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Start your day off right with Breakfast on the Lakeshore

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In Bruce County, we take breakfast seriously.

Whether you’re fueling up for a busy day on the beach or on the trails, or a lazy day spent relaxing in a chair, you’ll discover the perfect breakfast to get you going. In the Lakeshore region, you’ll find hearty breakfasts that fill waistbands …  even closer to noon … and those that fuel the kind of ambitious day that started with a sunrise 20km cycle and a smoothie. Whatever your speed, we don’t judge. Have 2 breakfasts. After all, you’re on vacation.

Here are some suggestions to get your daily adventures started:

Two Chicks Café and Smoothie Bar, Sauble Beach

Two Chicks is another great option for those who find a big breakfast to be a bit too much before slipping into a bathing suit. This funky resto opens early, serving breakfast, breakfast sandwiches and baked goods to stay or to go (grab a seat in one of the colourful Muskoka chairs). Healthy smoothies, whole grain and sandwich-type offerings round out the menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DNL Restaurant and other Restaurants in Sauble Beach

If you’re looking for the place where the locals go, look no further than DNL Restaurant if you’re in the mood for a hearty, traditional Canadian breakfast. Fast friendly service, good-sized portions and reasonable prices help keep the booths and tables filled year-round. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other cool breakfast hot spots near the beach are:

Sauble Dunes Bar & Grill, Sauble Beach

Luscious Bakery Deli Café, Sauble Beach

Amicis Coffee Bar, Sauble Beach

Kit-Wat Motel Restaurant, near Sauble River

The Lighthouse, Southampton

It’s not fancy. But when you slide into a battered, vinyl booth first thing in the morning, you’ll certainly be glad you brought your appetite to The Lighthouse. If fueling up before a busy day is needed, this diner-style restaurant will have a hearty breakfast in front of you in no time. The menu is large; it might take you longer to decide what to have than it takes to cook it. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Just Like Mom’s, Southampton

For a hearty, big breakfast you’ll want to try Just Like Mom’s. This restaurant may be small inside but its breakfast portions are huge, think Chicken and Waffles. The first thing you’ll notice is a wall of framed photos of women, originally a photo of the owner’s great aunt, a lady who inspired her. Over the years, other diners have submitted their own female inspirations. It’s a lovely touch.

South Stables Coffee House, Southampton

Hidden behind the beer store in Southampton is the funky South Stables Coffee House. You know it’s a local favourite by the number of cars in the parking lot. This is Southampton’s ‘go-to’ place for ‘to-go’ lattes, muffins and breakfast sandwiches. Locals also flock there for lunch.

With so many recommended restaurants it’s hard to pick just one. Be sure to add these to your must-try list:

Aunt Mabel’s Country Kitchen and Motel, Port Elgin

Aunt Mabel's Country Kitchen and Motel opens at 6 am. If you arrive later, it can get very busy as it’s a popular spot. Breakfast portions are generous and prices are reasonable. The owners pride themselves on serving fresh, homemade food with top quality ingredients. The staff are friendly and efficient so don’t pass this place by if it looks busy. You’ll be seated in no time.

Colonial Motel, Port Elgin

A Port Elgin landmark, The Colonial Motel boasts a breakfast that rivals most. Before a day at the beach or exploring the town, you’ll want to stop by for one of their hearty breakfast items. Most go for a traditional Canadian breakfast, but there are lots of items on the menu for anything that you might fancy. Fast, friendly service rounds out a great meal.

Saffron and other restaurants in Port Elgin

Even breakfast in Bruce County can be worthy of exploration. At first, you might not think of this popular Indian restaurant as a stop for breakfast, but TripAdvisor reviewers not only rave about Saffron's Indian cuisine at dinner, they also rave about the traditional Canadian breakfast served here. The Sunday brunch is popular, with items such as banana bread French toast on the menu. Discover the patio in the back for warmer weather. A children’s menu is available.

Other great restaurants to check out in Port Elgin include:

Jean’s Family Restaurant, Kincardine

You know you can’t go wrong when you find the place where the locals eat breakfast. Jean’s Family Restaurant has been a traditional breakfast favourite in Kincardine for years. It’s busy, but the wait is usually not long. It offers fast friendly service and decent-sized portions.

Beans Bistro and other restaurants in Kincardine

This bistro/café is full of character and a great view of Lake Huron from the back. Discover a new coffee favourite from their list of brewed offerings. If you’re looking for a lighter breakfast, Beans Bistro is the place. Try a fresh muffin, scone or a toasted bagel and cream cheese.

Other breakfast places in Kincardine to try include: