Sometimes, you don’t feel like cooking first thing in the morning. The solution? Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast in Big Bear at one of the following restaurants! They’ll do all the work for you, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy a mouthwatering meal. Chain restaurants can’t stand up to the kind of experience, not to mention quality, that local mom and pop restaurants offer. See below to discover where you can find the best Big Bear breakfast!
7 of the Best Places to Go for a Big Bear Breakfast
Alpine Country Coffee Shop
This somewhat off-the-beaten-track cafe is a great mom and pop spot with top-notch food. The Alpine Country Coffee Shop serves lunch and dinner, but their breakfast is what really makes them shine. If you want to skip the wait that you might find at the other popular Big Bear breakfast spots, head over to the Alpine Country Coffee Shop and pick something off of their large menu. If you can’t decide what to order, try a Mexican breakfast!
Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House
Stop by Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House to pick up delicious bagels (or sandwiches, if you are looking for lunch). Their menu has a variety of options—a fresh jalapeno bagel is a favorite! Pair it with a cup of excellent coffee for a quick meal, and take it to go if you want to save time!
Grind and Grill Cafe
Discover an authentic diner experience at the Grind and Grill Cafe. With an extensive menu and a homey atmosphere, it’s a great place to grab some tasty comfort food. The portions are hearty, so be sure to bring a big appetite with you! If you’re up for a challenge, try to finish their signature Avalanche dish—often, not even two people can finish this in one sitting.
Grizzly Manor Cafe
The Grizzly Manor Cafe is a tried and true diner that has served Big Bear since 1975. Stop by any day of the week between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. for an authentic diner experience! Enjoy a steaming cup of fresh, aromatic coffee and a golden brown pancake that fills up the entire plate before you begin your day exploring Big Bear. As you dine, there’s plenty to look at—just about every square inch of wall, as well as the entire door, is covered with interesting stickers. Grizzly Manor Cafe is such a local favorite that it is almost always busy, so there very well may be a wait, but it is well worth it!
If you’d like to avoid the crowd at some of the more popular diners and cafes, stop by the Lumberjack Cafe. This cozy, family-owned spot serves some of the best breakfast in Big Bear. You can expect to enjoy exceptionally friendly and inviting service when you dine here.
If you’re looking for a laid-back, no-frills eatery where you can enjoy some traditional, hearty American breakfast, Big Bear’s Mountain Munchies is the place for you! The food at this family-friendly restaurant is delicious and reasonably priced, and you can expect friendly service, too. Mountain Munchies serves breakfast all day, every day!
Teddy Bear Restaurant
The Teddy Bear Restaurant offers a small town feel while serving delicious classic fare at reasonable prices. They serve breakfast all day long, so you can sleep in as late as you like! The Teddy Bear Restaurant has been around since 1944 and you can expect a hearty, homecooked meal when you dine here. This Big Bear breakfast spot is in a convenient location in the Village, putting you close to whatever your next activity may be.
Note: the Teddy Bear Restaurant is cash-only, so you’ll have to bring some with you or make use of the ATM in their lobby.
Other Dining in Big Bear
Big Bear has several fantastic restaurants to choose from, whether you are looking for the best lunch in Big Bear or a charming coffee shop. If you are in the mood to cook, visit the Big Bear Farmers Market to pick up some fresh produce!
Wake up in a Luxury Cabin
When you spend your vacation in a Big Bear Lakefront Cabin, you can be sure that all of your needs will be met. Maybe you don’t want to eat out on the town every day—our cabins feature fully-equipped kitchens, ready for any meal you might want to make. Do you want to explore Big Bear, from the lake to the mountains? Big Bear Lakefront Cabins are close to all the best attractions. Is the goal of your vacation to simply relax? Grab a cozy blanket and curl up in front of a fireplace, or unwind with a glass of wine in a steaming hot tub. No matter what kind of experience you’re looking to have, a Big Bear Lakefront Cabin is the perfect place to spend your vacation.