8 Leelanau Restaurants Serving Breakfast + Brunch + the Best Bloody Mary Bar

Here are a few happening Leelanau restaurants serving breakfast dishes that’ll make your morning magical.  

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MARKET 22 | MAPLE CITY

The Eggs Benedict are ones you write home about, and you can DIY to your heart’s delight in one of the most expansive and creative Bloody Mary bars this side of Lake Michigan.

PEGTOWN STATION | MAPLE CITY

Embrace an a.m. spice kick with Pegtown’s hearty Southwestern Burrito stuffed with chorizo, scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, tomatoes and hot peppers.

JOE’S FRIENDLY TAVERN | EMPIRE

Go for a great cup of you know what, plus pancakes as you like ’em—oatmeal with dried cherries, fluffy buttermilk or blueberry.

FIG’S | LAKE LEELANAU

Start your day with Michigan-made kombucha and the chef’s adventurous masterpieces like the migas burrito, yak skillet or braised pork jowl with poached duck egg and house-fermented hot sauce.

Martha’s Leelanau Table // Photo by Dave Weidner

Pegtown Station // Photo by Taylor Brown

VI GRILL | SUTTONS BAY

Historic hangout with the a.m. standards plus Mexican standouts made with love, such as sunrise fajitas and huevos rancheros.

MARTHA’S LEELANAU TABLE | SUTTONS BAY

The charming eatery serves made-from-scratch specialties with European accents, plus a full espresso bar and fine pastries. Bottles of Mawby bubbles pop and froth for brunch mimosas. 

45TH PARALLEL CAFE | SUTTONS BAY

A morel omelet headlines at this sunny corner spot, but the bakery goods steal the show. (We like the big buns and we cannot lie!)

BIG CAT BREWING CO. | CEDAR

(Breakfast Sundays only, 9 a.m. to noon) A full menu, or bring the crew and order an all-you-can-eat, family-style breakfast for the table: platters to pass with scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits and homemade sausage gravy. Morning brews and beverages, too.

More breakfast nooks: Early Bird, Trish’s Dishes and Bogey’s 19th Hole, all in Leland. The one and only Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor. New! Gold Baby Biscuits in Suttons Bay.