4 Breakfast Hot Spots with Great Views

The early bird gets a great breakfast and a great view.

A plate of eggs and fruit with a view of Matanzas River in the background.

A glimpse of the delicious food and wonderful views at Casablanca Inn. Photo Credit: Casablanca Inn

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you start your day at one of these eateries it will also be your favorite time of day! St. Augustine boasts over 200 restaurants and each one is a little different from the next. While they all have unique characteristics, the following four breakfast hotspots are sure to put a little pep in your step. St. Augustine is famous for its history, waterfront location, and architectural landmarks and these restaurants are the perfect places to enjoy a meal and bask in the visual glory of our city!


Get cozy on the bayfront of Matanzas River.

Casablanca Inn is one of the St. Augustine Historic Inns, the real BnBs.

Settled on Avenida Menendez Street, Casablanca Inn is in the very heart of St. Augustine’s historic downtown. Brunch at the inn is well-loved by visitors and locals alike as it boasts a classic menu and lovely venue! They have a traditional brunch menu which features delicious offerings like hash and eggs, eggs and sausage, and the famous southern dish, biscuits and gravy! Additionally, they have a farm-to-table mentality so enjoy your meal with a guilt-free conscious. Another notable characteristic? The establishment’s prime location! Sheltered by the wind (which is so common among waterfront venues), enjoy waking up with the city; watch as dog walkers and early birds begin their day and as Matanzas River comes alive with sailboats, charters, and wildlife. Mimosas, bloody mary’s and the sunrise are just the icings on the cake!

People sitting on a waterfront patio.

People enjoying the views and their meals waterfront at the Reef Restaurant. Photo Credit: The Reef Restaurant


Enjoy the scenery sitting waterfront on the Atlantic Ocean.

In St. Augustine, another day means another captivating sunrise and breakfast. The Reef Restaurant is located on Vilano Beach and serves breakfast on Sundays from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Their patio is spacious and each table has an umbrella to shade you on sunny days. Each morning, the sun rises over the patio illuminating the sand, water, and restaurant. The cool breezes from the ocean compliment the great views and delicious menu choices. Choose from fresh omelets, domestic and imported cheeses, build your own eggs benedict, or stick to southern tradition and enjoy peel and eat shrimp, crab legs drawn in butter, or smoked salmon. Additionally, the award-winning Richard Kuncicky plays live and acoustic each Sunday.

Start your day on the Oldest Street in the United States.

Nestled on the oldest street in the US is an all-time favorite breakfast destination for just about everyone. La Herencia is a compact Cuban restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, wine, and beer. From chorizo stuffed omelets to Cuban toast to sweet plantains their menu is as unique to St. Augustine as their very historic location. The restaurant features outdoor seating where you can admire the beautiful architecture of a cobblestone street that was once frequented by our Spanish ancestors. Umbrellas provide much-needed shade from the Florida sun and the staff provides a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of a busy downtown the night before! Best of all, if you spend your nights at one the St. Augustine Historic Inns you’ll be only a short walk away from La Herencia each morning.


Watch the sunrise over Salt Run.

A photo of the Conch House.

Watch the sunrise over Salt Run. Enjoy the spacious deck and wonderful views at Conch House. Photo Credit: The Conch House

Step out of Florida and into the Caribbean! The Conch House is a tropical restaurant with an impressive Caribbean-styled menu. They are just a few miles into the St. Augustine Inlet on Salt Run and are open on weekends for breakfast and daily for lunch and dinner. Of course, we recommend stopping by for breakfast since few views can compete with that of a sunrise gleaming over scenic Salt Run. Speaking of great views, you’ll have a few to choose from; start your day under a palm tree on the front deck with a plate of pina colada french toast; cozy up to enjoy a traditional dish of eggs benedict in a shaded grass hut over the water; keep cool indoors and enjoy a hearty meal like steak and eggs.

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Synthia Nadal
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