Indulge in the fluffy Apple Pancake topped with cooked apples and a sweet cinnamon glaze for breakfast at the Original Pancake House in Bay Harbor or ask for the special deli sauce on your made to order sandwich at Guerney’s Harbor Bottle Shop in Harbor Springs. From Petoskey to Boyne City, you won’t go hungry in Little Traverse.
This casually refined, European-style bistro dishes up its unique breakfast options every day till 3 p.m., making it a great go-to for a late, lingering brunch. Simple classics like eggs Benedict and quiche Lorraine mingle on the menu with treats like the tiramisu Belgian waffle; lunch items include smoked salmon salad, steak and frites, and escargot. 1 WATER ST., BOYNE CITY, 231.582.8800, MAGNUMHOSPITALITY.COM/CAFESANTE.
The hardest part about breakfast here is making your selection from the lengthy, tempting menu: omelets, corned beef hash, waffles, crepes, and of course, flapjacks—a dozen different kinds, from coconut to bacon-filled to lacy Swedish pancakes served with lingonberry sauce. Don’t miss the signature Apple Pancake, a baked beauty heaped with sautéed apples and a cinnamon-sugar glaze. 4165 MAIN ST., BAY HARBOR, 231.439.9989, ORIGINALPANCAKEHOUSE.COM.
Breakfast is quick and satisfying at this eclectic café. All the classics—pancakes, French toast, egg sandwiches—but with a few delicious twists: cumin-crusted home-fries, bagels with Sirracha cream cheese, a slow-cooked oatmeal bar. Other delectables include freshly made pastries, granola, bread, and in-house roasted coffee. 309 E. LAKE ST., PETOSKEY, 231.347.7767, ROASTANDTOAST.COM.