Whether you’re a bacon, eggs, and the works kind of person or a single cup of coffee drinker, rising with the sun or breakfasting at noon – there are plenty of delicious choices for breakfast in St. Augustine. These St. Augustine breakfast restaurants will serve up the sweet and the savory while you settle in to start your day. From biscuits and gravy at a Lincolnville favorite to French pastries at the beach, from chicken and waffles to vegan eats, these local joints will help you greet the day with breakfast in St. Augustine.
39 Cordova Street
As the name might suggest, Maple Street Biscuit Company is known for their light and fluffy and oh so decadent biscuits. And there are plenty of ways to try them – from The Squawking Goat (chicken breast, a fried goat cheese medallion, and house-made pepper jelly) to the Garden Egg (house-made collard greens, a fried egg, and a splash of hot sauce) and everything in between.
16 Avenida Menendez, Suite A
All your breakfast favorites (everything from omelets to Eggs Benedict to fresh fruit) with an extra special twist – an unbeatable view of the bayfront. Mary’s Harbor View Cafe overlooks the water in downtown St. Augustine, so make sure to grab a seat by the window and take in a sunrise for breakfast.
1075 A1A Beach Boulevard
In an unassuming storefront only a short walk from St. Augustine Beach, you’ll find Sea Oats Caffe filled with a host of regulars. They can whip up any number of breakfast dishes – like scramblers and Benedicts and sandwiches – but you’ll want to sample their signature towering stacks of pancakes or piles of French toast.
121 St. George Street
It’s time to make breakfast fancy again. Prohibition Kitchen’s Roosevelt Room serves breakfast with a gourmet twist – like Rabbit & Grits (Fried Confit Rabbit Quarter over Cheddar Stone Ground Grits) or Souffled Lemon Griddle Cakes or a Croque Madame topped with Dijon Bechamel and Gruyere.
525 State Road 16, Suite 130
Coffee here should be your first priority. But once you’ve taken a sip of your Cortado or Mocha Luna or Cafe Con Leche, set your sights on the breakfast menu then chow down on a Luna Waffle, a breakfast platter, avocado toast, a breakfast burrito, or even just a simple parfait.
1280 N. Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Farm fresh and perfectly prepared, Farmhand Kchn is sure to become a regular breakfast spot. Dine on a classic Salmon Bagel, with cream cheese, red onion, arugula, and capers, or try the Breakfast Burger topped with bacon, egg, cheese, and a special Bistro sauce. It’s gorgeous, colorful, and full of flavor.
100 Malaga Street
Settle into a red vinyl booth or grab a stool at the counter as you’re transported back to diner days and breakfast is served with a hint of 1960s nostalgia. You’ll find all the essentials – pancakes, waffles, and French toast, omelets and sandwiches and generous cups of coffee.
117 Martin Luther King Avenue
Tucked away amidst the historic homes of the Lincolnville neighborhood, the Blue Hen Cafe is a local favorite. At any given time of the day, you’ll find people milling about outside, waiting for a table and a chance to dig into Blue Crab Quiche, Corn Beef Hash, and mouthwatering biscuits (with the necessary side of peach butter).
24 Cathedral Place; 1835 US Hwy 1 South; 647 A1A Beach Boulevard; 76 Dockside Drive, 104; 4265 A1A South
Chances are that you’ve had your fair share of Kookaburra coffee, but they’re also a great place to tuck into an Aussie pie. Peer behind the glass to find choices like the Corker (Sausage, Egg, Cheddar, and Pepper Jack) or the Vejjo (Sweet Potato, Spinach, Broccoli, Egg, and Cheddar) or the True Blue (Egg and Cheddar, topped with Rosemary).
4508 US Highway 1 North
A hidden gem that’s not so hidden. Just a little north on US 1, The Spot Cafe is a perfectly unpretentious St. Augustine breakfast joint. You’ll be surrounded by workers preparing for their shift, old friends chatting merrily, couples connecting over coffee – all regulars who just keep coming back for dishes like biscuits and gravy, burritos and sandwiches, oatmeal and skillets.
303 A1A Beach Boulevard
At this little beachside cafe, you might be overwhelmed by the choices on the menu. Margie’s breakfast menu could please any palate with Eggs Benedict (of all kinds), omelets (of all kinds), and even breakfast tacos. And each day of the week also brings some tempting breakfast specials.
1111 N Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Wake yourself up with the flavors of Colombia, coming from St. Augustine chef Norberto Jaramillo. Start your day off right with the Asada & Eggs (a 6 oz. New York Strip Steak with two eggs and home fries), an omelet of onions, peppers, tomatoes, and chorizo, pancakes of all kinds, or a Colombian breakfast bowl. You really can’t go wrong here.
525 State Road 16, Suite 106
Opt for something healthy and vegan-friendly with a stop at The Manatee Cafe. The Breakfast Burrito is filled with hummus, cheese, sweet potato, onions, mushrooms, sprouts, avocado, and salsa as well as your choice of tofu or eggs. The Scrambled Tofu is a vegan-friendly take on the breakfast classic, scrambled with veggies and served with toast.
24 Avenida Menendez
Another spot to revel in some bayfront views, the Casablanca Inn’s breakfast and lunch spot – now called Nero’s Waterfront Cafe – will provide you with blueberry pancakes, peach cobbler French toast, Benedicts both classic and caprese, brunch bowls and breakfast wraps, and an enviable location to boot.
69 Hypolita Street
Freshly-prepared New York style bagels in 15 varieties? We’ll meet you there. Each day you’ll have a choice from Poppy Seed, Sesame, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Cheddar Jack, Cheddar Japapeño, Tuscan, Everything, Everything Whole Wheat, Cinnamon-Raisin, Cinnamon-Raisin Crunch, Blueberry, Whole Wheat, and Plain. Plus delicious toppings, sandwiches, and wraps.
501 A1A Beach Boulevard
The portions are hearty, the food is filling, and the flavors are fresh. What more could you ask for? During the week, you’ll find dishes like Huevos Rancheros, Steak & Egg Tacos, Breakfast Pizza, and Meatloaf Hash (alongside the classics). On the weekends, treat yourself to their breakfast buffet.
1000 S. Ponce de Leon Boulevard
You’ll find all kind of breakfast classics at Metro Diner. You could fill your plate with breakfast sandwiches and omelets of all kinds. Sweet and savory alike pair perfectly with piping hot coffee. But if you’re feeling really decadent, steer your palate toward the Chicken & Waffles – half a fried chicken and a Belgian waffle, topped with powdered sugar and sweet strawberry butter.
4 Aviles Street
This Cuban American cafe serves breakfast all day, so no need to rise with the sun to enjoy their delicious offerings. Bistec a caballo gives you two eggs and steak while Gaujiro introduces you to an open-faced omelet over Cuban toast, topped with black beans, roasted pork salsa, and Romano cheese. You can also order omelets of all kinds as well as sandwiches and wraps.
451 A1A Beach Boulevard
A newcomer on the St. Augustine breakfast block, Beachside Diner has a full-to-the-brim menu of all your breakfast favorites. Maybe you’re in the mood for a pork roll or pastrami hash. Maybe you’re on the lookout for a classic breakfast platter or spicy chicken and waffles. If you’re searching for shrimp and grits or avocado toast or even a shrimp and crab crepe, this is your spot too.
1770 A1A South
Pick any of your favorite breakfast dishes and you’ll probably find it on this menu. Biscuits and gravy? Check. Eggs Benedict? Check. Waffles? Got ’em. Omelets? All kinds. Shrimp and Grits? They’ve got that too. Salmon, Sausage, and Eggs? You’re in luck. A breakfast trip here is sure to please the whole family.
125 A1A Beach Boulevard
This petite cafe has a petite menu – but it’s filled to the brim with freshness and flavor. You can start your day with a number of French pastries from the bakery, a customizable omelette, French Toast, or the Petit Dejeuner (a third baguette, a croissant, coffee, jam, and butter).
Featured image by Brian Miller