Sunriver, Central Oregon’s premier residential and resort community, has been a playground to Oregonians for over thirty years. Named for the abundant sunshine and beautiful Deschutes River that runs through the village, this small town has so much to offer. In order to fuel your vacation, which is sure to be full of outdoor activities, scenic views and family fun, you’ll definitely want to check out Sunriver’s dining scene.
Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional American breakfast spread, delicious fresh pastries or something with an international twist, these Sunriver restaurants are guaranteed to satisfy any craving.
Café Sintra Sunriver
If you want to feel as though you’re eating breakfast in a beautiful European cafe then you definitely need to make a stop at Café Sintra. Named for the chef’s hometown in Portugal, Café Sintra brings bold Mediterranean flavor to Central Oregon. Known for their creative use of spices and herbs, you’ll find flavorful dishes that pay tribute to traditional Portuguese cuisine. You can’t go wrong with any of their omelets, breakfast sandwiches or pancakes. Be sure to try the traditional Portuguese meal, Linguiça Scramble, while you wake up in their cozy and welcoming cafe.
Looking for good coffee and fresh baked pastries to kickstart your day? Look no further than Brewed Awakenings, a family-run coffee shop that’s been serving deliciously hand-roasted artisan coffee to Oregonians since 1989. The Sunriver location opened in 2014 and has quickly become a local favorite. Don’t just stop with just a cup of coffee, be sure to try some of the house-made pastries which are made fresh each day or sip on one of the tasty smoothies. You can cozy up next to the fireplace and enjoy your latte. Or spin through the drive-thru so that you can grab your treats to-go as your head off to explore some of Sunriver’s best hiking trails.
Lodge Kitchen at Sunriver Resort
Head to the Lodge Kitchen at Sunriver Resort if you’re in the mood for a high-end culinary experience, you’re guaranteed to enjoy their chef’s fresh take on seasonal flavors from across the Pacific Northwest. Your breakfast will be crafted with the freshest ingredients from local and regional sources. Take a peek into the open concept kitchen to watch your food being expertly prepared by the creative culinary staff. Try the crab cake benedict, smoked salmon hash or bananas foster French toast while taking in the breathtaking views of Mount Bachelor. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Hot Lava Bakery
The Village at Sunriver has been home to the extremely popular Hot Lava Bakery for over thirty years. The bakers prepare a wide variety of fresh and delicious pastries for you to enjoy daily. While you definitely have to try the infamous ‘bigfoot’ donuts, you also can’t go wrong with any of Hot Lava’s cinnamon rolls, muffins, strudels or bagels. For those craving something a bit more savory, don’t fret, the breakfast sandwiches and burritos are guaranteed to satisfy. Hot Lava also has some of the best coffee in Sunriver to enjoy.
The Basecamp Grill
Craving some classic American breakfast from a diner? Then The Basecamp Grill is the place for you. Family-owned and operated, The Basecamp Grill is located on the site of the first restaurant in the Sunriver area, then known as “The Wagonwheel,” which catered to loggers and forestry workers in the area. The Basecamp Grill is known for serving up fast and delicious breakfast to Sunriver locals and visitors alike. Hang out in their funky western diner while you browse their menu, which is full of traditional American favorites as well as some tasty Tex-Mex options.
Josie K’s Deli and Kitchen
Josie K’s Deli and Kitchen is bringing family recipes and homemade deliciousness to the Sunriver community. The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients to craft its specialty deli items. It’s a perfect spot to stop in the morning to grab a sausage breakfast burrito or freshly made everything bagels on the way to explore the outdoors. Family-owned and operated, this homestyle deli and kitchen is a can’t miss.
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Sunriver is one of the region’s oldest and most beloved destination resorts. Since the late 1960s, Oregon families have made memories here, riding bikes to the general store, learning to golf on the courses and swimming in the river and the resort’s pools.