Cape Gazette

Steppin' Up To The Plate

Start the day off with a beachy breakfast

By The Rehoboth Foodie | May 23, 2013
Photo by: Linda Ruggiero 38-year veteran bartender Bee Neild braves the flames for coffee lovers at the Back Porch Café.

And so it begins! The meters are metering, the visitors are visiting, the surf is, well, uh … surfing … and a young man’s thoughts turn to … breakfast! There’s nothing like the first meal of the day at the beach, and Rehoboth is loaded with choices to fit every wallet.

For bountiful breakfasts that won’t bust your budget try George and Irene’s Corner Grille at First and Wilmington. There’s always a steaming carafe of coffee in their new dining room, and George’s feta cheese omelets are a must. In Dewey Beach, the unassuming Sunrise Restaurant at the corner of Swedes St. and the Highway is a great way to wake up with some of the best cinnamon french toast around. Of course, Crystal Restaurant is just another way of saying “Rehoboth breakfast.” Get the pancakes.

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No morning tour would be complete without the Robin Hood, just steps from the boardwalk in the first block of Rehoboth Avenue. Tell Kosta Tsoukalas that The Foodie sentcha. (It won’t get you anything for free, but it’ll make me look good.) Back around the corner on Wilmington Ave. is Royal Treat. This full-service breakfast landmark morphs into an ice cream store late in the morning, so get there early. Rain or shine, there’s always a line. The new Table & Taproom on the Forgotten Mile departs from the age-old Captain’s Table tradition by dishin’ up breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday brunch kicks in at 11.

Feeling upmarket? First-rate breakfasts can be found at Victoria’s Restaurant in the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. Sit right on the Boardwalk and watch the world go by with the Atlantic as your backdrop. Another long-time tradition is Sunday brunch at the Blue Moon on Baltimore Ave. Pastry guru Dru Tevis’ fresh donuts are spectacular. Call for reservations. Breakfast al fresco at the multi-level Back Porch Café simply must include the flaming coffee – the perfect dénouement for a leisurely Sunday morning feast. Reservations also suggested.

I’m out of ink, but more hidden gems are waiting to be discovered! So grab a mocha loco latte from Café a-go-go at First & Rehoboth and work up an appetite with a little exploring of your own.

The Rehoboth Foodie is the author of the popular iPhone and Android travel app, Rehoboth In My Pocket. Arrive as a Visitor, Live Like a Local! Contact at

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