Breakfast at Our B&B in Cape Cod
Breakfast at The Old Harbor Inn consists of more than the food. It is an opportunity to interact with the staff of our bed and breakfast, and especially with the Innkeepers themselves. Depending on who is on duty that particular morning, you can have Ray give you a “virtual” tour of the Chatham break, or consult Judy for travel tips on the best shopping, lunch, or sightseeing spots. Breakfast is the perfect time to get information to help plan your day if you haven’t already done so. Rachel, our Manager, is also available to direct you to that “perfect” spot.
The breakfast at The Old Harbor Inn consists of two parts. Every day there is a portion of the breakfast that is a buffet. You will have choices of fresh fruit salad, cereal, granola, yogurt, assorted teas, brewed coffee, and a bread basket consisting of whole wheat and raisin bread, English muffins, and bagels. The second part of breakfast is the hot entree and fresh-baked item.
Each morning we prepare a signature entree for our guests, such as buttermilk pancakes served with or without blueberries, or omelets with bacon, cheese, or veggies. Hot, blueberry-stuffed French Toast with blueberry sauce is a feast for the eyes and taste buds, and our spinach and tomato quiche, with its melt-in-your-mouth crust, is another huge hit with our guests.
Tanya and Judy are constantly on the lookout for special recipes to use for the daily fresh-baked item. Blueberry crumb cake and pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting are two of our most frequently requested recipes. Other favorites include our Italian coffee cake with raisins and orange zest, and French breakfast muffins, made with nutmeg and dipped in butter then cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar. If you would like to try our recipes at home, you can purchase The Old Harbor Inn Cookbook at the Inn, or we can ship it to you at no additional charge! The price of the book is $18.50 and contains over 100 recipes. The recipes in the book are ones we have made for nearly all of the 25+ years we have owned the Inn.
As always, there are items for our guests who have gluten or dairy restricted diets.
Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. During late spring, summer, and early fall, in addition to serving breakfast in our east-facing breakfast room, we also serve on our beautiful deck. The deck is a favorite place for the guests to dine.
After breakfast is over, fresh-brewed coffee, teas, and baked items are available throughout the day. After the Innkeepers retire, we keep a supply of hot water, a Keurig machine, and goodies out for that late-night snack or extra early morning coffee or tea.
Special Dietary Requests
With advance notice, we offer options for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and diabetic diets. We will try our best to accommodate all special requests.