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The Top 5 Breakfast Places in St. Augustine

There’s nothing quite like waking up to a delicious breakfast or brunch in a tropical paradise! Whether you’re in the mood for pancakes and waffles or Southern-style biscuits and sandwiches, we have a list of restaurants for you to try when you want to start the day off on a high note.

Maple Street Biscuit Company

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It doesn’t get any more Southern than biscuits and gravy for brunch or breakfast! Maple Street Biscuit Company offers up inventive, flavorful farm-to-table interpretations of the classic dish, including 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 even have vegetarian options!

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Closed Sunday             

Café Eleven                              

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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!

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Daily    

Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar

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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.

Hours:  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Saturday only

The Blue Hen Café

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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, the buttermilk chicken biscuits…just about everything on their short-but-sweet menu!

Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday

Metro Diner

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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. 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!

Hours:  6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Daily

Plan Your St. Augustine Vacation

These are just a handful of our incredible St. Augustine beach rentals, but we have plenty more to choose from to guarantee you’ll find the best option for your group. Parties big and small are welcome, and we’re just minutes from everything great about St. Augustine.

Contact our reservation specialists to learn more about the fantastic activities and attractions that St. Augustine has in-store for you when you book a vacation home or condo today!

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St. Augustine, Florida USA 32080

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