If you’re looking for the perfect way to start your day while in North Kingstown, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots for breakfast in this little town by the bay, whether you’re in the mood for something a little upscale or have a craving for some classic “greasy” diner food.
Rome Point Cafe is a welcoming diner-style restaurant that’s perfect for those days when you sleep in and miss the more traditional window of time for breakfast – happily, they serve it all day! If you overslept and are now over-hungry (or you’re just someone with a hearty appetite like me!), go for the Skipper, which is their combo of two eggs, bacon, sausage, and ham, home fries or hash browns, toast, two pancakes or two pieces of French toast. They’re known for their traditional dishes but also offer a variety of specials that rotate often – recently, I had the Deluxe Eggs Benedict and loved it – poached eggs topped with roasted red pepper Hollandaise sauce, served over grilled rosemary bread with fresh baby spinach.
Wickford on the Water is located in beautiful Wickford Village and known for its creative specials, quality ingredients, and beautiful views. It’s the perfect spot for a slightly fancier morning spent catching up with friends or your significant other. I’m obsessed with their Baked Stuffed Croissant, which combines baked Virginia ham, scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese in a classic croissant. Pair this savory start to your day with a popsicle mimosa (yes, really) or a pour-your-own option with a bottle of brut and your choice of orange juice, cranberry juice, or pomegranate lemonade, so you can get the booze-to-juice ratio that’s perfect for you.
Jitter’s is a cozy Rhode Island favorite that’s perfect for a quick cup of coffee and a pastry or a breakfast wrap to go. Usually I go for the Egg Cheese Bacon and Potato wrap – and I never miss an opportunity to add avocado!
Mae’s Place is a small, family-owned restaurant, and one of my favorite places to indulge in some Johnnycakes, which are pancakes made with white cornmeal. Mae’s specifically uses the hyper local Kenyon Grist Mill brand, first established in 1696 and based in the tiny village of Usquepaugh. Usually I try not to speak in absolutes but the Johnnycakes here are a must, for obvious reasons. If you’re looking for something more savory afterwards, you can “Build Your Own Breakfast Bowl” by starting with eggs, your choice of home fries, hash browns, baked beans, or grits, and topped with your favorite vegetables, meats, and cheeses. Personally, I like to go for two eggs, hash browns, onions, fresh spinach, corned beef hash, and white cheddar, but there’s really no wrong choices here.
Shayna’s Place is the perfect spot to grab a small breakfast with a friend. Their delicious toasts, pastries, and acai bowls and smoothies are so fresh and amazing. Hot tip: grab your food and then walk over to the marina and enjoy your breakfast with the beautiful view!
Allie’s Donuts, Rhode Island’s premier hometown bakery since 1968, famous for their extra large, extra soft, extra sprinkled donuts!
The Breakfast Nook is small and unassuming and that’s exactly why I love it. My dad used to take me here as a treat growing up and I have the fondest memories of it as a result. Their Nook Delight Omelet is made with bacon, ham, sausage, sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese and it’s great every time!
Snoopy’s Diner, one of the most well-maintained retro diners in Rhode Island and another favorite spot from my childhood. The exterior is stainless steel and the interior is filled with classic style booths and jukeboxes, and – of course – delicious breakfast options. They’re closed temporarily but it is my sincere hope that they are able to reopen soon!