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Local Favorites: Best Restaurants for Breakfast

Find the most delectable breakfast spots across Palm Beach County.

Before heading out to explore The Palm Beaches’ sun-soaked coastline, world-class cultural attractions, and shop- ‘til-you-drop neighborhoods, fuel up with breakfast at one of these can’t-miss eateries.

Breakfast food at Pura Vida

Benny’s on the Beach

Set on Lake Worth Pier, the iconic Benny’s on the Beach offers a seaside breakfast experience that’s quintessentially Floridian. Diners peruse the menu to find an array of options ranging from shrimp and grits to chorizo breakfast tacos to classic avocado toasts. The #sunrise build-your-own-breakfast is a special treat; start with eggs, pancakes, or French toast, then add Instagram-worthy toppings like strawberries and cream, mixed fresh berries, or chocolate.   Address: 10 Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460.  

Howley’s

Whether you’re a fan of killer breakfasts, eye-catching art, or both!—you won’t be disappointed at Howley’s. The walls at this funky West Palm Beach diner, which dates back to 1950, feature a rotating selection of artwork from local talent. The kitchen churns out greasy-spoon staples like corned beef hash and eggs, French toast, and Belgian waffles, all made with organic, locally sourced ingredients. For an added buzz, wash down your meal with a mimosa or a bloody Mary.   Address: 4700 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.    

Johan’s Joe Swedish Coffee House & Café

Breakfast and brunch get the Nordic treatment at Johan’s Joe, a Swedish coffeehouse and café in downtown West Palm Beach. Diners can choose from sumptuous Scandinavian-inspired dishes like Swedish pancakes with berry preserves and smoked salmon with cream cheese on a croissant. Wash it all down with a hot mug of Swedish coffee, or go for an espresso, cappuccino, iced tea, or salted caramel hot chocolate.   Address: 401 S Dixie Hwy Ste. 3, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Dune Deck Café

In the mood for a scrumptious breakfast and gorgeous ocean views? Look no further than Dune Deck Café in Lantana. As the Atlantic Ocean waves crash onto the beach, patrons enjoy vibrant entrees like lobster eggs benedict, chilled smoked salmon crepes, and avocado toast in a casual tropical setting.   Address: 100 N Ocean Blvd Ste A, Lantana, FL 33462.  

Tom Sawyer’s

Coziness and comfort food are in store for diners at Tom Sawyer’s in Boca Raton. The wooden accents, exposed rafters, and old-timey décor conjure the feeling of being in a quaint country café, and the menu is just as inviting. Hearty meals like Breakfast in a Pot (two buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, eggs, and cheese) and the Breakfast Skillet (eggs, home fries, and cheese, all served in a single skillet) can be customized with additional meats and veggies, and a sweet treat, patrons can take home freshly made chocolate chip cookies for dessert.   Address: 1759 NW Boca Raton Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432.  

Hive Bakery & Café

Hive Bakery & Café is an American-style café and bakery perfect for breakfast, pastries, and coffee. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, just steps away from the Norton Museum of Art, Hive Bakery & Café features an elegant yet relaxed ambiance. It offers a wide variety of fresh pastries by Executive Pastry Chef Amber Felton, who brings Michelin’s three-star experience to the menu. They also have an impressive selection of bread which is baked fresh daily, and an all-day menu featuring salads, toasts, sandwiches, soups, and more.   Address: 1603 South Dixie, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Bees Knees Diner

This family-owned restaurant serves up classics with a twist, including lemon and ricotta pancakes, avocado toasts, omelets, breakfast pizzas, salads, and more. Visit one of their three locations (Lake Worth Beach, Delray Beach, and West Palm Beach) and enjoy their comfort food from the all-day breakfast menu in a relaxed atmosphere.   Addresses:

Pura Vida

Offering food made with high-quality, local, and organic ingredients, this South Florida chain is highly popular among those who want to live a healthy lifestyle. The West Palm Beach location offers indoor and outdoor seating and is situated in a walkable area, right next to The Square and less than a 10-minute walk from Clematis Street. The all-day breakfast menu includes sandwiches, chia parfaits, egg wraps, croissants, and fruit bowls. They also have a wide selection of coffee and teas, cold-pressed juices, wellness shots, and superfood smoothies.   Address: 460 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Salento Coffee

This Colombian-owned coffee place in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach offers the best Colombian coffee in town, as well as guava pastries, pandebonos, pan de queso, empanadas, arepas, and other Colombian goodies.  Salento Coffee has also a breakfast menu that includes croissants, bagels, sandwiches, and toast. Grab a coffee and sit indoors or sit outdoors and enjoy the view of Clematis St.   Address: 407 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.  

Aioli

Opened in 2014 by Chef Michael Hackman, Aioli specializes in casual, local foods and gourmet to-go. The breakfast menu includes homemade granola bowls, wraps, avocado toast, and buttermilk biscuits. But what Aioli is most famous for is the homemade bread, baked fresh daily. From Italian ciabatta and focaccia to French baguette, classic sourdough, braided Challah, and butter bread, you can find anything at this local favorite!   Address: 7434 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33405.   Still hungry? Check out our Food & Drink page for even more taste bud-pleasing choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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