Brunch: it’s not just breakfast or lunch. It’s a lifestyle. Brunch is synonymous with good food and good company. It’s a weekend ritual of family and friends gathering to celebrate good times while devouring delicious dishes.
My girlfriends and I always catch up over Sunday brunches. We love trying new spots throughout town and revisiting our favorites. The best part about brunch is flexibility and timing. You can wake up early or sleep in late and still make it “in time.”
Here are several favorites divided by neighborhood for easy navigating.
Downtown Pensacola is really going to be brunch galore with no shortage of choices. The Pensacola Fish House gets my vote for number one with $5 bottomless mimosas, famous cheesy gouda grits, and waterfront views. McGuire’s six-egg omelet and complimentary Irish coffee and beignets are a close second. Take a look through the M-A-N-Y choices below, we promise you can’t go wrong with any of these.
Nothing is better to me than waterfront dining and almost every location on Pensacola Beach offers stunning views and even better food. New on the scene, Bonsai located inside the Hilton Pensacola Beach offers a luxury brunch buffet with seafood towers, eggs benedict and more. A personal favorite is the Grand Marlin on Pensacola Beach. Popular heavier dining items like their famous Grouper picatta is on every menu along with daily benedict specials, a fabulous assorted bakery basket and more. If you’re looking for stunning Gulf of Mexico views, the crab omelette at Drift is where you’ll want to spend the day. If you’re trying to go casual and still step out of the box, Café Bistro boasts fluffy pancakes, shashuko and a dynamic espresso menu.
Uptown Pensacola is where people work and shop in Pensacola and includes many community staples like Pensacola International Airport and Cordova Mall. Don’t sleep on George Bistro Bar & Craft Bakery as the two quickly made a name for themselves worthy of taking a short drive from downtown or the beach. Chef George whips up popular favorites like his short rib mac and cheese, unique cocktails, and more. Unique as well, the chef behind Craft Bakery actually started at George and she got so popular that she had to open her own spot. Now guests get to enjoy her popular desserts along with gelato, weekly specials, and unique breakfast items such as their avocado toast with avocado mousse and the weekend khachapuri.
Located just next to downtown, East Pensacola is where the locals love to go. Chef Gus Sillivos has been cooking in the community for over 20-years and boasts simple eggs and diner plates at Scenic 90 café and Saturday brunch at Agapi Garden + Bistro, his newest venture. Here you can expect out-of-the-box items with a Mediterranean flair worthy of your Instagram feed.
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