The next best thing to breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, is breakfast, brunch or an early lunch on a beautiful island in the Pacific, before a day of whale watching, hiking, exploring the Pelindaba Lavender Farm or the San Juan Island Sculpture Park. Regardless of whether you are an early bird or wake at the crack of noon, Friday Harbor has the place to nourish and pamper you and yours on Mom’s Day.
- Café Demeter
Open Tues-Sat 7:00am-3:00pm, 80 Nichols St,
This lovely, little European style cafe offers to-die-for pastries, cream puffs, brioches, fruit tarts, quiches, soups, sandwiches on rustic breads and the best hot choclate you have ever had. Great place to stop first thing in the morning and get a sack lunch for later in the day.
Open Thurs-Mo, 8:00am-3:00pm, 65 Nichols St, (360) 298-8130
Long time island caterer Cynthia finally opened her own place, offering deep dish pancakes, egg skillets, wraps, sandwiches, salads and all the sinfully delicious pastries we know from her stand at the Farmer’s Market. Lot’s of gluten free & vegetarian options. Adorable place with sunny outdoor patio.
Open Sat/Su 9:00am-9:00pm, Mo-Thurs 11:00am-9:00pm, 1 Front St, (360) 378-2922
This uncomplicated public house by the water serves local & organic fair with an emphasis on local seafood. Their weekend brunch features items like Smoked Salmon Scramble, House Made Biscuits & Gravy and Local Chicken Fried Steak.
Open Sat 10:00am-3:00pm, Wed-Su 11:00am-3:00pm, 155 Nichols St, (360) 370- 5115.
Their motto: “Age doesn’t matter, unless you are cheese!” Enjoy artisan Cheese Boards from the Pacific Northwest and around the world, quiches, paninis, soups, salads and a lovely glass of local wine on their sunny patio.
Open 11am-7:30pm, 65 Front St, (360) 378-8801
Our late rising Moms check out Friday Harbor’s three story, open air restaurant above the ferry lanes. Start Mother’s Day with champagne and fresh Dungeness Crab, grilled Salmon and local mussels and oysters. Watch sea planes land and sail boats bob in the water. Leashed puppies are welcome here.
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