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Looking for the best breakfast in Dover, NH? We have options for you! From breakfast basics and comfort food to health-focused juices, Dover is full of places to fill up before a day of exploring.
As the fifth-largest city in New Hampshire and the largest city in the Seacoast, there is plenty of exploring and adventuring to do in Dover. And while breakfast is important any day of the week, we think it’s even more important before setting out on a day of exploring.
We’ve rounded up the best and most popular breakfast spots in Dover so no matter how you like to start your day, you can find the perfect diner, cafe, or restaurant just for you.
This post was most recently updated in May 2023.
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The Nook Breakfast & Lunch
2 Locust St, Dover, NH
For a great Dover NH breakfast, visit The Nook Breakfast & Lunch. This place is known for good food that will fill you up and won’t cost you much. There’s a large selection of traditional breakfast favorites with a distinct egg focus. So if you love your morning eggs, this is a perfect spot!
The Nook is a great breakfast spot because of the friendly staff and family friendly atmosphere. Sunday morning is a busy one here so you might want to get in early, or risk facing disappointment. But if you get in, The Nook is a great way to prepare for a long day.
What to get at The Nook Breakfast & Lunch: As mentioned, eggs are a popular menu item. The ‘Eggs-cellent’ section of the menu is where diners can devise their own hearty egg dishes to devour. For a great breakfast sandwich, try the Monte Cristo, as it comes with grilled ham, turkey and Swiss cheese on French Toast. Talk about mouthwatering!
Fat Dog Kitchen
20 Third St, Dover, NH
Breakfast in Dover, NH doesn’t get much better than at Fat Dog Kitchen. One of the first things that newcomers say is that this comfort food spot’s exterior looks reminiscent of a quaint English Pub, as opposed to one of the best breakfast places in New Hampshire.
The crowd is younger here and they enjoy the fun pop art and other gadgets in this restaurant. Expect to see a menu filled with many of your start of the day favorites as well as some more eclectic concoctions. The specials board is updated daily and it’s here that you can find some really enticing and mouth watering breakfast menu choices. Breakfast is served all day here too!
What to get at Fat Dog Kitchen: There is quite a large eggs benedict menu here including the ‘CeeCee Benedict’ which is a vegetarian spin on the breakfast favorite as it comes with veggie sausage. Breakfast sandwiches are popular also, especially the ‘Clyde’ that has Pepper Jack cheese, Bacon Jam and Jalapeno relish in it. As mentioned, the food at Fat Dog has a different spin on it and one of the funky creations here is the Breakfast Banana Split, which is great for those who love to start the day off sweetly.
2 Home Cooks
40 Chestnut St, Dover, NH
Another contender for best breakfast spot in Dover NH can be found at 2 Home Cooks. This is a comfortable place with a long breakfast bar, making it perfect for solo diners starting their workday off the right way! Plus a seat at the bar means you can watch your nice food being made while browsing on your phone or reading the paper!
2 Home Cooks has a broad menu of creative dishes because it is famous for its brunch options too. But you can expect to see all your delicious breakfast menu favorites here, and at good prices too. Sitting on the patio is also popular here and perfect on those sunny mornings in the New Hampshire summer months.
What to get at 2 Home Cooks: One menu item 2 Home Cooks has that many in the area do not, is crepes! The Pigs In A Blanket Crepe is like a French breakfast sandwich – with sausage gravy! There is a light offerings menu section too that is perfect for the calorie conscious diner. For a more adventurous option, try the PB&J Bacon Stuffed French Toast. It’s a big old serving of comfort food that will remind you of your childhood!
238 Indian Brook Rd, Dover, NH
Tucker’s is a perfect spot when it comes to breakfast in Dover, NH. It’s hard to miss this current location, as it’s big and colorful. The dining room at Tucker’s can fit in loads of guests; so expect to find families gathering over a full breakfast most mornings, but especially Sunday morning.
Tucker’s slogan is “Good Eats, Great People”. It also has great service. Expect much of the homemade food options your belly wants at breakfast time, with very generous portions and great prices. Everyone has a good time at Tucker’s, because it has an excellent menu and a friendly atmosphere.
What to get at Tucker’s: Navigating Tucker’s menu can take a while because it’s a big one! Fortunately there are some great vegetarian options here and other healthier options like the Red Quinoa Hash Browns. Tucker’s does some amazing blended drinks too. Chai tea and Matcha lovers will be impressed with this section and will definitely find something to compliment their breakfast dishes. The Breakfast Bowls here are a nice selection and are filled with locally sourced ingredients and other glazes to wake up your taste buds.
The Sassy Biscuit Co.
104 Washington St, Suite 100, Dover, NH
A Dover, NH breakfast with some European flair can be found at The Sassy Biscuit Co. You’ll immediately notice the subway tiled interior when you enter this breakfast spot, as well as the French café inspired tables and chairs. There’s also a long breakfast bar at Sassy Biscuit, making it a perfect spot for solo diners.
The bartender here is very happy to serve up some breakfast mimosas. Sassy Biscuit has more of young crowd and is not quite family dining focused like some of the other places mentioned on this list (although there is a small kids menu section). Expect to find a menu here that is less focused on portion sizes and traditional dishes, and more eclectic and mature.
What to get at The Sassy Biscuit Co.: If latte art is something you enjoy, then Sassy Biscuit Co. is a perfect spot for you. Porridge is also featured on the menu here. This English breakfast staple is a great way to start the day with something warm and soothing. Try some pressed shortcakes at Sassy Biscuit Co. too, especially ‘The Shortie’, which is a waffle, drizzled with cookie butter and toasted cream. As their name suggests, expect to see biscuits accompanying many of the breakfast items, it’s what they’re known for!
Sunrise Pointe Café
50 Pointe Pl, #33 Dover, NH
Start the day off right with a Dover, NH breakfast from Sunrise Pointe Café. This cute cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating and is known for their friendly staff and owners. They have an extensive coffee menu and are the go-to place for many who live in Dover – so you know it’s a great spot!
What to get at Sunrise Pointe Café: You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but if you’re a fan of pastries for breakfast, they are well known for their muffins, scones, and biscotti. Need something heartier? Try the breakfast sandwich, loaded with egg, your choice of meat (bacon or sausage), and cheese on a croissant.
Earth’s Harvest Kitchen & Juicery
835 Central Ave, Dover, NH
Throwing its hat into the ring for a great breakfast in Dover, NH is Earth’s Harvest Kitchen & Juicery. First time visitors will immediately recognize that breakfast here is more geared towards lighter, healthier foods as opposed to big and heavy traditional American diner breakfasts.
Expect to find lots of fresh fruit smoothies, raw juice, shots and boosts and other health conscious options here. Earth’s Harvest Kitchen & Juicery is the best restaurant in the area for those people looking at a healthier start to the day.
What to get at Earth’s Harvest Kitchen & Juicery: The Raw Juice and Farmacy Shots and Boosts are some very unique offerings to compliment the food that starts your day. A Super Greens shot is a great way to get all the greens you need, and fast! The Berry Bliss Smoothie is popular as it has an amazing combination of lime, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, acai, gingko and coconut water. Fruity and refreshing!
Bubby’s Bagel & Deli
33 Chestnut St, Dover, NH
And finally, Bubby’s Bagel & Deli is another contender for best Dover, NH breakfast. Situated right on the Dover Community Trail, Bubby’s is small shop that has a number of offerings for those of us looking for a New York City style breakfast bagel. All your favorite styles are here!
Bubby’s has a few tables, but is intended to be more of a grab n’ go location. It’s similar to a coffee shop and has a small daily specials board that is worth keeping an eye on. Often the wait staff here likes to concoct Jewish sandwich inspired breakfast bagels. Don’t worry about the small room here; they don’t take a long time to prepare your food at Bubby’s!
What to get at Bubby’s Bagel & Deli: Try the Corned Beef Hash and Eggs Benedict on Latkes if you are dining in. This spin on a breakfast favorite is mouthwatering and hearty. As mentioned, all your favorite types of bagels are here, and in the morning you can’t beat an Everything Bagel with lox and cream cheese with some capers sprinkled on the inside. New York City natives can get their bagel fix up here in Dover, New Hampshire when they visit Bubby’s.
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