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good breakfast spots around cape may NJ?

mess_moll Jun 9, 2009 06:43 PM

every year me & my girlfriends have a "girls weekend" & we stay in seashore campground in cape may.. on our last day we like to go and have a good breakfast & then hit the beach before we pack up and go home. we usually go to uncle bills, but it really doesn't do anything for us anymore. we want a new spot, a hole in the wall, anything, as long as the food is good and prices are reasonable.. i really don't want to spend anything over $15 with tip. so any suggestions would be helpful!! thanks!!

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    rking RE: mess_moll Jun 10, 2009 05:11 AM

    You can try the Mad Batter or George's both right in Cape May

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      dani0622 RE: rking Jun 10, 2009 05:40 AM

      I second the Mad Batter. Never been to George's but have heard very good things.

      Another fav breakfast place of mine is Bella Vida in West Cape May, more of a local place since it's off the beaten path. I think this might be the place you are looking for. Good food, good prices.


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        fershore RE: dani0622 Jun 10, 2009 02:32 PM

        I third the Mad Batter.

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        Elora RE: rking Jun 11, 2009 07:49 AM

        Fourth The Mad Batter :)

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          shorebilly RE: Elora Jun 12, 2009 05:37 AM

          A fifth for the Mad batter, really amazing little muffin baskets on every table!

      3. brooklahn RE: mess_moll Jun 10, 2009 06:31 AM

        The Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall is *excellent*. My wife and I stayed there last year for her 30th. They do an eggs benedict on a cheddar scallion biscuit and a baked blueberry french toast, both of which are awesome.

        Blue Pig Tavern
        251 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204

        1. mess_moll RE: mess_moll Jun 10, 2009 07:13 AM

          i'll definately check those places out.. we might even have to try them all before we make a final decision :] thank you!

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            brookquarry RE: mess_moll Jun 11, 2009 04:01 AM

            I would agree that Mad Batter is the best 'upscale' breakfast in Cape May. It's fun to eat on their front porch and peoplewatch all the activity on Jackson Street.They may be over your price, so you should check their website.
            Georges has a very good diner-type breakfast.
            If you like pancakes(andyour mentioning of Uncle Bills suggests you do).Dock Mikes, right after the bridge int town has as wide a selection as Uncle Bills, is just as good, and is ually less crowded

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              teresa07 RE: mess_moll Jun 11, 2009 07:40 AM

              Our favorite is McGlades on Beach Ave, behind Morrow's Nut Shop on the boardwalk . It is outside dining, though covered, overlooking the beach and ocean. Fabulous views and even better seafood omelets. Crab, shrimp, avocado, sprouts, you name it, they do it. Delicious!!! Also on the menu, Belgian waffles, fruit platters, pancakes....Great local place, at a reasonable price.

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                Ellen RE: mess_moll Jun 13, 2009 02:31 PM

                Mad Batter and Blue Pig are your best bets in town but both will be a challenge to stay under $15 all in. Bella Vida in West Cape May is not quite as upscale but better than Bills, has very good breakfasts and will keep you on budget.

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                  FISHINC RE: mess_moll Jun 14, 2009 05:04 PM

                  Upscale...Mad Batter, Blue Pig, Pier House.. for filling your belly Dock Mikes at the marina is a notch above Uncle Bills, and I kind of like Dock Mikes lacation

                  1. woodys RE: mess_moll Jun 15, 2009 04:59 AM

                    Want to add some interesting choices (along with more traditional fare) try Bella Vida Cafe at 406 Broadway. Dani0622 mentioned it earlier in this thread. I'll second the good food and good prices and add friendly service. Here's a link to their menu (they also have a vegetarian menu):

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