Ah, breakfast. The most important meal of the day. If you’re a breakfast food lover, this list of the best breakfasts in Fargo is for you.
BernBaum’s whips up New York-style bagels each and every day while also integrating the local Scandinavian flare into dishes.
We recommend: The Iceland bagel plate, a bagel with lox (which gets rave reviews!) for a nontraditional breakfast option, or opt for the bacon, egg, and brick cheese one instead.
402 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 306-4131
Black Coffee & Waffle Bar
Gourmet waffles and hand-ground coffee? Say no more.
We recommend: The Dakota Luau waffle (topped with pulled pork and pineapple salsa) or the Naughty Waffle (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, almond butter, granola, and whipped cream).
550 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (701) 566-8749
Nichole’s Fine Pastry
This French-inspired bakery serves delicious breakfast from its cozy shop. Sit surrounded by local art as you sip locally-roasted coffee over your meal. If you want dessert for breakfast, you can grab a pastry, slice of cake, cookie, or truffle from their overflowing display cases.
*Pleae note that Nichole’s hours have changed due to COVID-19, their breakfast menu has been effected. Check their website for details.
We recommend: The daily flavor of quiche or eggbake is always delicious. Grab a slice and then a scone for something sweet.
13 8th St S, Fargo | (701) 232-6430
You wouldn’t expect a burger joint to have amazing breakfast, but JL Beers proves you wrong. After a night out, many Fargoan’s set their alarms in order to rally with The Humpty Dumpty® Burger (Burger+ fried egg and cheese) and some beer cocktails (yes, that’s a thing); together you have the perfect morning wake-up call.
Please note: You must be 21 to enter and eat at JL Beers.
We recommend: The Humpty Dumpty® Burger, paired with a Brewmosa (a wheat beer mixed with fresh-squeezed orange juice).
518 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 492-3377
Young Blood Coffee Co.
The gourmet toast menu at Young Blood Coffee Co. will fill you up with something warm and (excuse the pun) toasty. Couple that with their West Coast-inspired coffee and you’ll be ready to tackle the day.
We recommend: The Miel (a honey cinnamon latte) with freshly-made cinnamon sugar sourdough toast or the jam and almond butter toast.
Fargo also has over 10 other gourmet coffee shops, any of which would be a great stop in the morning.
623 2nd Ave N, Fargo | (218) 770-4728
Randy’s University Diner
Located just off I-94, Randy’s is a hidden gem among locals. Its leather booths and unlimited coffee refills will make you feel like you’re in a nostalgic movie set. *sigh*
We recommend: The Everything Skillet (an egg scramble with all breakfast toppings imaginable, smothered in hollandaise sauce) with their signature cinnamon streusel coffee cake on the side.
2130 S University Dr, Fargo | (701) 280-0414
The Shack on Broadway
This mom-and-pop diner is a local favorite… you’ll see why as soon as you arrive. Its classic diner interior means cozy booths, friendly waitstaff, and the smell of home-cooked food in the air.
Pro tip: If you’re in Fargo on a weekend, make sure to get here early. The “after church” crowd starts arriving around 9 am, so you may have to wait for a table if you come much later than that.
We recommend: One of their massive omelettes, a delicious stack of pancakes, and a huge caramel roll (if you can manage to fit it all in).
3215 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 356-2211
CJ’s Kitchen is a homey diner serving some insanely big and fluffy pancakes along with breakfast classics. Like any great diner, breakfast is served all day, so you can get your eggs and bacon fix whenever you want it.
We recommend: The breakfast burrito paired with a slice of Grandma’s Kuchen (an authentic German coffeecake) or a buttermilk pancake.
1601 University Dr S, Fargo | (701) 237-4656
A Cajun restaurant in the Midwest is probably not top of mind as a great breakfast option in Fargo, North Dakota, but locals swear by the delicious morning meals served here. They have everything from a traditional 2 eggs, choice of meat and hash browns meal to a Breakfast Poboy with Boudin Balls on the side.
We recommend: For a bold breakfast choice, try the Crawfish Omelet with a side of their sweet potato pancakes.
1324 25th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 461-7373
Read any review of Deaner’s and they’ll say the same: it’s like a small-town diner in the heart of a big city, with great service and delicious 24-hour breakfasts.
We recommend: The Hungry Man’s Breakfast with a fresh-baked caramel roll on the side.
405 Main Ave W, West Fargo| (701) 356-2211
This 50s-style diner will take you back in time, with checkered floors and red-and-white leather booths. Sit along the long counter and watch as the cooks prepare an omelet or skillet for you.
We recommend: Any breakfast you choose, but with a side of their Black Oak Kielbasa sausage and a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes.
1033, 45th St S, Fargo | (701) 492-2319
This donut shop started as a local favorite in West Fargo, and has grown into the go-to place to get donuts in town. If you love donuts, it’s the best place to start your day.
We recommend: The Maple Bacon Long John is always fun, or try a classic Bismarck donut or a good ol’ fashioned caramel roll.
These quick-grab bagel sandwiches give you lots of variety… seriously, you can choose from 31 bagel varieties and 17 cream cheese spread.
We recommend: A classic egg, ham, and cheese sandwich on a delicious Asiago cheese bagel.