Posted on 5/11/2022

The Best Spots for Breakfast on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island (or AMI) is a little paradise waiting to be explored. White sand beaches, surf, and sun make this a perfect year-round Gulf of Mexico destination. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as the gulf breeze carries the scents of delicious food and the sea.After youâve settled into your vacation rental, itâs time to find the best breakfast Anna Maria Island offers. Youâll find anything you can imagine just a few steps from your door. Anna Maria Island chefs know better than most how to make delicious breakfasts.With so many fantastic breakfast options, itâs nearly impossible to choose one. Anna Maria Island breakfast restaurants offer something for everyone. Weâve broken the best down by area from North to South to narrow down the best breakfast spots. 

Rod and Reel Pier 

  • 875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
  • 941-778-1885
Rod and Reel Pier is known for its unique take on traditional breakfast. Seafood is the main ingredient for the lunch and dinner crowd, but breakfast is met with the classics.The Island Style French Toast is delicious. They dip three slices of Texas Toast into a coconut-infused egg batter, then serve it golden brown. The signature seafood omelet is also worth the wait.The restaurant is small and often filled with locals, so be prepared to wait (itâs worth it). The prices are another draw. Affordable meals in a laid-back atmosphere on the pier, what could make it better? Oh yeah, you can check out the dolphins playing in the water while you wait! 

Ginnyâs & Jane Eâs Cafe

  • 9807 Gulf Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216
  • 941-778-3170
Ginnyâs & Jane Eâs Cafe serves delicious breakfast favorites in a unique and storied building. The breakfast menu offers something for even the most finicky of eaters, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available.Come in for the Strawberry Avocado Toast. Itâs layered with avocado, strawberries, and goat cheese and topped with balsamic vinegar. Delicious doesnât do it justice. Add a side of home fries or a fresh bagel.Fruit smoothies take the heat off on a sunny day, or sit back and have a mimosa with your Crème Brulee French Toast. Whatever your order, youâre sure to love it. Dine-in or takeout options are available. 

The Donut Experiment

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  • 210c Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
  • 941-896-3172
The Donut Experiment takes donuts to an entirely new level. First off, the donuts are made fresh to order. Next, you choose the icing. The toppings are last. Thereâs a huge selection, with favorites like maple bacon, vanilla with fruity pebbles, and Key Lime pie.The coffee is great and pairs nicely with any of the donuts. Itâs a fun, unique experience and is a must-stop when on AMI. Perfect for breakfast, and the family will love being creative with the toppings. 

The Waffle Press

  • 425 Pine Ave, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • 941-242-2413
The Waffle Press offers Belgian waffles, waffle sandwiches, local baked goods, and some excellent waffle ice-cream sandwiches. Come by and order a breakfast waffle sandwich.The waffles are superb, with standouts like the Camper, a Belgian waffle covered in marshmallow, chocolate sauce, and crumbled graham crackers. Another must is the Hemingway. Itâs a waffle topped with key lime curd, sweet cream icing, and crumbled graham cracker.Thereâs typically a wait, but itâs worth it. They offer dine-in and takeout. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are available, and they offer delivery. Order some delicious waffle sandwiches and deliver them to your Anna Maria Island vacation rental! 

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe

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  • 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
  • 941-778-4757
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe is the perfect spot to have breakfast on the white sand. This beachfront breakfast spot has it all, including all-you-can-eat pancakes!AMI Beach Café has a wide range of great food. Choose from favorites like grits and biscuits and gravy or the eggs benedict. Donât sleep on all-you-can-eat pancakes! They also have delicious fish tacos all day, so give them a try.Come by and eat on the beach or order takeout. 

Minnieâs Beach Cafe

  • 5360 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
  • 941-778-4140
Minnieâs Beach Café is the perfect family-friendly breakfast spot. Come in for the special of the day or try the Minnieâs Monster Omelet. Itâs stuffed with ham, sausage, bacon, mushrooms, green peppers, and onion.When you come into Minnieâs Beach Café, youâre treated like family. Theyâll know you before you leave. The food is prepared with the same friendly attention the customers receive. Get the Minnieâs Fruit Boat, and youâll have all the fresh fruit you could ask for.Open for breakfast and brunch. Be aware they are a cash-only establishment. They offer dine-in and pick-up orders. 

The Island Creperie

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  • 127 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
  • 941-778-1011
The Island Creperie in Bradenton Beach creates a great breakfast with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. They had me at crepes.Try the French Breakfast, which comes with a perfectly flaky croissant and two crepes stuffed with jam. For a little more, try the Big French Breakfast. It includes French toast along with the croissant and crepes.There is an excellent range of savory crepes along with the delicious breakfast crepes if youâre looking for something heartier. 


  • 3201 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
  • 941-739-8879
Peachâs in Bradenton brings together great breakfast food at a fantastic price. This family-owned Anna Maria Island restaurant has delicious omelets served hot with toast and your choice of grits, home fries, or fresh fruit. Theyâre delicious.While youâre relaxing at the vacation rental, you can order breakfast from Peachâs, and theyâll deliver it. Itâs perfect for a casual morning. The vibe is welcoming and a great staff is ready to help out. Anna Maria Island breakfast restaurants have everything for a perfect getaway in the surf and sun. Enjoy your vacation! 
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