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Bennett's Fresh Roast
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop
Bennett's Fresh Roast has a bit of a cult following, off the beaten path in downtown Fort Myers. Owned by a longtime, local radio personality C. David Bennett, there is a constant parade of... Read More
Bennett's Fresh Roast has a bit of a cult following, off the beaten path in downtown Fort Myers. Owned by a longtime, local radio personality C. David Bennett, there is a constant parade of dignitaries, local celebrities, retirees, college students and everyone in between, looking for a caffeine fix from his freshly roasted beans and his bottomless cups. His donuts gained international attention on the Cooking Channel's Donut Showdown. They are hand cut, made from scratch and finished off with a variety of unique toppings; the most talked about being the decadent Maple Applewood Bacon. Morning offerings other than donuts include breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit cup with yogurt, steel cut oatmeal, and cajun grits. On weekends try the sinfully rich strata and/or fluffy beignets. Delightfully good.
- Breakfast: "A dog-friendly deck, the staff provides doggie "cookies", water bowls and donut shaped doggie beds for your pet's pleasure"
- Best Restaurants for Fall: "Dogs are welcomed on the deck"
- Lunch: "The same lunch menu can be found at Bennett's Sanibel location too"
- Family Friendly: "Try the famous Maple Bacon donut with a bottomless cup-o-joe"
- Best for Breakfast Because: You'll never look at a donut the same after tasting these made from scratch treats, and tasting this freshly roasted coffee.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Fall Because: Regulars come in droves during the fall when the coffee shop debuts its famous Pumpkin Spice Donuts.
- Best for Lunch Because: This famous local donut shop turns out more than just sweet treats; huge salads, soups and panini's du jour and a killer lobster roll.
- Best for Family Friendly Because: Bennett's is a hot local spot with comforting, homemade foods for breakfast and lunch; from decadent donuts to healthful salads.