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Vital planning info for a trip to Minnesota's prettiest port city.
Vital planning info for a trip to Minnesota's prettiest port city.
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The 12 Best Breakfasts in Duluth

Where breakfasts are good, but the lake is superior.

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Vital planning info for a trip to Minnesota's prettiest port city.
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Duluth has become a haven for those that love the outdoors and now is the ideal time to take that quick drive up I35 (or the Wisconsin 35 side if you like to meander) and tuck in for a weekend of fantastic outdoor fun before the heavy tourist season starts. Just remember to bring a warm jacket. They aren't kidding. It's much colder by the lake. Whether you're looking for fresh produce plucked from the nearby garden, a life-altering chocolate croissant, majestic views of Lake Superior or pancakes the size of your face, Duluth is a beautiful place to begin a day.

Our breakfast spots are all in geographical order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. New London Cafe

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4721 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 525-0777
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This charming breakfast spot is tucked into the Lakeside neighborhood and serves up breakfast classics like a waffles ready for syrup, eggs just as you please and black-pepper flecked sausages.

2. Northern Waters

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1608 Woodland Ave
Duluth, MN 55803
Northern Waters Smokehaus has perfected the art of preserved meats. The larger restaurant outlet on Woodland (nearer UMD) opens at 10 a.m. and offers chewy bagels made locally at Lake Superior Bakehouse with their outrageously good smoked salmon and luscious cream cheese.

3. At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe

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1902 E 8th St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 724-8569
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Easily the winner for the most awkward restaurant name in town, it's worth the trip up the hill to taste the scratch-made, largely organic goods At Sarah's Table Chester Creek Cafe . This is fresh, light, flavor packed fare in a beautiful room filled with warm wood tones. There is a basket filled with toys for the kiddos, a shared library in the back and a wrap around deck that affords gorgeous views of the lake.

4. Perk Place Coffeehouse & Bakery

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1336 W Arrowhead Rd
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 730-7375
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This coffee house in the Kenwood strip mall stocks some delectable baked goodies and serves Duluth Coffee Company beans. The welcoming space also has some lightening fast wifi.

5. Uncle Louis Cafe

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520 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 727-4518
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No frills: no problem. This miniscule diner will never let your coffee cup or your stomach run low. Order eggs your way, hashbrowns extra crispy, but always, always save room for that unbelievable, dinner plate sized pancake.

6. Duluth Coffee Company

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105 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
Coffee aficionados find haven inside this small shop in downtown Duluth. The beans are carefully sourced, perfectly roasted and create the kind of coffee experience that will forever elevate your caffeinated game. Grab a couple of locally made sweet treats from the pastry case to round out the meal.

7. Pizza Lucé

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11 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-7400
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Sure we all know Pizza Luce as home to the creatively topped cheesy pie, but what might be unexpected is that there is one location that serves breakfast. An easy walk over the highway from Canal Park, classics are given the Luce twist, like a pesto/hollendaise topped Benedict. Plus, they have a full bar and often host some of the incredible local music that Duluth boasts.

8. Lake Superior Bakehouse

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102 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 720-6015
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Pop into this sweet coffee shop for a freshly made breakfast sandwich on their freshly made brioche. Plus, the mini cinnamon rolls piled with frosting are an excellent argument for breakfast dessert.

9. Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe

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394 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 723-0075
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While you're right in the heart of the action in Canal Park, Amazing Grace Cafe still feels like a secret hideaway in the basement of the DeWitt Seitz building. This cafe has been a harbor for artists and musicians since the days when this area was more scrap-yard than tourist draw. Grab an enormous mug of hot cocoa and something sweet from the pastry case.

10. Johnson's Bakery

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2230 W 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 727-1889
Before evening stepping inside either of Johnson's Bakery's location (in Lakeside and the Westside) the aroma of fresh baked breads, cookies and doughnut glaze tickles your nose. It's a traditional shop with grandma-approved coffee cakes.

11. Duluth's Best Bread

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2632 W 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 590-5966
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It's possible that the best chocolate croissant of your life is lurking in a tiny bakery inside Lincoln Park. Buttery layers are wrapped around locally made chocolate so wonderfully dark in almost sucks all the moisture off your tongue, before replacing it all with butter. The only problem is that they are only open Thursdays and Saturdays.

12. Duluth Grill

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118 S 27th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 726-1150
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Ask anyone familiar with the city the best place to go for breakfast, and the inevitable answer is the Duluth Grill. It's a family-run restaurant with breakfast classics, mammoth portions and all of the ingredients are locally sourced. (Some items are so local, they're grown in the parking lot.)

1. New London Cafe

4721 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804
This charming breakfast spot is tucked into the Lakeside neighborhood and serves up breakfast classics like a waffles ready for syrup, eggs just as you please and black-pepper flecked sausages.
4721 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55804

2. Northern Waters

1608 Woodland Ave, Duluth, MN 55803
Northern Waters Smokehaus has perfected the art of preserved meats. The larger restaurant outlet on Woodland (nearer UMD) opens at 10 a.m. and offers chewy bagels made locally at Lake Superior Bakehouse with their outrageously good smoked salmon and luscious cream cheese.
1608 Woodland Ave
Duluth, MN 55803

3. At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe

1902 E 8th St, Duluth, MN 55812
Easily the winner for the most awkward restaurant name in town, it's worth the trip up the hill to taste the scratch-made, largely organic goods At Sarah's Table Chester Creek Cafe . This is fresh, light, flavor packed fare in a beautiful room filled with warm wood tones. There is a basket filled with toys for the kiddos, a shared library in the back and a wrap around deck that affords gorgeous views of the lake.
1902 E 8th St
Duluth, MN 55812

4. Perk Place Coffeehouse & Bakery

1336 W Arrowhead Rd, Duluth, MN 55811
This coffee house in the Kenwood strip mall stocks some delectable baked goodies and serves Duluth Coffee Company beans. The welcoming space also has some lightening fast wifi.
1336 W Arrowhead Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

5. Uncle Louis Cafe

520 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55805
No frills: no problem. This miniscule diner will never let your coffee cup or your stomach run low. Order eggs your way, hashbrowns extra crispy, but always, always save room for that unbelievable, dinner plate sized pancake.
520 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55805

6. Duluth Coffee Company

105 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
Coffee aficionados find haven inside this small shop in downtown Duluth. The beans are carefully sourced, perfectly roasted and create the kind of coffee experience that will forever elevate your caffeinated game. Grab a couple of locally made sweet treats from the pastry case to round out the meal.
105 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802

7. Pizza Lucé

11 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
Sure we all know Pizza Luce as home to the creatively topped cheesy pie, but what might be unexpected is that there is one location that serves breakfast. An easy walk over the highway from Canal Park, classics are given the Luce twist, like a pesto/hollendaise topped Benedict. Plus, they have a full bar and often host some of the incredible local music that Duluth boasts.
11 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802

8. Lake Superior Bakehouse

102 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
Pop into this sweet coffee shop for a freshly made breakfast sandwich on their freshly made brioche. Plus, the mini cinnamon rolls piled with frosting are an excellent argument for breakfast dessert.
102 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802

9. Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe

394 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802
While you're right in the heart of the action in Canal Park, Amazing Grace Cafe still feels like a secret hideaway in the basement of the DeWitt Seitz building. This cafe has been a harbor for artists and musicians since the days when this area was more scrap-yard than tourist draw. Grab an enormous mug of hot cocoa and something sweet from the pastry case.
394 S Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802

10. Johnson's Bakery

2230 W 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55806
Before evening stepping inside either of Johnson's Bakery's location (in Lakeside and the Westside) the aroma of fresh baked breads, cookies and doughnut glaze tickles your nose. It's a traditional shop with grandma-approved coffee cakes.
2230 W 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55806

11. Duluth's Best Bread

2632 W 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55806
It's possible that the best chocolate croissant of your life is lurking in a tiny bakery inside Lincoln Park. Buttery layers are wrapped around locally made chocolate so wonderfully dark in almost sucks all the moisture off your tongue, before replacing it all with butter. The only problem is that they are only open Thursdays and Saturdays.
2632 W 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55806

12. Duluth Grill

118 S 27th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806
Ask anyone familiar with the city the best place to go for breakfast, and the inevitable answer is the Duluth Grill. It's a family-run restaurant with breakfast classics, mammoth portions and all of the ingredients are locally sourced. (Some items are so local, they're grown in the parking lot.)
118 S 27th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55806

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