There are plenty of great Brunch spots throughout Pinellas County. Downtown St. Pete is a foodie haven with plenty of top restaurants offering a great brunch experience.  And of course, waking up to a mimosa and brunch on the beach makes for a sunny day! Brunch seems to be the new favored meal of the day, especially when entertaining out of town guests, or as a way to spend quality time with family and friends.  Here's a quick review of some of the best brunch spots in St. Pete and Clearwater.

Amazing Brunch Buffets

Don Cesar / Sea Porch serves an impressive and memorable brunch buffet in grand style!  Sip and enjoy Sunday brunch at St. Pete Beach's "Pink Palace".  Their Sea Porch Restaurant offers a champagne brunch buffet from 11am-3pm.  Choose from a number of traditional menu items including made to order omelets, custom carving stations, fresh salads, and delectable desserts!  

Enjoy stunning waterfront views, in a sophisticated setting at Bon Appetit Restaurant in Dunedin.  Their Bistro Sunday Brunch menu has many inspired entrees and desserts.  You don't have to be a breakfast lover to find something on their fabulous menu filled with gourmet breakfast and lunch items.  Savor every bite, this is one Tampa Bay's best brunch experiences - Bon appetite!

The Vinoy Renaissance - St. Petersburg

The historic The Vinoy Renaissance - St. Petersburg award winning Marchand's Bar & Grill, serves an expansive, Sunday Beer Brunch in downtown St. Pete from 9am-2pm. Each month Marchand's showcases a local craft brewery with menu items incorporating the beer, and specialty drinks. Craft beer not your thing, no worries, you'll love their build your own Bloody Mary bar - who wouldn't?  And of course, if you love champagne, you can enjoy Mimosas and Bellinis while you indulge in their special breakfast dishes - complete with breakfast items, seafood, pastries, carving stations and more! The grand dame recently re-introduced a long time favorite from their classic breakfast menu back in the day, their famed Grouper Hash, read more about it:  The Vinoy | Redefining Breakfast with a Hearty Grouper Hash and be sure to check out the Vinoy's  The BEST Experience | NEW 1925 Classic Menu at The Vinoy


Brunch with a Twist 

Red Mesa Restaurant is one of St. Pete's most beloved restaurants featuring one of the best brunch menus with plenty of  regional southwestern and Mexican flavors in many of  their signature brunch dishes.  Try their Sweet Potato Pancakes, Pork Belly Bowl. Salmon Omelet, Shrimp Fundido Omelet, Machaca Scrambled Egg Dish, Steak Chilaquiles for a real breakfast treat!  Eggs not your thing?  No worries, choose from a great selection of specialty tacos, burritos, enchiladas, salads and of course, you have to try the guac!  Enjoy their brunch specialties in downtown St. Pete, or any their other locations. Read more 

The Mill Restaurant in downtown St. Pete never disappoints with a gourmet brunch menu every  breakfast foodie will love! Start you Sunday Funday with their Crispy Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Banana Bread French Toast, Tri Kale and Orzo salad, Honey Seared Tuna, Soho Cornbeef Hash, and more!  The menu is a foodie delight with a great selection of salads, burger, salads, other creative brunch favorites.
Noble Crust in St. Pete offers a great Brunch surprise, serving unique brunch creations like Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata, their version of Fried Chicken and Waffle, Meatball Smash, Short Rib Benny, plus pizzas, pasta and more!

New Brunch Hot Spots

Indulge your senses with amazing foods from around the world at Flying With Jerome, the new French cafe, and bakery that has livened up the restaurant scene in Clearwater. Just a year old,  Chef Jerome has soared with homemade French creations like Eggs Feuilleté, Crepes, Omelettes, and more.  Flying Jerome is a wonderful surprise that will make breakfast lovers and no breakfast types, love all the  great flavors ready to be explored.  
Metro Diner is the newest star on the St. Pete brunch scene, and has quickly become the "must try" place - people return to, over and over again.  Try awesome signature dishes like Chicken and Waffles, Charleston Shrimp & Grits, Challah Bread Stuffed French Toast, Breakfast Pie, eggs benedict and more!  With family friendly service, great good and hearty portions you'll never grow tired of eating at this fabulous new restaurant that prides itself on serving comfort food with flair!  

Best Brunch on the Beach 

Beverly's La Croisette on St. Pete Beach has been serving up breakfast entrees since 1989, and is open 364 days a year!  Locals make this landmark restaurant part of their weekly tradition where they enjoy homemade breakfast entrees like crepes, specialty omelets, breakfast croissant sandwiches and more!  Their motto is to make every morning a good morning, and with Beverly's sweet charm and great service, she delivers great food with a winning attitude every day...except on Christmas Day (only day they are closed)!
Everyone knows the Frog Pond is worth the wait!  This is arguably one of the best brunch spots on Reddington Beach!  Portions are big and flavorful with hollandaise sauce and other great touches added to several breakfast favorites.  There's always daily specials, like Seafood Crepes, and Quiche of the Day!  Choose from a large menu filled with hearty omelet creations, breakfast frittatas, homemade Belgium waffles, chocolate chip pancakes and more!  Locals and visitors alike make this a "must stop" breakfast treat when they are on the beach.  If you want breakfast - get in line, because everyone loves this breakfast and lunch hot-spot!   
Sweet Sage Cafe & Boutique on Reddington Beach serves breakfast every day and a great Sunday breakfast buffet, reasonably priced and filled a wide variety of breakfast and lunch dishes, from many variations of Eggs Benedict to French Toast, delectable wraps to healthy salads.  Try their unique Sage Creations, Waffle Daffle, Dairyberry Crunch, bruschetta and more!  Come for the breakfast and then browse the gift shop to discover an extensive assortment of unique items.  You'll love their peaceful atmosphere, a quaint combination of cafe, gift shop, boutique and beautiful outdoor dog-friendly garden!  Trust me, this is the best dog-friendly cafe on the beach!
Clear Sky Beachside Cafe on Clearwater Beach serves breakfast with a twist with awesome Bloody Mary's and Mimosa's for added fun!  With over 12 types of omelets to choose from, hearty breakfast skillets and more, you easily enjoy a great brunch and a walk on the beach to kick start your day!gr
Island Way Grill  toasts to a great week ahead with a delicious Sunday Brunch complete with a complimentary glass of champagne!  Choose from an array of fresh seafood, omelet station, sushi bar, oysters on the 1/2 shell, waffle stations, blintzes, selected meats, seafood, assorted pastries, desserts and more!  Wake up to a great brunch experience on Clearwater Beach!

Local Brunch Favorites in St. Pete and Clearwater

Lenny's Restaurant has been a breakfast tradition and landmark in Clearwater for over 30 years!    Family owned and operated, they serve hearty breakfast platters and brunch favorites with a great New York diner feel!  Enjoy breakfast and lunch all day, with a great selection of breakfast favorites, burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, danish basket and more! Read more about Lenny's in Best Places To Satisfy A Comfort Food Craving | Pinellas.   
Locals and tourists have been flipping over Skyway Jack's pancakes and breakfast entrees for over 40 years!  The restaurant has been an institution since 1976, where diners enjoy heaping portions, affordably priced with a southern kitsch vibe that invites patrons from all walks of life.  The wait staff greets you with politically incorrect t-shirts, and a menu filled with traditional breakfast items.  There's lots of pig decor, look for Humpty Dumpty to greet you! Skyway Jack’s claims they serve 500 breakfasts on a typical Sunday and goes through 2,500 eggs, 400 pounds of sausage, 45 pounds of bacon and 4,000 cups of coffee a week!  Pretty darn good for a place that only seats 90 people at a time.

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