Harbor Cafe

Harbor Cafe Voted Best pancakes in Northern Michigan! Best burger and Best breakfast in Antrim County! Harbor Cafe is a long standing tradition in downtown Elk Rapids.

Serving unique & delicious breakfasts & lunches. We use local products and support our community Come enjoy breakfast or lunch and feel like home. You can watch Chad cook right in the dining room. His custom breakfast recipes are amazing and our 8oz burgers for lunch come from local ground fresh daily beef...never frozen!!

Payment Options:   Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: ยฃ

General Manager: Kay

Culinary Team: Chef Chad Canter

Attire: Casual

Open with service changes; Pickup available

Donโ€™t forget you can get our Cherry Cactus Chili anytime we are open. Even while we are breakfast only. Get it hot and r...
09/16/2020

Donโ€™t forget you can get our Cherry Cactus Chili anytime we are open. Even while we are breakfast only. Get it hot and ready to eat or frozen in single serving sizes! Yes, there really is cactus in it.. and local cherries!! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Still doing take out ๐Ÿ˜€ Get your favorite breakfast and eat it at work or in the comfort of your own home ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— call ahead t...
09/09/2020

Still doing take out ๐Ÿ˜€
Get your favorite breakfast and eat it at work or in the comfort of your own home ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— call ahead to have it ready for pickup. Or stop in and use our walk up ordering at the door. We will still have outdoor seating as long as weather permits. It looks like the next two weekends will be warmer. Think of us for fast and amazing breakfast. Making great food easy for you!!
Thursday-Monday 8:30am-Noon

09/06/2020

I say it all the time...
We have THE BEST customers!!
Thank you so much to one of our favorites who brought us The Flour Pot Bakery donuts this morning!! You made our day! You know who you are โค๏ธโค๏ธ more importantly WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE!! It was a seriously nice and thoughtful thing to do on a busy and crazy day. Plus sugar makes us work faster LOL

Call in your order and we will give you a pickup time! Pick it up and eat at our outside tables, take it home or your fa...
09/04/2020

Call in your order and we will give you a pickup time! Pick it up and eat at our outside tables, take it home or your favorite spot around town!๐Ÿ˜
8:30am until Noon Thursday thru Monday. Breakfast only at this time ๐Ÿ˜‹

Cherries and Cream may be done for the season, but we have some amazing French toast year round!Blueberries and Cream, p...
09/02/2020

Cherries and Cream may be done for the season, but we have some amazing French toast year round!
Blueberries and Cream, peanut butter-banana, peanut butter and jelly, cinnamon caramel and of course our traditional French toast!!

Customer this week โ€œBest pancake I have had in my whole life!!โ€
08/27/2020

Customer this week โ€œBest pancake I have had in my whole life!!โ€

How many people notice the tiny, cute puppy?
08/23/2020

How many people notice the tiny, cute puppy?

08/22/2020

Ok thatโ€™s it for the Cherries and Cream French Toast until the local
cherries are ready again next summer ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Guess what? We got our hands on a little bit more of the awesome cherries! ๐Ÿ’ Cherries and Cream French Toast till itโ€™s g...
08/21/2020

Guess what? We got our hands on a little bit more of the awesome cherries! ๐Ÿ’ Cherries and Cream French Toast till itโ€™s gone!

Thank you, Gina!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
08/15/2020

Thank you, Gina!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Friday and Saturday
08/14/2020

Friday and Saturday

Last week for Cherries and Cream French Toast! If you are coming specifically for it, call first to be sure we have some...
08/12/2020

Last week for Cherries and Cream French Toast! If you are coming specifically for it, call first to be sure we have some left. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’

The local sweet cherry ๐Ÿ’ supply is starting to come to an end. We still have Cherries and Cream stuffed French toast. So...
08/07/2020

The local sweet cherry ๐Ÿ’ supply is starting to come to an end. We still have Cherries and Cream stuffed French toast. So come get it while you can!! We expect to have it thru the weekend, but will have to update later in the week about next weekend. Hope to see you, the daytime forecast for this weekend is great for some outdoor breakfast dining!!

08/06/2020

It was so nice to see Bruce on his 100th birthday! Everyone eating stood up and sang ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Iโ€™ll say it again! We have the best customers!! Jan and Pete thank you so much for the gift!! I went outside to look for...
08/06/2020

Iโ€™ll say it again! We have the best customers!! Jan and Pete thank you so much for the gift!! I went outside to look for you, but you were gone!!
The photo is the beautiful custom card and envelope Jan also made โค๏ธโค๏ธ

If you come to eat tomorrow and you see Bruce outside eating, wish him a happy 100th birthday!!! ๐ŸŽ‚ Must be all the good ...
08/05/2020

If you come to eat tomorrow and you see Bruce outside eating, wish him a happy 100th birthday!!! ๐ŸŽ‚ Must be all the good food heโ€™s been eating at our place the last 10 years ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Thank you to Debbie and Bob for these great memories they shared! Miss you guys and canโ€™t wait to see you at the cafe ag...
08/04/2020

Thank you to Debbie and Bob for these great memories they shared! Miss you guys and canโ€™t wait to see you at the cafe again!

Steady stream of cherries for this coming weekend!! Get your Cherries and Cream French Toast while you still can!
07/29/2020

Steady stream of cherries for this coming weekend!! Get your Cherries and Cream French Toast while you still can!

More cherries coming !! Get yourself Cherries and Cream French Toast while you can! We only have it while the local cherries are fresh. Thanks to Rennie Orchards

More cherries coming !! Get yourself  Cherries and Cream French Toast while you can! We only have it while the local che...
07/19/2020

More cherries coming !! Get yourself Cherries and Cream French Toast while you can! We only have it while the local cherries are fresh. Thanks to Rennie Orchards

Ok youโ€™ve been asking for it!! Our famous Cherries and Cream French Toast is here ๐Ÿ˜€ The local cherries from   Rennie Orc...
07/12/2020

Ok youโ€™ve been asking for it!!
Our famous Cherries and Cream French Toast is here ๐Ÿ˜€ The local cherries from Rennie Orchards are ready. Starting tomorrow through ... whenever the cherries are done for the season.. we will have it. Big thank you to the folks at Rennieโ€™s!!

See you this weekend for the best seats in town to eat your takeout! We are takeout only 8:30am until noon. There are ta...
07/09/2020

See you this weekend for the best seats in town to eat your takeout! We are takeout only 8:30am until noon. There are tables right out front of our place, the Elk Rapids General Store has been great letting us use the tables in front of their place and Java Jones letting us use their tables between our buildings ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— so we have 8 tables you can use outside to eat your takeout!! Not to mention the gorgeous parks and beaches right in town!

Who would think we could serve that many people take out orders in one day?!! We never thought it could be possible. Thi...
07/04/2020

Who would think we could serve that many people take out orders in one day?!! We never thought it could be possible. This weekend has been amazing! Thank you so much for helping us make it work in our tiny space ๐Ÿ˜ƒ The only reason we can do it is because our customers are the absolute best ๐Ÿฅฐ Hope to see everyone tomorrow and Monday

Looking great for breakfast outdoors at our tables or at the ๐Ÿ– beach or park! The morning should be beautiful
07/02/2020

Looking great for breakfast outdoors at our tables or at the ๐Ÿ– beach or park! The morning should be beautiful

We will be open Saturday, July 4th!Canโ€™t wait to see you all this coming weekend. Our hours will be Thursday thru Monday...
06/30/2020

We will be open Saturday, July 4th!
Canโ€™t wait to see you all this coming weekend. Our hours will be Thursday thru Monday 8:30am until noon ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Eat breakfast at our outside tables or we can set you up with supplies to eat down at the beach or park!! Itโ€™s going to be gorgeous

Nothing more perfect for breakfast this weekend than sitting at our outside tables right in the middle of downtown eatin...
06/26/2020

Nothing more perfect for breakfast this weekend than sitting at our outside tables right in the middle of downtown eating your favorite breakfast followed by a Cinnamon Swirl Pancake! YUM!

Looks like another gorgeous Thursday to eat breakfast at our outside tables. Right in the heart of downtown. Steps from ...
06/25/2020

Looks like another gorgeous Thursday to eat breakfast at our outside tables. Right in the heart of downtown. Steps from the beach and park ๐Ÿ˜Ž

06/22/2020

Thank you to everyone for a great weekend! We loved seeing you all filling the tables at our place, the Elk Rapids General Store and every place else you could sit around town just to eat with us ๐Ÿฅฐ We hope you enjoyed your Fatherโ€™s Day weekend!! We are so thankful for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Looks like a nice Fatherโ€™s Day weekend coming up. Take dad out to breakfast! We can do no contact take out, walk up orde...
06/17/2020

Looks like a nice Fatherโ€™s Day weekend coming up. Take dad out to breakfast! We can do no contact take out, walk up ordering take out or outside dining. Whatever your level of comfort is ๐Ÿ˜€ We have four tables outside to eat at and a gorgeous park/beach just a block down the road if you would rather sit by the lake!

Donโ€™t forget we are also open on Mondays! Thanks to our neighbors at the Elk Rapids General Store  We have four tables o...
06/14/2020

Donโ€™t forget we are also open on Mondays! Thanks to our neighbors at the Elk Rapids General Store We have four tables outside ๐Ÿ˜‹ right now they are for eating take out. That could change to full service outdoor dining In the not too distant future ๐Ÿ˜€

In a hurry for breakfast ? Stop by and grab an English muffin breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and your choice of sau...
06/10/2020

In a hurry for breakfast ? Stop by and grab an English muffin breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and your choice of sausage, bacon or ham. English muffin breakfast sandwich and a coffee for only $5.45

We are now open Monday too! Thursday-Monday 8:30am-12:00pm for takeoutBreakfast only at this time. Dining room still clo...
06/08/2020

We are now open Monday too!
Thursday-Monday 8:30am-12:00pm for takeout
Breakfast only at this time.
Dining room still closed ๐Ÿ˜•

When you come in for breakfast, donโ€™t forget you can buy frozen single servings of chili to take home for dinner!! ๐Ÿ˜‹
06/07/2020

When you come in for breakfast, donโ€™t forget you can buy frozen single servings of chili to take home for dinner!! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Canโ€™t wait to see you all again starting Thursday! Open for take out only at this time.You can order Thursday thru Monda...
06/02/2020

Canโ€™t wait to see you all again starting Thursday! Open for take out only at this time.
You can order Thursday thru Monday... yes we are now open Mondays too!! 8:30am until 12:00pm ๐Ÿ™‚ We will have a couple tables outside on nice days so you can enjoy your take out. Call us at 231-264-8700 or walk up to the table at the door to order

05/28/2020

Address

129 River St
Elk Rapids, MI
49629-9614

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00
Friday 08:30 - 12:00
Saturday 08:30 - 12:00
Sunday 08:30 - 12:00

Telephone

2312648700

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Lunch

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Come enjoy breakfast in our small family owned restaurant. You can watch Chad cook right in the dining room. His custom breakfast recipes are amazing! Ingredients are fresh, locally sourced when available and prepared fresh daily. Owned and operated by an Elk Rapids family so we care and support our community

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Comments

I have traveled near and far sampling French toast. Harbor cafe has French toast that tastes like it came straight from God himself. Hands down best French toast.
Thanks for a yummy breakfast! Loved the cinnamon caramel french toast! A great start to my day!
Miss you guys. See you soon!
Are you open this tuesday?
All your posts about it and all my talk about it, I finally got the Cherry Cactus Chili and the burger! Delicious!
We just had the pleasure of breakfast here! The most pleasant waitress and the food was yummy!!! Oh my gosh the hash browns were light and fluffy! Thank you for making our first visit and my husbands birthday special.
Hi! I have a question: do you guys have gluten free options?
A must stop when visiting Elk Rapids, the food, the employees and the quality is something not to missed! #ringthebell
With Emily C. Bowen, Vicki Ellen Wurzburg and James. Best breakfast in town! Unique, tasty choices! Ring the bell and tip the chef.
The Best Pancake Parfait!
The best Pancake Parfait!
Looking to buy 4 tickets to shorts fest if anyone on this page is willing to sell. PM me thanks ๐Ÿป