Brunch is one of my very favorite meals. It’s breakfast … it’s lunch… it’s all that I love. Best part? It’s not too early or too late. So if you are a late riser or want to go for an early morning walk brunch is the best part of the day. But, if you are in Key West, where do you go? Here’s our list of the best places for brunch in Key West.
Of course, every food list in Key West includes Blue Heaven. It’s iconic Key West located right in the heart of Old Town. The open courtyard, the roosters, and perhaps the best key lime pie on the island. Breakfast is served until 2pm . One of my favorites from here is the Key West Shrimp eggs benedict. There is a Sunday brunch menu too. During September to mid October the restaurant does close so if you will be in town during that time, double check to see if they are open. (729 Thomas Street)
I found this place while on a food tour (check them out here). The lobster mac and cheese is amazing and it’s on the brunch menu. Brunch is served 9am to 4pm. The brunch menu includes libations, corned beef hash, and bagels with cream cheese. The bagels are made locally. Plan to sit on the outside porch and watch the people on Duval Street. (115 Duval St)
Goldman’s Bagel Deli
Remember how I mentioned Bagatelle serves locally made bagels? Well, they are from here. Located in New Town, this is well worth the drive over. Serving New York fare, you won’t be disappointed. They serve typical breakfast food, but they also have cinnamon rolls. In the mood for a breakfast sandwich? They have a bunch to choose from. Open daily until 3pm. (2796 N Roosevelt Blvd)
I love the homemade bread of the day here. This has been the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner since 1909. They serve breakfast from 7:30am to noon. Sit back, relax and enjoy a bottomless cup of coffee, a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or a Screwdriver. Love hot sauce on your eggs? They have their own house blends you can try… and buy to take home. (806 Caroline Street)
Hot Tin Roof
Want brunch with a view? Then this is your spot. Located in Ocean Key Resort, it overlooks the Key West Harbor. Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the food combines flavors of Florida and the Caribbean. These flavors create a conch-fusion filled menu. Breakfast is served daily from 8 to 11:30, and Sunday Brunch is from 11:45 to 12:45. Highly recommend you make reservations. This is a very popular place on any given Sunday morning. Due to COVID, brunch has been put on hold, but check back to see when it becomes available. (0 Duval Street)
I discovered this place because of some very dear friends. We met for dinner there and fell instantly in love with the cool vibe of this place. Plus, they have great food. For breakfast grab some breakfast tacos or something from the bakery. The best brunch always includes a cool atmosphere along with amazing food. This is a place you will come back to again and again. (823 Whitehead Street)
Breakfast Club, Too
This place is all about brunch. Serving homemade cheddar biscuits, I always plan a stop here. They have an amazing cocktail menu with various Bloody Mary’s to choose from. Need to stay sharp? Their small batch coffee direct from Virgin Island Coffee Roasters will give you the extra pep you need for the rest of the day. My personal favorite is the smoothie bowl, of course with a side of biscuits. This place serves a great breakfast, but don’t overlook their lunch menu. Open until 2pm – closed Wednesday. (610 Greene Street)
Off of Duval, this quiet place lets you experience life like a local. Serving brunch from 9am to 3pm, they offer benedicts, frittatas, salads, and amazing sides. You will love this place so much, plan to return for dinner. (425 Grinnell Street)
Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar
Located in the Perry Hotel, on Stock Island, they pride themselves on serving American Coastal Comfort food. Serving banana bread pancakes and a yummy breakfast croissant, you will find yourself coming back to this location. The marina views here offer the perfect background to the best meal to start your day.
Serving a very yummy, mostly vegetarian menu, this place will satisfy even the pickiest of those traveling with you. Serving brunch Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm, the menu offers selections like Caprese egg sandwich, veggie benedict, cast iron shakshuka, and my favorite… Pancha’s Huevos Rancheros. Their coffee can be a bit strong, but it is so full of flavor. The weekend brunch offers a bottomless mimosa plus other options from the bar. (509 Southard Street)
Located in Opal Key Resort, the view here is spectacular. With water and Mallory Square views, this place will take you instantly to your happy place. Breakfast is served until 11am. You can choose from fresh fruits, wraps, and Caribbean French toast to name a few. Of course, the bar is open to start your day off right with a mimosa, bloody mary, or morning mule. (245 Front Street)
Want to head out onto the water for brunch? Then this is the trip for you. The Argo Navid joined the Hindu Charters in 2016. This is the last boat built in Key West. So, a day sail aboard her is sailing on history. Brunch is served on this 75 foot luxury catamaran and you will be pampered throughout the 2 hour sail. Learn more and check for availability here.
Looking for something French and amazing while in Key West? This is the spot. We sat outside, on the porch and had the best time. A leisurely breakfast, sipping coffee, and enjoying a warm yummy galette. You may ask… what is a galette? It’s a wonderful pancake made with buckwheat flour. It is savory, nutty, and just absolutely yummy. Ham and swiss is one of my favorites. Not in the mood for a galette? Then try an omelette or a crepe. So many wonderful things to choose from. (300 Petronia Street).
Ocean Grill & Bar
Brunch is served every day 10am to 3pm and you can get bottomless Mimosa’s & Bloody Mary’s. Their menu includes traditional breakfast fare, but savory brunch options as well. Think stuffed shrimp, lobster roll, Ruben, and salads. (1075 Duval St).
French style cafe serving baked goods, waffles, sandwiches and so much more. Open daily until 3pm. This place is definitely a crowd favorite. (1211 Duval Street).
Two Friends Patio Restuarant
This place offers a casual, open air patio dining experience. Breakfast starts at 8am and is served until 1pm. Enjoy one of their signature omelettes and be sure to add Stella’s Famous hashbrowns. The hashbrowns are made with cream cheese and cheddar and served with sour cream. Who could pass these up? Check out the live Front Street webcam. (512 Front St)
One of my favorite places for coffee. They have a great menu board to clearly show the different coffee options. Quiet location on the Southern end of the island (1330 Simonton Street)
My favorite place for crepes on the Island. They serve both sweet and savory options. A delicious crepe is the Complete but when the mood for something a lot more sweet, I go for the Nutella and fresh strawberry. But the banana, sugar, rum one is a close second. Love this location. Sit outside and enjoy people watching as they walk down Duval. (1215 Duval St).
Want to splurge a bit on breakfast? Then hop on the ferry and head over to Latitudes. The attire for breakfast is casual, so you can experience the view and then head out for more adventures for the day. Serving all of your breakfast favorites, you choose items like croissant french toast, key lime ricotta pancakes, or a shrimp, sausage and chorizo burrito. Serving breakfast until 11am. (located on Sunset Key – reservations are highly recommended)
This place reminds me a bit of New York. Not because of the atmosphere, but I think the menu is posh and upscale… but not overly expensive, but good food. Brunch is served 8am to 2pm and plan to either make reservations or stand in line. It’s a very popular place, which you know means the food is amazing. The key lime pie french toast is yummy. Forgot your reading glasses? No problem…they have them available so you can read the menu. Plus I love the rubber duck collection. (530 Simonton St).
Ram’s Head Southernmost
This open bar with patio seating offers the best Bloody Mary build your own bar. Now that’s a place you need to check out for brunch. They serve omelets, pancakes, and most traditional breakfast fare. They do have an Annapolis Benedict… lump crab meat, sliced tomato, poached eggs, hollandaise served on English muffins. (804 Whitehead St.)
La Te Da
Another great place located on Duval, that offers a view to people watch. Brunch is served Monday through Saturday 8:30am to Noon and Sunday until 2pm. Start off with a basket of mini buttery croissants and then move on to challah french toast. Wash it all down with a mimosa. This place is very popular, so plan to make reservations. (1125 Duval St.)
Serving a weekend brunch with one of the most amazing views on the Island. Imagine conch fritters with hot pepper jelly or lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries and raspberries. Want something a bit more Southern? Then try their shrimp and grits. They offer fresh seafood with a menu that rotates seasonally. (700 Waddell Ave.)
As you can clearly see… there are a lot of Key West restaurants serving brunch. With a list this long, it will take you a few trips to try them all. My suggestion for the best breakfast? Go with the flow and see where the food and views take you!
Here’s a place I’ll throw in… bet you never would have thought of this place. Schooner Wharf. They serve breakfast and have an early morning Happy Hour. Try an omelet or a breakfast burrito. Enjoy your morning coffee with Bailey’s Irish Cream or Kaluha. Their first Happy Hour starts at 7am and live music begins around noon. A great spot to eat breakfast is on the upper deck. Amazing place to take in the boat harbor.
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