Top 10 Breakfast Spots in Hampton Roads

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When visiting one of the many great cities that make up Hampton Roads, it is important to start the day off with a delicious breakfast. You will be faced with many choices; a complimentary hotel breakfast, breakfast bar, or a drive thru restaurant. Why not have a sit down experience instead with foods that are infused with local ingredients and flavors.

With so many activities to do and sights to be seen, you should start your day with a breakfast that will leave your stomach feeling happy. Your day is not always made to order, but your eggs can be. Here is a list of local favorites and the reasons why we love them.

This is Part 1 of our ongoing series highlighting some of the best breakfast in Coastal Virginia. If you haven’t already, you’ll definitely want to check out Part 2: Top 10 Breakfast Spots in Williamsburg, VA as well as Part 3: Best Breakfast in Virginia Beach, VA.

Virginia Beach


Located away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, this local breakfast hotspot is well worth the drive. Come see why Citrus was a featured restaurant on Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives. The pancake batter is made from scratch along with their sweet potato biscuits. If you are thirsty, you have to try their freshly squeezed Mimosas and Signature Bloody Mary’s.

Mary’s Restaurant

This is a family owned and operated restaurant 6 blocks away from the Oceanfront. Mary’s Restaurant has been a staple in Virginia Beach for 40 years and offers quick service at reasonable prices.



The Grey Goose

vThis quaint restaurant is located in the heart of historic Downtown Hampton. The Grey Goose is owned and operated by Dana and Phillip Epstein, a husband and wife team who were born and raised in Hampton. They are committed to making your experience fun and unique.

Conch & Bucket

With this excellent seafood cuisine, you will feel as though you are out on the ocean! Stop in to the Conch & Bucket if you want to feast on a creative seafood medley that will make you trip to Hampton a nautical trip to remember.

Newport News

The Lunch Bell

Located in City Center in Newport News, The Lunch Bell is where working folks come to start their day off right. Whether you indulge in their Malt Waffles or Sausage Gravy, everything is delicious and under $10.


Aromas is the best coffee shop on the Peninsula. They have been serving their guests for over 10 years with an assortment of flavors and breakfast treats. They have two locations. One in the Newport News City Center and a second in Williamsburg off Prince George Street.



Old Chickahominy House

They keep it southern! With country bacon, creamed ham and a Special Rebel Cocktail, the Old Chickahominy House of Williamsburg will certainly be a memorable trip.

Mama Steve’s Pancake House

Family owned and operated for decades. Mama Steve’s Pancake House is located on Richmond Road in Williamsburg and serves up family favorites that are sure to remind you of mom’s home cooking. We recommend the pancakes.


Charlie’s American Cafe

Charlie’s American Cafe is perhaps one of the better known brunch places in Hampton Roads, as Tom Hanks would often eat there in-between shooting his film “Captain Phillips”. With fluffy omelets, savory home cooked fries and sweet french toast, this place can’t be beat. Delicious!

No Frill Grill

No Frill Grill is in prime location on Colley Avenue in Ghent. They offer one of the area’s best brunch menus and can accommodate outdoor seating. Along with an excellent, laid back atmosphere, the staff is attentive and very friendly. They are also walking distance to the Naro and a variety of locally owned shops.


Martin Walsh is an owner of The Vacation Channel, and filmmaker with over a decade of experience making engaging travel content. He’s on a mission to make sure your family has fun this year with a trip to Coastal Virginia. If you would like a local’s opinion, you can always send him a question via email. Now get outside and go have an adventure!

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