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Top Spots Around the Triangle for a Paleo-Friendly Breakfast

The Paleolithic diet, Paleo diet, caveman diet, or stone-age diet is definitely not always the easiest on Breakfast lovers. While most meat options are paleo-approved, breakfast staples like traditionally-prepared pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, and biscuits are not. Ditching dairy, legumes, grains, and processed foods may be easy at home, but enjoying a morning meal out can be a bit more of a challenge. Fortunately, paleo-friendly breakfast eateries around the Raleigh area are in no shortage. These restaurants all have delicious breakfast and/or brunch options that are more than accommodating for your dietary restrictions.


106 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Authentic, fresh Mexican cuisine and cocktails in combination with a great atmosphere and lots of love, Centro was designed with freshness, love, art, and authenticity in mind. Their paleo-friendly options offered during Saturday brunches are enough to make your whole day. They pride themselves on using as many fresh, organic, and local ingredients as possible to provide you with healthy, flavorful food as well as support local farmers.

Happy + Hale

443 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Juice bars, smoothies, salad, breakfast, and brunch are available every weekday until 5:30pm. Marketed as a “Business of Well-being,” Happy + Hale is committed to ensuring customers, employees, and partners have access to healthy fuel that nourishes the body, fulfills the soul, empowers the community, and balances the planet. Their menu conveniently includes indications for vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy, nuts, and soy. They offer all day breakfast along with four vegan gluten-free smoothies.


107 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Authentic Cuban cuisine served all day long. Each meal is prepared using ingredients sourced from local farmers. This “soil-to-table” experience includes plenty of paleo-friendly options.

La Farm Bakery

4248 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513

La Farm Bakery is a modern bakery that continues the centuries-old baking traditions and techniques and honors the ordinary yet extraordinary boulangeries that once flourished in every little town in France. Their Artisan breakfast options are offered everyday until 4:00pm.

Sola Coffee Cafe

7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Sola sources local and fresh organic ingredients seasonally. They offer gluten-free items and vegetarian options and though not a certified gluten-free kitchen, they aim to serve the best way possible. Breakfast specialties are offered daily until 11 AM.

The Morning Times

10 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Since 2006, The Morning Times has been fueling downtown Raleigh with quality, locally roasted coffee and unique menu items. Their breakfast options are extensive and extremely delicious.

The Root Cellar Cafe and Catering

750 Mlk Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

An independently owned cafe, bakery and catering company specializing in scratch-made sandwiches, comfort foods, desserts and locally roasted coffee, the Root’s food philosophy is simple: make and bake everything from scratch every day and strive to use the freshest ingredients from farmers right within their community.


201 Park at North Hills St, Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27609

By reinventing ingredients people know and love, B.Good has been able to put their own healthy twist on traditional dishes and provide new delicious creations for everyone (omnivores, carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians alike) without sacrificing flavor. They offer plenty of gluten-free breakfast bowls, filled with fresh fruits and nuts, as well as egg bowls prepared with locally sourced meats and veggies.

CoreLife Eatery

200 Crossroads Blvd, Suite 100, Cary, NC 27518

Food prepared from scratch to fuel your body with energizing, satiating ingredients for all dietary restrictions. Nothing but clean eating options from in-season farm grown crops. CoreLife opens at 11AM daily and serves green bowls, grain bowls, and protein-packed power bowls. If you’re looking for a savory, hearty breakfast that’ll keep you fueled all day, then this is your spot.

Raleigh Raw

7 W Hargett S,t Raleigh, NC 27601

Open at 7 AM daily, Raleigh Raw gets you back to the way nature wanted you to feel through raw, organic fruits and vegetables. Everything from a Cold pressed Juice Menu, to Superfood smoothies, Raw House made almond milk, matcha lattes, salads, fresh local soups, gluten free oatmeal, organic maple syrup, and coconut sugar. No pasteurization, no added water, no heat, no preservatives, no GMOs, and no artificial ingredients.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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