Ten Best Breakfast Places in Fort Lauderdale

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Original Pancake House South Florida website

6. The Original Pancake House
Generally, we prefer to keep it local, but this international chain has got breakfast down-pat. As you probably surmised from the name, this place is known for its unparalleled pancakes; however, it manages to do make everything well. From perfectly light and airy scrambled eggs and crisp thick-cut bacon to globally inspired pancake-like dishes, such as the oven-baked Dutch baby served with whipped butter, lemon, and powdered sugar and the Danish Kijafa Cherry Crepes filled with Montmorency cherries simmered in our Kijafa sauce and lightly dusted with powdered sugar this place can cure any breakfast craving -- whether it's conventional or not.

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St. Bart's facebook page

5. St. Bart's Coffee Company
It's kind of hard to find a better place to start your day than watching the sunrise over the beach -- if you can manage to make it up in time. Unfortunately, finding a well-made and reasonably priced meal on Fort Lauderdale's strip of sand is not the easiest of tasks. Thankfully, this place exists. Whether you're looking for fresh smoothies (around $6) to go along with morning power-walk or hangover cures like French toast ($6.50) and bagels with lox ($8.50), it will be enjoyable and in financial reach. It's a win-win before you even do anything.

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Location Info

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La Bonne Crepe

815 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Steak 954

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Hibiscus Cafe

3000 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

St. Bart's Coffee Company

441 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Original Pancake House

2851 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

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Riverside Market

608 SW 12th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

Lester's Diner

250 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Floridian

1410 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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21 comments
reinapa
reinapa

The Rendezvous beats the pants off of so many of the restaurants listed here. Soooo good,

Cindi Armagost
Cindi Armagost

MOM'S KITCHEN on Floranada off federal hwy ft lauderdale

cynthia103
cynthia103

WOW !! I can't believe MOM's Kitchen on Floranada Off federal hwy in Ft Lauderdale is not on this list.

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

No Grampa's? GTFO. Go home list, you're drunk.

Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson

you mean 10 best diners, drive-ins and dives

hsrv5e
hsrv5e

I am in Ft Lauderdale every year and always go to La Bonne Crepe...they have a great breakfast for a reasonable price...they give you so much food...I recommend this restaurant highly

Dave Culver
Dave Culver

Don't waste yer time on St. Barts...

formula2201
formula2201

WENT  TO  ST. BARTS  THURSDAY.  IT WAS  PRETTY  BAD.  AND THE  PIGEONS  STAKE OUT YOUR TABLE.  PRETTY  BAD.  NEVER  GOIN  THERE  AGAIN.  RICK

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

my personal WEEKEND favorite breakfast you didn't mention and again i'm glad because i can get a table and a parking space - OCEAN ALLEYs (YUP right on the bRoadwalk with FREE LOT PARKING) and GRANDPAs (for variety, price and portions).................... (maybe they are technically outside the area covered)...............but certainly EL TAMARINDO on SR84 anytime but for me typically during LUNCH when i want BREAKFAST / BRUCH during the week instead of LUNCH fare - steak eggs cheese sauce potato fried yucca plantain garlic pesto in olive oil to drizzle over toasted cubano bread with espresso cortadito

WHATEVER happened to the GREEK place on sunrise (where it also is fed hwy) (previously an old TACO BELL) IT WAS GREAT and simply vanished - lock stock and barrel - in a single weekend ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

 

YES lesters diner; parking (plenty) portions (plenty) variety (plenty) desserts (plenty); basically the tri-fecta of ordinary good food

YES st barts oatmeal bowl with bananas cranberries and walnuts for $6 - downside YOU WILL BE MONITORED BY THE GESTAPO parking violations bureau if you park !

YES OPH but only for the scrambled eggs with diced HAM - downside REAL MAPLE SYRUP IS $5 a thimbleful and will not even cover a single silver dollar pancake

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

la bonne crepe for a french place doesn't have CROISSANTs - what is breakfast withOUT a good buttery croissant ?

le sysco all the way here

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

the FLORIDIAN has lost it's luster with me not that they should care but for starters try and get a fresh slice of tomato and see that you will get a dumb look from the waitress and an argument from the chef (or whoever that is in the kitchen)

sometimes i think they PAID rick ross to get shot at in front of the place just for the publicity BUT after a twenty plus year ON and OFF relationship - it's OFF

Dori Zinn
Dori Zinn

For Mexican breakfast, I really dig Taquera Dona Raquel (get the chorizo and eggs!). That place is legit. For the "higher-end" mention of breakfast, I would've rather seen Shula's on the Beach. Stuffed French Toast! Also, surprised Peter Pan wasn't mentioned. One of the quickest, cheapest, two-egg breakfasts around.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@hsrv5e 

just don't ask for a CROISSANT - i just don't know how a "french" place can NOT serve croissants

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@Dave Culver 

i guess you don't like OATMEAL with cranberries and bananas and cinnamon sugar and walnuts for $6

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@formula2201


RE ST BARTs pigeons

if you are bothered by PIGEONS you better not go to DIRTY BLONDIEs up the street because that place has GORILLAs,  who attack patrons who are then arrested by FT LIQUORDALEs finest PD (1) for being beaten up 

otherwise RICK the locals, including myself, just enjoy the simplicity of the place AND YES there are families with baby carriages and the kids feed the pigeons

NEVER visit italy or paris RICK - too many PIGEONs there

oh and yeah don't go on the sand either RICK - too many baby turtles !


(1) the FtL PD later saw a video and changed their tune - arresting the GORILLAs on felony and misdemeanor counts of savage violence (basically stomping on a patron on the ground who was suckerpunched and put in a choke-hold from behind)

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@Dori Zinn 

peter pan as well as gibby's and the swiss chalet were well known establishments back in the dayz of NE snowbirds in pale-aire and environs who have since migrated to boca and beyond so OPB is no longer the place to go for snowbirds

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