This restaurant is also a bakery. Grab coffee and a treat to go—or, if you have time to dine in, try the spicy cow burrito (shaved sirloin, scrambled eggs, potato, caramelized onion and pepper jack cheese in a tortilla).
211 Broadkill Rd., Milton • 684-3440
In addition to coffee, pick up one of the delectable pastries, croissants, sticky buns or muffins.
108 Federal St., Milton • 750-3276
Early birds can catch the caffeine—locally roasted Swell Joe Coffee—at two locations, both of which open at 6:30 a.m.
17382 Coastal Hwy., Lewes • 644-1822
18675 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach • 644-4822
This shop has a full roster of coffee drinks, including an Italian macchiato, an Americano and a cappuccino. (Iced versions are also available.) The Lewes site has a drive-through.
1548 Savannah Rd., Lewes • 313-4241
70 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth • 212-5360
The historic section of Lewes is often perfumed with the scent of roasting beans from this small shop. There’s a ceiling-to-floor selection of coffee you can buy by the bag.
142 Second St., Lewes • 645-0733
The tiny restaurant is known for its breakfast sandwiches and espresso drinks. While you sip, savor the views at Lewes Canalfront Park—a short walk from the front door.
113 W. Market St., Lewes • 313-4701
Gourmet coffee from Counter Culture is one of the many offerings at this new spot. The case on the marble counter is full of can’t-resist pastries.
720 Kings Highway, Lewes • 645-0300
Still need a steady fix from this ubiqitous chain? There are several locations, including on Route 1 and Rehoboth Avenue, and in supermarkets such as Safeway and Acme.
This landmark has been dishing up breakfast and lunch for nearly 20 years. Grab cold or hot coffee, a smoothie and a breakfast sandwich en route to the beach.
1 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth • 227-2856
The coffee and espresso drinks boast dashes of Mexican flavors.
102 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth • 227-1099
Start your day with a fanciful latte—made with Brandywine Coffee Roasters’ products—then come back later for a crazy milkshake, made with Woodside Farms Creamery’s ice cream.
18 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth • 212-5163
Along with aromatic coffee, you can order a breakfast bagel, burrito or pastry.
2000 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach • 227-5202
The java comes from Homestead Coffee Roasters., located near Easton, Pa.
786 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach • 829-1551