Where to Grab Coffee and Breakfast During Your Lido Key Vacation

When you’re on vacation, it’s important to start your day off right. Getting a great cup of coffee or a delicious breakfast before a big day ahead can set your tone for the entire day! Luckily, there are tons of great breakfast spots and coffee shops not far away from the front door of your Lido Key rental!

Here are a few of our favorite places for grabbing
a delicious start to your morning.

Best Breakfast and Coffee in St. Armands Circle


St. Armands Circle is known for being an incredible shopping destination, but it’s also a mecca for foodies. You’ll find a little bit of everything here! But we’ve got to start with the classic: Starbucks. Starbucks is a brand you know and love, so if you just want to go back to your favorite coffee drink, you can get it right here. Hot or iced, tall or venti, you can make your drink exactly the way you like it. You can also pick up a muffin or breakfast sandwich to get your day started!

Cilantro Grill

Want a bit of a Mexican flair with your breakfast? Visit Cilantro Grill. Their breakfast menu has a little bit of everything, perfect for big families who all want something different. Pick a European favorite like a sweet crepe, choose one with bold Mexican flavors like the Viva Mexico or the Isabela, or go for an American classic like pancakes or eggs benedict. They also have a vast selection of hot and cold drinks to pair with your meal.

bowl of fruit

Madison Avenue Café & Deli

One of the most popular local St. Armands Circle breakfast restaurants is Madison Avenue Café & Deli. Where you can get a laid-back breakfast starting at 8 a.m. every day of the week. Their breakfast menu has all the classic breakfast foods you’re craving, like omelets, French, bagels, and pastries. They also offer a wide range of coffee options like cappuccinos, lattes, and espressos. If you decide to stop by later in the day, they also have a large lunch menu featuring “The Best Sandwiches on the Circle!”

Green Zebra Café

Looking for something healthy? Need to work around a dietary restriction? Head to the Green Zebra Café, where you can find something for everyone! Get started with a smoothie, which is 100% organic and contains the freshest fruits and veggies. You can also pick a mouthwatering breakfast wrap, raw breakfast options like their acai bowls, or tons of delicious gourmet pancake options! Green Zebra is ideal for those who stick to a vegan or gluten-free diet or want something fresh and healthy.

Top Sarasota Coffee Shops That Serve Breakfast

Pastry Art Bakery and Café

In addition to all the incredible St. Armands coffee shops, there are tons of great spots to grab a cup of joe in Sarasota, too! For starters, Pastry Art Bakery and Café has been a finalist for the local Best Coffee House award for multiple years and has been serving residents and visitors alike for more than 20 years now. Located right in the heart of downtown Sarasota, this eatery serves up countless coffee options, from the classic black cup of coffee to lattes, espressos, iced coffees, and more. You can also get a smoothie or individual pastries to enjoy for breakfast or later on in the day.

cinnamon rolls

The Oasis Café

The Oasis Café is the place to be if you’re searching for a welcoming destination where you can get to know the Lido Key locals by name, enjoy a delicious casual breakfast. You’ll find many pastries if you need something quick, like cinnamon rolls and croissants. You can also get a delicious sit-down breakfast like the cheese blintzes, huevos rancheros, the Bear Creek Sampler, and more. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the menu, they’re happy to fix up your breakfast just the way you like it!

The Fresh Start Café

The Fresh Start Café puts a fresh twist on all your favorite breakfast dishes, giving you a completely unique experience from anything you’ve ever tried before. The cinnamon raisin French toast is a hit! If you want something else, you can get a hearty frittata, breakfast burrito, bagel and lox, and more. This downtown Sarasota eatery is one of the most welcoming places you can find, so a meal here is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Be Our Guest

There are so many incredible Sarasota breakfast restaurants that you can choose a new spot for every single day of your trip! Luckily, each of these restaurants we’ve mentioned is no more than a short trip away from our Lido Key vacation rentals! Staying on Lido Key gives you a relaxing and luxurious place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Sarasota. We have all kinds of incredible properties for you and your family, offering all the creature comforts of home all while being just steps away from the beach. It’s time to treat yourself to a fantastic trip, so come visit us on Lido Key! Contact us today to learn more about our Lido Key vacation rentals. 

Longboat Key Breakfast Spots

Blue Dolphin Café

Finally, you can head over to Longboat Key to get your breakfast cravings taken care of. But who says breakfast has to be first thing in the morning? At Blue Dolphin Café, you can get it all day long! Start with something light like homemade oatmeal or a yogurt and fruit platter, or get something heftier like the chicken fried steak and eggs or the Blue Dolphin Special. They’ve also got pancakes, waffles, French toast, and tons of other griddle options. With so many options, the whole family is sure to enjoy a meal here!

Longbeach Café 

Longbeach Café allows you to experience a mouthwatering breakfast with an unbelievable view of the water! They’ve got plenty of healthy options like fruit platters and oatmeal, or for something on the go, choose a Breakfast Power Smoothie! You can also get something from the griddle (try the cinnamon swirl French toast!), try an omelet, or get a specialty like the smoked salmon platter or the country benedict. From breakfast sandwiches to all-American egg dishes and everything in between, Longbeach Café has it all.

plate of german pancakes


You can also come in for a meal at Whitney’s, a laid-back eatery that’s quickly becoming a local staple. Their brunch menu offers unique dishes made with only the freshest local ingredients, including popular selections like the chilled seafood platter, donut holes, and the No-Nonsense Breakfast. Whitney’s manages to stay comfortable and casual while also offering a refined and welcoming atmosphere. What more could you ask for?

Harry’s Continental Kitchen

If you’re searching for something a bit more upscale, don’t miss a meal at Harry’s Continental Kitchen. Their breakfast and brunch menu is the perfect way to treat yourself to an indulgent meal while you’re on vacation. Luxurious selections like the smoked Nova Scotia salmon plate or the Old Fashioned German Pancake are delicious. If you’re in the mood for eggs, they’ve got plenty of options, including several varieties of benedicts and omelets. Pair your meal with a side like a croissant, Lyonnaise potatoes, or a fresh fruit cup.