Glazed Donut from Charlie's Donut Truck in Alys Beach
Bring Breakfast to the Beach: 5 Great Spots to Grab and Go

We’ve all heard of breakfast in bed, but did you know that one of life’s greatest pleasures is actually breakfast on the beach? A light breeze, toes in the sand and surf and some breakfast food while the sun comes up is something you have to experience at least once. And whether you’re a sweet or savory breakfast eater, there’s a great option to satisfy your beach breakfast dreams.

Coffee and Lighter Eats

Fonville Press in Alys Beach

At Fonville Press in Alys Beach, stop in for a morning pick-me-up of coffee or tea, along with pastries, light breakfast bowls, biscuits and a stunning ambiance. Relax inside or out, or just grab your cup of joe and a bite to eat, then head straight to the beach.

Amavida Coffee and Tea

Another longtime local favorite is Amavida Coffee and Tea. They roast their own coffee beans, teach classes about how to brew your own coffee and provide a great, friendly spot to hang out, whether you’re in Seaside or Rosemary Beach. But if you’re headed to the beach, grab a coffee or tea, pick up a light pastry or two, and stroll down to the sand.

Donuts

The Donut Hole

Donuts are woven into the fabric of South Walton, and The Donut Hole has been frying up tasty treats in Santa Rosa Beach since 1989 (they’re also open in Inlet Beach). If you don’t stop for a donut during your stay, can you really even say you were here? In addition to donuts, The Donut Hole offers omelets, sandwiches and burgers, if you’re looking for something heftier to carry along on your beach excursion. 

Charlie's Donut Truck

If you’re in Alys Beach or Seacrest, check out Charlie’s Donut Truck for handmade donuts made fresh daily. For over a decade, owners Charlie and John have made German-style donuts that sell out quick. Even more reason to get there early, grab a dozen and head to the beach.

The Whole Shebang

Looking for a full, real-deal breakfast to fill you up until lunch? At Another Broken Egg Cafe, you can get all the bacon, eggs and pancakes you want. Straightforward or way-out-there, you can get your excellent French toast or peach cobbler pancakes here. Make your beach breakfast a little fancy!

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