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264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-1957
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
excellent breakfast burrito

I get the feeling everything Dave makes is really good. Got lucky and hit hte day with the tritip burrito. Could have eaten 2 but would have needed to lay down. Neat local spot with limited seating but I will go back to the island just to go there again

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Hayden, Idaho, United States
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Hayden, Idaho, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I get the feeling everything Dave makes is really good. Got lucky and hit hte day with the tritip burrito. Could have eaten 2 but would have needed to lay down. Neat local spot with limited seating but I will go back to the island just to go there again

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Tacoma, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband & I stopped here to get an ice cream cone. They had quite a few flavors. They were both yummy. Satisfied a craving that we had.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is my vote for the best burger in town now a days. Homemade hundred percent beef served on toasted bread and really fresh fixings. Their potatoe salad is really good too

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped for a quick bite on the way to whale watching. The breakfast sandwich was yummy, coffee was hot and the service was smiley.

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new jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

small location but perfect to stop for a drink or quick bite! Very friendly and the breakfast burrito was great

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Delta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped by the Sweet Retreat for ice cream, and two of our family enjoyed delicious cones. Good selection of flavours, cheerfully served by a man that I presume is the owner. I happen to love coffee ice cream, and although they don't have this flavour, I noticed that there was an expresso milkshake on the menu! When I enquired... More 

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Lancaster, pa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you get to Friday Harbour on San Juan Island you need to stop here. Dave opens early 06:30 with great coffee, breakfast sandwiches and burritos. There is always a string of residents getting coffee here. This is a small location with only a few outside seats so plan on take out and sitting in by the harbour and enjoy... More 

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We just came back from our second trip to San Juan Island/Friday Harbor. Of course, we had to make a special stop at Sweet Retreat! We have been craving David's vanilla lattes since our previous visit and again he didn't disappoint! Our lattes and breakfast sandwiches were hot and fresh! Its not very often you come across someone so passionate... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Looking for ice cream on a cold rainy Saturday and found this great place. The owner was friendly and the ice cream made the teens happy!

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to go for coffee, need I say any more? And my favorite muffin, the poppy seed, they will ask you if you want it warmed up......But of course, only on chilly days. It's fun because it meets my son's taste for shaved ice and my husband's need for a breakfast sandwich or hotdog.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 264 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: (360) 378-1957

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

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