7 Best Breakfast Spots in Fort Walton Beach

There are so many things to do in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, but before hitting the beach, boardwalk, or golf course, you’ll want to fuel up with a good breakfast. Whether you’re in the mood for coffee and pastries, a plate of pancakes, or a big country-style breakfast platter with all the fixings — we have you covered!

Here’s a roundup of the seven best breakfast spots in Fort Walton Beach to start your day with something delicious. You won’t have to stray too far from your vacation rental; these local breakfast & brunch favorites are all just minutes away. Bon appetit!

Neighborhood Cafe

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  • Address: 417 Mary Esther Cut Off NW, Fort Walton Beach
  • Website: neighborhoodcafefwb.com
  • Price Point: $$
  • Favorite Menu Items: Eggs Benedict, Country-Fried Steak, and Stuffed French Toast

A local favorite, Neighborhood Cafe serves up great food and friendly vibes. You’ll find all the comfort-food classics you know and love, like eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy, and country-fried steak. Plus, some drool-worthy specialties like blueberry and cream cheese stuffed French toast and white chocolate strawberry pancakes. And, of course, there’s always freshly brewed coffee flowing.

If you’re having trouble deciding, Neighborhood Cafe has plenty of combo platters to choose from, or you can order just about anything à la carte to build your own breakfast plate. Little ones will love the mini pancakes or single egg omelets. This friendly, family-run cafe goes the extra mile to make everyone feel welcome.

The Breakfast Place

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  • Address: 789 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach
  • Website: facebook.com/thebreakfastplace
  • Price Point: $
  • Favorite Menu Items: “Eggceptional” Omelets, Pancakes, and French Toast

When you want a simple, delicious diner-style breakfast — there’s no better spot than The Breakfast Place. This no-frills roadside diner serves up all your breakfast favorites like eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, The Breakfast Place is always buzzing in the morning and is known for having great food and even better prices, with many dishes being just under $10.

Try one of their famous “Eggceptional” omelets, served about a dozen different ways. Or, indulge in a stack of fluffy pancakes, waffles, or French toast.

Have a hearty appetite? Try the “Hungry Man” breakfast platter that includes a little bit of everything. Want something lighter? You’ll also find veggie omelets, oatmeal, and fresh fruit on the menu.

Asiago’s Skillet

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  • Address: 110 Amberjack Dr, Fort Walton Beach
  • Website: asiagoskillet.com
  • Price Point: $$
  • Favorite Menu Items: Bananas Foster French Toast, Shrimp and Grits, and Bangin’ Bloody Marys

Whether you want something healthy or are looking to indulge, Asiago’s Skillet serves up a wide array of breakfast and brunch bites for every appetite. Indulge in decadent dishes like bananas foster French toast or steak and eggs. Or, keep it light with egg-white omelets, bagels, and fresh fruit.

You’ll also find Southern specialties like country-fried steak, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp and grits. If you’re feeling festive, order one of their signature “Bangin’ Bloody Marys,” which you can customize with all your favorite toppings. Asiago’s Skillet is a casual but fun breakfast or brunch spot everyone will love.

Bon Appetit French Bakery & Cafe

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  • Address: 420 Mary Esther Cut Off NW, Fort Walton Beach
  • Website: bonappetitfrenchbakery.com
  • Price Point: $
  • Favorite Menu Items: Almond Croissant and Raspberry and Cream Cheese Danish

When you’re in the mood for coffee and pastries for breakfast, Bon Appetit French Bakery and Cafe is a must-stop in the morning. This cozy, casual French bakery serves up a wide variety of croissants, cinnamon rolls, danishes, and other delectable breakfast pastries. Any of which will pair perfectly with a cappuccino, espresso, or latte from the coffee bar.

If you’re feeling like something extra sweet — try a slice of one of their to-die-for cakes, tasty tarts, or mouthwatering macarons. There’s no better time to have dessert for breakfast than when on vacation!

Mother Earth’s Cafe

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  • Address: 512 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach
  • Website: motherearthscafe.com
  • Price Point: $
  • Favorite Menu Items: Biscuits and Gravy, Hashbrown Casserole, and Pecan Waffles

A breakfast staple since 1976, Mother Earth’s Cafe serves up classic American diner-style dishes with a side of nostalgia. Order up some eggs, pancakes, or French toast. Or, try some local favorites like biscuits and gravy or pecan waffles. No matter your order — the hashbrown casserole is THE side dish to try!

Need to fuel up for a long day of activities around Fort Walton Beach? Try the “Big Joe’s Supersize Special” for a big plate of all the best bites on the menu. Traveling with little ones? They’ll enjoy Mother Earth’s signature “Mickey Pancakes,” shaped like everyone’s favorite mouse.

Parlor Doughnuts

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  • Address: 191 Miracle Strip Pkwy East, Fort Walton Beach
  • Website: parlordoughnuts.com/fortwaltonbeach-fl
  • Price Point: $
  • Favorite Menu Items: Gourmet Donuts, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Coffee

Who doesn’t love donuts for breakfast? Or, should we say “doughnuts,” because the secret at Parlor Doughnuts is, you probably guessed it — all in the dough! Special layered dough that’s flaky, buttery, and unlike any other donut you’ve ever had. Parlour Doughnuts bakes up fresh, small-batch, doughnuts daily in dozens of gourmet flavors like turtle cheesecake, raspberry jelly, and bourbon caramel.

If you’re looking for a bigger bite for breakfast, don’t worry. Parlor Doughnuts also offers an array of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast tacos, and avocado toast.

Need something vegan, keto, or gluten-free? You’ll find flavors to cater to every nutritional need. Traveling with a four-legged friend? Parlor also offers special doggie doughnuts so your canine companion won’t feel left out.

Chicken ‘N The Egg

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  • Address: 348 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach
  • Website: chickenntheegg.com
  • Price Point: $$
  • Favorite Menu Items: Chicken and Waffles and Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes

A cozy, comfort-food cafe, Chicken ‘N The Egg serves up breakfast classics, Southern specialties, and indulgent sweet treats. Here, you’ll find huge plates piled high with fan favorites like chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs, and omelets cooked up in every way imaginable.

Of course, no visit is complete without trying their signature strawberry cheesecake pancakes. These have cheesecake baked right into the batter and are topped with strawberries and whipped cream for a dessert-worthy breakfast treat!

Looking for a lighter bite? You’ll also find egg-white omelets, avocado toast, and fresh fruit on the breakfast menu. Whether you’re in the mood for a big plate of comfort food to start your day or just want a light breakfast — Chicken ‘N The Egg serves up something delicious for everyone.

Fuel Your Mornings in Fort Walton Beach

These are just a few of the many delicious breakfast spots you’ll find in the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area. You’ll also find plenty of local coffee shops, bagel places, and smoothie spots. Looking for something fast and familiar? Well-known breakfast restaurant chains like Denny’s, IHOP, and Waffle House are also in the area.

Want to cook up your own breakfast and enjoy some quiet time in the morning? Book your stay with Legacy Vacations and enjoy having a fully stocked kitchen where you can whip up your own breakfast creations.

You’ll also enjoy sipping your morning coffee on your own private balcony overlooking the beach, one of the dreamiest ways to start your day!