Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you’re brunching on the weekend or enjoying a filling meal before a rafting or hiking trip, a hearty and delicious breakfast is a must.

Southern Oregon has numerous restaurants where you can do everything from grab a pastry and coffee, to enjoy a laid-back meal with friends and family. There are mile-high stacks of pancakes, colorful mimosas, sunny side up eggs, and many more dishes to choose from.

So the next time you have a hankering for breakfast, try some of these favorite local spots.

  1. Over Easy

Over Easy offers brunch and evening menus. Chef Braden Hitt is a culinary maestro and creates masterpieces that diners will absolutely love. Over Easy also offers beer and mimosas to complete your food and drink experience.

While the menu changes often, some of the dishes you might find are chilaquiles, a crispy fried chicken sandwich, and cocktails galore.

Also, everything Over Easy offers is made from scratch. Each morning they make biscuits, gravy, and much more, so everything is as fresh as possible. And you can taste that freshness in each bite of your meal. 

  1. Crackin’ and Stackin’

From fresh-squeezed orange juice to a variety of pancakes and delicious lunch options, the whole family will love Crackin’ and Stackin’. With locations in Eagle Point, Central Point and Medford, they offer something for everyone. If you are a breakfast purist and love pancakes, you must try their signature pancake stacks — which have 13 different batters and numerous toppings to choose from. 

They also offer waffles, skillets, burgers, wraps, salads and sandwiches. You must visit one of their locations and start your day off right. Crackin’ and Stackin’ has all the classic breakfast favorites, just waiting for you to dig in and enjoy. 

  1. Crater Cafe

Family-owned and operated in Central Point, Crater Cafe serves breakfast and lunch. Their extensive menu will satisfy any food cravings you have. If you need a drink before your meal, try their organic coffees, teas, fruit smoothies and local soft drinks.

Crater Cafe also has a variety of food options, because they want you to leave feeling full and satisfied. Indulge in their breakfast sandwich, scrambles, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burrito and french toast. You could also have a fluffy and delicious muffin while sipping your morning cup of joe.

Or, who says breakfast has to be savory? Start with dessert and enjoy their homemade frozen custard ice cream treats. 

  1. Debby’s Diner

Debby’s Diner is a 1950s style restaurant located near Phoenix. When you walk through the doors, you step back and time and experience that classic 50’ charm — with padded vinyl booths, counter seating, a jukebox, and vintage soda fountain. 

Debby’s also prides itself on offering satisfying American comfort food. These are the types of meals that make you feel like you’re visiting a relative’s house for breakfast. Their awesome menu includes bottomless coffee, stacks of pancakes, three-egg omelets, biscuits and gravy, burgers and fries, sandwiches, and a tempting dessert case.

Whatever you order, you’re sure to leave with a full stomach and a smile on your face. 

The Best Local Breakfasts

With so many unique breakfast restaurants in Southern Oregon, you have plenty of options for your first meal of the day. Whether you prefer classics like bacon and eggs or biscuits and gravy, or want to push the culinary envelope, there’s a breakfast to satisfy every palate.