Written by Prince/Susannah Melvoin
Date 1987
Source Sign “☮” the Times (album)
Publisher Controversy Music

"Starfish and Coffee" is a song performed by 20px-Prince_symbol.svg.png in episode 201 of Muppets Tonight.

Using inspiration from the breakfast menu in The Commissary, the song tells the story of Prince's classmate Cynthia Rose and her favorite breakfast, "Starfish and coffee, maple syrup and jam, butterscotch clouds, a tangerine and a side order of ham."

The song was originally written for Prince's ninth album Sign “☮” the Times, co-written by his then girlfriend Susannah Melvoin based on stories she used to tell of a girl named "Cynthia Rose."[1]


  1. Facebook post by Susannah Melvoin January 2, 2016