Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Mammoth Lakes

Whether you’re gearing up for a morning on the slopes or a big summer adventure, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ll need food to fuel your day exploring Mammoth Lakes, and luckily the town has plenty of great breakfast choices, from sit-down-and-relax restaurants to quick grab-and-go options. Start your morning right at 11 of our favorite breakfast spots. 

The Stove

A breakfast institution in Mammoth, The Stove Restaurant often has a line out the door, but you won’t wait long for a seat. Grab a booth by the window and order the huevos rancheros or the Stove Special with waffles, fresh fruit, eggs and bacon.

Shea Schat’s Bakery

The fresh-squeezed orange juice, croissants, muffins, and pastries are about as delicious here as anywhere. Stop by for a quick sweet roll or maple bar and hit the trail.

The Breakfast Club

Located next to the Troutfitter, the Breakfast Club has long been a favorite early-morning spot for fisherman, but anyone heading outdoors at first light will find something to fuel their day. Sit at the counter, order eggs and bacon and take a fresh-baked muffin to go.

Stellar Brew and Natural Café 

With choices like spinach and eggs or bacon breakfast burritos that are ready to go in the warmer, you can get a great breakfast quickly at Stellar Brew. Or stay awhile and enjoy a cup of fair-trade coffee, tea or fresh juice with the locals’ favorite Basin bowl.

Old New York Deli & Bakery Co.

Old New York Deli & Bakery Co. is the best quick breakfast spot in the Village area. Order an Early Riser sandwich on your choice of fresh-boiled bagel and you’ll be outside and ready to go in no time.


The tastiest pancakes in town are at Toomey’s in the Village. Order the coconut mascarpone pancakes with a side of bacon for good measure. Or try the smoked trout bagel with capers and cream cheese.

Side Door Café

Serving locally roasted coffee from the Black Velvet, Side Door Café is a great Village spot for breakfast. Try the First Chair Crepes served with sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon, Swiss cheese and house marinara sauce, and you’ll be energized to ride first chair.

Food Cache Café

With fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, organic coffee and a range of menu items, Food Cache Café is a great healthy breakfast spot. Order an acai bowl with your choice of fruit, yogurt and granola, or have the house-favorite breakfast bowl with your choice of meat or tofu and free-range eggs served with brown rice and veggies.

Base Camp Café

The breakfast scrambles at Base Camp Café, served with your choice of veggies, meat and toast, are a yummy way to start the day in Mammoth Lakes. Order a pot of organic loose-leaf tea or a hot cup of house-brewed coffee.

Good Life Café

With an outdoor patio, there’s no better spot for a relaxing breakfast before a summer adventure. Good Life Café has an extensive menu of breakfast classics like huevos rancheros or French toast with fruit.

Silver Lake Resort

If you’re looking for a relaxing breakfast getaway or a day trip outside of Mammoth, head to the June Lake Loop and stop by the Silver Lake Café. The quaint and cozy café is in a picturesque wilderness setting, and is considered by many to be one of the best breakfasts in the Eastern Sierra. The delicious three-egg omelets live up to their reputation.

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle is an outdoors, wine, and travel writer who would rather be running, climbing, or mountain biking. See more of Monica's posts here, read more of her work at monicaprelle.com and connect on twitter @monicaprelle

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