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View from the Albion River Inn

Best Breakfasts with a View

These 17 California inns serve up some of the best views with breakfast. Combining decadent culinary offerings with breathtaking vistas of surf, forest, and countryside, they create soul-lifting experiences that set the tone for the rest of the day.

View from the Albion River Inn
View from the Albion River Inn

Albion River Inn

A James Beard award-winning chef transforms the freshest seasonal ingredients into your choice of sweet or savory entrée. Meanwhile, a wall of windows frames a panoramic view of grassy headlands and a protected cove where the turquoise-blue waters of the Albion River flow into the sea.

Dining room of the Seven Gables Inn
Dining room of the Seven Gables Inn

Seven Gables Inn

An opulent oceanfront dining room offers exquisite views of the Pacific Ocean, with frequent sightings of sea otters frolicking offshore and whales spouting in the distance. Crisp linens, period antiques, and crystal chandeliers accompany a generous expanded continental breakfast that features the chef’s daily egg specialty.

Blue Lantern Inn view from the Tower Suite
Blue Lantern Inn view from the Tower Suite

Blue Lantern Inn

A bountiful breakfast buffet greets guests each morning, inviting them to load up a plate and steal away to an expansive breakfast patio overlooking the water. The inn also allows guests to order “Breakfast in Bed” delivered to any room, nearly all of which feature views of Dana Point Yacht Harbor.

Dining room at Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages
Dining room at Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages

Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages

Elegant dishes like baked eggs with pesto and warm apple-pecan-ginger scones are on the menu at Mendocino Village’s only oceanfront inn. A bank of windows offer views of gardens shaded by a sprawling eucalyptus against a backdrop of the ocean and the wide, sandy beach at the mouth of Big River. 

Dining room at the Courtwood Inn
Dining room at the Courtwood Inn

Courtwood Inn

Dutch Babies are one of the specialties featured on a multi-course menu that starts with the aroma of locally roasted coffee and continues with seasonal fruit and homemade baked goods. The inn’s 2,500-foot southern view takes in pine-covered Sierra Foothills all the way to the San Joaquin Valley.

View at the Back Bay Inn
View at the Back Bay Inn

Back Bay Inn

The complimentary breakfast at the Back Bay Café offers a super-relaxed waterfront vibe and abundant wildlife, just a few steps from the back waters of Morro Bay. A rustic boardwalk provides a stroll through cypress trees, beautifully landscaped gardens, and a view of one of California’s most important estuaries.

Breakfast is served in the gathering room of the Pantai Inn
Breakfast is served in the gathering room of the Pantai Inn

Pantai Inn

A chef-prepared breakfast at the Balinese-inspired Pantai Inn features local produce, bread from a local bakery, house-made granola, and a daily seasonal hot item. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the inn’s dramatic courtyard, the gathering room showcases views of the La Jolla coastline as far as the eye can see.

Breakfast at the Elk Cove Inn & Spa
Breakfast at the Elk Cove Inn & Spa

Elk Cove Inn & Spa

A lavish champagne breakfast spread features a sumptuous array of egg entrees, mouth-watering pastries, seasonal fruit, and distinctively Southern dishes. Equally stunning are the views of the sea stack at the little-traveled Greenwood State Beach from atop a bluff overlooking a mile of dramatic beachfront.

Vineyard views at the Grand Reserve Inn
Vineyard views at the Grand Reserve Inn

Grand Reserve Inn

From arched windows of the great room or the broad patio edged with fire pits, you can dine with sweeping views of the vineyards and the foothills beyond.  Breakfasts at the inn are gourmet affairs that are only matched by the views. 

Deck on the Delta King
Deck on the Delta King

Delta King Hotel

A historic riverboat on the Sacramento River serves an upscale menu featuring fresh organic eggs and ingredients sourced from local farms. Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, and Capital City Brioche French Toast are just a few of the specialties that can be enjoyed along with Sacramento’s most iconic views.

Breakfast at the McCaffrey House B&B
Breakfast at the McCaffrey House B&B

McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

One of the specialties at this enchanting mountain lodge is an Italian-inspired entrée of eggs with marinara sauce, cream, and a variety of cheeses. Accompaniments include roasted potatoes, bacon, English muffins, fresh fruit, and vanilla yogurt. Candlelight and thoughtful presentation combine with treehouse views of the surrounding forest to create a romantic experience.

View from the Green Gables Inn
View from the Green Gables Inn

Green Gables Inn

The inn’s dining room features panoramic views of the Pacific Grove’s dramatic coastline and the Monterey Bay. You can catch sight of whales, birds, and other marine life while enjoying a bountiful buffet breakfast featuring a hot entrée, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice, tea, and coffee.

Blueberry scones at the Amador Harvest Inn
Blueberry scones at the Amador Harvest Inn

Amador Harvest Inn

House-made country breakfasts, including buttery blueberry scones, are even more sumptuous when enjoyed on a back porch with views of an idyllic lake, a 100-year-old barn, and the occasional Canadian geese stopping by for a swim. Gentle Shenandoah Valley breezes enhance the laid-back farm stay experience.

Breakfast is served in the great room of the Brewery Gulch Inn
Breakfast is served in the great room of the Brewery Gulch Inn

Brewery Gulch Inn

Overlooking Smuggler’s Cove, breakfast is served in the great room which is anchored by a four-sided glass and steel fireplace and is flooded with light from a three-story high skylight and redwood-trimmed French doors. Breakfast is a cooked-to-order culinary experience complete with fresh pastries, whipped Belgian hot chocolate, and specialties like the inn’s famous Millionaire’s Bacon.

Dining room at Highlands Ranch Resort
Dining room at Highlands Ranch Resort

Highlands Ranch Resort

From the dining room, a bank of windows overlooks bucolic Childs Meadow and the pine-studded hills beyond. An expansive wrap-around deck showcases views in every direction, including the snow-capped peaks of Lassen National Park. A country champagne breakfast is made to order using organic cage-free eggs and sausage made in house.

Dining room of the Martine Inn
Dining room of the Martine Inn

Martine Inn

Elegant Victorian-style breakfast service, complete with fine china, silver, crystal, and lace feels otherworldly when paired with views of marine wildlife and waves crashing against the rocky Pacific Grove coastline below. The inn’s breakfast includes a gourmet entrée, along with freshly-baked pastries, freshly squeezed juice, seasonal fruit, and choice of morning beverage.

View from the Inn at Newport Ranch
View from the Inn at Newport Ranch

The Inn at Newport Ranch

A bluff-side setting offers panoramic views of the rugged Mendocino coast and the ocean beyond, giving guests the feeling of peering off the edge of the Earth. Equally sublime breakfasts—featuring produce grown mostly on site—include lighter fare for early risers or hot entrees for those who want to sleep in a bit.

Albion River Inn - A James Beard award-winning chef transforms the freshest seasonal ingredients into your choice of sweet or savory entrée. Meanwhile, a wall of windows frames a panoramic view of grassy headlands and a protected cove where the turquoise-blue waters of the Albion River flow into the sea.

Seven Gables Inn - An opulent oceanfront dining room offers exquisite views of the Pacific Ocean, with frequent sightings of sea otters frolicking offshore and whales spouting in the distance. Crisp linens, period antiques, and crystal chandeliers accompany a generous expanded continental breakfast that features the chef’s daily egg specialty.

Blue Lantern Inn - A bountiful breakfast buffet greets guests each morning, inviting them to load up a plate and steal away to an expansive breakfast patio overlooking the water. The inn also allows guests to order “Breakfast in Bed” delivered to any room, nearly all of which feature views of Dana Point Yacht Harbor.

Alegria Oceanfront Inn & Cottages - Elegant dishes like baked eggs with pesto and warm apple-pecan-ginger scones are on the menu at Mendocino Village’s only oceanfront inn. A bank of windows offer views of gardens shaded by a sprawling eucalyptus against a backdrop of the ocean and the wide, sandy beach at the mouth of Big River.

Courtwood Inn - Dutch Babies are one of the specialties featured on a multi-course menu that starts with the aroma of locally roasted coffee and continues with seasonal fruit and homemade baked goods. The inn’s 2,500-foot southern view takes in pine-covered Sierra Foothills all the way to the San Joaquin Valley.

Back Bay Inn - The complimentary breakfast at the Back Bay Café offers a super-relaxed waterfront vibe and abundant wildlife, just a few steps from the back waters of Morro Bay. A rustic boardwalk provides a stroll through cypress trees, beautifully landscaped gardens, and a view of one of California’s most important estuaries.

Pantai Inn - A chef-prepared breakfast at the Balinese-inspired Pantai Inn features local produce, bread from a local bakery, house-made granola, and a daily seasonal hot item. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the inn’s dramatic courtyard, the gathering room showcases views of the La Jolla coastline as far as the eye can see.

Elk Cove Inn & Spa - A lavish champagne breakfast spread features a sumptuous array of egg entrees, mouth-watering pastries, seasonal fruit, and distinctively Southern dishes. Equally stunning are the views of the sea stack at the little-traveled Greenwood State Beach from atop a bluff overlooking a mile of dramatic beachfront.

Grand Reserve Inn - From arched windows of the great room or the broad patio edged with fire pits, you can dine with sweeping views of the vineyards and the foothills beyond. Breakfasts at the inn are gourmet affairs that are only matched by the views.

Delta King Hotel - A historic riverboat on the Sacramento River serves an upscale menu featuring fresh organic eggs and ingredients sourced from local farms. Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, and Capital City Brioche French Toast are just a few of the specialties that can be enjoyed along with Sacramento’s most iconic views.

McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn - One of the specialties at this enchanting mountain lodge is an Italian-inspired entrée of eggs with marinara sauce, cream, and a variety of cheeses. Accompaniments include roasted potatoes, bacon, English muffins, fresh fruit, and vanilla yogurt. Candlelight and thoughtful presentation combine with treehouse views of the surrounding forest to create a romantic experience.

Green Gables Inn - The inn’s dining room features panoramic views of the Pacific Grove’s dramatic coastline and the Monterey Bay. You can catch sight of whales, birds, and other marine life while enjoying a bountiful buffet breakfast featuring a hot entrée, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice, tea, and coffee.

Amador Harvest Inn - House-made country breakfasts, including buttery blueberry scones, are even more sumptuous when enjoyed on a back porch with views of an idyllic lake, a 100-year-old barn, and the occasional Canadian geese stopping by for a swim. Gentle Shenandoah Valley breezes enhance the laid-back farm stay experience.

Brewery Gulch Inn - Overlooking Smuggler's Cove, breakfast is served in the great room which is anchored by a four-sided glass and steel fireplace and is flooded with light from a three-story high skylight and redwood-trimmed French doors. Breakfast is a cooked-to-order culinary experience complete with fresh pastries, whipped Belgian hot chocolate, and specialties like the inn’s famous Millionaire’s Bacon.

Highlands Ranch Resort - From the dining room, a bank of windows overlooks bucolic Childs Meadow and the pine-studded hills beyond. An expansive wrap-around deck showcases views in every direction, including the snow-capped peaks of Lassen National Park. A country champagne breakfast is made to order using organic cage-free eggs and sausage made in house.

Martine Inn - Elegant Victorian-style breakfast service, complete with fine china, silver, crystal, and lace feels otherworldly when paired with views of marine wildlife and waves crashing against the rocky Pacific Grove coastline below. The inn’s breakfast includes a gourmet entrée, along with freshly-baked pastries, freshly squeezed juice, seasonal fruit, and choice of morning beverage.

The Inn at Newport Ranch - A bluff-side setting offers panoramic views of the rugged Mendocino coast and the ocean beyond, giving guests the feeling of peering off the edge of the Earth. Equally sublime breakfasts—featuring produce grown mostly on site—include lighter fare for early risers or hot entrees for those who want to sleep in a bit.

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