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Best Breakfast in Islamorada


Breakfast is the most important meal, so when it comes to the best breakfast in Islamorada, we’ve got you covered with this first-hand guide to all the best breakfast spots.

Islamorada has everything from Independent coffee houses that will perk you to perfect pastries to fuel your adventures.

Whether you’re an early riser or looking for a boozy brunch, this list of the best breakfasts in Islamorada will get your day started right.


eggs, breakfast burrito, coffee and more at Midway Cafe breakfast restaurant in Islamorada

1. Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar

Located midway down the Florida Keys, it’s a great place to stop, stretch your legs, and recharge. Midway Cafe is a great spot for breakfast in Islamorada, open daily from 7 am-2 pm.

This cool and colorful place has great food made from quality ingredients. The pastries and breads are all made in-house and are all super yummy.

You’ll find something to curb the morning hunger with choices ranging from avocado toast to breakfast burritos or oatmeal. You can’t go wrong with “Everyone’s Favorite Sandwich,” that’s a croissant (made in-house) filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

As for your morning cup of Joe, Midway’s espresso bar has you covered. This is our go-to spot if you are looking for one of the best coffees in Islamorada. They’ll do the classics like cappuccino. But since you’re on vacation, why not go for something a bit more? Try the Tropical Macchiato or any of their espresso frappés.


Waffles with fresh berries

2. Mangrove Mike’s Cafe

Mangrove Mike’s is a favorite breakfast spot among visitors and locals. What’s the draw? Cool atmosphere, good prices, and some of the best breakfast foods in Islamorada.

The place is just cool. Outside, it looks like just a spot in an ordinary strip mall. But once inside, it’s all about color, energy, and a chill atmosphere. It’s the perfect balance of a casual diner and the vibe of the Florida Keys.

The only thing is that you’ll probably have to wait for a seat during peak breakfast times. It’s so good that everyone knows it’s got the best breakfast in Islamorada. Mangrove Mike’s serves up just about anything you’re craving in the morning, from hotcakes (regular or gluten-free) to eggs Benedict.

Try one of their tater-tot towers. They will definitely soak up anything you drank the night before. Going a different route? They have cold cereal, oatmeal, and acai bowls, too. Mangrove Mike’s is open 6 a.m.- 2 p.m. daily.


Fresh cinnamon roll with frosting on a plate

3. Bob’s Bunz

Your breakfast is taken up a notch when a serious baker is making it. That’s what you’ll get at Bob’s Bunz. Originally called Islamorada Restaurant & Bakery, chef Robert “Bob” Spencer Jr. has been making a name for himself over the past 20 years. Nicknamed Bob’s Bunz after the owner gives credit where credit is due.

Here, you’ll find tons of different pastries and breakfast foods that are out of this world. The cinnamon buns take the cake, but everything else is scrumptious too. Bob’s is open each day from 6 am-2 pm.


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4. Hungry Tarpon Restaurant

Breakfast at the Hungry Tarpon (located in Robbie’s of Islamorada) is just about the best way to spend the morning in the Florida Keys. Here, you can enjoy breakfast as the sun rises on the water. Opening at 6:30 am, it’s one of the earliest breakfasts you can find in Islamorada.

Their options will get you charged up with all the protein, caffeine, and energy you’ll need for a fun day on the water. After breakfast, head out on any of the activities offered at Robbie’s. Choose from fishing, kayaking, parasailing, or joining an eco-tour.

If you’re looking for a boozy breakfast, try one of their champagne cocktails. You could go classic with a mimosa, but the hibiscus is a delicious combination of OJ, cranberry juice, and bubbly. You have to try it. The Hungry Tarpon is one of our favorite restaurants on the water in Islamorada.


cappuccino and pastry

5. Cafe Moka

Keeping it simple, keeping it great—that’s Cafe Moka, one of the best places for coffee in Islamorada.

Cafe Moka serves up a simple, great breakfast any day of the week. Choose from fresh pastries to acai bowls or eggs on croissants. All of it is high quality and delicious.

They’ve got what you need for drinks. If you’re looking for caffeine, they can do it all. Espresso, macchiato, cappuccino, latte, iced tea, or cold brew are all offered. Even regular coffee—don’t worry—they’ve got it. Cafe Moka is open 8 am-4 pm each day.


eggs Benedict breakfast

6. Green Turtle Inn

For over 75 years, the Green Turtle has been a favorite among locals and visitors alike. With great food at the Green Turtle, you can’t go wrong.

The seafood breakfast options do not disappoint. Choose from Lobster Benedict, Fish and Eggs, or Shrimp and Grits, among others. The bar at the Green Turtle is a selling point. Enjoy the classic mimosa or Bubba’s Green Turtle Bloody Mary with your breakfast. Better yet, check out the full drink menu.


Chocolate banana crepe breakfast

7. Bitton Bistro Cafe

Crepes for breakfast? Oui, oui! You’ll find some of the best French pastries in the Keys at Bitton Bistro Cafe. Croissants, baguettes, you name it– it’s all delicious.

The quiche and crepes are the most popular breakfast items on the menu. Specifically, the Nutella and banana crepes are insanely good. Grab one to go or have a seat. Either way, your tastebuds will thank you.


Where are your favorite places to go for breakfast in Islamorada? 


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