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The Best Breakfast Spots in Ridgewood, New Jersey

by Danielle Lynch
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We have a soft spot for charming little breakfast nooks, especially now that spring is in the air and the weather is getting nicer. There are few things nicer than enjoying breakfast in a cute cafe and Ridgewood paints the perfect background for an al fresco breakfast with friends or solo. We’ve rounded up some of the town’s most loved places to grab breakfast or a cup of coffee. Read on to see our top choices for breakfast in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

American Bulldog Cafe | 31 North Broad Street


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This family-owned and operated coffee shop is a great place to have a sweet breakfast and coffee. With three locations in Bergen and Rockland County, American Bulldog Cafe not only brews and sells coffee + treats but also roasts its beans. The coffee beans are roasted through an organic and chemical-free process, yielding a rich-tasting coffee. The shop sells every kind of coffee beverage imaginable — Americanos, macchiato, cappuccino, tea, lattes, and more. The bakery has a selection of scones, cookies, muffins, and biscotti. The bakery also specializes in gluten-free and vegan baked goods and has custom cakes for any occasion.

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Daily Treat Restaurant | 177 East Ridgewood Avenue

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This long-standing local staple has been in Ridgewood since 1963 and for good reason. The family-owned + operated luncheonette has breakfast available all day long alongside its lunch and dinner menus to enjoy. The menu has all of the classics for a hearty breakfast including egg sandwiches, pancakes, omelets, french toast, waffles, and more. The family, whose background is deeply rooted in Greece, also has Greek specialty items available.

Le Pancake Cafe | 140 East Ridgewood Avenue

If it’s pancakes that you’re craving then Le Pancake Cafe is the place to go. With sweet and savory options and the biggest pancakes ever, Le Pancake Cafe is a great place to bring the family or a group of friends together. The chocolate pancakes are so indulgent and gooey. For something savory,  try one of the omelets — our favorite is the Farmer’s Omelet. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and has a children’s menu available.

Playa Bowls | 305 East Ridgewood Avenue

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Acai bowls are a healthy treat and a great breakfast, whether to enjoy on the go or sit down and savor. Playa Bowls makes a number of different bases including acai, pitaya, banana, green, oatmeal, and others, or patrons can opt for a smoothie, juice, or coffee for a quick fix. A fan favorite is the Olas Bowl, which has a banana base and is filled to the brim with bananas, blueberries, granola, almond butter chia seeds, and coconut flakes. Don’t forget to add Nutella — to make it just right.

Raymond’s | 101 East Ridgewood Avenue


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There is something about a 1950’s style luncheonette that is so irresistible and Raymond’s transports us back to a much simpler time. The subway tiles that adorn the walls and the red leather booths + bar stools are something out of a movie. Whether here for a quick cup of coffee or a sit-down breakfast, Raymond’s has a menu that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. If playing favorites, Raymond’s Original French Toast and the Breakfast Burrito really take home the gold. And just because it’s breakfast doesn’t mean a donut is out of line. Try the Warm Ricotta donut — trust us on that one.

Rey Sol Cafe | 22 Chestnut Street

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Rey Sol Cafe is a family-owned business that grows and roasts its coffee beans in Balboa, Colombia, which are then brought to the cafe and storefront right here in Ridgewood. The Ramirez family has been cultivating and roasting coffee beans for almost a decade. Rey Sol Cafe has a diverse menu of traditional drinks and food available for purchase. There are a variety of hot and cold coffee drinks, empanadas, juices, desserts, and Colombian pastries including chicharron guava or a pan de Bono.

Rosie’s Bagel Cafe | 205 East Ridgewood Avenue

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Bagels are always a good idea and when the menu matches the vibe, it’s a win-win. Rosie’s Bagel Cafe is a quaint shop that serves up all of the favorite breakfast staples. The staff is friendly, warm, and inviting, and makes a mean cup of coffee. Rosie’s also serves lunch in addition to its breakfast menu. Grab breakfast to go or enjoy inside the charming cafe.

White Maple Cafe | 47 East Ridgewood Avenue

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As if plucked out of a magazine, White Maple Café is a contemporary American bistro with a menu filled with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Brought to the community by Ryan Brining, this café is open daily for breakfast and weekend brunch as well as lunch and dinner. The Brioche French Toast is TDF with Vermont maple syrup, drenched pears, and Greek yogurt. Another recommendation is the California Benny, which has avocado, tomato, poached eggs, and cheddar hollandaise, on an English muffin with home fries.

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Zen Haus Cafe | 9 South Broad Street + 12-54 River Road in Fairlawn

True to its name, Zen Haus Cafe is a beautiful and relaxing cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and hot and cold drinks. With a diverse menu filled with waffles, egg sandwiches, empanadas, pastries, sandwiches, and more, Zen Haus is the perfect place to treat yourself. The cafe also has a large selection of hot and cold drinks including a typical coffee menu, lattes, herbal teas, smoothies, steamers, and others. The Ridgewood cafe also has a location in Fair Lawn.

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