Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Midstate NH

Check out some of our favorite breakfast places in midstate New Hampshire. Offerings include: Red Arrow Diner, Republic, The Egg Shell, Purple Finch Cafe and more.

Margie's Dream Diner

Margie's long gone, but her dream continues at this back street eatery visited by regulars acknowledged on the napkin holders. New owners are making this cozy place a worthy destination for newcomers too.

172 Hayward Street
Manchester, NH
(603) 627-7777

Tuesday-Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Purple Finch Café

New spot with a cheerful lime green-and-purple color scheme. Food has a healthy touch to it and they also serve a gluten-free pancake. Try one of their Benedicts ($8.99) served with a nice lemony Hollandaise sauce. Flavorful Java Tree coffees are offered.

24 South River Road
Bedford, NH
(603) 232-1953

Open daily 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Midfield Café

You can find a solid breakfast at Midfield Café, tucked away at Boire Field in Nashua. Your side dish is watching small jets and prop planes land and take off.

83 Perimeter Road
Nashua, NH
(603) 594-0930

Open daily 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bedford Village Inn Restaurant

Why not enjoy breakfast in peaceful, elegant surroundings with tablecloths and real silver tablewear? Dining in The Porch or the new outdoor patio is a perfect way to finish a morning. Try their brioche French toast with local maple syrup and honey butter. ($8.50)

2 Olde Bedford Way
Bedford, NH
(603) 472-2001

Open daily 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Granite Restaurant & Bar

Your average breakfast item is anything but ordinary here. Consider the French toast stuffed with pistachio, dried cherry and Mascarpone cheese, served with spiced maple syrup. ( $10)

96 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH
(603) 227-9000

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Heritage Farm Pancake House

Run by a family who dresses in period costumes, this place is as off-the-beaten-track as you can find. The restaurant is on the grounds of the family farm and sugar house in the hills of Sanbornton. Eggs are locally sourced from the hen house out back. Pancakes come with maple syrup boiled down in the adjoining room. Just don't be in a hurry. Enjoy the ride out and the landscape too.

15A Parker Hill Road
Sanbornton, NH

(603) 524-5400
Wednesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to noon


You may not find the Holy Grail, but you'll find fresh-squeezed orange juice, which is a close second. The home fries are crispy and the soufflé is elegant. Omelets are made with local freerange eggs. Pair them with fresh fruit and your waistline will bless you.

1069 Elm Street
Manchester, NH
(603) 666-3723

Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Rita Mae's Restaurant

Find a bit of local color at this West Side eatery. Food is basic, a bargain, and you can find an authentic Poutine to have with your eggs. If you want to be called "Honey," this is the place to go.

280 North Main Street
Manchester, NH
(603) 668-4077

Open daily 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open until 8 p.m. on Friday for their legendary fried haddock

Our Family Tree Restaurant

Roadside café on the way to the Lakes Region that offers more than you might expect. The bread, including the Anadama, is all homemade and the eggs are local in the warmer months. Try Dennis' loaded home fries with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes ($7.99).

927 Laconia Road
Tilton, NH
(603) 524-1988

Wednesday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Robie's Country Store

This historic spot was closed for a few years before it was saved by donations from local friends and companies and organized as a non-profit corporation. Leasees Dave and Debbie keep the place historic and added a café that looks like it had been there all along. Now, in addition to Republican politics, you can get downhome cooking, including buttermilk pancakes, crêpes and the largest hungrymantype breakfast around.

9 Riverside Street
Hooksett, NH
(603) 485-7761

Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Red Arrow Diner

Award-winning classic diner with another location on the Milford Oval. You can't go wrong with their crispy hash browns and an omelet, served with their famous chili tucked inside. ($8.50) Breakfast served all day.

61 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH
(603) 626-1118

Both locations open 24 hours daily

The Egg Shell

Loudon café that has been feeding locals for more than 25 years. It offers local farm-raised eggs and beef, as well as home-baked breads in a down-home atmosphere. Breakfast is served until close. The omelets are huge and cost around $5.

563 Route 106N
Loudon, NH
(603) 783.4060

Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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