We’ve all heard it said: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” If you’re anything like us, we are not exactly the most pleasant morning people. A hearty, savory breakfast topped off with coffee – lots of coffee – is a solid morning motivator for us.
Summer has almost come to an end, but thanks to the random, food holidays – the excitement has just begun. August 24th is National Waffle Day and who doesn’t love waffles? Before you head out to capitalize on the end of summer at the beach, fuel up with breakfast at one of these delicious eateries.
In honor of another American-celebrated food holiday, here are our favorite restaurants to grab breakfast in Palm Beach.
Tom Sawyer’s Country Restaurant
1759 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton | 561-368-4634
Born and raised in Georgia – the heart of the deep south – I am all for some southern comfort food. Tom Sawyer’s in Boca Raton epitomizes coziness and southern comfort. This quaint country cafe is decorated with old-timey memorabilia and wooden accents, producing the most inviting breakfast spot.
Fortunately, the breakfast menu exceeds the southern hospitality vibe at Tom Sawyer’s. Hearty meals like the Breakfast Skillet (eggs, home fries, cheese – served in a skillet) and their infamous Biscuits & Gravy can all be customized with your choice of meats and veggies. Best of all, the freshly made cookies are a perfect way to cap off breakfast at Tom Sawyer’s. If you’re not an early riser, no worries this country restaurant extends the hospitality to brunch and dinner!
1450 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton | 561-750-2120
Flashback Diner has been a longstanding South Florida for over 30 years. This chic diner capitalizes on the upscale quality of food with their laid back comforting diner vibes. Flashback Diner is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – talk about convenient!
This delicious breakfast spot offers Early Riser Breakfast Specials, Twilight Dinner Specials, Weekend Bottomless Mimosas, lavish desserts, and an overflow of coffee to keep the fellowship alive. This diner combines all of your favorite meats with your favorite breakfast necessities like their infamous Steak & Eggs (two eggs, Ribeye steak served with homefries, hash browns, or fruit and bread). In honor of National Waffle Day, don’t overlook Flashback Diner’s savory Chicken & Waffle meal, comprised of a Belgium waffle topped off with half a southern fried chicken. Is your mouth watering yet?
The Breakfast Shack
3469 W Boynton Beach Blvd #1, Boynton Beach | 561-735-3594
The Breakfast Shack in Boynton Beach is one of our absolute “before the beach” pit stops. This laid back, casual atmosphere welcomes all customers – morning grumps included. The staff is super friendly and this homey restaurant features all of your favorite casual breakfast meals.
Mouthwatering breakfast dishes include Coconut Macadamia French Toast, Volcano Omelet (smoked jalapeno bacon, ham, sausage, and cheese), and of course the best Bananas Foster Waffles. If you’re looking to kill the hunger vibes with delicious food and a friendly atmosphere, check out The Breakfast Shack.
4700 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach | 561-833-5691
Are you looking for breakfast with a view? We aren’t talking the normal beach view, but rather eye-catching artwork from local talent. If so, Howley’s is the place to go. This diner dates back to 1950 with funky local artwork covering the walls.
The menu at Howley’s is just as funky and killer as this classic diner. The kitchen slays greasy-spoon breakfast plates like Howley’s Crab Hash (fresh crabmeat, onions, peppers, potato & topped off with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce) and The Belgian Waffle (homemade waffles made on authentic Belgian waffle irons). Looking to celebrate Sunday Funday the right way? Wash down your meal with The Mimosa, Howley’s Bloody Mary, The Bellini, or Howley’s Screwdriver.
Dune Deck Cafe
100 N Ocean Blvd, Lantana | 561-582-0472
Looking to soak up the cool breeze, in a tropical setting, while you load up with some breakfast fuel? Dune Deck Cafe offers a variety of scrumptious breakfast options combined with some of South Florida’s best scenery. Dune Deck Cafe mixes their chic decor with breathtaking views of the Atlantic waves crashing onto the shore.
Patrons can indulge in a number of vibrant entrees like their Portobello Eggs Benedict, Create Your Own Omelet, Berry Greek Yogurt Crepes, Filet Mignon & Eggs, Maple Butter & Candied, and Walnut Waffle. Dragging the kids to early morning breakfast? Don’t worry, Dune Deck Cafe promises to help your little ones decide on breakfast without complaints, with their Kid’s Mickey Mouse Pancake.
Benny’s On The Beach
10 S Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth | 561-582-9001
Benny’s was founded in 1986 and for over 30 years has been a popular local surfside dining landmark on the Lake Worth pier. This iconic restaurant offers a seaside atmosphere that encompasses everything Floridian. The vibe at Benny’s is high-class dining at affordable prices for anyone walking on the pier.
Benny’s has an array of interestingly delicious breakfast plates like Grapefruit Brulée (spiced sugar bruléed grapefruit half, glazed orange ginger muffins, greek yogurt, and Heather’s Granola Beach Mix), Chicken & Waffles (buttermilk marinated, hand-breaded fried chicken with melted cheese, honey Sriracha drizzle, pickled Jalapenos served atop Beach Bread), and even Pineapple French Toast (toasted coconut and fresh warm pineapple with sweet cream). Looking to try something uniquely pleasant for your breakfast palate? Head over to Benny’s on the Beach to get your breakfast fix!
Jeffrey Rausch says
Thank you Boca Digest and Tricia Moceo for your article about best breakfast locations in Palm Beach, and including Flashback Diner. We are proud to be serving award-winning breakfast/lunch/dinner and lavish desserts to residents of South Florida for over 30 years. Providing breakfast and American comfort food 24 hours a day, every day to your readers!