Traverse City Rainy Day: Movies, Muffins, Shopping and History

Grab a cup of coffee and muffin

Listen to the rain pit-pattering the windows and sleep in just a little bit longer. Wake up, if only for breakfast, where you can cozy up with a muffin and mug at these four Traverse City eateries.


This classic bakery has been a Traverse City favorite for more than eight decades. Doughnuts, Danishes and muffins are a few of the many choices for a grab-and-go breakfast, but the shop’s new location on Hall Street also has a full menu if you’d like to linger. 231.947.5125, POTTERSBAKERY.COM.


The main attraction here is the shop’s namesake baked treats: bite-sized versions of brownies, muffins, cookies, cakes and scones. The tiny delights pair perfectly with the shop’s exceptional coffee drinks. 321 E. FRONT ST., 231.421.1353, MORSELSBAKERY.COM.


Eurostop’s bright new downtown location makes it a great go-to for nabbing a quick breakfast before a day of shopping Front Street. Take-out choices include breakfast wraps and homemade croissants. 300 E. FRONT ST., 231.421.1168, EUROSTOPCAFE.COM.

Bay Bread:

In addition to incredible breads, this West End institution also offers breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, homemade granola bars and coffee too. The blueberry scone with lime icing is a must. 601 RANDOLPH ST., 231.922.8022, BAYBREADCO.COM

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