Diners, Doughnuts and Downtown – oh my!

We asked and our social media fans delivered! What follows is our 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.
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Robaire’s Bakery

Winner of Michigan’s Best Full-line Bakery, Robaire’s Bakery will surely change your life, as it serves love in every bite. For nearly 60 years, Robaire’s has been stealing the hearts of community members and visitors alike, with its famous doughnuts, Cinnamon Raisin rolls (customers’ number one favorite treat) and the bakery’s custom cakes. Location: 1903 S Mission St, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

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: Robaire’s Bakery in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

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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

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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.

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