Whether you’re in the mood for pancakes and waffles or Southern-style biscuits and sandwiches, there are plenty of restaurants for you to try when you want to start the day off on a high note. Any one of these breakfast restaurants located near our beach-side St. Augustine resort will surely satisfy the whole family.
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Location: 39 Cordova St
Morning Hours: 7:00 am; closed Sundays
It doesn’t get any more Southern than biscuits and gravy or eggs and grits for brunch or breakfast. Maple Street Biscuit Company offers up inventive, flavorful farm-to-table interpretations of this and other classic dishes.
These include biscuit sandwiches, like The Sticky Maple with fried chicken breast and pecan-wood smoked bacon topped with maple syrup, the Ralphie Deluxe which includes a biscuit topped with sausage gravy and a fried egg, and The Squawking Goat with fried chicken breast topped with a fried goat cheese medallion and house-made pepper jelly. They also have vegetarian options.
Maple Street Biscuit Company also uses the freshest and highest quality ingredients. All of the flaky, delicious, buttermilk biscuits are made right in house and the locally roasted coffee will have you coming back for more.
Location: 501 A1A Beach Boulevard
Morning Hours: 7:00 am
This American-style restaurant features a smorgasbord of breakfast and lunch staples, such as meaty huevos rancheros, refreshing acai bowls, hearty breakfast burritos and lunch wraps, savory omelets, Cuban sandwiches, delicious eggs benedicts, and scrumptious paninis.
Here, you can detect a bit of a fusion crossover between American, Mexican, and Spanish cuisine that reflects the storied history of St. Augustine itself. They even offer a weekend breakfast buffet on Saturdays and Sundays. There are also many vegetarian and vegan options.
Café Eleven opened its doors in 2001, and the owners renovated the pace from a broken down convenience store. Now, the café is filled with modern décor and is known for bringing in world-class musical acts.
Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar
Location: 15 Hypolita Street
Morning Hours: Sunday-Friday 10:00 am, Saturday 9:00 am
Who’s up for some waffles? At Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar, it’s never too early for a milkshake or too late for a waffle. Intriguing menu options and nearly limitless customizability make Cousteau’s a hit for breakfast connoisseurs.
The Jaguar Shark is a highly recommended waffle that is sure to warm your taste buds, as it is topped with maple syrup, pecan and bourbon whipped cream, and candied bacon. For a coconut-coffee concoction, try the Life on Mars, a Belgian waffle garnished with coconut ice cream, espresso whipped cream, and a chocolate drizzle.
The Blue Hen Café
Location: 117 Martin Luther King Ave
Morning Hours: 8:00 am Tuesday to Sunday
This cozy breakfast and lunch café makes you feel as if you’ve sat down to eat with your next door neighbor—the epitome of Southern cooking and hospitality.
Try the fresh catch tacos that feature the catch of the day, the delicious shrimp and grits with collard greens, the scrumptious pumpkin pancakes, the blue crab quiche, and the buttermilk chicken biscuit.
As soon as you walk in you are surrounded by the typical southern diner culture. Leather seating, checkered tablecloths, and the delicious smell of breakfast being fried up will immediately make you feel right at home.
Location: 100 South Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Morning Hours: 6:30 am
As the name implies, Metro Diner serves traditional American diner food with a mostly Southern twist.
You can’t go wrong with classic options like fried chicken and waffles, Charleston shrimp and grits, huevos rancheros, lox and bagels, creamed chipped beef, Monte Cristo sandwiches, and steak and eggs.
There is also the uniquely named “Yo Hala on the Square,” which consists of two slices of thick challah bread French toast topped with bananas, brown sugar, cream cheese, hazelnut syrup, and a blueberry-strawberry compote.
Featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, this is a spot you won’t soon forget after eating here. The comfort food they cook up is always served with a bit of flair. Metro Diner consistently wins awards for best breakfast in several areas.
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