Here Are the 6 Best Spots for Breakfast in Ephrata, PA

June 1, 2018

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s true! Early-morning eating fuels your body and gets you ready for whatever adventures may come your way. It’s also necessary when you’re on vacation. Luckily, there are plenty of options for breakfast in Ephrata, PA. Whether you’re looking for traditional Dutch cooking or a family-style feast, you’ll find it here! Read on to discover our favorite restaurants and start planning your trip today.   straw hat on a fence - download our free vacation guide (8) After you have breakfast in Ephrata, PA, let us help you with lunch and dinner! Download our free Vacation Guide for a carefully-curated list of restaurant recommendations. That’s not all you’ll get with this amazing tool; discover the best local attractions, museums, events, shops, and more. It’s the perfect resource for cutting your planning time in half!  

You Won’t Go Hungry With These Places for Breakfast in Ephrata, PA


Cloister Restaurant

To get a taste of traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, stop in at Cloister Restaurant. This eatery has been a staple in Ephrata for 40 years. The restaurant has a classic diner section where guests can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a quick breakfast. As the Cloister’s famous sign says,“Come in and eat yourself full!”

Pancake Farm

The Pancake Farm first opened in 1982 and has been a hotspot in Ephrata ever since! Try one of their daily specials or choose from 10 different types of pancakes on the menu. The restaurant also holds frequent fundraisers and donates a portion of sales to A Tail to Tell Puppy Mill Rescue.

Bright’s Restaurant

Bright’s Restaurant might be famous for its old-fashioned, homestyle meals (including the broasted chicken), but their breakfast options are just as delicious! Customize an omelet or try the Dutch-style eggs. For a taste of traditional Lancaster County, we recommend the creamed beef on toast.

Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for schnitzel, creamed chipped beef, or an amazing breakfast burrito, stop by Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant. The diverse menu and generous portions have made this restaurant very popular. Be sure to check out the breakfast sandwiches and delicious sides!

Brickerville House

The Brickerville House Family Restaurant menu features eight different omelets, from garden omelets filled with vegetables to ham, bacon, and sausage omelettes stuffed with your choice of cheese. For a unique spin on a breakfast sandwich, try Tony’s Hungry Man Hoagie. It’s a breakfast sub stuffed with three scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, bacon, and cheese.

Historic Smithton Inn

The best breakfast in Ephrata, PA, is right here at Historic Smithton Inn! Our delicious, complimentary breakfast is served every morning. It consists of a hot entree (like mini frittatas and Bananas Foster pancakes) as well as signature homemade granola and a selection of homemade muffins and breads. For drinks, we serve Colombian coffee, tea, orange juice, and our signature juice blend. We even use ingredients from local Lancaster County farmers and are more than happy to accommodate any dietary needs.  

Stay Close to Ephrata at the Historic Smithton Inn!

Chair in the garden Historic smithton InnDid you know that all of these delicious breakfast spots are close to the Historic Smithton Inn? It’s a great reason to stay with us during your Pennsylvania adventure! Plus, our relaxing B&B allows visitors to experience the antique charm of Lancaster County and features plenty of modern and elegant amenities.   Browse our sumptuous guest rooms and pick your favorite! Each has a unique atmosphere that will fit your needs perfectly. The Sage Room, for example, is beautifully decorated with antiques and handcrafted furniture. It has a private bathroom with a rain shower and a sitting area with a working fireplace. You’re going to love the ultra-comfortable bed! If you’re not up for going out to breakfast, enjoy our fresh dishes and signature juice blends before starting your next Pennsylvania adventure.   Book your stay today at the Historic Smithton Inn! We look forward to hosting you.