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65 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9579
+1 360-298-8130
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“dutch baby” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
65 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9579
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely delightful breakfast. Vegetarian and vegan options a pleasant change from the "one choice" options that seems to be the norm in the Pacific Northwest restaurants I find. Be prepared to savor your food. It is "farm to restaurant". There is no pre-prepared food. Bakery...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cynthia’s is a popular place for breakfast on the Island but we were underwhelmed. My pancake was good but my wife’s Dutch Baby lacked much flavor. Our server didn’t measure up to the typically excellent service we experienced all over the island (seriously, do they...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here on the recommendation of our hotel. We had had a bad experience (service, food) at our usual breakfast restaurant so were looking for a new experience. Cynthia's was perfect for us. It's an old home converted to a restaurant near the...More

Thank ActiveNW
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Absolutely loved this spot during our visit. Everything on the menu we tried was delicious and made with care.

Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 10 May 2018

When we got off the morning ferry at Friday Harbor, we wanted a tasty breakfast, and the reviews of Cynthia's enticed us to try it out. We are glad we did. The food was absolutely delicious - from the "avocado boat" (with scrambled eggs, smoked...More

Thank Margot S S
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Superb breakfast menu with interesting choices like salmon eggs on an avocado and "dutch baby" german pancake in a skillet.

Thank C S
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Loved Cynthia’s place. Food was excellent (those pancakes.. mm) and the customer service was top of the class. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Jaakko P
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Great little place, delicious looking menu options, great crab Benedict with salad (also had option for fruit or smashed red potatoes as a side and using garlic potatoes instead of the english muffin).

2  Thank gettingworldly
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Loved the food, and it’s adorable! Thanks for the meal :) definitely will come back here for some tea and French toast.

1  Thank Aaron O
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We visited last Sunday morning because I saw online they had baked goods and I wanted a cinnamon roll. I do see there are some very good reviews of Cynthia’s, but not our experience. We didn’t sit down to have a full breakfast, so I...More

Thank Olya A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Nichols St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9579
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 360-298-8130
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