St. Augustine brunch spots are filling bellies — of locals and visitors alike — with flavorsome fare. But, as it turns out, hungry patrons aren’t satisfied with limiting brunch to just Sunday Funday. According to a new industry report, Saturday brunch (rather than Sunday) is now restaurants’ busiest daypart by sales. We all know and love brunch in Orlando, but what about the beloved “old city?” To savor a beloved mid-morning to early afternoon meal, dine at the following St. Augustine brunch spots.
And for more casual eats to start your day check out these St. Augustine restaurants for breakfast.
Best St. Augustine Brunch Spots
210 St. George St., C3, St. Augustine | (904) 342-0890
Ancient City Brunch Bar introduced an innovative food concept: “brunchcuterie.” And we’re eating it up! That’s right… mealtime is far from boring when you customized a brunch board.
Create a munchable masterpiece composed of whatever foods you want, like assorted cheeses, bagels, Belgium waffles, breakfast potatoes, crispy bacon, French toast sticks, fresh fruit, fluffy pancakes, pastries, sausage patties and yogurt.
Also, quench your thirst with coffee, tea, mimosas, sangria or other beverage of choice. Ancient City Brunch Bar is open daily 7:30am-3:30pm.
25 Granada St., St. Augustine | (904) 825-9948
You’ve dined poolside, but have you ever dined right in the pool? Within the famed Lightner Museum, Café Alcazar operates in the magnificent space that once was a large indoor swimming pool.
Here you’ll find mouthwatering soups, salads, sandwiches and more. To get your fill, opt for either savory crepes or a warm panini.
Café Alcazar is open daily 11am-3pm; reservations are recommended but not required.
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95 Cordova St., St. Augustine | (904) 819-6018
This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has a real showstopper for a starter plate. The Antipasti Board features baked goods, fresh fruit, shrimp cocktail, meats and cheeses. The entrée menu only includes eight options but each is palate-pleasing. The generous portion of Steak & Eggs may totally float your boat!
Also, house mimosa flavors include orange, cranberry and peach purée. But coffee lovers may likewise perk up with an Espresso Martini, shaken with Absolut vanilla vodka, Starbucks espresso, Kahlua and coffee beans.
Cordova Coastal Chophouse offers its brunch menu on Sundays 10am-2pm, with different breakfast, lunch and dinner menus at other mealtimes.
48 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine | (904) 342-7617
If you’re looking for a wholesome St. Augustine brunch spot, Juniper Market is a pot of gold at the end of a colorful rainbow. That's because vibrant dishes feature nutrient-dense ingredients like fresh, brightly-hued fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy grains and nuts.
Try the Havarti & Fig Grilled Cheese served on farmhouse white bread and pressed with rosemary butter. And just because of its charming name, also order Magic Coffee which is a cold-brewed spiced beverage.
Juniper Market, which also has grab-and-go items, is open daily 8am-3pm.
121 St. George St., St. Augustine | (904) 209-5700
A sister site to Pizzalley's Chianti Room and Prohibition Kitchen, PK’s Roosevelt Room serves breakfast and brunch dishes in a vintage-inspired space. Surrounded by brick walls and rich wood furnishings, settle into a table to feast on Brulée French Toast. Toasted to perfection, scrumptious sourdough is generously topped with bourbon blueberry compote, lemon cream cheese and toasted pecans.
Balance this sweet dish with a touch of sour by ordering The Eleanor, a grapefruit mimosa. PK’s Roosevelt Room is open daily 9am-2pm.
117 Martin Luther King Ave., St. Augustine | (904) 217-3777
With a hearty menu, early birds know that The Blue Hen Café is among the most delish diner-style St. Augustine brunch spots. Customers flock here for classics, like Chicken Biscuits, Pumpkin Pancakes and Corned Beef Hash.
Prepare for your taste buds to take flight thanks to elevated flavor profiles of standard brunch offerings, as with the Blue Crab Quiche and BBQ Pulled Pork & Grits. Interestingly, this casual place serves mimosas in pint glasses rather than champagne flutes.
The Blue Hen Café serves their fresh, fun takes six days a week, 8am to 2pm (closed Mondays).
110 Riberia St., St. Augustine | (904) 829-6553
Without a doubt, The Ice Plant continues to be a local hotspot for brunch (and other mealtimes). Perhaps that’s because its signature cocktails, both alcoholic and mocktails, are super cool indeed.
Because The Ice Plant boasts farm-to-table fare, sink your teeth into Smoked Local Fish Dip which is served with kettle chips and pickles. The intriguing menu delights with dishes like Blue Crab Beignets, Local Shrimp Toast, Porchetta Sandwich and Skillet Fried Chicken & Hoecakes.
The brunch menu at The Ice Plant is reserved for Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-3pm.
By the way, we love The Ice Plant for festive drinks during the holiday season.
299 Dondanville Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
What could be better than brunch in St. Augustine, on the water?! The many waterfront restaurants in St. Augustine are yet another reason to fall in love with “The Old City.” Enjoying brunch at Saltwater Cowboys combines two things every couple loves: being near the water and enjoy a delicious, decadent brunch.
85 Ava Way, Ste. 105, Vilano Beach | (904) 342-7757
Formerly Puccini's Pizzeria, this St. Augustine eatery thinks out of the box (and more so triangular) when it comes to brunch. Dare to try something different like the Something Southern Pizza, featuring an interesting gravy base, mozzarella cheese, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and green onions.
And if you’re still sort of craving that standard tomato base (which is not included in the breakfast pizza), get it in liquid form instead via a loaded Bloody Mary. Surfside Kitchen has a yummy one made with housemade Bloody Mary mix and topped with Cajun shrimp, bacon, olives, cornichons, citrus slices and celery.
Surfside Kitchen is also known for its mimosa towers, brunch boards and other eclectic edible presentations. The brunch menu is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-2pm.
11 S. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach | (904) 285-3235
Situated on the Intercoastal Waterway, this place drowns out any doubt that BBQ isn’t brunch friendly. Because isn't BBQ both AM- and PM-friendly?! A customer favorite, try the Valley Smoke Benedict made with a housemade biscuit, house-smoked ham, poached egg and hollandaise, and served with crispy potatoes.
Drooling yet? Well, naturally, this BBQ place has wet wipes on hand. So go all in! Valley Smoke offers its brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-3pm.
More St. Augustine Brunch Spots to Try
Bonus idea – Maple Street Biscuit Company
39 Cordova St., St. Augustine | (904) 217-7814
Although it is a chain, Maple Street Biscuit Company puts a modern twist on southern fare. With its namesake, you may be inclined to order biscuits or a biscuit sandwich – served pretty much any way you like.
However, there’s also much more to savor like grits, potato bowls, waffles and frittaffles. Think of a frittaffle as basically a waffle iron-baked into an omelet shape with pure yumminess inside.
Open daily 7am-3pm, Maple Street Biscuit Company operates two St. Augustine brunch spots with locations in historic downtown, as well as Julington Creek.
St. Augustine Brunch Excursions
To experience St. Augustine brunch spots like never before, book a brunch-themed excursion. Try Brunch On The High Seas with St. Augustine Sailing or the Sunday Boozy Brunch Tour with The Tasting Tours.
Please do enjoy these St. Augustine brunch spots a whole bunch!