Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by Wandering our World

Known for its sun kissed beaches, golf courses and water park, Cape Coral is a great destination for travelers and families. With 400 miles of inland waterways and a long coastline on the Gulf of Mexico, the city has plenty of opportunities to explore the waters in the form of Tiki cruises, private yachts and fishing expeditions.

The vibrant and friendly community here has fostered a great environment for the tourism industry to grow, and in turn that’s led to a number of restaurants opening up.

From local seafood shacks, to authentic Cuban cafes and New York style bagels, there’s something here for every breakfast and brunch lover in Cape Coral.

And as we know this picturesque city so well, we’ve put together a list of places that we think offer some of the best breakfast in Cape Coral. Wake up to beautiful views along with some top-class, expertly-made breakfast that will fuel you up for the day ahead. Bon appetit!

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Our Top Nine Picks For Breakfast In Cape Coral: Food Worth Getting Out Of Bed For!

1. Annie’s Restaurant

A lovely, laidback old school restaurant serving American comfort food.

A family run joint, Annie’s has been serving breakfast in Cape Coral since 1987. You’ll be taken in by the warmth and comfort that this place exudes from the moment you enter, whether it’s the server’s friendly faces or the no frills, down to earth ambience.

There’s even an entire wall that features regular customers’ photos with a large sign that says ‘our customer is the heart of our business.’ The rest of the walls have different paintings and knick-knacks that celebrate Cape Coral. Seating is simple and comfortable, if a little closely packed, featuring wooden tables and upholstered chairs.

You’d better bring your appetite if you plan to dine here though, because the portion sizes are huge! And the ‘Grand Pancake’ itself could feed a family. We’ve also heard good things about the Greek omelet which comes filled with spinach, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese. Spring for the home fries too, they’re thick cut and super crisp on the outside.

There’s plenty to choose from the rest of the menu too, from grill items to eggs to order and specialty crepes. Another positive is that they serve breakfast till 1:00 p.m.

The service is very inviting and quick and everyone from the host to the owners welcome you with smiles.

Breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all days. Their lunch starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes on till 3:00 p.m. if you want to swing by and try some classic comfort fare.

Address: 814 SE 47th St, Cape Coral, FL 33904

Pancakes with banana, walnut and caramel.
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2. The Boathouse Tiki Bar and Grill

Bayside eatery with great views that specializes in seafood, drinks and entertainment.

The Boathouse has a soothing beach vibe by day, which transforms into a party atmosphere in the evenings. You can choose to sit on the pier or pull up a chair on the sandy beach to watch boats sail around the harbor. If you have one of your own, you can even moor it on the dock here, though be warned, it does get filled up fast.

Beach umbrellas, thatch roofs and the occasional palm tree provide shade in this open plan restaurant which boasts great views and often even better weather.

The breakfast menu here is not expansive but covers the classics, while adding a bit more. The restaurant brings a bit of the south to Florida with its chicken biscuit that features a fried chicken patty, bacon, pickles and American cheese on a freshly baked biscuit. Or you can opt for the traditional biscuits and gravy.

They even run daily specials on their omelets, just ask your server! Another specialty is their early bird happy hour which has margaritas, bloody marys, mimosas and screwdrivers. The bartenders are also really good, so go ahead, indulge yourself.

Breakfast is served daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. though you will want to stick around for the fantastic live acts they have coming on at noon. There is something happening every day!

Boathouse also has a second outlet in nearby Fort Myers. Regular hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 365 days a year. It’s a great spot to grab breakfast in Cape Coral.

Address: 5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33904

3. House of Omelets

A family friendly restaurant that specializes in omelets, French toast, pancakes and more.

Established in 2013, this specialty breakfast place offers an extensive menu in a comfortable setting. Warm red and yellow hues will draw you in and help build up your appetite (it’s been scientifically proven!), and the rest of the restaurant is designed keeping simplicity in mind with a few landscapes dotting the walls and an occasional flash of verdancy from indoor plants. Both booths and tables are available for seating along with a rustic counter by the pantry and bar.

We heartily recommend the omelets here. Did the name give it away? You should definitely try the house special options such as the Cordon bleu which has three eggs with ham, chicken and mixed shredded cheese. Or, make them an order they can’t refuse and go for the Godfather, which comes filled to the brim with Italian sausage, olives, onions, peppers and mixed cheese, smothered in marinara sauce.

There’s skillets, benedicts, crepes and burritos as well – trust us the menu is massive. Top the meal off with a coffee or milkshake, or even a mimosa or bloody mary!

House of Omelets prides itself on the use of the freshest ingredients and it shows. Service here is fast and efficient and your coffee will always remain topped up. Breakfast is served all day, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Address: 900 SW Pine Island Rd #122, Cape Coral, FL 33991

Omelet with parsley, cherry tomatoes
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4. Café You

A mellow Australian-inspired café known for its healthy eats.

A small and inviting restaurant, this cafe has a very thrown-together ambience which makes it feel very homey. There isn’t a fixed standard per se and you’ll probably find that no two chairs at a table are the same. A large wooden door dominates one wall and Edison bulbs and fairy lights provide lighting from above.

Clearly the café is showcasing a lot of different styles, but just don’t forget to take a glimpse of their display case which features a range of their tasty in-house baked goods!

This café prides itself on being a coffee shop with an emphasis on food, and a restaurant with an emphasis on coffee, and the menu clearly shows that. Locals talk highly of their avocado smash (avocado on toast) with the one named after the restaurant getting the most plaudits. The ‘You’ features cucumber, pickled onions and togarashi – the perfect piquant, healthy way to start your day.

The scratch made menu also has plenty of vegan and gluten free options – the hummus plate and Eggs Benedict being special highlights. You have to try the fresh roasted coffee as well, which comes from Java D’oro which is situated just next door . There’s even a small selection of Belgian beers and premium wines.

Breakfast here is served till 10:30 a.m. on weekdays, and till noon on Saturday. Hours of operation are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. all days except Sunday. Check out their lunch menu too, which has healthy, bowls, salads and wraps.

Address: 1423 SE 10th St #1a, Cape Coral, FL 33990

Eggs benedict breakfast
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5. Perk & Brew

A quaint coffee shop that specializes in sandwiches and all-day breakfast.

There is nothing pretentious about this Cape Coral breakfast spot, with its classic interiors and emphasis on good food. Earthy wooden tables and chairs make up the furniture along with a large patio with umbrellas, so you’ll have a good choice of seating.

A small counter, where you can place your order, separates their pantry from the dining area. The place has merchandise for sale and even hosts live gigs and events such as chess clubs. Advertisements for all these dot the walls – come on in! There’s always something brewing, and we don’t just mean the coffee.

Breakfast staples are available here, but it’s their sandwiches that stand out. You can customize your own by choosing the bread, meat and cheese or go for a house regular. The BLT, which comes with fried egg and mayo in a croissant is a great option. They even have an a.m. burger if you’ve got the hankering for one at breakfast. There’s a huge selection of coffee available too, and we’ve heard great things about the chai latte.

The patio is pet friendly, so feel free to bring your pupper along! Service is great with only a little wait time and everyone is warm and friendly. Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all days except Sunday when its open from 9:00 am. To 1:00 p.m.

Address: 1021 Cape Coral Pkwy E unit a, Cape Coral, FL 33904

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6. Azucar Restaurant and Bakery

A restaurant that specializes in baked goods and authentic Cuban meals.

Azucar, or sugar, serves up an array of breads and sweet treats in a lively, festive atmosphere. Spanish tiles punctuate the pastel yellow and green interiors with plenty of picture frames celebrating Cuban heritage. Metal window frames also line one wall, with inlaid mirrors to add a sense of depth and space.

But you’ll probably be drawn straight away to the long deli counter that displays the wide variety of baked goods available here.

Keeping with Cuban tradition, the breakfasts here are served with coffee. Patrons have said good things about their take on the steak and eggs or – Bistec A Caballo – which has a beef steak, two eggs and a choice of toast or hashbrowns. You could even try the breakfast sampler to get a little taste of Cuba, which comes with ham croquettes, a potato ball and choice of empanada.

This Cape Coral breakfast spot serves breakfast till 11:00 a.m. but for a small extra charge, you can order off that menu all day. Don’t forget to grab an éclair or tres leches on your way out for an after-breakfast treat!

Everyone here is really friendly, especially the owner. The restaurant is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. all days except Sunday, so make sure you get your Cuban fix!

Address: 3326 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33904

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7. Bread Pete

German American bakery and sandwich shop.

Bread Pete is a small counter serve bakery with a warm yet unassuming ambience. You’ll probably notice the unadorned orange interiors the moment you enter, which really helps establish it as a no-frills joint. There’s a three-tiered display case for all the German goodies on offer.

The kaiser rolls, croissants and pretzel buns are oh so fresh and out of this world. They pair perfectly with the Leberkaese or German meatloaf for a nice meaty breakfast.

If a fresh roll and hot coffee is not your ideal breakfast, don’t worry, they do the classic eggs any style with bacon or sausage and toast or hashbrowns. You can even build your own sandwich or choose from one of their curated house made specialties.

Breakfast here is served all day too and they even stock authentic German sausages for purchase. Their fresh rolls run out fast, so make sure you get there early so you don’t miss out!

Bread Pete is a great option for a simple, fresh breakfast in Cape Coral if you’re on the run. The bakery is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to noon over the weekends.

Address: 4402 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33904

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8. Stuff A Bagel

Family-owned deli and bakery known for its authentic New York style bagels.

Sometimes you don’t want a hearty, sit down breakfast in Cape Coral. Sometimes you just need a quick bite that you hold in one hand with a coffee in the other, while you take in the early morning air. That’s where Stuff-A-Bagel comes in. This little bakery is unassuming and quaint, featuring only a small number of tables inside on which to dine. There’s a long deli and display counter where you can see all the fresh produce on offer.

Fresh, simple, fast and done right – that’s what Stuff-A-Bagel is known for. They promise a New York experience and boy, do they deliver. There are over 15 types of bagels available. Add to that the different cream cheeses and options for fillings and you’ve got a cornucopia of choice that will fit in your hand.

The breakfast bagels all feature eggs and the specialty breakfast versions are outta this world. We’ve heard good things about ‘Frank the Tank’ which comes with bacon, sausage, ham and cheese. Even the simple plain bagel with scallion cream cheese is a hit.

There are currently two outlets in Cape Coral. The place is open from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all days, which is a blessing for all you early birds!

Address: 4825 Milton St, Cape Coral, FL 33904; 814 SW Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33991

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9. Life – The Vegan Drive Thru

Specialty vegan café with a vast menu featuring many meat substitutes.

The first vegan drive thru in Florida offers plenty of scrumptious eats for the vegan community and for people who just want to try something new. The vibe of the place reflects the food served there, being both fresh and vibrant. The café features a blue and white color scheme with plenty of natural lighting and indoor plants. Seating is available at low and high levels on tables and counters.

Going through the menu may initially cause you to do a double take, but take a closer look and you’ll notice the word play going on. The cheese is cheeze and made from milk substitute and the tuna is spelt tuno made from a seafood alternative.

The bacon egg and cheese comes with coconut bacon, just egg and cheddar cheeze in an English muffin with maple cinnamon butter spread. You can even opt for a smoothie bowl or salad. The black bean burger is also humongous and comes with great sides.

There are plenty of gluten free options on the menu as well, so talk to the waitstaff for any dietary restrictions you may have. It’s a fantastic place for a gluten-free or vegan breakfast in Cape Coral.

The staff here are passionate about the cause and warm and friendly to boot. Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. all days except Sunday.

Address: 3310 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, FL 33904

Smoothie bowl with banana, strawberry, blueberry, granola and pomegranate
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