Delicious Anna Maria Island Breakfast Spots

Breakfast SpotsAnna Maria is well known for its white sandy beaches and amazing Gulf front dining.  But dinner is not the only time to discover one of the island’s culinary gems; breakfast IS the most important meal of the day after all!

It would be impossible to pick “the best” breakfast restaurant on the island, as each has a unique personality.  Southern Living touts Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA for a special breakfast experience, the fabulous Morning Glory muffin and the funky beach chic boutique. Sink your toes in the sand at the Sandbar during their Sunday jazz brunch.  Please don’t miss the Sign of the Mermaid for breakfast either; as their Stuffed French toast is not to be missed. While visiting one of Forbes List of America’s Prettiest Towns, try the Donut Experiment on Historic Pine Avenue. For an international flair, the Island Creperie French Bistro located on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach serves up a myriad of selections. Also Havana Cabana in Holmes Beach is a great quick breakfast if time is tight!

Local favorites include the home style of Peach’s in Holmes Beach, the “specials board” is always something special!  Minnie’s is a great little breakfast and lunch spot.  A petite restaurant offering  great service, an intimate setting and nice portions…be sure to bring cash, because Minnie’s, as well as several other local favorites are still cash only!

Discover your favorite breakfast spot by exploring the flavorful delights Anna Maria Island has to offer!

Gulf Drive Cafe – great Gulf Front dining experience

Gulf Drive Cafe is located in Bradenton Beach and they have both indoor and outdoor seating.  The outdoor seating is direct Gulf Front and in a fairly quiet section of Bradenton Beach.  The Cafe is open 7 days per week and current hours are Breakfast food on Anna Maria Island7 AM – 9 PM although it is always best to check open times during off season.

Breakfast is served anytime although your choice of potatoes starts to narrow in the later afternoon.  There is a huge variety at the Cafe, Burgers, sandwiches, surf and turf, salads, wine and beer.  Their specials range from Liver with bacon and onions to BBQ baby back ribs,  Mexican Torito, or egg plant parmesan.  They do offer a children’s menu with 5-7 traditional choices for children.

In high season the wait can be long for outdoor seating as well as indoor.  Their breakfast is extremely popular and in high season the waits can be more than an hour.  It’s worth the wait especially if you are looking for Gulf Front dining as there are just a few choices on Anna Maria.

They take Visa and Mastercard however no personal checks.

Gulf Drive Cafe
900 North Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, Fl, 34217
(941) 778-1919