Another Broken Egg Café (Naples, FL)

Naples, FL -

My next stops on my way through Florida were Ft. Myers and Naples. I originally had planned to spend my last week on the east coast side of south Florida. However, after Fort Lauderdale did not really work out for me - too stormy and rainy - I had returned to the west side of south Florida.

Naples is a really nice town right beneath Ft. Myers Beach. It is a little more upscale. The beach there is just amazing with nice little palm tree huts. Before driving back to Orlando, I enjoyed a nice breakfast and some nice last beach time here in Naples :)

What I liked about "Another Broken Egg Café"

My friend recommended to try out the "Another Broken Egg Café" as a nice chain restaurants. I looked at the menu and was sold :) Also, if it is your first visit to one of their cafés, you get a free order of their specialty biscuit beignets with a sweet dipping sauce. There are freshly made and crispy.

They offer a nice selection of decadent eggs benedicts including a vegetarian one and some with lobster, salmon or crab cake. They also have a good variety of sweet treats including different kinds of pancakes and toppings. And check out their incredible nice brunch cocktail section. They have different juice mimosas, bloody marys and champagne cocktails.

Also, everything I tried tasted really delicious. I was most surprised by their country potatoes. They do look like they have been sitting under a heat lamp for a while, but they are real crispy on the outside and soft inside. They were probably fried instead of re-heated, but it defenitely worked. They were also not greasy at all.

And look at their cute signature clay mug! You can also buy them, even though they are a little pricy.

My decadent brunch :)

As always on my vacation, I went a little overboard and ordered way too much. I just wanted to try everything ;)
  • A free serving of biscuit beignets
  • Breakfast tea in a nice signature clay mug
  • Peach Blini (Champagne, peach and orange juice)
  • Crab Cake Benedicts served with country potatoes
  • A side of Peach Cobbler Pancake (cake filled with honey-roasted granola, topped with peach compote, cream and maple syrup)

Brunch at First Watch (St. Petersburg, FL)

Another nice sunny day on my Florida vacation. How to better start the day then with a nice brunch. This time I tried "First Watch" in St. Petersburg out. It is an American restaurant chain that focuses on breakfast and light lunch dishes. They have a nice outdoor seating area and surprisingly, I was the only one who wanted to sit outside. I had the entire area for myself, while it got more and more crowded and loud inside...

Why "First Watch"?

The name references to the first work shift aboard a ship as the restaurant is usually only open from 7am to 2:30pm. "First Watch" serves food from the crack of dawn :)

What's so special about them?

"First Watch" emphasize the freshness of their products. They do not use heat lamps or fryers. They serve fresh fruit and made to order dishes. While they offer the classic favorites such as eggs & bacon, omlettes and pancakes, they also serve healthy dishes including granola, yoghurt, superfood bowls, avocado bread, and more. They also have tasty seasonal specials and a juice bar :)

Breakfast Hash the way I like it :)

Well, I do like runny eggs over good breakfast potatoes, a good skillet hash. However, the potatoes need to be fresh and not re-heated and mushy. I do not like the shredded hash browns, they have to be the real potato cubes preferably fried with some vegetables and onions... So, I got the "Market Hash" and I was not disappointed. It was fresh, with lots of veggies, well seasoned and very tasty!
  • Seasoned freshly cooked potatoes with crimini mushrooms, zucchini, shallots, red peppers, baby spinach, melted mozzarella and herbed goat cheese.
  • Served with two eggs over easy that were still runny inside.
  • Along that, whole grain artisan toast and fresh fruit.

Disney Brunch at the Grand Floridian Café (Orlando, FL)

I love brunch time and I love Disney :) What better way to start my vacation then having brunch at one of the Disney Resort Hotels? They always look so neat and cute with their special themes. This time we chose The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and The Grand Floridian Café for breakfast.

I had been to the Grand Floridian Resort before for the Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room which was really nice, food tasted delicious and the Victorian style atmosphere was really charming.

Now we chose breakfast at the The Grand Floridian Café which is located in the same building, right behind the foyer. The Café had also the typical Victorian charm which I really enjoyed. They also had a nice view of the rose garden and the nearby courtyard pool. They did not have outdoor seating which was a little sad. While we waited for the food (which unfortunately took quite some time), we got complimentary biscuits with jam and cream.

Decadent Eggs Benedicts, Sweets and Drinks

The Grand Floridian Café is known for its great selection of decadent Eggs Benedicts. Among the traditional version with ham, they also offer Lobster Eggs Benedicts and Spicy Chorizo Eggs Benedicts. Their traditional sweet section of waffles and pancakes is also very interesting. The waffles are Mickey shaped and the pancakes come with different decadent add ones including different fruits, creams, sauces, and decadent syrups (e.g., citrus-pecan syrup). They also have a great variety of intersting non-alcoholic drinks and smoothies which make for a great start :)

What we ordered

  • Coffee (featuring Micky), Raspberry Colada (puréed raspberries and creamy colada), Tropical Splash (blended strawberries and orange juice)
  • Eggs Benedict Flight (Three Signature Benedicts: Traditional Ham, Chorizo and Lobster Benedict)
  • Lobster Eggs Benedict
  • The Café Sandwich (open faced with ham and turkey)
  • Buttermilk Pancake with Add On (Mandarin Oranges, Dried Cranberries, Chantilly Cream, and Citrus-Pecan Syrup)

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