Jacksonville is located where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean in northeast Florida. Whether it’s a delightful breakfast sandwich from the Beach Diner or the savory fried chicken and waffles from Metro Diner, these 25 Jacksonville breakfast spots get your day started right. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Angie’s Grom

Angie’s Grom

This charming and popular breakfast café is located in Jacksonville Beach. It is situated just a few blocks from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Oceanfront Park. The interior of this café is made up of unique and eclectic décor like surf boards, deer antlers, Christmas lights, and various beachy signs as well as pictures and artwork featuring ocean settings. Guests will love favorites like The Volcano, made with scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese, beans, rice, and salsa wrapped in a tortilla then baked in a pizza oven and topped with a mild hot sauce, enchilada sauce, chives, and sour cream.

204 3rd Avenue South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, Phone: 904-241-3663

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Beach Diner

Beach Diner

This mom and pop style diner is located in a strip mall in Ponte Vedra Beach and is a short drive to the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The unassuming diner has a strong nautical tone with its white and navy blue colors and features small wooden café tables, padded booths, and a breakfast bar that wraps around their service prep area. Patrons visiting here will enjoy favorites like their traditional eggs Benedict made with perfectly poached eggs on top of a toasted English muffin with Canadian bacon covered in hollandaise sauce and served with fruit, grits, or hash browns.

880 A1A North #2, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, Phone: 904-273-6545

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Beach Hut Cafe

Beach Hut Cafe

Just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, patrons looking to satisfy their breakfast cravings will want to check out the Beach Hut Café located in Jacksonville Beach. The café keeps it simple with one wall painted with an aquatic tropical reef motif, a hanging surfboard, a few pictures, and some picnic bench style tables. The comfortably unassuming décor provides a relaxing place to enjoy their homestyle breakfasts. Guests can enjoy the savory corn beef hash served with two eggs, home fries or grits, toast, an English muffin, bagel, or biscuit or the French toast with Texas-sized bread, grilled and topped with powdered sugar.

1281 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 322250, Phone: 904-249-3516

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Biscottis

Biscottis

What was once a cozy coffeehouse seating only 37, Biscottis has grown to a full-size café accommodating up to 100 guests. Located just minutes from downtown Jacksonville and not far from the St. Johns River, this café has become a popular breakfast destination. The interior has an elegant turn-of-the-century style with exposed wood and brick and beautiful patterned clay tile flooring. It also features a large display case filled with decadent treats. Patrons will love mouthwatering dishes like their steak medallion Benedict made with beef medallions on mini croissants, topped with Gruyere, poached eggs, and a citrus hollandaise sauce.

3556 St Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205, Phone: 904-387-2060

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Cool Moose Cafe

Cool Moose Cafe

This adorable café first opened its doors in 1998 and has been serving up mouthwatering breakfasts ever since. The Cool Moose Café is located in the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville, just minutes from the St. Johns River and downtown. The café provides a warm and cozy ambiance with exposed wood beams, wooden tables, soft lighting, and a hand-written menu on a chalkboard hanging above the counter. Guests will enjoy favorites like their Meat Lover’s Breakfast Quesadilla with scrambled eggs, spicy ghost jack cheese, onion, green pepper, tomato, sausage, ham, and bacon grilled in a flour tortilla and served with salsa picada, sour cream, and guacamole. Next read: weekend getaways for couples

2708 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205, Phone: 904-381-4242


Copeland’s of New Orleans

Copeland’s of New Orleans

This delightful brunch spot is located about 10 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. Copeland’s of New Orleans has been serving up savory dishes with a touch of Southern Louisiana soul since 1983. The interior decor has a classic and elegant design with rich mahogany wood accents throughout, mood lighting chandeliers, classic landscape paintings, white linens, and candle centerpieces for the tables. Patrons dining here will enjoy delicious brunch items like the eggs Sardou made with poached eggs on top of sautéed spinach, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and spicy tasso ham served over a buttered croissant and topped with hollandaise sauce. Browse our things to do in Florida guide for more ideas.

4310 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246, Phone: 904-998-4414


Country Cabin Restaurant

Country Cabin Restaurant

Country Cabin Restaurant has three locations in Florida, one in Orange Park and the other two in Jacksonville. Patrons dining at these restaurants will feel a mom and pop type of ambiance with wooden park benches out front, warm wood floors and exposed brick inside as well as red leather booths and flower-printed table linens. Guests will feel right at home while they enjoy delightful breakfast cravings like the house omelet made with onions, bell peppers, ham, cheese, and tomato or the Country Cabin Breakfast Special with chicken-fried chicken and two eggs with hash browns or home fries, toast or biscuit, and coffee or tea. Florida beaches offer a cheap way to enjoy the state's natural beauty.

4434 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210, Phone: 904-317-9887


Deerwood Bistro

Deerwood Bistro

Deerwood Bistro is a light and bright contemporary breakfast spot serving up tasty breakfast cuisine. This family-owned and operated bistro is located about 15 minutes south of downtown Jacksonville between the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. Their passion for food coupled with their 20 years of experience makes them a must-visit restaurant when in town. Patrons will enjoy mouthwatering dishes like their Great American Skillets made with grilled tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms with hash browns covered in melted cheese, and three eggs cooked to order. Guests can make it a meat lover’s scramble by adding bacon, ham, and sausage. Browse our best places to visit in Florida guide for more ideas.

8221 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32256, Phone: 904-527-3451


Famous Amos

Famous Amos

Visitors can find seven of these eight old country-style diners in Jacksonville. The other is located in Orange Park. Famous Amos has been serving up scrumptious dishes to folks for over 40 years. Inside, guests will be immersed in a rustic country feel with exposed wood beams, old wooden booths, brick flooring, red painted walls, and farmhouse-style chandeliers. Early risers can start their day with the Country Morning, made with an 8-ounce ground beef steak, two eggs any style, grits, and a biscuit or toast. Another great choice is a hot cup of coffee and their delightful pecan waffle. Read about the best Florida weekend getaways for a relaxing vacation.

8265 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32221, Phone: 904-786-2244


Fox Restaurant

Fox Restaurant

This American-style diner has been a favorite among locals for many years. The Fox Restaurant is located about 10 minutes away from downtown Jacksonville and a couple blocks from the winding St. Johns River. The restaurant is decorated with an eclectic pop culture theme and features painted white shiplap walls, a breakfast bar, small diner booths, and farmhouse chandeliers. Diners will fall in love with delectable dishes like the Ortega Omelet made with chorizo, cheddar cheese, black beans, tomato peppers, onions, and fresh salsa, or the Pizza Omelet made with sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onion, peppers, provolone cheese, and marinara sauce.

3580 St Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 322205, Phone: 904-387-2669

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Grinder’s American Diner

Grinder’s American Diner

Grinder’s American Diner is serving up just that – classic American-style diner food. Why mess with something that’s not broken? Located in a quiet strip mall, Grinder’s is situated between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean. Locals and visitors alike have enjoyed dining on their savory eats since 1986. Guests can start their day right with a great American classic like the Country Breakfast served with two eggs any style, bacon or sausage, home fries or grits, a biscuit, and sausage gravy, or something a little sweeter like the Belgium waffle with hot apples, blueberries, or sliced strawberries.

10230 Atlantic Boulevard #8-9, Jacksonville, FL 32225, Phone: 904-725-2712 More ideas: Florida Keys camping.


Jax Beach Brunch Haus

Jax Beach Brunch Haus

This premier brunch eatery is located blocks from the beautiful shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville Beach and has been serving up sensational breakfast and brunch eats since June of last year. The contemporary rustic-chic dining room features concrete polished floors, exposed brick, wood ceiling fixtures with Edison lights, and colorful wall art. Diners can enjoy a Vietnamese iced coffee while they dig into the divine Haus Benni made with an English muffin, spinach, corned beef, bacon, poached eggs, and Haus-made hollandaise. Another favorite is the Let Your Light Shine, which is mouthwatering crepes with sweet ricotta and berry compote. Yum!

610 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, Phone: 904-945-4287


Maple Street Biscuit Company

Maple Street Biscuit Company

Maple Street Biscuit Company first opened their doors in November of 2012 right here in Jacksonville, Florida. Since then, their popularity has grown rapidly, and they now have several community stores around the country. This restaurant prides itself on being community leaders, providing mouthwatering comfort food to its patrons and engaging in sustainable business practices. Guests can enjoy one of their signature biscuits like the Farmer, made with a flaky biscuit, all-natural fried chicken, pecan wood smoked bacon, and cheddar cheese, topped with fresh house-made apple butter. Another winner is the Bam! It’s a house-made vanilla bean waffle with Asiago and pecan wood smoked bacon baked in.

2004 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: 904-398-1004

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Metro Diner

Metro Diner

One of Jacksonville’s staples for breakfast, Metro Diner has been serving satisfied patrons for over 25 years. Known for welcoming service and award-winning food, it’s been the go-to diner for locals and visitors alike. Metro Diner prides themselves on their ability to deliver unique recipes and creative twists on popular classics and they cook from the heart, which their guests certainly appreciate. Patrons will enjoy sensational breakfast eats like their huevos rancheros made with two eggs any style served over fried tortilla shells, chorizo sausage, black beans, onions, and peppers and topped with melted cheese, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, and green onions.

3302 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: 904-398-3701

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Oceana Diner

Oceana Diner

Located between San Pablo Road and Hodges Boulevard, Oceana Diner is nestled in a strip mall on Beach Boulevard and is a Jacksonville neighborhood favorite. The design focal point is an impressive European-style brass and copper cappuccino maker, situated on the counter opposite the entrance. The diner has exposed brick from the floor halfway up the wall with soothing yellow paint the rest of the way as well as tan-colored herringbone-patterned tile. Guests can enjoy straightforward breakfast classics like the Two Eggs Meal served with home fries or grits and toast, or the Country Omelet with bacon, ham, sausage, green pepper, onions, and American cheese.

13799 Beach Boulevard Suite 3, Jacksonville, FL 32224, Phone: 904-374-1915

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Secret Garden Cafe

Secret Garden Cafe

This adorable café is located 10 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. From here, the sparkling Atlantic Ocean is a straight shot down Ocean Beach Boulevard. Secret Garden Café was featured on Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible with Robert Irvine and HGTV’s Vanessa Deleon, where it underwent a complete redesign and menu overhaul. The makeover was well-received by patrons, and they’ve been serving up divine menu options ever since. Guests will enjoy savory eats like their Hot Mess breakfast bowl made with three scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, and sausage piled high on a bed of café potatoes with shredded cheese and served with toast or a biscuit.

10095 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246, Phone: 904-645-0859

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Taverna

Taverna

This trendy and polished restaurant is located in Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood just minutes from the St. Johns River and downtown. The award-winning restaurant has racked up accolades since opening its doors in 2009, and patrons are sure to have a one-of-a-kind dining experience at Taverna. The contemporary design features reclaimed wood, painted exposed brick, pendant lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an expansive patio. Guests will love dishes like their poached eggs made with fingerlings, jamon serrano, hollandaise, truffles, and onions. Another good bet is their Taverna Hash, with house-made breakfast sausage, fried fingerling potatoes, peppers, onions, and two eggs sunny side up.

1986 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: 904-398-3005

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The Southern Grill

The Southern Grill

The Southern Grill is a cozy diner-style café located close to the Main Street South Bridge just over the St. Johns River near Treaty Oak Park. Inside, diners will find exposed HVAC ducting for an industrial feel as well as café tables with black linens, a breakfast bar with black leather back-supported stools, a pass-through window to the kitchen, and a few flat-screen TVs. Breakfast favorites include their country fried steak & eggs, biscuits & gravy, and spicy Mexican omelet with spicy taco meat, sour cream, salsa, bell peppers, and onions, topped with chili and shredded cheddar.

800 Flagler Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207, Phone: 904-858-9800


Uptown Kitchen and Bar

Uptown Kitchen and Bar

Uptown Kitchen and Bar is unique in that it’s a marriage between a classic diner and a modern gastropub. The urban-chic restaurant has medium toned wood tables, metal chairs and stools, exposed industrial-style ceilings, and a full-service bar. This stylish restaurant is located in Jacksonville’s Springfield neighborhood and is just minutes from downtown. Guests can enjoy fan favorites like their breakfast burrito made with eggs, chorizo, home fries, cheddar cheese, and fresh tomatillo salsa wrapped in a flour tortilla, or their French toast made with thick slices of their artisan brioche bread dipped in vanilla batter and served with maple syrup.

1303 Main Street North, Jacksonville, FL 32206, Phone: 904-355-0734


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