North Florida might be best known for its tropical climate and sunny beaches, but Jacksonville offers a culinary scene worthy of its very own category. Read our guide to the best breakfast and brunch spots in the Jax, ranging in variety from classic American fare to international Latin and Italian cuisine.
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Julington Creek Fish Camp
The Julington Creek Fish Camp is an elegant and traditional spot for the yummy seafood Jacksonville is known for. Enjoy the view of the adjacent river on a Sunday morning as you experience North Florida’s exciting cuisine on a quiet outdoor patio. The menu is full of traditional brunch choices as well as some featuring a unique Southern twist. Get a true feel for Jacksonville while at the Julington Creek Fish Camp and savor authentic seafood caught fresh right by the beach.
Address: Julington Creek Fish Camp , 12760 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, United States, +(904) 886-2267
Black Sheep Restaurant
Being the Black Sheep has never felt and tasted so good! Southern hospitality comes alive at this local joint full of quality meals with local ingredients and signature cocktails. The options more than abound but the fried green tomatoes and the fries with gravy are sure to satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. The Black Sheep also features a rooftop patio with spectacular views of the surrounding area and the historic 5-Points in the Riverside neighborhood.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
As the name fittingly indicates, this quaint coffee shop offers a multitude of egg dishes. Everything here is made from scratch and with local artisan ingredients. Some of the stand-outs on the menu are the handmade biscuit beignets, reminiscent of the French Quarter in New Orleans, and the Floridian, a cream cheese omelet topped with garlic-sautéed crabmeat, Monterrey Jack cheese and green onions.
The Taverna is a rustic and up-scale restaurant that draws inspiration from casual Italian cuisine. Located in the historic San Marco neighborhood, Taverna provides guests with a true European experience surrounded by a classy ambiance. One of the star brunch entrees is the Taverna Hash, made with two sunny-side eggs on top and fingerling potatoes, onions, peppers and Italian sausage.
Secret Garden Cafe
The Secret Garden Cafe is a hidden gem tucked away in the middle of Jacksonville. Its unpretentious and beachy vibe gives way to high-quality food. In fact, the Secret Garden was featured in an episode of the Food Network back in 2011 and has become even more popular with locals since. Come hang out in a classic, laid-back Florida environment and try one of the stellar Bloody Marys!
The Blue Fish Restaurant
Located in the prestigious and historic neighborhood of Avondale, The Blue Fish is one of the best known restaurants in all of Jacksonville. The fresh seafood here is to-die-for and the team of cooks make sure to keep customers surprised with an incredible mix of creative recipes. Enjoy the $5 all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary’s or mimosas and the crab omelet with cheese grits, or the shrimp eggs Benedict.
Bb’s Restaurant and Bar
Bb’s restaurant and bar has been consistently voted as one of the best restaurants in north-east Florida and will please and surprise customers with its excellent and dreamy flavors. Situated in the South Bank Area, this is the perfect location for brunch while exploring Jacksonville, just minutes away from the downtown business district and the popular Florida Theatre.
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