As a beach lover who’s savored many a sunrise and sunset on the stunning shores of Siesta Key, Florida, I’ve come to appreciate not just the beauty of this beach haven, but also how a good breakfast kickstarts a day of adventure. Luckily, breakfast on Siesta Key is available across the island – no matter where you are staying or what mood strikes you, there is a place for you.
Whether you’re gearing up for a day of laying by the ocean or planning a stroll through Siesta Village, a hearty breakfast is your fuel. It’s not just about satisfying hunger; we also use it to gather around the table, plan the day’s adventures, and enjoy those quiet moments before the excitement begins. Many of our Siesta Key breakfasts start with a good cup of coffee, the local paper, and a sightseeing brochure or two!
Based on our last few years of visiting Siesta Key, I’m excited to share with you the best breakfast spots on the island. From quaint cafes serving up gourmet coffee to family-friendly spots dishing out mouthwatering pancakes, each place has its unique charm and a menu that’ll make your morning. So, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s embark on a culinary journey to discover where to find the best breakfast on Siesta Key.
1. Village Cafe
Village Cafe is exactly what you expect in a local beachy breakfast joint. Located in the heart of the Siesta Key Village, with indoor and outdoor seating, this is the restaurant that several locals guided us to when we asked for a great breakfast spot.
Although they are also open for lunch, breakfast is where they shine. From eggs benedict to chocolate chip pancakes, their menu runs the gamut of traditional breakfast favorites. The food is well prepared, reasonably priced (for a tourist town), and plentiful. You won’t go wrong if you pick the Village Cafe as the place to kick off your vacation.
2. Another Broken Egg Cafe
Yes, Another Broken Egg Cafe is a chain, but it’s still a solid (and delicious) choice for breakfast on Siesta Key. They have a seasonal menu which is fun and it feels more “Florida” than the Another Broken Egg Cafes in Indiana.
I love the coffee (and the mugs) that the restaurant uses, and if you are in the mood for a drink, the Bloody Mary is outstanding. Service here is good, but be warned that during the busy seasons, it can get packed and waits can be long, so visit this one early in the morning if you can.
3. Toasted Mango Cafe
The Toasted Mango Cafe is a Siesta Key gem that embodies the essence of a tropical breakfast with a twist. Don’t be fooled by its strip mall location, it’s popular among both locals and visitors and offers a menu that’s a delightful mix of classic and inventive. A standout favorite is their signature Toasted Mango Waffle. What a perfect way to start a day on the island!
But the real magic lies in their homemade mango butter. This creamy, dreamy spread is a game-changer, elevating every bite of any dish it graces (even plain old toast) to a whole new level of deliciousness. So, if you want a breakfast with a bit of a tropical feel and innovative menu items, add The Toasted Mango Cafe to your list.
4. Sun Garden Cafe
Another one of my favorite breakfast options on Siesta Key is Sun Garden Cafe. The restaurant stands out not only for its whimsically named dishes like “Mississippi Queen” and “Birkenstocker” (both tasty) but also for its commitment to high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Plus, I do love outdoor seating and the garden seating is lovely.
This cozy cafe, with its warm, inviting atmosphere, offers an upscale breakfast experience that’s worth the slightly higher price tag compared to nearby eateries. It’s an excellent choice if you are looking for a memorable and flavorful start to your day, as every bite reflects the care and quality put into the meal.
The best coffee shops on Siesta Key
Sometimes you just want a quick cup of good (strong) coffee and a simple bite to eat to start your day – especially if you are running late or want to minimize eating time and maximize beach time!
5. Mojo Risin’ Coffee Company
On our most recent visit to Siesta Key, we started the first morning at Mojo Risin’ Coffee Company. And, if there hadn’t been so many other tantalizing choices on the island, I suspect this would have been our start every day! First off, the coffee is excellent – I enjoyed my traditional Americano and it was delish. We also ordered an assortment of breakfast empanadas and shared them which was as fun as it was yummy.
They do have huge smoothie bowls too – full of fruit, yogurt, granola, and nuts. My son was a huge fan – he ordered the Ocean Blue Bowl and was full until late afternoon (just in time for happy hour). Aside from the coffee, my favorite part of this coffee shop is the backyard. With plenty of seating, a funky Florida vibe, and sunshine it was a perfect way to start the day.
6. Bean Coffeehouse
Another great little coffee shop in Siesta Key near the village is Bean Coffeehouse. It’s in a small strip center with a paid parking lot. With all the coffee choices you could desire along with tea and real fruit smoothies, it’s easy to find the perfect drink. Food items include breakfast sandwiches, scones, and Bialy sandwiches.
Bean Coffeehouse is located in the same strip center as the Siesta Key Visitors Center, so be sure to stop in and chat with the folks working there. They have fabulous recommendations for things to do and the best local restaurants to check out. I’ve found that the employees at the Visitors Centers have tons of knowledge and are usually a hoot to talk to!
7. Coffee Garden at Captain Curt’s Village
Serving Kahwa coffee, a new corner of Captain Curt’s Village helps keep this area of Siesta Key hopping from morning to night. In addition to a bit of indoor seating (located in the gift shop), there is plenty of outdoor seating under a tiki hut.
You can also pick up your coffee and pastry to go and enjoy it while walking around the rest of the shops on the south side of the island. And, be sure to visit later in the day and have a drink at the connected Sniki Tiki – we had so much fun on our last visit listening to Regaee and hanging out with friends.
Captain Curt’s Village – Coffee, 1204 Old Stickney Point Rd. Siesta Key, FL
Unique Siesta Key breakfast places
If you are looking for something a little bit different for your breakfast in Siesta Key, then check out one of these few options.
8. Meaney’s Mini Donuts
Meaney’s Mini Donuts in Siesta Key, Florida, is a delightful spot where the fun is as abundant as the flavors. These bite-sized treats, available in a variety of tempting toppings and glazes, make for a perfect quick breakfast or a sweet midday snack.
With two convenient locations, Meaney’s offers a playful and delicious experience that’s a must-visit for both donut aficionados and families looking for a small, joyous bite of Siesta Key. It’s one of those unique places that many visitors make a regular part of their Siesta Key vacation.
9. Bonjour French Cafe
Bonjour French Cafe in Siesta Key is a delightful slice of Parisian charm, where the aroma of homemade croissants and crepes fills the air. Here, you can indulge in the flakiness of freshly baked pastries or savor the delicate, savory, or sweet fillings of their expertly made crepes. Complementing these French classics, the cafe also offers a range of exquisite cappuccinos and other coffee drinks, perfect for a leisurely breakfast or a relaxing mid-morning treat.
10. Siesta Key Oyster Bar
You might not consider Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) as a breakfast spot, but hear me out. Not only do they have a wonderful happy hour (love the margaritas!), but they also serve Sunday brunch from 9:30 – 11:00 – and when we visited all breakfasts are served with a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary. Sounds like a good way to start the day right?
Siesta Key Oyster Bar has a fun environment with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, friendly service, and a fantastic location. It’s right in the heart of Siesta Key Village on the main drag. If you can find a spot, add a dollar with your name on it to the decor!
11. Coffee in Your Room
If you relish a quieter start to the day, enjoying breakfast in the comfort of your Siesta Key condo presents a delightful option. You can easily pick up freshly brewed coffee and a selection of pastries from local favorites like the Bean Coffeehouse or Mojo Risin’, bringing a taste of the island’s culinary delights right to your doorstep.
Or stop at Publix (like we always do) on your way to the island and stock up on breakfast items. We typically enjoy eating breakfast at a Siesta Key restaurant several times during the trip but the rest of the mornings have breakfast before we leave our room. This choice not only offers the convenience and comfort of dining in your own space but also allows you to start your Siesta Key day in a more relaxed, intimate setting.
Map of the best Siesta Key breakfast spots
Where to stay on Siesta Key Florida
One of the things that makes Siesta Key such a unique place to stay is that there are no traditional hotels on the island. Instead, you’ll need to rent a condo. I like to stay at the Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club, which is a favorite for its direct beach access, beautiful views, and family-friendly ambiance.
Another exceptional option is the Beach Residences on Siesta Key, also known as the Hyatt. This luxurious property combines the comforts of home with the amenities of a high-end resort. The Beach Residences offer spacious, well-appointed condos with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a blend of elegance and convenience.
FAQs: Breakfast in Siesta Key Florida
What is the best time to visit Siesta Key?
I love Siesta Key all year round, but April to May or September to October has lovely weather and a bit fewer crowds.
Does Siesta Key have food?
Yes, there are plenty of restaurants on Siesta Key.
What food is Siesta Key known for?
Siesta Key is well known for fresh seafood.
Can you walk around with drinks on Siesta Key?
Yes, as long as you don’t have glass containers on the beach.
Conclusion: Best Breakfast on Siesta Key Florida
This beautiful island offers more than just picturesque beaches and sunsets. The breakfast spots I’ve shared are not just places to eat, but destinations in their own right, each with its unique charm and flavors.
From the artisanal coffee at Mojo Risin’ Coffee to the playful indulgence of Meaney’s Mini Donuts, or the luxurious comfort of a condo breakfast, Siesta Key starts every day with something special.
Whether you’re staying at the Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club or the Beach Residences, your mornings here promise to be as memorable as the sun-kissed days. So, pack your appetite and prepare for a breakfast experience that’s as vibrant and varied as Siesta Key itself.