Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not head to one of these amazing local establishments that serve up some of the best dishes in the Valley? From old fashioned breakfasts with all the fixins’ to modern dishes including gluten-free fare, there is something for everyone when it comes to breakfast in the Yakima Valley. The following local restaurants each serve up something a bit different. Try one or try them all. Your taste buds will thank you.
White House Café
Touted at Yakima’s best kept secret for lunch, the White House Café is also a stellar place for breakfast. Whether you are staying at the White House at Yakima Bed & Breakfast or not, it definitely worth a visit. They specialize in fresh, local ingredients. Their coffee is locally roasted, eggs are fresh and they always have daily specials featuring seasonal, local produce. Pair that with a side of their generous hospitality and you have the perfect morning dish. For more information about the café or the bed and breakfast, visit the White House in Yakima website.
3602 Kern Road, Yakima
Main Stop on the Ave
If you need vegan, vegetarian and/or low-carb breakfast options, Main Stop on the Ave is a good choice. A traditional diner type atmosphere is coupled with friendly services and potted coffee that never runs out. They have hard-to-find options including vegan pancakes, so this is a great spot for those with dietary restrictions. Traditional American breakfast fare is sometimes kicked up a notch with Mexican seasoning, for a little something different. The restaurant is open seven days a week and breakfast is served all day. For more information, visit the Main Stop on the Ave Facebook page.
120 E. Yakima Avenue, Yakima
Essencia Artisan Bakery
There is nothing like a sweet start to your day and you will definitely get that at Essencia Artisan Bakery. It is known for pastries, including beehives, croissants, plum galettes and more. If you are looking for a kickstart, you’ll also be greeted by an assortment of espresso drinks, which means a nice change from drive-thru coffee chains. The bakery is also a chocolaterie, so if you like extra sweet at breakfast, be sure to check out their chocolate choices. Items are available until they sell out each day. They bake based on the season, so the menu changes constantly. There are some consistent customer favorites, however, including their ham and cheese croissant, chocolate croissant, and triple berry scone. For more information visit the Essencia Artisan Bakery website.
4 N. 3rd Street, Yakima
If you are looking for options and love eggs, the Powerhouse Grill is the place for you. Expect omelets and scrambles galore. On the more indulgent side, you’ll also find crepes and French toast. Want something different? Try the sweet potato pancakes, breakfast tacos, bacon-wrapped meatloaf or breakfast nachos. They even have an assortment of gluten-free muffins. For large parties with different tastes or when you just can’t decide, this spot is a great choice. The restaurant also delivers to some areas. Breakfast is served all day every day. For more information, including online ordering for delivery, visit the Powerhouse grill website.
3807 River Road, Yakima
Established in 2014, Mugshotz Café is a great place off the beaten path and has people driving out of their way to try their incredible breakfast items. Start with a breakfast sandwich and end with one of their famous cream scones. Like something a little more down home? Try the biscuits and gravy that taste just like grandma used to make, complete with fluffy biscuits and chunks of sausage. Mugshotz also serves specialty coffee. For more information, visit the Mugshotz Café Facebook page.
101B S. Rivard Road, Moxee