25+ Best Breakfast Restaurants + Brunch Spots Near Kalamazoo

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Breakfast – The Most Important Meal of the Day

Ever wonder where this phrase originated?

Like a breakfast detective, I scoured the Internet in search of answers to this culinary mystery. Unfortunately, I came up short: there are conflicting responses on who said this first.

Many sources point to a local cereal family member (John Harvey Kellogg) while others attributed it to industry rival General Mills, with their Grape Nuts ads in the 1940s.  

No matter who said it, I would argue that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

Ready to try some local fare? After 6600+ votes for the best restaurants in Kalamazoo, we have the top picks for the best breakfast spots below.

Best Breakfast Restaurants

Leaving Breakfast + Brunch to the Professionals

While my love for breakfast is strong, my cooking skills to prepare breakfast are not.

I’ll admit that I have no idea how to make a frittata or eggs benedict. And I’m not fully sure what a blintz is.

On the bright side, this gives me a fantastic excuse to try new restaurants.

If you’re in the same want to explore beyond pancakes and waffles comfort zone, read on for local breakfast restaurants and brunch spots serving delicious foods. And, most offer kid-approved menu options.

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Who Has the Best Breakfast in Kalamazoo?

Here are the top breakfast restaurant in Kalamazoo, as voted by our readers:
1 – Crow’s Nest
2 – Breakfast at Tiffiny’s
3 – Roxie’s Breakfast & Lunch
4 – Antique Kitchen
5 – Studio Grill

Directory: 20+ Best Restaurants for Breakfast

Waffling on your restaurant choice for breakfast in the Kalamazoo area?

Here are the favorite places for pancakes, eggs, waffles, crepes and a bevy of mouth-watering breakfast entrees.

🥞 Voted # 1 Best Breakfast Restaurant

816 S Westnedge Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Crow’s Nest serves breakfast all day and features coffee and pastries from Fourth Coast Cafe (located downstairs).

This upscale diner is known for its variety of egg specialty dishes, French toast flavors, and extensive vegan options.

Tables are limited at this quaint restaurant; while worth the wait, expect some delays in snagging a table during peak meal hours.

Where to Find Crow's Nest Restaurant
Located in the Vine Neighborhood, you'll find Crow's Nest next door to Bagel Beanery on Westnedge.

🥞 Voted # 2 Best Breakfast Restaurant

3271 W Centre St Portage, MI 49024
5222 W Main St Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Breakfast at Tiffiny’s serves breakfast all day, with fun food and a touch of southern flare.

Top picks include their Chicken and Waffles, Hippie Stew or stuffed French Toast.

Where to Find Breakfast at Tiffiny's
Breakfast at Tiffiny's resides in two locations:
• 3271 W Centre St in Portage, in between Centre Street Tap House and Biggby
• 5222 W Main St, near Target in Kalamazoo

🥞 Voted # 3 Best Breakfast Restaurant

4010 Gull Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49048
343 W Prairie St Vicksburg, MI 49047

Known for their signature blueberry lemon curd pancake, Roxie's opened in 2021 in two of the former Michelle Restaurants locations.

The also serve waffle flights, omelets and a huge variety of breakfast fare.

Where to Find Roxie's Breakfast and Lunch
Find Roxie's in two locations locally:
• 4010 Gull Road: just east of ALDI
• Vicksburg: near N Boulevard & W Prairie at 343 W Prairie Street

🥞 Voted # 4 Best Breakfast Restaurant

6215 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002

Known for its large portions, including the biggest omelets in town.

Antique Kitchen has been a local favorite for three decades with fast, friendly service.

Where to Find Antique Kitchen Restaurant
Antique Kitchen is located on South Westnedge in Portage, within the same parking lot as Chili's and Big Lots.

🥞 Voted # 5 Best Breakfast Restaurant

312 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Studio Grill is great for omelet fans. This restaurant is family run since 2010 and sources ingredients locally.

Where to Find Studio Grill
Find Studio Grill on West Michigan Ave in Downtown Kalamazoo, near N Church Street, just west of La Familia Cafe and Jimmy John's.

330 N Drake Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Locally-owned and operated, the Colonial Kitchen serves both breakfast and lunch all day, allowing you to enjoy a variety of entrees at any time.

111 W MICHIGAN AVE Augusta, MI 49012

This Augusta favorite includes a drive-thru (in addition to takeout and dine in) for easy meal pickups.

Be sure to try Cindy's Biscuits and Gravy, featuring a 50-year-old from-scratch sausage gravy that is made fresh daily.

2628 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49006
6907 Sears Dr Portage, MI

East Egg locations offer locally grown eggs and house-made bread.

Be sure to try the cinnamon roll pancakes and from-scratch corned beef.

7878 Oakland Dr Portage, MI 49024

Experience their “eclectic American cuisine” in this family casual restaurant. Full City sources from multiple local farms and offers catering.

We recommend their signature omelets and breakfast bowls.

Prefer to dine at home? Fully City has convenient, online ordering for carryout.

217 E Michigan Ave Paw Paw, MI 49079

This mother/daughter team's restaurant concept was simple: a casual, cozy cafe with food made from scratch with fresh, local ingredients.

After grabbing breakfast, be sure to take some extra bakery items home to enjoy later.

6375 Stadium Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Family owned and operated and aims to serve tasty homemade food. Known for their eggs benedict, they serve breakfast all day.

Cash only.

8972 E D Ave Richland, MI 48083

Located in the heart of Richland, Liz's Parkview Cafe serves breakfast all day and features Water Street Coffee. Part of the EMA Group of restaurants with Michelle's.

Try their family bundles, featuring food to serve 2, 4 or 6 people.

3290 Stadium Dr , MI 49008

Home to the famous Breakfast Stew! Their signature grilled skillet dish includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, chopped ham, bacon, and sausage. Maggie’s also offers an extensive bakery case and takeout/catering.

677 Romence Rd Portage, MI 49024
3610 S Sprinkle Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Specializing in breakfast fare, Michelle's cracks over 13,000 eggs per week. All locations serve breakfast all day with Water Street Coffee and feature convenient online ordering.

Additional Location:
25441 Red Arrow Highway, Mattawan, MI 49071

1710 W Main St Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Over 18 waffle entrees at Nina's with fun names including the Elvis Waffle, the Turtle Waffle, and the Hammy-Pammy.

1105 E Crosstown Pkwy Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Family-owned and operated for over 30 years.

This old-fashioned breakfast restaurant is adorned with collectibles and home to the Original Alaskan French Toast.

121 S Main St Vicksburg, MI 49097

Family-owned diner on Main Street in Vicksburg, open for breakfast and lunch. Check their white board for daily specials.

7141 West Q Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49009

This family-owned restaurant features a drive-thru, two-story seating and an extensive bakery case full of goodies.

Their cinnamon rolls are legendary- try them grilled for something different!

4005 Portage St Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Locally owned & operated since 1959, Uncle Ernie’s has been a staple & rated one of the #1 breakfast spots for locals in the Kalamazoo area.

Kalamazoo Brunch Spots

Brunch is BIG in SWMI and we’ve rounded up some of the local favorites.

In addition to traditional breakfast items, many brunch spots offer mimosas, coffee flights, and some entrees from their lunch or dinner menus.

🥐 Brunch Spot in Kalamazoo

600 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

600 Kitchen joins the list due to their fantastic weekend brunches. Be sure to try their pancake board or market omelet.

Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10AM to 3PM

🥐 Brunch Spot in Mattawan

57649 Murray St Mattawan, Michigan 49071

This brunch spot in Mattawan is known for their firecracker cauliflower and early dog double burger, among other yummy options. Heads up: seating is limited, and they don't accept reservations for indoor dining.

Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10AM to 3PM

🥐 Brunch Spot in Plainwell

200 E Bridge St Plainwell, Michigan 49080

While they don't serve breakfast, Dog and The Bank in Plainwell is worth the stop for brunch. They offer sandwiches in addition to omelets, crab benedict, and Dutch baby pancakes.

Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10AM to 3PM

🥐 Brunch Spot in Kalamazoo

7177 W Q Ave Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009

Opened in Texas Corners in 2020, Louie's Corner Bar serves brunch until 2PM on weekends, including breakfast pizzas and BYO omelets.

Brunch Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11AM to 2PM

🥐 Brunch Spot in Kalamazoo

629 Walbridge St Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

Louie's Trophy House, proudly known as Kalamazoo's oldest bar, serves brunch on weekends until 2PM. They opened a second location in Texas Corners (Louie's Corner Bar) in 2020.

Both locations offer mimosa flights and BYO bloody Mary bar for adult diners.

Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11AM to 2PM


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