Top Spots for Breakfast in St Petersburg and Clearwater

From luxurious, iconic resorts such as the majestic Don Cesar's Sea Porch to cozy, bistros like The Frog Pond and Beverly's La Croisette to pet-friendly restaurants like Sweet Sage Café and Stella's, you'll find a plethora of delightful breakfast spots throughout the St Petersburg-Clearwater area.

Feel like dressing up for breakfast? No problem, there are many chic options. Would you prefer to simply throw on a beach cover-up and wiggle your toes in the sand at a beachside stand?  We've got you covered.

If something more upbeat, yet still casual suits your fancy, you'll find that, too. No matter what your mood you'll uncover the perfect spot - and they often come with sweeping ocean views.

You made be surprised to find that many of these small Mom and Pop restaurants have garnered many awards from local organizations, yet it hasn't gone to their collective heads. You'll find excellent service at affordable prices and tasty food along the way.

Where you go just has to do with how you feel when you hop out of bed along these sunny, scenic shores. 

Clearwater Beach
Sea Guini
Photo courtesy of Opal Sands Resort


This sea-inspired in-house restaurant offering Italian-influenced cuisine promises tranquil Gulf of Mexico views along with a host of tantalizing breakfast options. Ample offerings include basics such as steel-cut oatmeal, a tasty Greek...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Caretta on the Gulf
Photo courtesy of Sandpearl Resort


Located in the award-winning Sandpearl Resort, Caretta on the Gulf is Clearwater's only AAA Four Diamond restaurant. Indoor-outdoor seating serve as the perfect backdrop for views of the Gulf, setting the stage for their delectable breakfast...  Read More

Pass-a-grille Beach
Paradise Grille
Photo courtesy of Paradise Grille


One of the beach restaurant scene's "old-timers," Paradise Grille is a favorite with locals and seasonal residents alike. Basically, it's a snack bar, literally on the beach, where dining is casual - and outdoors - and a menu offering basic...  Read More

Beverly's La Croisette
Photo courtesy of Beverly's La Croisette


A mainstay on St Pete Beach since 1989, Beverly's La Croisette is known for its casual, friendly atmosphere as well as its delicious breakfast and homemade croissants - which are used for their killer French toast. If you hanker for basic eggs...  Read More

North Redington Beach
Sweet Sage Cafe
Photo courtesy of Sweet Sage Café


Breakfast wraps, French toast specialties, a different quiche daily, endless omelets, eggs Benedict and their signature "Waffle Daffle," (a Belgian waffle with whipped cream, raspberry sauce and seasonal fruit) are just the beginning at this...  Read More

Frida's Cafe & Bakery
Photo courtesy of Frida's Cafe & Bakery


If gourmet coffee brewed into rich cappuccinos, hot foamy lattes and other specialty hot and cold drinks, accompanied by tasty home-made pastries and a bountiful selection of goodies, which might appeal to your sweet tooth, then you've come to...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Clear Sky Café
Photo courtesy of Clear Sky Café


If you're an Eggs Benedict fanatic, then you've come to the right place. Clear Sky Café has been dishing up palate pleasing favorites to discerning patrons since they first opened in 2008. Topping the list are the "Bennies" (eggs Benedict) and...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
Sea Porch Cafe
Photo courtesy of Loews Don Cesar


What can be said about a restaurant which is set in an historic landmark, with classy indoor seating - or an outdoor option offering a lush garden setting with view of the tranquil sea? Add to that delicious cuisine and you have a match made in...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Stella's


Tucked into the charming waterfront town of Gulfport, Stella's is a favorite breakfast spot with locals and tourists alike. Named for restaurant-owner Barbara Banno's beloved Aunt Stella - a member of the Dominican Sisters - and drawn from her...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
The Frog Pond
Photo courtesy of The Frog Pond


Since 1982, this colorful St. Pete Beach establishment has been pleasing customers with its family-friendly, laid-back atmosphere - and truly tasty food. Famous for its six-egg omelets, delicious Belgian waffles and savory selection of eggs...  Read More


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