Greater Newburyport Breakfast and Brunch Places – Do you Know them All?

Newburyport breakfast and Brunch Places

Breakfast, its an important start to the day, its business, its social and for many a relaxing tradition.  Have you stopped to consider how many excellent Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places we have to choose from?  Have you visited them all, at least once?  So where does the breakfast lover start?  Our list is certainly diverse featuring traditional casual diners to upscale brunch places, some of which are located in Newburyport and others in surrounding towns.  We challenge you to try all of these Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places and we hope you will discover a few new favorites.

Newburyport breakfast and Brunch Places

Beginning with downtown Newburyport traditional diners and cafes, Angie’s Diner has a history of offering fast friendly service and delicious food since 1969.  We highly recommend the Stuffed French Toast and the Western Omelet.  Although they are known as a downtown Newburyport breakfast destination, they are also a great choice for lunch.  Owner, Steve Luz is the man behind this Newburyport establishment and is always there working to ensure his customers are happy.

Do you enjoy an exceptional cocktail with your breakfast or brunch?  Paddle Inn has a strong reputation for high quality cocktails and a brunch menu meant to get you back on track to feeling good if you were by chance out late the night before. Satisfy your sweet cravings with a decadent donut hole creation that features weekly topping specials or choose a savory selection from the Sunday Brunch Menu, available 10-4. Owner, Beau Sturm and Chef/Partner Suzi Maitland, take great pride in serving top quality food, cocktails and fun all with a cool atmosphere and a positive vibe!


Have you experienced the FM Station Cafe?  This is an amazing breakfast place located just off the route 1 traffic circle next to Minute Man Press.  The Blueberry Coconut Pancakes are a sweet delight and if you prefer savory we recommend the Florentine Benedict with spinach and tomatoes (Feature image at top of page), and the homemade Corned Beef Hash is excellent as well.  The FM Station Cafe offers traditional breakfast favorites with the option for a few tasty Brazilian dishes as well.  Owner, Fabio Santos is normally busy cooking while his wife Eva an her sister Coffee factory Newburyport, Coffee and sandwich shopPoloma welcome and take care of guests.

Everyone knows the Coffee Factory as the Newburyport coffee house destination with free Wi-Fi and delicious sandwiches and salads but did you know they serve tasty breakfast sandwiches too?  We recommend the Veggie Bagel sandwich featured to the right, the Joppa Flat or the Works.  Owner Kevin Yorke works hard to provide an exceptional experience for his customers in Newburyport and in his Derry and Salem NH locations too.

Just a few doors down the street, you will find the Juicery, known for their healthy smoothies and fresh juices and their delicious selection of acai bowls are extremely popular as well. The Juicery is a choice for if your on the go and looking for healthy options. Call or order online for pickup orders or stop into the Juicery and grab a delicious healthy snack.

Sea Level Oyster Bar offers a delicious brunch for the majority of the year, with the exception of short period during the Winter months. The brunch menu and cocktails are highly regarded offering a creative flair. Sea Level also features live music and or various events in conjunction with brunch.

Are you looking for a brunch experience that includes great live music?  The Plum Island Grille is the place to go.  Owner and Chef, Francis Broadbery and his staff at The Plum Island Grille have a long history of serving an excellent Sunday Brunch menu accompanied with live Jazz Music from 1- 3 PM.  The entire menu is exceptional but we recommend trying the Quiche or the Smoked Salmon.  Head out to the Island and at least pretend you’re on vacation!

Newburyport breakfast and Brunch Places

The Riverside Cafe is a very well known breakfast and lunch spot.  Owner, Geraldo Alberto Lima arrives very early every morning to have breakfast ready for the early birds by 6 AM.  It’s all delicious but we love the omelets, pancakes and breakfast sandwiches, yum!  Oh and the bacon is extra crispy for the bacon connoisseurs! Located next to the Cashman Park soccer fields and boat launch, Riverside is a great place to relax after a competitive game or pick up food for you boat trip.

Known for their exceptional coffees, teas and freshly baked goods, Olive’s Coffee & Bakehouse has a loyal customer following of breakfast lovers and folks who appreciate quality coffee drinks. Olive’s also make tasty breakfast sandwiches and delicious bagel with lox. Owner Debra Ball is known by all of her regular customers as you will consistently find her in the shop working with her highly trained staff. Debra and her team pay close attention to detail, determined to create a positive experience for every customer.

Don’t forget about the excellent Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places in the towns that surround Newburyport!  Salisbury has a number of breakfast spots that we highly recommend, starting with Nancy’s Marshview Cafe.  Owner, Nancy Wallace offers a tasty selection of traditional breakfast foods and keep in mind that she is also really well known for her amazing homemade cakes, pies and handcrafted lattes.  The Coned Beef Hash at Nancy’s is delicious.  It is homemade and you can tell because it is not salty!

If you’re in search of a special occasion Sunday Brunch destination, pay a visit to  Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge.  Seaglass is  right on the beach in Salisbury offering stunning views of the ocean, and an elegant brunch buffet including: made to order omelets, carving station, delicious  pastries and more.  Depending upon the schedule of the tide you could be enjoying brunch over of the ocean!  Owner, Wayne Capolupo ensures food, service and atmosphere are all exceptional at Seaglass, and don’t save Seaglass just for special occasions.  Visit any time!


Everyone loves Panera Bread for lunch but don’t forget they have great breakfast options as well including muffins, pastries, breakfast sandwiches and coffee.  Or, treat yourself to a freshly baked souffle in a variety of choices.  Oh, and did we forget to mention the very convenient drive thru window, and the fact that all Panera food is 100% clean, free of preservatives, sweeteners, additives, and artificial ingredients.  Although Panera is part of large company, Manager Hanna Elliott has developed a strong local customer base for the Newburyport shop and works hard to always provide top notch service for her customers.

If you enjoy breakfast sandwiches, don’t forget about Subway!  Local Franchise Owner, BB Bhatt is there early morning baking the breads. Served on a freshly baked flat bread roll with real applewood smoked bacon and your choice of vegetables, the Subway breakfast sandwiches are a delicious health option for folks who like to create their breakfast sandwich!

What do all of these Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places have in common?  Whether managing, cooking or serving customers, you will find the owners and or managers present in all of these great places to eat!  They know their regular customers by name and they work hard to ensure a high quality experience.  In addition, all of these Greater Newburyport breakfast and brunch places help raise money for the 23 local nonprofit partner organizations by participating in the Best of Newburyport VIP Program.  They also reward Newburyport App/VIP Card holders with discounts every time App/Card holders visit any of the participating businesses.  Below are the offerings for these Greater Newburyport Breakfast and Brunch places as of of 3/1/19.  Click the links below to confirm current discounts or just download the Newburyport App.

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VIP Discounts for Greater Newburyport Breakfast and Brunch Places:
Angie’s Diner – 5% Off
Coffee Factory – 10% Off
FM Station Cafe – 5% Off
Juicery –
Nancy’s Marshview Cafe – $5 Off $30 or More
Olive’s Coffee & Bakehouse –
Paddle Inn –
Panera Bread – $3 Off Purchases of $15 or More, $5 Off Purchases of $25 or More
Plum Island Grille – 10% off Food for VIP Card Holder & One Guest
Riverside Cafe – 10% Off
Seaglass Restaurant – $5 Off Dinner Entree – One Entree Per Card – Sun – Thurs
Sea Level Oyster Bar –
Subway – Purchase 12 Inch Sub, Chips & Drink Get a Free Cookie

Paddle Inn, Sea Level, Juicery, Olive’s


Newburyport Mexican Restaurant Films Segment for “Phantom Gourmet”

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Newburyport Mexican restaurant Metzy’s Cantina is heating up the airwaves on New England’s hottest foodie show! Owner Erik Metzdorf and Director of Operations and Chief Culinary Officer Anthony Leone were thrilled to welcome Phantom Gourmet as they filmed a segment highlighting the origins of Metzy’s Cantina, local support from the North Shore community, and Metzy’s delicious new creations. The Phantom Gourmet segment aired on Sunday, March 25th featuring Metzy’s super-cool space, fresh vibe, and flavorful eats. The episode also captured many familiar faces as many customers were at the restaurant during taping, enjoying fresh, flavorful food and beverages with Metzy’s unique Mexican flair.

Your certain to be craving Metzy’s once you watch this enticing video. Popular new menu items include tomatillo-based chili verde, Metzy’s chicken wings – offered one of three different ways (including Erik’s favorite mole sauce!) – and mini “street tacos” served on crispy shells. Also look for an announcement about Metzy’s Cantina’s expanded, full bar (coming soon).

Metzy’s Cantina is available for private parties. Mobile catering options include Metzy’s Taqueria (food truck) and famous Taco Bar – both available for work events and friends-and-family gatherings. Metzy’s Cantina also offers delivery, grab-and-go, pick-up options.

On weekdays, stop by for breakfast 6 AM-10:30 AM and start the day with mouth-watering tacos, burritos, breakfast bowls, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and small-batch roasted Francisco Davila Signature Coffees from family the roastery: Coffee Roasters of Charleston.

Metzy’s Cantina has established itself as one of the top meeting places on the North Shore for groups up to 100, serving fresh Mexican eats along with free WiFi, plenty of free parking, and the coolest vibe around. Come check out this popular Newburyport Mexican restaurant’s new indoor/outdoor space right next to the city’s MBTA Commuter Rail stop, just a short 1-mile bike ride or walk along the Clipper City Rail Trail to downtown.

Visit Metzy’s Facebook page to stay in the know about exciting new menu items, specials, live music and many local events you can find the Metzy’s food truck.

Two Newburyport VIP Holiday Parties

By Joe, Joe

Two Newburyport Holiday Parties

w/ VIPs Fifty Water Restaurant + Ceia Kitchen & Bar

My Newburyport Night on the Town

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Water - Charity - Bob Veek + Chris Evans FINALTwo Newburyport VIPs hosted holiday parties on Thursday, neither of which I was going to miss, starting with Fifty Water Restaurant & Bar’s Charity Benefit.

Fifty Water owners Robert Veek and John Moore raised over $4000 for The Pettengill House to help children and families in need.

On hand to lend his support was Veek’s cousin Chris Evans, actor in Captain America and Fantastic Four.

Prior to the charity event, kids lined up for hours to get an autograph and picture taken with Captain America.

The excitement lead into the night with hundreds of people gathered for great food, drink and music by the Red Tail Hawk band.

I was able to speak with both Veek and Moore that night. Fifty Water will definitely be doing something special for New Years Eve. There are also many other exciting things in the works for the trendy Newburyport restaurant in 2015. Stay tuned for the latest.

Next it was off to Ceia Kitchen and Bar to celebrate the restaurant’s fourth anniversary.

Entering on State I was immediately greeted by Newburyport Celebrity Bartender Bret laughing it up with his fans, I mean patrons.

Up the stairs to the second floor and there’s Ceia owner Nancy Baptista-Caswell expediting. Fresh pasta dishes had just been brought to the window. The pasta was cooked perfectly and full of colorful flavors. I submitted it to @BestFoodBoston #BostonFab5. It’s my thing.

Onto the third level, there was a beautiful crowd of people enjoying champagne and more tasty food, including a table of Mediterranean olives and cheeses.

As if the night couldn’t have been more delicious in spirit, conversation and food, on the way out Nancy insists I indulge in a Buttermilk Donut. Oh, alright!

Not bad for a Thursday.

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