The lovely Cocoa Beach on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast is known for its long stretches of sand, surfing, and laid-back vibe. But it’s also starting to build up a reputation as a town with a fine cuisine culture. We have to agree! Which is why breakfast in Cocoa Beach is always on our list of must-dos when in the region.
No matter what your plans are when visiting, Cocoa Beach has a variety of eateries that are worth dropping into for breakfast or brunch. As we know this place well we wanted to share with you our own list of the very best places for brunch and breakfast in Cocoa Beach. Enjoy!
1. Juice and Java Café
What’s a better way to start your day than with good coffee, homemade food, and fun? Well Juice and Java Café offers exactly that!
This popular Cocoa Beach breakfast and brunch spot is open 7 days a week from 7.00 am to 2.00 pm and provides a delicious range of burritos, salads, paninis and wraps with a homemade touch ready for both takeaway or dining-in.
If you want to start your laid-back Sunday or boost your Monday mood, we recommend trying the Smokehouse Bagel, any of their traditional macchiatos, or the Buzzed Honey Bear Smoothie.
They sell a range of boutique items, bagged coffee and charming gift cards too, and the profits go towards ending human trafficking. So if great food and good deeds is your go-to, then this is the place for you.
Our Tip: You can get your wraps customized on suggestion.
2. Beachside Grill and Deli
This small delicatessen hidden away in Cocoa Beach is impossible to stop going to once you’ve found it. With a few tables inside and two picnic bench tables outside, this local spot is low-key but it not only has some of the most affordable breakfast and brunch options, the food is some of the best in the region too.
There’s a wide range of options including breakfast sandwiches, bagels, muffins, and wraps. In particular the bagels, and the ham and cheese on rye, are both great choices
One of the things we admire about this deli is that if you are planning on visiting the beach, the warm and friendly staff generously provide takeout boxes so you can grab your food and go. This is definitely one of our favorite Cocoa Beach breakfast spots, plus kids are sometimes even given ice cream on the house!
Our Tip: They have special offerings each day. Ask and see what’s available!
3. Acai Express
In case the name doesn’t give it away, Acai Express is a juice and smoothie bar that offers a range of superfood bowls, some of which have 100% organic Grade-A Acai Berry in them. So if you’re looking for much healthier, lighter, and fresher breakfast option, consider visiting this local eatery and tingle your taste buds with their locally famous Acai Bowls and Pitaya Bowls.
Their refreshing natural juices and smoothies are fantastic too, and don’t forget to try the tasty Artisan Toast!
The trendy white seating, the light buzz of friendly customers and the fresh aroma of blended berries are all reasons why breakfast here is a great way to kick-start your day. It’s located close to the beach so you can easily grab your Acai Bowl and enjoy it under the hot sun, or simply dine in after an early morning beach workout.
Our Tip: The small size bowls come in a larger portion, and may be worth ordering if you have a busy morning ahead.
4. 4th Street Fillin Station
You know those establishments where you step right in, you get great vibes and then even greater food? This spot, open at 7:30am, is one of them!
With authentic filling station-style décor and a relaxed ambiance, 4th Street Fillin Station is home to various types of eggs and omelette, breakfast tacos, burritos, and breakfast bowls that are simply great.
You can easily choose to eat your breakfast in the bench layout in the front, or in the back patio. We recommend the latter, and if you bring along your dog, water bowls will be provided! This is a great pet friendly breakfast and brunch in Cocoa Beach option.
Our Tip: Looking for your money to go a long way? Order the meat and cheese board, the portion offering is like a whole meal in itself.
5. Café Surfinista
Just a three-minute walk from the beach is Café Surfinista, a breakfast-brunch café that is surfer-themed!
With a lengthy breakfast menu including bagels, toasts, and real fruit smoothies this is a must-visit Cocoa Beach breakfast spot. But what we highly recommend is the Iced latte (with almond milk) and Avo toast with coconut and bacon.
What is remarkable about this café is the range of vegan options included in the menu, which makes it one of the best breakfast in Cocoa Beach options if you have specific dietary requirements.
They have a surf shop too which has surfing gear, t-shirts, and hats. Want to hit the beach after breakfast? Shop at café Surfinista, grab your bagel, and get your surf-on!
Our Tip: Play some ping-pong at the table out back while your order is underway!
6. The Green Room Café
Painted in pastel green, with an interior décor of skateboards and wooden floorboards, is trendy The Green Room Café in downtown Cocoa Beach.
Upon entering you will come across many different sitting spots which have safe distances and privacy. All the food here is based on organic fruits and vegetables, and breakfast comprises of wraps, sandwiches (both served with salsa and chips), fruit bowls, and freshly squeezed juices just to name a few.
Considering an organic breakfast? Try the Sunrise Sandwich and the Banzai Fruit Smoothie to get your taste palates singing. What also makes The Green Room Café significant is the environmental-friendly aspect, as their take-out products come in biodegradable container bags and cups. So if you are looking for a healthier and greener breakfast, look no further, The Green Room Café will provide!
Our Tip: Have any dietary restrictions? Let the servers know and get some appetizing alternative meals direct from the head chef.
7. The Tiny Turtle
The Tiny Turtle is a Caribbean restaurant run by a husband and wife duo that’s well known in the region for its delicious Caribbean Fusion Cuisine.
With a large Tiki hut covering the patio both in the front and out back, along with an interior lined with palm tree props, this restaurant has the ultimate beach vibe. This breakfast spot includes a breakfast menu of egg-based dishes, breakfast bowls, burritos, and warm flaky biscuits. The Sofrita bowl and Plantain Chips is among our favorites.
There’s a range of food options available for dogs too, making your breakfast experience a great one for your furry friend as well.
Our Tip: The Traditional Cuban Sandwich is big enough for 2, pair up and enjoy!
8. Simply Delicious Cafe & Bakery
In the mood to indulge in homemade goods? Simply Delicious Café and Bakery is a mom and pop eatery that provides incredible traditional baked goods and breakfasts.
This cafe feels homey upon entering, and the delicious aroma together with the baked goods on display makes you want to sit down and never leave. Expect sandwich combos with a bread and side dish of your choice, tortilla/lettuce wraps, salads, and appetizers. For us, the stuffed French toast and quiche is definitely a must-try!
The outdoor seating area has some lovely nature views and the passing sea breeze along with your breakfast in the morning makes this a great place to start the day.
Our Tip: Portion sizes are quite large, so you could order just one to share.
9. The Skinny Mermaid
The Skinny Mermaid is a simple yet elegant café on Orlando Avenue that offers a wide variety of clean, fresh, and healthier options for breakfast and brunch. With its beautiful display of marine-based paintings hung on the walls and floorboards painted like a seashore, it is hard not to enjoy a meal while getting in the beachy mood!
The food options available are a combination of poke bowls, salads, and wraps as well as some refreshing Boba teas. Our recommendations include the signature house poke and Grilled Steak Island Bowl.
This café has parking spaces available too, making it even easier to meet up with family and friends over breakfast or brunch.
Our Tip: Can’t decide what you want? Use the “build your bowl” option!
10. Epic Burrito Co
Thinking of burritos for breakfast? Then we’ve got just the place for you. Epic Burrito Co is an eatery that’s perfect for a quick breakfast snack.
The breakfast options here include a range of signature burritos, tacos, quesadilla, nachos and several vegetarian options. The chicken nachos tend to be the most popular item with locals, and we think it’s a pretty good way to start your day.
Epic Burrito is close to Ron Jon Surf Shop and Lori Wilson Beach Park, which makes it a great place to stop in if you’re heading out to catch some waves! Unsurprisingly they attract a surfer crowd, and little wonder considering the surf memorabilia that adorns the walls.
Our Tip: Order multiple dips with the sides, it just adds more flavor!
11. Pita Paradise
Ever tried Lebanese food? If not then look no further as Pita Paradise is a family-owned restaurant serving up superb Mediterranean and Lebanese food.
It has comfortable seating, a beautiful art wall, and Lebanese music often playing in the background. All of that creates a lovely atmosphere for digging into breakfast and brunch favorites like falafel, hummus, fattoush, and wraps. If you’re looking for a Cocoa Beach breakfast full of taste, Pita Paradise is a great choice.
Our Tip: Their garlic sauce on almost every dish is a game-changer. Order it!
12. Nolan’s Irish Pub
Head over to Nolan’s Irish Pub to get a taste of authentic Irish food surrounded by vintage Irish interior décor.
If you’re looking for a hearty late breakfast or brunch then this is the place to go. We highly recommend the Fish and Chips, Pot Roast, Irish Toasty, and the delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding.
This pub is pet friendly too so you can enjoy your meal with your furry family member. Expect great food, friendly servers, and a welcoming atmosphere. If you want the best seats head to the ones near the fireplace as they are the most comfortable.
Our Tip: You can order half portions for a very reasonably low price.