Top Breakfast Spots in the Palm Beaches

Our editors spotlight their favorite hidden gem locales for morning meals

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Ganim’s Juno Beach Café 

Abigail Duffy, Web Editor 

Despite its “locals only” feel, Ganim’s Juno Beach Café welcomes all hungry visitors for delicious plates and is known around town for treating diners like family—apt for a family-owned and -operated joint. It’s a delightful spot for a hearty breakfast (think: scrambles, jazzed-up Belgian waffles, and Benedicts) before a day on the water, by the beach, or exploring the county’s other gems.

Center Street Nook

Kristen Desmond LeFevre, Senior Editor 

For an early-morning taste of Old Florida, there’s no better spot than Jupiter’s Center Street Nook. This family-run greasy spoon offers seriously hearty breakfasts served with a smile—from the Billdozer, which layers pancakes with eggs, cheese, and bacon for a sweet-meets-savory delight, to the shrimp Benedict that puts a coastal spin on a breakfast classic. Dine inside (seating is limited) or use the walk-up window to take your daybreak delights to go. (561-745-7477)

The Pelican Restaurant  

Mary Murray, Executive Editor

This unassuming spot in downtown Lake Worth packs a lot of flavor into minimal square footage. In addition to customary standards, diners can expect a “secret menu” of Indian specialties. If you’ve ever wanted to stuff an omelet with aloo gobi or palak paneer, you’ve come to the right place. My go-to order is the Eggs Nissa: curry scrambled eggs topped with feta cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, ginger, and fresh jalapeño, as well as a side of raita to cut through the heat.  

Johan’s Joe

Mark Spivak, Wine and Spirits Editor 

Swedish pancakes are available all day at Johan’s Joe in West Palm Beach, so there’s no need to jump out of bed at dawn to get your fix. The light, fluffy pancakes are topped with homemade berry preserves and fresh whipped vanilla cream, then dusted with powdered sugar; add berries or Nutella for a small upcharge. A large, family-style order
to go is a great way to start your weekend. 

This Is it Café 

Daphne Nikolopoulos, Editor in Chief 

If you’re craving all-American comfort food, simply prepared and at throwback prices, This Is It lives up to its name. There’s an extensive menu of standard breakfast fare—omelets, short stacks, eggs and bacon—and a few Southern favorites, too. Order the country fried steak or the breaded catfish with eggs and grits, and you can skip lunch. I’m more of an oatmeal and fruit girl, but I’ve been known to indulge in a pecan waffle from time to time. (561-655-3301) 

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