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8 Great Breakfast Restaurants In The Belmar Area

When you're spending time down the shore, it’s fun to treat yourself to breakfast out. Here are some of the Beachcomber Blog’s favorite breakfast and brunch spots in the Belmar area, all within a short walk, bike ride or drive of our beach house rental.

These eight restaurants have elevated French toast, pancakes, and even the humble egg to new levels of deliciousness. (Restaurants listed in alphabetical order.)

1. Acropolis Café

506 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey 732-556-0050

Acropolis Café in downtown Belmar is an old-school Greek diner with counter and table seating, as well as sidewalk dining in the warmer months. The restaurant has been part of the Belmar business community since July 21, 2000, when the owners, Andy and Olga, first opened their doors. During a recent visit, we enjoyed eggs Benedict with home fries and the Hungry Man special (two eggs, two pancakes or French toast, choice of breakfast meat, home fries, and toast). The breakfast menu also includes pancakes, omelettes, hot breakfast sandwiches, Belgian waffles, and sides such as oatmeal, toasted bagels and English muffins, and bran and corn muffins.

For the little ones, Acropolis Café also has a children's breakfast special with one egg, one pancake or French toast, home fries, and choice of sausage link or patty, pork roll or ham.

UPDATE 4-12-2023: Acropolis Café has permanently closed on February 13, 2023, after 21 years of serving the Belmar community. A new breakfast and lunch spot, Robin's Nest, opened in this location on April 15, 2023.

2. The Buttered Biscuit Café

700 Main Street Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720 732-807-4069

The Buttered Biscuit Café in Bradley Beach is a local hot spot, well worth the wait for a table. On Sunday mornings, a 45-minute wait for a table is not unusual, so get here as early as you can (or, do as we do and grab a seat at the counter, or get an order to go). Our favorite dishes include the cali crab, the Buttered Biscuit scramble, and the eggs Oscar (pictured below). Breakfast is served Sunday through Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Omelette Buttered Biscuit Bradley Beach NJ
The cali crab omelette at Buttered Biscuit Café in Bradley Beach is a personal breakfast favorite.

3. Comfi of Belmar

707 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


Comfi of Belmar opened in summer 2017 in downtown Belmar, New Jersey. The casual breakfast and lunch restaurant is locally known for its generous portions and giant pancakes.

Try the loaded pierogi omelette; the eggs Benedict topped with a crispy Bell and Evans chicken breast and chipotle hollandaise sauce; chocolate chip pancakes; or their special sampler called the "I'm Still Undecided Breakfast," which includes French toast, two eggs any style, pancakes, a choice of meat, and breakfast potatoes.

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4. Hooked Café

835 Belmar Plaza (near the Belmar train station)

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


Friendly service and great fresh food in a cozy setting are what you'll find at Hooked Café in Belmar. Outside seating is available when the weather permits, and there's also a small counter if you don't want to wait for a table.

We particularly enjoy the Hooked omelette, which is served with shrimp remoulade, avocado, and a side of potatoes. Nestled near the New Jersey Transit Belmar train station, Hooked Café serves breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (closed on Monday and Tuesday).


5. Meemom's Kitchen

Target Plaza on Route 35

1825 Highway 35

Wall, New Jersey 07719


The French toast creations at Meemom's will tempt you with more than 25 different choices. You'll find bananas foster French toast and French toast stuffed with mascarpone and fresh berries, peanut butter and marshmallow spread, and many more delicious options.

The breakfast menu at Meemom's also includes a selection of pancakes and omelettes, eggs Benedict served over homemade garlic cheddar biscuits, breakfast wraps, eggs your way, sausage gravy over biscuits, avocado toast, and more.


6. Stay Gold Café

800 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


The breakfast menu at Stay Gold Café in Belmar features several varieties of French toast, oatmeal bowls, bagel sandwiches, smoothies, acai bowls, fresh juice, and gourmet coffee drinks. The place was packed during a recent Sunday morning get-together with friends. RELATED: Playa Bowls Opens Second Location On The Belmar Beachfront


7. Sweet Tease Tea Room and Café

604 Main Street

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


A popular gathering spot among Belmar locals, Sweet Tease Tea Room and Café serves Sunday brunch from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy an assortment of freshly baked pastries, scones, jam, and fresh fruit. Brunch entrees include quiche and waffles of the day, eggs Benedict, croissant sandwiches, and other selections. Bottomless pots of coffee and tea are included, as well as a juice and mimosa bar (BYO sparkling beverages).

In addition to Sunday brunch, Sweet Tease has a lunch menu that includes daily quiche selections; and a daily selection of soups; and chicken, egg, or tuna salad sandwiches.

RELATED: A Slice Of Indulgence At Sweet Tease Tea Room

Scones Sweet Tease Tea Room Belmar NJ
Delicious chocolate chip scone from Sweet Tease Tea Room in Belmar.

8. The Turning Point

2157 Route 35

Sea Girt, New Jersey 08750


The Turning Point's location in Sea Girt is popular among locals and tourists alike. Start your day with a French press coffee or a loose-leaf hot tea. Craving pancakes? How about an order of chocolate chip pancakes topped with strawberries or sliced bananas and honey-dipped granola.

Or try one of Turning Point's "eggceptional" egg dishes, hot waffles, French toast, or something from the "Good and Good for You" section of the breakfast menu.


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