Popular Choices for Brunch in St Petersburg/Clearwater

According to one theory, "brunch" was a term coined in Britain in 1895 by writer Guy Beringer to describe a Sunday meal for "Saturday-night carousers." Whether fact or fiction fortunately for us, people on this side of the "pond" seem to have run with it and have discovered that brunch affords a pleasant social gathering - as a group affair with friends and family, or simply as a quiet breakfast.

St Petersburg/Clearwater offers a host of options where you can "do" brunch. Iconic resorts such as  the Don DeSar  and Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club are logical places for combining elegance and class with bountiful brunch buffets in their signature restaurants, while cozy bistros like Frog Pond,  Clear Sky Café  and Sweet Sage Café  (which even features a special menu for the dogs in your family) offer a blend of more home-style breakfast options.

The choices along these sunny shores are many. Whether you feel like dressing up - or down - you're sure to be satisfied with what you'll find. Fortunately, many of these eateries come with memorable ocean views!

St. Petersburg
O Bistro
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Tucked into a non-descript strip mall on Central Avenue, O'Bistro is a popular neighborhood eatery dishing up very tasty breakfast fare. The "signature breakfast collection," showcases several varieties of "Benedicts," such as Florentine, crab...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Sea Guini
Photo courtesy of Opal Sands Resort


One of Clearwater's newest resorts is home to the chic Sea-Guini, where you can treat yourself to tempting palate-pleasers to kick-start your day. Popular basics include steel-cut oatmeal, stone-ground grits and a variety of cereals. For...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Clear Sky Café
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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

Rusty's Bistro
Photo courtesy of Sheraton Sand Key Resort


Attentive staff and good food pave the way for the popular weekend breakfast buffet experience at Rusty's Bistro, located in Clearwater's Sheraton Sand Key Resort. The varied offerings include traditional favorites such as: assorted cereals,...  Read More

Clearwater Beach
Caretta on the Gulf
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Sunday brunch at this wonderful restaurant tucked into Sandpearl Resort is legendary. Sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico while you dine are just an added attraction. Whether you're craving a traditional breakfast or prefer to indulge in a...  Read More

Island Way Grill


This popular Clearwater restaurant offers stunning harbor views along with tasty fresh seafood and a long list of local favorites. Sunday brunch is a "must" with an array of options – kicked off by a complimentary Mimosa or glass of champagne -...  Read More

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


Deemed by locals and visitors alike as "beachy, but classy," a visit to the Sweet Sage Café is a "feel good" experience. Typical breakfast buffet includes a decadent chocolate fountain, as well as fresh fruit, creamy scrambled eggs, sausage,...  Read More

St. Pete Beach
The Frog Pond
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This St. Pete Beach favorite, with its whimsical amphibian-themed décor, has been wowing locals and visitors alike since it opened in 1982. The family-friendly atmosphere and tasty food make it a good choice for brunch. While famous for its...  Read More

Sea Porch Café  - Don CeSar
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Tucked into the legendary Don CeSar - one the area's venerable landmarks - Sea Porch Café offers a popular bountiful brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The champagne brunch buffet features traditional selections such as made-to-order...  Read More

Marchand's Bar & Grill
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Located in the iconic Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, Marchand's Bar & Grill blends glimpses into the past with modern-day chic and a refined dining experience. The elegant setting with accents of marble, mahogany...  Read More


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