5 Restaurants for a Delicious Brunch on Amelia Island Any Day of the Week

As you stroll down the quaint streets of Amelia Island, Florida, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sizzling bacon will catch your attention. A brunch on Amelia Island is a must-do activity during your vacation as you indulge in the delicious dishes to kick start your day. Amelia Island has an impressive selection of cafes and restaurants serving fresh breakfast and brunch options any day of the week. 

Amelia Island has an impressive selection of restaurants and cafes worth visiting from the classic Southern-style breakfast to European-inspired menus. Here are our recommendations for the top five brunch restaurants on Amelia Island. 

Cafe Karibo

Our first recommendation is Cafe Karibo, a charming bungalow house in Fernandina Beach. Cafe Karibo reflects a sense of community and a welcoming atmosphere with a comforting ambiance perfect for a relaxing brunch. The brunch menu features creative dishes such as the Crab Cake Benedict with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and crispy hash browns. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try their Cinnamon Roll French Toast, famous for its fluffy and caramelized crust that melts in your mouth.

Bantam & Biddy

If you’re on the hunt for traditional Southern-style breakfast in Amelia Island, then Bantam & Biddy is a must-visit. In a cozy feeling space, Bantam & Biddy has a menu full of classic dishes that will instantly satisfy your cravings. We recommend trying the Chicken and Waffles, which will make you want to return and eat them again! Another classic option is the Shrimp and Grits, loaded with fresh shrimp and cheesy grits. Try their Jalapeno and Bacon Bloody Mary, a local favorite for a delightful take on Bloody Mary.

Garden Street Bistro

delicious crepe

In downtown Fernandina Beach, Garden Street Bistro offers a bright and airy ambiance with a European-inspired menu perfect for brunch on Amelia Island. The dishes are curated with fresh herbs and spices, and the chefs use only the finest ingredients to ensure a superb culinary experience. We recommend the Smoked Salmon Croissant, which has a toasty buttery croissant filled with smoked salmon, greens, red onion, and a tangy dill spread. Another menu option that is a must-try is the Pistachio and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, a stack of fluffy pancakes with a pistachio topping and a creamy lemon ricotta that adds a delicious zing to the dish. No matter your order, Garden Street Bistro promises the perfect start to your day before you visit some of the island’s best attractions – like Amelia Island State Park!

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If you crave authentic Southern cuisine, head to Ms. Carolyn’s, a favorite restaurant amongst visitors and locals. The menu features breakfast favorites such as Biscuits and Gravy with fluffy biscuits, creamy sausage gravy, and perfectly scrambled eggs. For something unique, try the Fried Green Tomato Benedict. The dish consists of crispy fried green tomatoes, a delicious substitute for the traditional English muffin, topped with perfectly poached eggs and a tangy hollandaise sauce. Pair this dish with their refreshing sweet tea for an ultimate Southern experience.

Beach Diner Fernandina Beach

stack of pancakes

Located just a short walk from the beach, Beach Diner Fernandina Beach provides a laid-back atmosphere with classic breakfast and brunch dishes. The diner is known for its friendly service and a menu that caters to all dietary preferences. We recommend trying the Beach Diner Omelette, packed with spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, and melted Swiss cheese to satisfy your hunger. If you’re in the mood for seafood, try the Crab Meat Benedict, a delicious breakfast option with crab cakes and perfectly poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce.

Stay with Amelia Vacations

After enjoying a delicious Amelia Island brunch, let Amelia Vacations take your stay to new heights. As one of the best providers of  Amelia Island rentals, Amelia Vacations is here to ensure that your accommodations match your preferences perfectly. With a wide range of properties, from cozy condos to impressive Amelia Island beachfront rentals, we have something to suit every traveler’s needs.

Choose from our 1-7 bedroom rentals, offering ample space for solo travelers, couples, families, and large groups. Our oceanfront rentals allow you to wake up to breathtaking views of the shimmering Atlantic Ocean right outside your door. For those traveling with furry companions, we also offer Amelia Island pet-friendly rentals so that no family member is left behind.

Whether you choose a rental near the top brunch spots on Amelia Island or prefer to explore all the activities and things to do on Amelia Island, Amelia Vacations is here to make your stay extraordinary. So, after savoring a delicious brunch, let us provide you with a cozy place to relax, recharge, and create cherished memories.