Diners, Doughnuts and Downtown – oh my! We asked and our social media fans delivered! Check out community members’ and visitors’ favorite local spots to grab breakfast and some of their favorite menu items!


Stan’s – Downtown Mt. Pleasant

Ask any local where to go for breakfast and the majority will answer, “Stan’s.” This local hot-spot is typically filled with regulars, college students and visiting parents enjoying menu items with that homemade feel. If omelets are your go-to first meal item, we recommend the Farmers Omelet – featuring fresh produce and hot hash browns inside. Location: 220 E Broadway St, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Our fans’ recommendations: 

Lori Timmer Byrd: Stan’s for eggs, blueberry pancakes and the best toast in town. 

The Diner

Nothing beats a hearty breakfast at a mom and pops – The Diner serves exactly that! Get ready for great portions, breakfast classics and a friendly staff. Location: 894 S Mission Rd, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Our fans’ recommendations:

Aaron Wittbrodt: The Diner has amazing omelets and breakfast burritos.

Legends Diner – Soaring Eagle Casino

Legends Diner has all your classic diner-style favorites, including a complete breakfast menu from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m. The diner is just steps away from Michigan’s largest gaming floor, inside the Soaring Eagle Casino. Location: 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, MI – inside Soaring Eagle Casino.

Roz's Diner breakfast wrap paired with salsa and sour cream on a plate at the diner in Rosebush, Michigan.


Ignite Donuts

A newly opened cafe in the area started by three best friends at Central Michigan University. Famous for their donut kits, six warm donut holes, with a 2oz container of glaze in the center for dipping and glazing, Ignite is known for making delicious donuts.

Cops & Doughnuts

Real cops, serving real doughnuts is the motto at Cops & Doughnuts Central Precinct. This doughnut shop and bakery boasts handmade confections of all types; warm, fresh doughnuts and steaming cups of coffee to enjoy while experiencing a decorated, police-inspired interior. Location: 1327 S Mission St, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Robaire's Bakery, a locally-owned bake shop's display of homemade doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, breads and more in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Photo: Ignite Donuts in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan


Max & Emily’s Eatery

While Max & Emily’s is known for its sandwiches, its breakfast menu and assorted baked goods will keep you coming back. Top sellers include: Swiss Scrambler, three scrambled eggs, hickory smoked ham, scallions, Swiss cheese on a toasted golden croissant; B.O.B. (Breakfast on a Bagel), three scrambled eggs, choice of hickory smoked ham or Canadian bacon, choice of cheddar, smoked Gouda, fresh Mozzarella, Pepper Jack, Provolone, or Swiss cheese on a toasted bagel. Can you say, “YUM?!” Location: 125 E Broadway St, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Ponder Coffee Company

Our community loves Ponder Coffee Company a waffle lot! This is the place for delicious specialty coffee and breakfast items; Ponder Coffee Company is a roaster and purveyor of fine specialty coffee while crafting the most delicious waffles and toasts in town. FYI – each Sunday, Ponder Coffee Company extends its waffle menu creating new concoctions inspired by seasonal fruits and flavors. Locations: Downtown – 110 E Broadway St, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Central – 1027 S Franklin St, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Our fans’ recommendations:

Jake Schmittler: Ponder’s avocado toast, Caffè Americano, waffles and NEW breakfast burritos make for a delicious first meal!

Pleasant City Coffee

Coffee and crepes go together like peanut butter and jelly, and Pleasant City Coffee is bringing the dynamic duo to coffee & crepe lovers in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. On Wednesdays, stop by the local favorite for FREE Latte Day – with a purchase of a crepe, you will receive a free latte. Location: 205 W Broadway St, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Ponder Coffee Company breakfast menu items, including strawberry waffles, avocado toast, Ponder roasted coffee and banana peanut butter toast in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Photo: Ponder Coffee Company’s Central Location in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Discover delectable dining across the city – with more then 100 local restaurants, the Mt. Pleasant area is truly a foodies dream. Tell us where your favorite places to dine are in the comments section! What follows are a few local spots with breakfast items: Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market and GreenTree Cooperative.

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Featured photo by Ponder Coffee Company in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.