As a senior at Flagler College, I have had plenty of time to grab meals at more than a few restaurants around town. Brunch and breakfast spots are of no exception. St. Augustine – with its quaint history, award-winning bed and breakfasts, and all-around good food – has perfected the art of making and savoring breakfast. Check out this list of my personal favorite places where you can grab delicious lattes, oversized chocolate chip pancakes, fluffy omelets, and loads more.
Blue Hen Cafe
117 M L King Ave
The Blue Hen Cafe is a St. Augustine staple. Eating here is like eating in your grandmother’s kitchen. The coffee is delicious, the atmosphere is homey, and the food is even more comforting. Matched with great service and reasonable prices, this quaint little eatery is a must-go-to!
The Metro Diner
1000 S Ponce De Leon Blvd.
If you can get a table, The Metro Diner is another top-notch restaurant in town that specializes in delectable breakfast dishes. The chicken and waffles picture above are some of the best that I have personally had but the chocolate chip pancakes, (something you have to ask for since it is not on the menu) are to-die-for.
69 Hypolita Street
Schmagel’s Bagels is located in the perfect spot and the quaint eatery also serves up some perfect bagels, small pastries, and delicious bagel sandwiches. With numerous styles of bagels and a variety of cream cheese, all made in-house, to choose from, this place has become a favorite of all the locals.
100 Malaga St.
Georgie’s Diner is definitely the coolest-looking restaurant from the outside. The food is absolutely wonderful as well. Nestled in the perfect spot just off of King Street, this retro-looking diner serves up classics, including full egg breakfasts with potato hash, fresh fruit plates, Country Fried Steak, and tasty Eggs Benedict.
Maple Street Biscuit Company
39 Cordova St.
Maple Street Biscuit Company is one of the best breakfast places I have ever been to. The biscuits are buttery, flaky, and fresh, and the gravies offered are decadent and rich. The unique names for the dishes match the unique flavor they offer. If you can finish a whole biscuit, wash it down with the delicious coffee that they offer as well.
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe
135 Jenkins Street, Unit 106
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe is yet another place to get delectable dishes, at affordable prices. The pancakes are fluffy and sweet and they offer a vast number of different omelets, breakfast platters and strong coffee with different flavorings to choose from.
Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar
15 Hypolita St.
If decadence and flavor are what you seek, then Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar is the place for you. While college students treat this place as a late-night snack, it is just as delicious for breakfast. The waffles are fluffy and light and the milkshakes are thick and rich.
Featured image via Maple Street Biscuit Company