Vacation may be the only chance you get to make time for breakfast, and when you’re here, you will be glad you did. Whether you live for breakfast food or you’d rather start off with a drink first, you’ll definitely want to start your day at one of these amazing restaurants. Here are some places to find Southwest Michigan’s best breakfast, brunch and bloody marys.
Best brunch in Southwest Michigan
Staymaker at Journeyman Distillery
The ultimate brunch buffet includes breakfast-themed pizzas, breakfast meats, savory casseroles, fresh-cooked eggs, a donut bar, house-made pastries, a build-your-own bloody mary bar and a unique cocktail menu. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, plus non-alcoholic drink options are available. Served every Sunday at Staymaker in Three Oaks.
Plank’s Tavern on the Water
Brunch with a view! Start your day with a mimosa overlooking the St. Joseph River. Plank’s Tavern is located in the Inn at Harbor Shores. Choices include a selection of benedicts, brioche french toast with lemincillo mascarpone, salads, Nashville hot chicken, chicken and biscuits with chorizo gravy and much more. You can also swing by Rise & Vine, the Inn's cafe, to sample your way through their coffee flights. You can also pay extra to make it boozy!
Best breakfast in Southwest Michigan
Mason Jar Cafe
Made from scratch, locally-sourced, organic and delicious menu options make this a local and visitors’ favorite breakfast option. Go-to choices (there are honestly too many to list here) include their spicy egg sandwich, stuffed French toast, corned beef hash, huevos rancheros and daily quiche. A wide selection of specialty lattes and hot chocolates are standouts, too. This cozy cafe in the Benton Harbor Arts District is a must try while you’re in town, and it’s open daily.
This Baroda cafe masters sweet and savory effortlessly. Between the Local Scramble, breakfast burrito, Belgium waffles with pearl sugar and Bit of Swiss cinnamon french toast, there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy for breakfast. And what better way to enhance it than by adding a seasonal latte?
Best bloody marys in Southwest Michigan
Iron Shoe Distillery
Try this Niles distillery's “Urban Legend Bloody Mary” paired with their macaroni & cheese waffle! Name a better way to start your day.
Silver Beach Pizza
Silver Beach Pizza is well known for having the best pizza in Southwest Michigan, so why did they make this list? Because of their bloody marys! Start with their famous schooner glass full of delicious bloody mary goodness then add basically a full meal as a garnish: a slice of pizza, celery stick, pepperoni, dill pickle spear, pepperoncini and olives. It even comes with a sidecar of beer! Enjoy it with a view of Lake Michigan and passing trains.
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