Sunny Side Up : Catalina Express

Sunny Side Up

A tray of Cinnamon Rolls from Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.

As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even on Island time! Catalina Island has a variety of restaurants that will fuel you in the morning for your day of adventure. The restaurants range from a quick, easy meal to brunch and mimosas with your group. 

Build your own breakfast sandwich or burrito from Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.

Quick & Convenient  

Stroll the beaches of Avalon while munching on a quick, easy breakfast. From acai bowls to baked goodies, Catalina Island has endless options that are delicious and convenient for travelers. Grab a pick me up drink and your favorite breakfast item from the list of restaurants below to enjoy a peaceful morning admiring Avalon Bay.


  • Café Metropole: Avocado Toast with a fresh pressed juice
  • Lloyd’s: Muffin with a cup of coffee
  • Island Donuts: A themed donut depending on the season
  • Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.: Build your own breakfast sandwich or burrito
  • Bistro at the Atwater: South of the Border Bagel Sandwich  
  • Catalina Island Brew House: Egg and Cheese Croissant with a cup of tea

Mom & Pop

Waking up in the morning to the smell of pancakes and bacon was a core memory growing up. Original Jack’s Country Kitchen will cook up a homestyle meal to bring back those nostalgic moments. With a diner-like ambiance, you’ll feel like you are having breakfast right at home.

Breakfast burritos are always a fan favorite for breakfast lovers. Pete’s Plaza Café is known for their delicious breakfast burritos with the choice of bacon, ham, or sausage. With their all-outdoor restaurant, you are sure to have a serene morning with your meal.

The outdoor patio at the Naughty Fox restaurant.

Brunch & Mimosas

Cheers to the beginning of your Catalina Island getaway with brunch and mimosas! Indulge in a foxy flight from The Naughty Fox or bottomless mimosas from Topside by NDMK. Each restaurant serves up unique breakfast meals that will satisfy your morning cravings. Make sure to be seated outside so you can take in the views of the water.

Classic Mexican Breakfast

In the mood for a classic Mexican style breakfast? Catalina Island has the perfect restaurants for you. Mi Casita and Coyote Joe’s serve up authentic Mexican style plates, such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. Their many breakfast meals will fill you up for your Island getaway.

Breakfast plates from the Pancake Cottage.

Traditional Breakfast

Everyone loves a classic breakfast of eggs and hashbrowns, or for the sweet tooths, pancakes and waffles! Below are three must-try restaurants to feed your appetite for a traditional breakfast. Each restaurant has their own signature twist on favored breakfast plates.


  • El Galleon: The Captain Scramble – Everything but the kitchen sink
  • M Restaurant: Chicken Fried Chicken
  • Pancake Cottage: Any of their Egg Benedicts (aka Bennies)

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.