sister My Sister Bake Shop

Looking for a quick bite? Or something to satisfy a morning sweet tooth? Sister My Sister Bake Shop has fresh baked goods on display daily with hot coffee to get you ready for the day.

Old Country Inn

If you can think of it, you can find it at Old Country Inn! Enormous skillets, hearty omelets, top-notch French toast (seriously, try the cinnamon roll French toast), fluffy crepes, steamy flapjacks, and Mexican style plates. It's all there, are you?

Stillwell's Restaurant

Located at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake, Stillwell's is a Big Bear historical gem. Savor crispy bacon hash, malted mini waffles, fresh veggie wraps and more.

Country Kitchen

Hands up those who like a country style breakfast! We're talking serious country like Country Fried Steak, Chicken Fried Chicken, Beef & Eggs, Skillets in every theme and flavor, and much more. Country Kitchen will grant all of your omelet wishes with Western Omelettes, Montana Ranch Omelettes, Bacon Avo Ranch Omelettes, Meat Lovers Omelettes, and more. If you're more of a pastry person, scroll through their Waffle, Flapjack, Crepe, and French Toast selections for something to hit the spot. Can we get a yee-haw?

Grizzly Manor Café

At Grizzly Manor Café, the early bird catches the worm. This tiny eatery on the boulevard is arguably Big Bear's most popular breakfast option. Open from 7 AM - 2 PM, arrive early or be prepared to wait for breakfast grub that is highly worth waiting for.

For even more breakfast options in Big Bear, check out our dining page.

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