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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 good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“dutch baby” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
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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 weeks ago

this is a delightful little cafe that has a unique menu with very fresh well prepared food. fresh baked goods and coffee greet you as you walk in and the smells just get better! one of the outstanding meals we had while on the island!...More

Thank pinkarcher
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I popped into Cynthia's for brunch on the advice of local friends and the glowing reviews here. I was one of two busy tables during a quiet time at the restaurant. I was seated promptly by a delightful young lady and given a very tasty...More

Thank rainbirdreader
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We had a wonderful breakfast here. Comfortable with friendly staff and very good food! They have artwork (presumably local) that is available for purchase.

Thank MaryWeidner
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We had breakfast twice during our 4-day trip to San Juan Island. It was delicious both times. The eggs and the pancakes were delicious. And -- the bacon was extra crispy. Just like we like. You should absolutely make a point to eat there.

Thank Mack M
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We were there for brunch on our last day in town. It was so perfect. I had Quiche, which was great. My husband ordered off the menu, for the eggs and toast he yearned. They were fine with that. As we left, they offered us...More

Thank TeresaE210
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The service was okay and the food acceptable. In their defense it was a busy Sunday morning and we were there at about 11:30 am.

Thank FullTiltTraveler
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed a pre-boarding breakfast. Classic Eggs Benedict were excellent. I thought it would be fun to include bacon, but the excellent bacon was too strong and too thick and overpowered the Benedict sauce. Nice fruit cup. Good coffee and service. Enjoyable morning.

Thank ESMotteram
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Loved the avocado and egg dish and the savory pancake! Bacon was very crisp just how I like it. Friendliest service in town!

Thank Lori N
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The menu was amazing and hard to make just one choice! The staff was also so helpful and packed up beef and chicken pasties along with spinach salad to go for our dinner after a late afternoon kayak.

Thank Climber797741
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We concur with the many reviews of other diners that the food is excellent. As to the reviews we read about slow service, this is a very small restaurant, with a very small kitchen. Each meal has to be prepared as it it is placed....More

Thank Experiencedwithfood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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