There’s no better place to get your breakfast fix than Big Bear Lake. Whether you are looking to get your java juice or a great plate of bacon and eggs to get you moving for a great day of fishing or hiking, we’ve got you covered with the top breakfasts in Big Bear.
Big Bear Donuts
Everyone deserves a homemade donut and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Big Bear Donuts. Whether you choose a dozen donut holes or the popular maple glazed donut or maple bars topped with fresh bacon, there’s a big enough selection to accommodate all your donut cravings. Big Bear Donuts also has what many call the best biscuits and gravy in town.
Bonus Tip for Families: Big Bear Donuts offers board games and a kiddie table to keep the little ones occupied while you enjoy your breakfast.
Lumber Jack Café
The name alone lures people to this breakfast café but people come back to the Lumberjack Café for its big breakfast portions. Have a mimosa to celebrate your trip while you choose from a variety of menu offerings that include the popular breakfast burrito and French Toast with sourdough bread and fresh muffins. Looking to satisfy a lumber jack-type hunger? The Hoss & Eggs serves up a seasoned hamburger patty with country gravy and three eggs any style. Get the Chainsaw & Eggs if you’d rather get sausage and bacon to go along with your eggs.
Moonridge Coffee Company
If you’re seeking Big Bear coffee and breakfast sandwiches, the Moonridge Coffee Company is a must stop. Whether it’s a homemade croissant with egg, cheese and turkey bacon or a fresh pastry on the menu, Moonridge Coffee Company serves it up in a quaint cabin atmosphere. Patrons rave about the fresh coffee and the cold brew option is very popular in the summer.
This diner’s motto is “Breakfast All Day, Every Day.” Mountain Munchies delivers with both traditional and non-traditional menu offerings. A popular offering is the chicken fried steak breakfast, which comes with country gravy, two eggs, hash browns and toast. In the mood for waffles? Make them your way with different fruit options. Surprise the kids and order them the “Red, White and Blue American Flag Waffle.”
Menu Dare: Just try to finish the “Mega Breakfast,” which consists of two eggs, hash browns and toast with a choice of a beef patty, beef steak, homemade meatloaf with brown gravy or chicken fried steak with country gravy. Prepare to loosen your belt.
Grind & Grill Café
The Grind & Grill Café doesn’t mess around when it comes to breakfast or the size of its portions. Those that order a short stack of pancakes are shocked when the pancakes arrive larger than your hand and stick out over the serving plate.
If you’re looking to load up on carbohydrates before your summer hike at Big Bear, order “The Avalanche,” which serves up a big plate of biscuits, hash browns, sausage and bacon covered in a white avalanche of gravy. The chicken and waffles is also a popular choice.
Ordering Tip: A half plate of biscuits, gravy and hash browns is what most people consider a full plate at the Grind and Grill Café. Be prepared to take home leftovers.
Grizzly Manor Café
This old school diner with dollar bills and sticky notes plastered on the walls offers all the morning comfort food you crave. The Grizzly Manor Café serves gigantic pancakes and you can custom build your own omelet. This restaurant’s most famous and talked about item on its menu is “The Blob.” The Blob is two biscuits with gravy and cheese, bacon and two eggs on top. Good luck trying to finish it.
The Teddy Bear Restaurant
A Big Bear staple since 1944, the Teddy Bear Restaurant is a cozy diner with a large–bar-type seating area that serves great coffee and hearty breakfast offerings. Traditional breakfast offerings like the Farmers Breakfast are countered with non-traditional menu offerings like cinnamon cornbread. The Teddy Bear is also known for its homemade pies, so live a little and order a slice of pie to go along with your Cup of Joe.