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13 Can’t Miss Redlands Breakfast Spots

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The breakfast Redlands scene is filled with indulgent menus, AM libations, and healthy morning cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a Champagne Brunch or plant-focused start to your day, you’ll find something to satisfy.

Popular wisdom says breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we’re not ones to disagree! From AM meals filled with sweets to savory delights, breakfast in Redlands can help you fuel up to face the day (even if that includes a nap). 

Where to Eat Breakfast in Redlands

Home to a large selection of morning eateries, there’s a ready supply of places to eat breakfast in Redlands. From traditional diner-style cuisine to Mexican-infused egg-filled dishes, breakfast in Redlands offers it all.

Create Your Own Omelet - The Eating Room

Create Your Own Omelet - The Eating Room

1. Carolyn's Cafe

Carolyn's Cafe is a cozy breakfast and lunch cafe notorious for its fresh-baked coffee cake (served with a colossal scoop of whipped butter). Are you drooling yet? Well, save some room for their delicious, served all-day, breakfast! And, be sure to ask about their pancake of the month.

  • 1150 Brookside Ave, Suite A Redlands 92373

2. The Eating Room

Is anyone really shocked that The Eating Room is so high on our list? This local favorite serves up breakfast all-day, but with a Southern twist! Their bold flavors and generous portions are what keep their patrons coming back. We highly recommend swinging by the bakery while you are there. The Swedish Oatmeal cookies, lemon bars, and fresh fruit tarts are a couple of our favorites.

  • 107 E Citrus Ave, Redlands 92373

3. McDuff's

McDuff's is located in the heart of downtown Redlands and is the quintessential small-town diner. You will walk in and feel instantly transported back to a much simpler time. They are widely known for their biscuits and sausage gravy - a true work of art. A few of our favorites include the breakfast burrito, eggs benedict, and french toast.

  • 233 E State St, Redlands 92373

4. Breakfast Shack

Breakfast Shack is your classic country breakfast joint. The portions are definitely filling and quite a few of their menu items will surprise you. Our classic favorites include the breakfast sammy (cheese, eggs, bacon, on a biscuit), chicken fried steak, Loco Moco, and veggie omelet. Our offbeat faves are the California Benedict, which is made with a fried green tomato, and the Crab Cake Benedict.

  • 615 W State St, Redlands 92373

5. Olive Ave. Market with Happy Medium

While Olive Ave. Market’s decadent brunch was discontinued, the selection of tasty treats has been replaced with a decadent pop-up on Saturday mornings. Hosted by Happy Medium, a local catering company, the menu options are flavor-forward and loaded with hearty, healthy ingredients. 

  • 530 W Olive Ave, Redlands 92373

6. Oscar's Mexican Restaurant

Oscar's Mexican Restaurant offers classic egg dishes as well as mouth-watering Mexican breakfast favorites. A few must-try items include Huevos Rancheros with Chile Verde, Chorizo con Papas, Chili Colorado Omelet, Nopales Scrammie with Pico de Gallo, and we can’t forget their Build Your Own Breakfast Burrito.

  • 256 E Citrus Ave, Redlands 92373

7. Plant Power Fast Food

Plant Power Fast Food is not your typical breakfast spot, but is definitely worthy of this list! They are 100% plant-based. We have heard Plant Power referred to affectionately as "vegan junk food." Our headliners consist of the 'Chicken' & Waffle Sandwich, 'Sausage, Egg, & Cheese' Croissant Sandwich, and their Breakfast Burrito with JUST Egg, 'cheese', 'sausage', hash brown, chipotle 'aioli', and spinach. Be sure to add coffee and hash browns!

  • 450 W Stuart Ave, Suite 130 Redlands 92373

8. Batter Rebellion

Batter Rebellion's brunch is a thing of pure beauty. We recommend making this a whole occasion! Grab a group of friends so you can share a GIANT and delicious gallon craft cocktail. Be sure to pair your booze train with some tasty plates like the Fowlmouth (Southern-style chicken and waffles), or the Glazed over (a cheeseburger with sunny side up egg on a glazed brioche bun).

  • 5 E Citrus Ave, Ste 110 Redlands 93473

9. Cheliz Restaurant

Cheliz Restaurant has mainly American-style cuisine, plus a wide range of other delicious dishes! Some top picks include the Loaded Quesadilla, French Toast with Strawberries and Whipped Cream, and the Alex Burrito.

  • 800 E Lugonia Ave, Suite D2 Redlands 92374

10. Stell Coffee & Tea Co.

Stell Coffee & Tea Co. is a cafe and coffee roaster. Stell’s offers a variety of craft beverages such as specialty coffee, fine loose leaf teas, local draft beer, and draft kombucha. Once you've picked your beverage it's time to dive in for some classic and downright delectable breakfast items! Our faves include the Bacon Egg Avocado Cheese Grilled Sandwich, B.L.T.E (bacon, red leaf lettuce, tomato & hard-boiled egg), and the Oatmeal with brown sugar, walnuts, and butter (always butter).

  • 1580 Barton Rd, Suite A Redlands 92373
  • 1453 Ford St, Unit 103 Redlands 92373

11. The State for Brunch

Hip and trendy, The State is often touted as a great spot for date night or a celebratory group gathering. But don’t overlook brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The AM offerings include a morning-inspired cocktail list, plus a handful of sweet and savory plates. One of our favorites is the Machaca Burrito filled with short ribs, scrambled eggs, avocado purée, and black beans. 

  • 22 E State St., Redlands, CA 92373

12. Uncorked on State

Another sultry date-night destination, Uncorked on State turns it up the breakfast scene (okay brunch) on Sundays. The menu is flavor-forward, with a handful of options that could be shared (like cream puffs and a charcuterie board). Showstoppers include the Monte Monsieur (a grown-up grilled cheese) and the Cajun Biscuits and Gravy (featuring fluffy house made biscuits). 

  • 404 E. State St., Redlands, California 92373