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Best Places for Brunch in Newburyport

Newburyport has so many great places to enjoy breakfast and brunch during your visit—from high end to comfort food, these restaurants have earned a reputation for serving up the best brunch on the North Shore of Boston. Our boutique Plum Island hotel serves up an amazing signature small plate breakfast for when you don't feel like venturing from our beachside inn. But for when you want to go out and enjoy brunch in town, here are three places where you can find the best brunch in Newburyport before exploring all that the area has to offer.

The Paddle Inn | 27 State St, Newburyport | (978) 572-1242

The Paddle Inn is regularly voted the best brunch on the North Shore by Boston Magazine. A sister restaurant to the famed Trina's Starlite Lounge (, The Paddle Inn specializes in global fare with island-inspired cocktails and especially so at its decadent weekend brunch. From donut holes to biscuits and gravy, you'll find hearty brunch classics. Those who like a lighter brunch shouldn't be deterred, there's also a yogurt parfait, kale salad, and grain bowls. Make it a boozy brunch with any one of their specialty cocktails, from painkillers to a tequila and Campari sunrise.

Commune Café | 33 Pleasant St, Newburyport | (978) 462-3190

We love the combination of crêpes and good coffee at this all-day breakfast spot. Enjoy sweet crêpes stuffed with Nutella and fruit or savory meat, cheese, and veggie combos. Serving Counter Culture coffee, espresso drinks and pour overs are also available at this casual breakfast and brunch spot in Newburyport. From working professionals to visitors, Commune Café serves breakfast to a wide slice of Newburyport seven days a week.

The Poynt | 31 Water Street, Newburyport | (978) 358-8501

Brunch at one of Newburyport's hippest restaurants is a New American take on the classics. Combining fresh, local vegetables with some of the rich dishes of a traditional brunch menu, you get a menu that indulges both your naughty and nice sides at brunch. The breakfast nachos, piled high with all the fixins', and beignets served with jam and chocolate sauce, are some of the more popular items. Many of the items are vegetarian-friendly, which can be hard to find for brunch.