Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so schedule time on your Key West itinerary for a leisurely start each morning. Whether you’re headed out on the water or on a bike tour, you’ll need some hearty grub to keep you going.
It's easy to linger on the shaded patios at cafes like Croissants de France, and waterfront views at Southernmost Cafe make that second Old Bay Bacon Bloody Mary a must. At Banana Cafe, people-watching on Duval Street will entertain, as you inhale homemade crepes and quiche. Most menus feature the fresh local seafood with entrees like the Key West shrimp omelet at Sarabeth’s and the Lobster Benedict at Blue Heaven.
For grab-and-go items, outdoor stands like Cuban Coffee Queen offer that quick jolt of a cafe con leche with a hearty Cuban sandwich. Or for a sugar fix, head to Glazed Donuts where their scrumptious confections are almost too pretty to eat. At Cole’s Peace, the aroma of straight-from-the-oven bread lures you in for a wide selection of muffins, sticky-buns, croissants and pastries.
Is your hangover begging for some down-home cooking? Pepe's Cafe has been serving up Chock Full O' Nuts coffee and chipped beef on toast since 1909. The old-school diner, Harpoon Harry’s slings comfort food like country fried steak topped with sausage gravy. No matter if you’re recovering from a late night or up early to catch the sunrise, these Key West breakfast eateries will get your day started right.