Must visit brunch spots in Sarasota

Must visit brunch spots in Sarasota

Exploring Sarasota’s sun-luminous coastline and beautiful housing options warrants a culinary search for the ultimate breakfast. The vast range of refined breakfast cuisine complements any exploration of the local real estate market. From innovative spots with inspiring vistas to cozy cafes, Sarasota brings breakfast to life with artisan bakeries and European pastries, as well as eateries that accommodate the most individual tastes and diets. 

Discover the brunch scene in the Sarasota area by visiting some of the following options.

  • Boca

  • Station 400

  • Green Zebra Cafe

  • First Watch

  • C'est La Vie

  • Toasted Mango Cafe


Experience the freshest ingredients at Boca, a farm-to-table restaurant serving artfully classic foods. From light, fulfilling craft dishes to savory brunch items, Boca has something for everyone. Enjoy classic brunch menu items such as Boca benedicts, Belgian pearl sugar waffles, house cured salmon lox, or grand Mar's French toast in a friendly atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating. Overall, Boca is a wonderful choice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A must-visit spot downtown Sarasota. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30 am.

19 S. Lemon, Downtown Sarasota |


This family-owned restaurant offers an intriguing old charm and history that attracts both regulars and tourists. While updated, this unique downtown Sarasota restaurant still retains the character of the original train depot with railroad station decor. The outside patio provides a great atmosphere to enjoy brunch. The menu offers a variety of delicious, innovated brunch options including sharable French toast bites and the classic Station 400 omelet. Don’t miss the avocado toast with smoked salmon, arugula tossed in olive oil, pickled radish, and topped with a fried egg. No matter the menu choice, enjoy a varied menu of fresh dishes made with local ingredients and complemented with specialty drinks like the blackberry bramble mimosa. They also offer catering services for special events. Station 400 offers two great locations. Be ready to discover an instant favorite. 

Sarasota | 400 N. Lemon Avenue

Lakewood Ranch | 8215 Lakewood Main Street |


This one-of-a-kind restaurant offers vegan-friendly breakfast and lunch – a hit with wellness enthusiasts offering some of the best fresh juices, raw dishes, and extended brunch and lunch menu. Try one of the Zebra’s egg benedicts, a special oatmeal pancake, or the widely loved avocado toast, topped with honey and chili flakes. Enjoy dining inside or outside – Main Street downtown provides a great atmosphere with beautiful trees lining the street, and the St. Armands location is directly on the circle. Excellent service with a personal touch makes the Green Zebra the ideal spot for a healthy meal.

St. Armands Circle | 476 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota

Downtown Sarasota | 1377 Main Street |


This well-known restaurant chain makes a terrific addition to the breakfast scene featuring large American-style breakfast with originality.  From fluffy pancakes to mouthwatering omelets, favorites with flair abound. Try a specialty by ordering the farmhouse hash, which includes potato hash, bacon, onions, avocados, cheese, and two eggs. Enjoy something light and healthy by trying the granola bowl served with one side. With exceptional service and farm-style café atmosphere, First Watch deserves a look for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. They offer many locations in the Sarasota area.

Downtown Sarasota | 1395 Main Street 

3706 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota

5354 Fruitville Road, Sarasota

8383 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 111, Sarasota

8306 Market St., Bradenton

4324 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton


Opening in 1997, C’est La Vie brings classic French dishes served in a pleasant bistro atmosphere and one of the first restaurants downtown to offer outdoor seating.  Their award-wining authentic bakery makes this a top spot in Sarasota for French-style entrees, croissants, and pastries – made fresh daily.  The creative presentation of flavorful omelets and crepe dishes elevate brunch.  Try the Basquaise – a French pancake/crepe with chicken, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, cheese, and basil served with a side salad or potatoes. Experience the taste of France in downtown Sarasota or the new second location in Lakewood Ranch.

1553 Main Street |

9118 Town Center Parkway, unit 102


This popular family-owned restaurant enjoys numerous accolades for its quality food. This warm, cozy local café offers a great breakfast menu and along with a friendly beach-town atmosphere. Nestled along Tamiami Trail near the Sarasota Opera House, the pet-friendly patio affords diners an alfresco dining experience. The breakfast menu includes classic items like pancakes, waffles, eggs and toast, French toast and more. Delicious gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly menu options add to the appeal for varied tastes. A fantastic breakfast experience. They also do lunch with choices like sweet potato salad, tilapia, or turkey wraps each served with a choice of one side. An ideal place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch with friends.

Sarasota | 430 N. Tamiami Trail |

Siesta Key | 6621 Midnight Pass Road

Sarasota’s real estate market is situated next to some of the top breakfast and lunch settings. Drop by one of these breakfast restaurants the next time you explore the Sarasota area and luxury real estate market. Please do not hesitate to call me on 941.266.0529 if you have any questions that arise during your summer season.

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