Breakfast is served: Delicious meals worth waking up for

French toast with strawberries from the Newes from America Pub. – Photo by Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

Nothing gets me out of bed faster than knowing that breakfast awaits, especially when it’s breakfast prepared by someone other than myself. For this week, I’m sharing my top breakfast spots on the Island, and I hope they make your mornings more delicious once you give them a try.

Right Fork Diner

Breakfast served from 7 am until 2 pm daily

Enjoying breakfast while watching biplanes take off is a pretty special experience, and that’s just what the Right Fork Diner has to offer. Their breakfast menu has a great variety of scrambles and omelets, as well as their ever-so-popular buttermilk pancakes.

Don’t leave without trying: The Mattakesett Scramble, packed with lobster, brown butter, corn, and red peppers.

The Newes from America Pub

Breakfast served from 7 until 10:30 am daily

Right in the heart of Edgartown, the popular year-round pub is serving up a delicious breakfast menu that includes something for everyone: steak and eggs, breakfast burrito, griddle sandwich, and more. Plus it’s a great spot to people-watch, if you sit outside. The Newes also offers breakfast burritos, pastries, and griddle sandwiches as a grab-and-go option for those who can’t stay.

Don’t leave without trying: The freshly baked popovers stuffed with eggs and bacon!

Dock Street Coffee Shop

Breakfast served from 6:30 am until 1:30 pm daily

A staple in downtown Edgartown, Dock Street Coffee Shop is a local favorite. A casual atmosphere where you’ll sit next to 11th-generation Islanders, multimillionaires, writers, and more. Their menu includes classic breakfast staples such as pancakes, eggs, and bacon prepared right in front of you.

Don’t leave without trying: The Port Mac Breakfast Sandwich, layered with egg, cheese, and linguica!

Lucky Hanks

Breakfast served from 8 am until 2:30 pm daily

The quaint atmosphere of Lucky Hanks gets me every time as I walk in. Coffee served on their screened-in porch makes me feel like I’m transported somewhere in the South, but once I order their Cod Cakes & Eggs, I know I’m in New England.

Don’t leave without trying: Their home fries, which combine new potatoes and sweet potatoes for a twist on the classic!

Artcliff Diner

Breakfast served from 7 am until 2 pm daily

If you’re getting off the ferry in Vineyard Haven before 2 pm on any given day, a stop at Artcliff for breakfast is required. Sure, their menu is fantastic, and packed with the usual suspects, but my favorite part of breakfast there is their daily specials — creative takes on classic breakfast dishes and baked goods; the surprise element makes it worth it.

Don’t leave without trying: Bayou Bundle, layers of chorizo, pepper jack cheese, and herb egg scramble with avocado salsa.

I’m also eager to try the new brunch options at 20 by Nine in Oak Bluffs, now offering brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm this season. The brunch menu boasts steak and eggs, fried chicken and waffles, house granola, and bacon-infused bourbon, among other selections. Plus they’re a whisky bar, so the spicy rye Bloody Mary is a must.