Top Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants in Redmond, Oregon

Redmond is full of—and sits surrounded by—all kinds of exciting adventures. Whether you’re hiking to nearby Cline Falls, heading underground at the Redmond Caves, visiting Smith Rock State Park, or strolling the community’s downtown core, you’ll find plenty of great reasons to visit Redmond.

However every good adventure starts with a hearty breakfast, and across the community restaurants are serving up traditional, daring, and delicious dishes. From down-home diners to creative Mexican restaurants, some of our favorite Redmond, Oregon, breakfast fare comes from the following:

Getting hungry? Keep reading, and fill your plate with some of the best breakfast in Redmond, Oregon.

A couple eating brunch on the patio at One Street Down Cafe in Redmond

One Street Down Cafe

One Street Down Cafe in Redmond, Oregon, sits in a cozy red house near the northern edge of downtown—and hosts a down-home atmosphere that perfectly suits its welcoming setting.

The eatery specializes in creative takes on all your favorite breakfast dishes—including eggs Benedict (with a special that changes daily), hearty pancakes, and biscuits slathered in a spicy gravy. Fanciful flavor combinations can be found up and down the all-day breakfast menu; the squash apple skillet, for instance, blends butternut squash, grilled onions, apple, bacon, feta cheese, and more. Whenever possible, items are locally sourced—and baked goods are made fresh, in-house, daily.

Enjoy it all inside the bustling dining room or on One Street Down Cafe’s front lawn—which doubles as its patio whenever the weather cooperates.

Country Nook Cafe

The Country Nook Cafe has been a Redmond mainstay for more than 20 years—and has built a loyal following by delivering a classic diner experience in every sense of the word.

That means you’ll either belly up to the bar or slide into vinyl booths in the midst of a wood-paneled dining room. A friendly server will refill your coffee before it empties and recommend its strong bloody mary if you’re celebrating a special occasion. And the smile on their face will be almost as big as the portion sizes.

The country diner’s homestyle breakfast menu features all the classics—albeit with subtle touches for a more elevated experience. Country-fried steak, for instance, is topped with a house-made sausage gravy—while fluffy biscuits are made in-house. And if you order a stack of Southern pecan pancakes, they’ll come drizzled with a sweet bourbon caramel sauce.

The Original Pancake House

The Original Pancake House has been a Central Oregon staple since its first restaurant opened in 1997—and a Redmond institution since 2009.

You can certainly order traditional breakfast dishes, such as biscuits and gravy, omelets, and bacon and eggs; but, as the family-run restaurant’s name implies, pancakes take center stage.

Choose among dozens of options at the Original Pancake House in Redmond, ranging from the traditional to the eclectic. The restaurant’s globetrotting lineup includes European-inspired potato pancakes (served with sour cream or cinnamon applesauce), Swedish pancakes (served alongside fresh lingonberries), Hawaiian pancakes (filled with crushed pineapple and topped with powdered sugar), and more. Of course, they’re all crafted with batters and sauces that are made fresh every day. Whatever you order, enjoy it all in a relaxed dining room or on the restaurant’s cozy back patio.

A plate of pancakes at The Original Pancake House in Redmond, Oregon
Photo courtesy of The Original Pancake House

Christie’s Kitchen

Just north of downtown Redmond, Christie’s Kitchen fills a converted two-story house—and offers a breakfast and brunch experience that takes full advantage of the serene setting.

The food menu at Christie’s Kitchen in Redmond, Oregon, includes a variety of homestyle dishes, such as scrambles, hulking cinnamon rolls, and hearty omelets—alongside an ever-changing list of daily specials and several vegan-friendly and gluten-free offerings. Enjoy it all inside a lively dining room or on the cafe’s adorable patio.

Mo’s Egg House

From the moment you enter Mo’s Egg House, just south of downtown Redmond, it’s hard not to be charmed by the eatery’s farm-fresh theme. On one wall, a large mural depicts cows, pigs, chickens, and other farm animals; on another, several smaller works of art depict cows and other cute creatures. And on windowsills and ledges alike sit miniature cow and pig statues, rooster-themed trinkets, and other pieces of pastoral bric-a-brac.

It makes for a lively atmosphere at one of the most amiable breakfast restaurants in Redmond, Oregon—where the classic breakfast menu at Mo’s Egg House is cooked to order and served in generous portions. Start with your free slice of coffee cake before diving into filling omelets, creative French toast offerings, a breakfast burrito stuffed with chicken sausage, and other mammoth dishes.

Big O Bagels in Redmond, Oregon
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Big O Bagels

The first Big O Bagels opened in 1994 and, since then, has expanded to five locations across Central Oregon—with two in Redmond.

The regional chain’s Redmond outposts sit just west of downtown and at the northern edge of the city, and both make convenient stops on your way out of town for a day of outdoor adventure (one of the top things to do when visiting Redmond, Oregon). Choose among 20 bagel flavors, 10 flavors of cream cheese, and numerous toppings—including butter, jelly, and even Nutella. For a heartier bite, Big O also offers a variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

Mi Cielo Mexican Restaurant

For more than a decade, the family-run Mi Cielo Mexican Restaurant has earned well-deserved plaudits for its lunch and dinner dishes—all crafted with fresh ingredients and homemade salsas. But its breakfast menu remains a hidden gem in the local dining scene, serving up some of the city’s most creative takes on Mexican-style dishes for breakfast in Redmond, Oregon.

The appetizing menu options include several Mexican-inspired omelets; Mi Cielo’s chile verde omelet, for instance, is cooked with slow-roasted pork in a house-made tomatillo green sauce—while its fajita omelet includes your choice of meat sautéed with grilled onions and green peppers. Other delectable dishes include chorizo con huevos, chilaquiles (topped with a house-made salsa ranchera), and a few filling breakfast burritos.

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