For us at least, French toast conjures up memories of deliciously slow weekend mornings and sticky fingers flooding plates with too much syrup. With as decadently sweet as it is, French toast was always a breakfast treat and even now it shows up as an occasional delight. You may be a classic French toast person – with nothing more than a little syrup and powdered sugar – or a little more adventurous – everything from peanut butter to caramel. But if you’re not up to making the dish yourself, we’re loving the French toast creations from these six St. Augustine restaurants. Tie a napkin around your neck and get ready to dig in.
BANANA, NUT, & CARAMEL FRENCH TOAST
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
If you need your breakfast (or brunch or even dinner, we’re not judging) to start off with some serious decadence, this is the way to go. This French toast gets the classic bananas and powdered sugar, but Keke’s kicks it up a notch with some salty pecans and a little caramel.
MOMMA’S FRENCH TOAST
There’s hardly a better way to make any dish than with a secret family recipe. Three thick slices of bread are dipped in The Spot’s special batter and cooked until they’re golden brown. After a sprinkling of powdered sugar, you might just be addicted.
CROISSANT FRENCH TOAST
If you’re feeling the to-die-for flakiness of a croissant, but want to take it to the next level, Metro Diner is a good place to start. This take on the classic preparation is four pieces of light, buttery croissant, battered and grilled to perfection then topped with just a little powdered sugar.
PEACH COBBLER FRENCH TOAST
Brunch at Casablanca Inn
Dessert for breakfast is something that we will always be on board with and Brunch just made it a little easier. This over-the-top dish combines fresh-baked bread with a rich and fresh peach topping then some super sweet crumble. Yes, please!
CLASSIC FRENCH TOAST
Sea Oats Caffe
This serving of the breakfast favorite is unpretentious while still showing the skills of the chefs behind the counter. First dipped in the signature egg batter and then grilled, the French toast is topped with fresh fruit. Add a drizzle of syrup and let the sweetness wash over you.
KING’S FRENCH TOAST
The Blue Hen Cafe
The master of both classic and a little more unusual ingredients, this dish will have you feeling like a king. They start with slices of brioche then drizzle them with some honey before adding bananas and peanut butter. It’s totally decadent and entirely enticing.
Featured image by Brian Miller