10 Best Places To Eat Breakfast In Fort Myers, Florida

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Natália Cagnani
Natália Cagnani 

Blue sky, white-sand beaches, and warm waters are some features that best describe Florida. Despite being a popular destination among travelers from all over the world, there are some less crowded spots around. Heading to the Southwest, you will find one of them in Fort Myers. There are some worthy attractions like the house where Thomas Edison used to stay when visiting the city, or Sanibel and Captiva islands, surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary. Whether you spend your days spotting dolphins, exploring famous houses, watching sunsets, or searching for shells, you need a great breakfast to start every morning with a fresh amount of energy. So when you are here for the holiday season, here are the best places to eat breakfast in Fort Myers, Florida.

1. McGregor Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

What about a cup of coffee? At McGregor Cafe, you can start your day with coffee, tea, or juice with locals and travelers alike. From omelets served with toast, grits, or home fries to croissants, burritos, and sandwiches, the menu has lots of items for breakfast. Besides quality food and a wide variety of selections (including gluten-free and veggie options), the place boasts a relaxing atmosphere. Pets are also welcome to accompany you.

McGregor Cafe

Address: 4305 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901, United States

Website: McGregor Cafe

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 8am - 3pm (closed on Tue)

2. Mel's Diner

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Have you tried one of our delicious sandwiches? Stop into your closest Mel's to try one for lunch today!

Posted by Mel's Diner on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Are you willing to try the traditional American breakfast? Then Mel’s Diner is your place in Fort Myers. With a retro vibe inside the restaurant, you’ll experience a bit of nostalgia from the Betty Boop and Elvis Presley era while enjoying classic meals. When it comes to made-from-scratch mouthwatering dishes, this family-owned and locally famous place offers a sensational breakfast. From the popular quiche to eggs, bacon, and french toast, everything is made with fresh ingredients from local farmers, plus they’re natural and chemical-free.

Mel's Diner - Fort Myers

Address: 4820 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907, United States

Website: Mel’s Diner - Fort Myers

Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)

3. The Eatery by Ryan

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Veggie grilled cheese and veggie loaded pots ( The Hunniford ) @abbyhunniford @emmahunniford

Posted by The Eatery By Ryan on Friday, January 29, 2021

From a wide variety of choices to get off to a great start, The Eatery by Ryan serves eggs, potatoes, and toast with bacon, sausage, ham, or pork roll as the classic breakfast. You can order a la carte or the house specialty, which includes a bowl with sausage, biscuits, and eggs accompanied by potatoes and bacon (all layered around). Sandwiches with melty cheese, French toast, and Belgian waffles (blueberries or strawberries) are also available to complete the menu.

The EATERY By Ryan

Address: 16960 Alico Mission Way #104, Fort Myers, FL 33908, United States

Website: The EATERY By Ryan

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 3pm; Sat: 8am - 3pm; Sun: 8am - 2pm

4. European-American Bakery Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Now Monday - Friday 7 am - 2 pm and Saturday & Sunday 7:30 am - 2 pm for Dine In, Take Out or Delivery Breakfast Lunch

Posted by European American Bakery Cafe on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

As the name suggests, European-American Bakery Cafe is a bakery that offers more than a large selection of freshly baked bread and handmade artisan rolls and pastries. Besides a coffee bar, there are some breakfast options to start your day fresh. From prepared sandwiches and bagels to croissants, wraps, omelets, and frittatas, everything has the finest ingredients. You can pair each option with coffee or iced tea.

European-American Bakery Cafe

Address: 12450 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33966, United States

Website: European-American Bakery Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 3pm; Sat - Sun: 7:30am - 2:30pm

5. Marko's Diner

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Salad time....

Posted by Markos Diner on Thursday, June 6, 2019

There are some family restaurants around Fort Myers that bring an extra coziness to enjoy a tasty breakfast. Marko’s Diner is one of them. Locally owned by the Markos family, it offers some breakfast specials of hash browns, grits or tomatoes, toast (white, wheat or rye), and jelly. You can also try a tasty sandwich, fluffy and sweet pancakes, French toasts, biscuits, and waffles.

Marko's Diner

Address: 16305 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33908, United States

Website: Marko’s Diner

Opening hours: 7am - 2pm (daily)

6. Bennett's Fresh Roast

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Bennett's Fresh Roast on Thursday, October 31, 2019

By the way, are you a fan of donuts? Bennett’s Fresh Roast is one of the best places in Fort Myers to start your morning. There, you can eat from-scratch hand-cut sweet donuts while enjoying a hot cup of fresh-roasted coffee. Did you know that about 800 pounds (362.8 kilograms) of coffee is roasted every month? Besides, more than 15000 donuts are fried monthly to handle the many breakfasts served daily. So, if you’re around, treat yourself.

Bennett's Fresh Roast Fort Myers

Address: 2011 Bayside Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33901, United States

Website: Bennett’s Fresh Roast Fort Myers

Opening hours: 6am - 12pm (daily)

7. First Watch - The Design Center

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

First Watch is a must-visit place to enjoy traditional, innovative, and freshly prepared food. When you arrive, you’ll be welcomed with a pot of their fresh-brewed Sunrise coffee, newspapers, and wi-fi. Meanwhile, your breakfast is prepared in the kitchen. From seasonal items to classic favorites like the traditional eggs with bacon, seasoned potatoes, and artisan toast, there are many options to start your day. Besides, you can change whatever you need to fit your food restrictions (gluten-free, veggie, etc.).

First Watch - The Design Center

Address: 13211 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919, United States

Website: First Watch - The Design Center

Opening hours: 7:30am - 2:30pm (daily)

8. Bob Evans

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Honey Butter Chicken & Biscuit

Posted by Bob Evans on Friday, September 18, 2020

At Bob Evans, you can try many options for breakfast. Each item on the menu has a name that wraps the whole package. For instance, The Original Farmer’s Choice is a signature breakfast that includes meat, eggs, and hash browns or home fries. All these can be accompanied by hotcakes or slices of Brioche French toast. Another signature option from the house is the Homestead Farmer’s Choice with sausage gravy, freshly-baked biscuits, eggs, meat, and hash browns or home fries. If you prefer something lighter, you can build your omelet, accompanied by the same side dishes.

Bob Evans

Address: 940 Colonial Center Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33905, United States

Website: Bob Evans

Opening hours: 7am - 8pm (daily)

9. Tuckaway Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Tuckaway Cafe on Thursday, July 1, 2021

How much do you like waffles? Tuckaway Cafe is famous for its Liege Waffles made with yeast dough and imported pearl sugar from Paris. If you go for it, try topping your waffle with the locally made mango jam, Nutella, homemade whipped cream, or some fresh fruit. You can combine the sweet with a gourmet coffee — cappuccino, espresso, frappe, or a cold brew version — and a bagel. Don’t forget to bring your pet along!

Tuckaway Cafe

Address: 2301 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, United States

Website: Tuckaway Cafe

Opening hours: 7am - 2pm (daily)

10. Marti's Family Dining

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

LUNCHTIME! someone is having a chefs salad! Looking yummy!

Posted by Marti's Family Dining on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Marti’s Family Dining is the first place to stop by when you arrive in the city, and it can also be the last before you go back home. Serving traditional American breakfast, you can ask for the famous scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon. The side dishes also include sausage, beef, toast, biscuits, or pancakes. You can even have an omelet or the a la carte options to build your breakfast your way.

Marti's Family Dining

Address: 16200 San Carlos Blvd #100, Fort Myers, FL 33908, United States

Website: Marti’s Family Dining

Opening hours: 6am - 2pm (daily)

Start each day with some delicious breakfast

Breakfast food
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From the traditional scrambled eggs and bacon to pancakes, bagels, sandwiches, and waffles, each place has some delicious breakfast for you. With all the energy restored each morning, you can enjoy pristine beaches and scenic boardwalks to the fullest. So, if you’re looking for a way to start your day, enjoy the best places to eat breakfast in Fort Myers, Florida!

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