Summer is here. And that means it’s time to hit the beach. What better way to start the day than with a tasty breakfast by the water.
Here are some Palm Beach County eateries where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories):
Lazy Loggerhead Cafe, Carlin Park
The almond-coated, thick-cut French toast earns raves at this small, casual beach shack. Those watching their waists might want to order the Lighthouse Breakfast: choice of muffin, bagel or toast with fresh fruit cup and coffee.
Open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Parking is free.
Lazy Loggerhead Cafe: 6 Van Kessel Parkway, Jupiter, 561-747-1134
Johnny Longboat’s, Singer Island
You want to dip your toes in the Atlantic? In the Sunshine State, you can’t wade any further into the ocean than on Singer Island, Florida’s easternmost point. Before you get your feet wet, stop at Johnny Longboat’s at the beach’s Ocean Mall for pigs in a blanket (sausage links rolled inside pancakes).
On weekends, Johnny Longboat’s sister Ocean Mall restaurant, Two Drunken Goats, also serves breakfast. Think crab omelets and huevos rancheros.
Open from 7 a.m. to midnight daily. Parking is free.
Johnny Longboats: 2401 Ocean Dr., Riviera Beach, 561-249-2795
Benny’s on the Beach, Lake Worth Beach
Renovated in 2013, Lake Worth’s beach and casino complex has much to offer visitors: the 960-foot William O. Lockhart Municipal Pier, modern playground equipment and Benny’s on the Beach, where you can dig into French Toast directly over the breaking waves.
Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Parking is $2 per hour.
Benny’s on the Beach: 10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth, 561-582-9001
Dune Deck Cafe, Lantana Municipal Beach
Lantana’s beach has suffered from erosion more than many beaches in the county, and at high tide, the strip of sand is particularly narrow. That doesn’t detract from the views (and sounds) that can be enjoyed while dining and drinking al fresco at Dune Deck Café, located high above the waterline. Keep in mind: Dune Deck is cash only, although an ATM is parked out front.
Open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekends. Parking is $1.50 per hour.
Dune Deck Cafe: 100 N. Ocean Blvd., Lantana, 561-582-0472
Caffe Luna Rosa, Delray Municipal Beach
The Bloody Mary Antipasto at this Delray landmark with patio dining is justifiably famous, as its house specialty Eggs Benedict, available in nine varieties, from spinach to lump crab meat to pork roll.
(If the wait is too long at Caffe Luna Rosa, its South Ocean Boulevard neighbor, Boston’s on the Beach, also serves breakfast, including P+B+J Waffles and lobster omelettes).
Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Metered parking is $1.50 per hour. Valet is $5 with a restaurant validation.
Caffe Luna Rosa: 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, 561-274-9404
Boston’s on the Beach, Delray
This place is sweet on breakfast. Think about your wildest breakfast dreams: PB&J waffles, sweet potato-marshmallow sticky buns, coconut cream stuffed french toast. We’re talking about a serious breakfast of champions and sugar addicts alike.
Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to midnight on Sunday. Complimentary valet parking is offered weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a receipt.
Boston’s on the Beach: 40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, 561-278-3364
Brandon’s at Tideline, Palm Beach
Located in the Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, Brandon’s offers breakfast with an amazing view. Enjoy ocean breezes as you sample many breakfast options like the eegs Benedict with smoked salmon and challah French toast.
Open 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Sunday brunch.
Brandon’s at Tideline Resort: 2842 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561-540-6440
Latitudes at Delray Sands Resort
Voted ‘Best Resort Restaurant’ in 2016 by Palm Beach Post Food Editor, Latitudes serves some of the best coastal cuisine in the county. Brunch offerings include a fresh seafood bar with seared Yellowfin tuna, smoked salmon, a carving station and lots more.
Open daily from 7 to 11 a.m.; Sunday brunch is 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Temple Orange at Eau Resort
Located beachside, Temple Orange offers a daily Mediterannean breakfast buffet with such yummy items as iced lemon cakes, seasonal flatbreads and smoked and cold seafood selections.
Open daily from 7:30 to 11 a.m..
Temple Orange: 100 S Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561-540-4923