I love breakfast. It’s perfect… well any time of day. It is known as the most important meal of the day… but truthfully I love it even more than lunch. But when you are in Key West where do you go? Here’s our list of where to find the Best Breakfast in Key West.
Located at 1211 Duval Street. This place offers sweet and savory options with a very nice outdoor seating patio. Open daily until 3pm.
Located at 610 Greene Street. Open until 2pm daily, this place offers fantastic breakfast and lunch options. This is actually one of my favorite places. Check out my review here. They serve some of the best benedicts on the Island. Imagine a Lobster Benedict, a Cubano Benedict, or even a Vege Bene. Of course, they serve your typical breakfast fare, including fantastic coffee and cocktails. Is that breakfast fare? Yep, in Key West it is.
Located on Duval or Margaret, either location offers the best local experience on the Island. They do roast their own coffee at the Duval/Southard location. My go-to order? A Cafe con Leche with two and a Key Wester (which I split with the hubby – the sandwich, not the coffee).
Located on N Roosevelt, this place serves NY food made from scratch daily. Open daily until 3:30ish grab a breakfast sandwich made on an amazing bagel or a jumbo cinnamon bun.
Located at 829 Fleming Street. Their slogan is to serve “fresh organic foods made from love”. This organic market and cafe offers acai bowls, smoothies, wraps and so much more. Open Monday through Saturday 8am to 2pm.
Located at 832 Caroline Street. Come hungry! Harpoon Harry serves large portion breakfasts and endless cups of coffee. Of course, they do serve cocktails if you are wanting to start the morning on Island Time. Be prepared, they only take cash. An ATM is located by the front door, in case you need to replenish your cash.
Across from the Hemingway House, this cafe on Whitehead offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plan to try each meal while in town. They have fresh pastries and muffins, which you will want to stock up on for later. Norman’s Huevos Rancheros are a must try as well. They also offer croissants, breakfast tacos, and daily burrito selections.
Located at 529 United Street. They offer, of course, French delights – which include bread, pastries, croissants, and quiches. To keep up with the Key West vibe, they serve coffee similar to Bucci (Cuban coffee served in tiny cups) but without the sugar. They are open daily (except Wednesday) 7am to 2pm.
This is iconic Key West. A must, especially for a first-timer to the Island. Enjoy a morning cocktail and breakfast among the famous Key West roosters. Located at 729 Thomas Street, plan to wait as this is a very popular breakfast destination.
Coffee and donuts… that’s a dream breakfast, right? Head over to Eaton Street for some of the best donuts you will ever eat. They roast their own coffee, Red Buoy and I encourage you to buy some to take home.
With outdoor seating on Duval, this place offers amazing food and is one of the best places to people watch.
Located in the Historic Seaport area, this place will let you experience a sense of nostalgia. Its familiar setting immediately welcomes you and the food will keep bringing you back. Chose from one of the huge breakfast sandwiches or treat yourself to Hill’s Cheddar Grits. Open until 2pm and closed Sunday.
First opened as a saloon back before 1886, this place offers live music 7 days a week. According to their website, they are one of the last remaining establishments of Old Key West. They offer casual open-air dining and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just in the mood for breakfast? Be sure to stop by before noon. Looking for a morning cocktail? They have an award-winning Bloody Mary. Order one of their Benedicts from Heaven or build your own omelet. Located on Front Street so you won’t be too far from all of the action.
There seems to be a French theme in Key West… but that is a very good thing. This French cafe offers a great location, on Petronia Street, and amazing food. Sit outside and enjoy a crepe or try a galette. Relax and take your time here.
Located in the Perry Hotel on Stock Island, this place offers a view and a change of scene from Old Town. They offer “American Coastal Comfort Food”. Breakfast is served daily until 11;30am. They do offer a Sunday brunch with unlimited small plates, bottomless mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s. Their specialties include Banana Bread pancakes and a breakfast croissant.
The oldest eating house in the Keys… located on Caroline Street, offers a bit of history and great food. For over 110 years they have been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I always have a slice, or two, of the homemade bread of the day. Can’t make it across town? They do have Goldman’s bagels. Be sure to try one!
In the mood for a Bloody Mary? This place offers a build your own Bloody Mary bar. Try a pulled pork benedict or go lighter with some granola and yogurt. Enjoy live music daily too.
Serving breakfast Monday through Saturday 8:30am to noon and Sunday brunch until 2pm. Choose from fresh bakery items, eggs, the omelet of the day and so much more. I love the location. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and people watch. Located at 1125 Duval Street.
This place offers beachside dining and an amazing view. Chose from typical breakfast fare or try Southernmost Toast. What is that? It’s Challah bread dipped in maple sugar, topped with fresh banana and Carmel anglaise. Yes please! Be sure to check out the early morning cocktail menu.
Looking for vegetarian options? Then look no further. Although I am not a vegetarian, I do love the food here. One of my favorites is Pancho’s Huevos Rancheros. It’s the perfect start to any day.
A Key West tradition since 1954. Located at M7M Laundry, this is where the locals stop for a cup of Cuban coffee and so much more. Very limited seating, but grab your coffee and breakfast and take it with you as you start your day. This is a great place to stop for a grab and go breakfast if you are heading up the Keys for the day.
Breakfast is served all day. Sit down and enjoy biscuits and sausage gravy or try a sweet or savory crepe. Of course, breakfast will have to include dessert… a slice of key lime pie! Is this the best Key Lime pie on the Island? Or is it….?
Located on the Harbor Walk, this place offers an early morning Happy Hour. Grab a cocktail and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Choose from three egg omelets or other breakfast fare.
This place serves fluffy omelets, pancakes and so much more. They serve brunch 8-2pm daily. Because this place serves such great food, there may be a wait. So, plan ahead and get a reservation. My favorite interesting fact about this place? They have reading glasses should you have forgotten yours.
Baking fresh bread daily.. and serving breakfast sandwiches all day. My kind of place. Open Monday through Friday until 4pm and Saturday until 2pm. This is a great spot to pick up artisan breads, they do say they make the best bread on the island.
Serving breakfast daily, this place has Key Lime French Toast and a savory Carbonara Breakfast. It’s tucked away on Grinnell Street, but well worth the walk. Azur Restaurant offers serves a great breakfast, but their dinners are well worth the trip back.
By now you have heard me brag about their lobster mac and cheese, but you have to try their brunch menu. Served daily from 9am to 4pm you will want to go back again and again. The Cripsy Fried French Toast is amazing. Cornflake battered french toast with blueberry jam… yum and yum! P.S. you can get the lobster mac and cheese to share too.
Located on Petronia Street in the Historic Bahama Village neighborhood. They serve brunch daily from 10am to 3pm. Since this place’s heart is in the South, expect southern traditional fare. Deviled eggs, pimento cheese, mac and cheese, and of course, biscuits. Plan to order a few plates and then share.
Located in the Ocean Key Resort, this place offers great water views. They serve breakfast daily until 11:30 and offer a Sunday brunch. Be sure to make a reservation as this place is very popular.
Start your day off by hopping onto the ferry to Sunset Key and enjoying beachside dining with one of the best views in the area. Limited space, so plan to make a reservation and note there is a dress code.
Serving a weekend brunch with an ocean view. The menu changes seasonally which makes this place so special. The conch fritters with Hot Pepper jelly are one of my favorites. Voted one of the 15 most beautiful restaurants. With the view and the food, you will immediately know why.
As you can see we didn’t highlight just the popular restaurants, we also included local favorites, to round out our list of the best breakfast restaurants. Did your favorite make the list?
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