Smyth County’s Top Breakfast Spots

Fuel up for a day of adventure in Smyth County, with breakfast at one of our cool independent restaurants. Whether you lean toward sweet or savory, fresh flavors or hearty southern comfort food, you’ll have plenty to choose from. 

Sister’s Cafe & Gifts, Marion

Sister’s Cafe & Gifts is an Instagram-worthy breakfast spot with a tasty menu full of fancy toasts, berry bowls, creative sandwiches…and of course waffles. And while you’re there, don’t forget to ask what’s on special for lunch!

Casey’s Diner, Adwolfe

Locals love this diner for its great southern breakfast and affordable price.  Find it in the community of Adwolfe, south of I-81, making it perfect breakfast stop on your way to explore Mount Rogers. Visit their Facebook page for daily specials!

Better Coffee Company

Are you looking for coffee?! Then Better Coffee Company is the breakfast spot for you. Start your morning off with a relaxing pour-over coffee or maybe grab a cold brew on nitro (yes, you read that right – nitro carbonation isn’t just for your favorite craft beer). And while you’re there make sure to try one of their made-from-stratch doughnuts!

Sur 81, Marion

Breakfast burritos, anyone?  Sur 81 is one of Marion’s newest breakfast spots, located just south of I-81 at exit 45 (…get it?).   Although they’re known for their burritos and breakfast quesadillas, they also offer a full menu of omelets, pancakes, and biscuits.  Burritos include a vegan option as well as one loaded with bacon, sausage and ham! 

Papa’s Cafe, Chilhowie

For a true small-town experience, head to Papa’s Cafe in Chilhowie, where you’ll get a delicious southern breakfast, and friendly conversation from the locals.  Pick up a dozen farm-fresh eggs while you’re there, and shop the adjoining gift shop.  Owners Cheryl and Ronnie will make you feel like part of the family. 

Atkins Tank, Exit 54, Atkins

Located in an unassuming rest stop off of the highway, Atkins Tank is popular with locals, and has a passionate following for its simple, good home cookin’.  This hidden gem is worth seeking out. 

“I would recommend this place to anyone who loves southern comfort food….don’t be alarmed because of the gas station … it’s far from a trucker pit stop! Lisa the owner runs the place with a smiling staff … “ 

Farmhouse Market, Sugar Grove

The TransVirginia Bike Route goes through the tiny community of Sugar Grove, Virginia and now they’re also becoming known for locally grown farm products. Offering breakfast specials like country ham and biscuit, or homemade donuts made from scratch, starting at 7 am Wednesday through Saturday.

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