St. Petersburg and Clearwater are known for having excellent dining options. These beautiful cities are already a tourist destination for their beautiful weather, beaches, and location, but the dining and resort options are truly memorable. You’ll find luxury dining throughout the city, but where you can enjoy a great breakfast?
Whether you’re looking for something laidback and dog-friendly like Sweet Sage Café or you want something elegant and luxurious like the Loews Don Cesar’s Sea Porch Café, there is really something for every mood. Take a look at the top 7 spots that you’ll want to enjoy for breakfast in these two areas.
Sweet Sage Café – 16725 Gulf Blvd, St Petersburg
Start your morning at the beautiful and tropical Sweet Sage Café if you’re looking for some laidback and fun. Bring Fido because Sweet Sage Café is pet-friendly and prepared to feed you and your pet. There is a dog menu you can enjoy on the patio with menu items like “These Paws are Made for Walking” which is a toast with peanut butter, “Mutt Loaf” for a 4oz. of ground sirloin, and “Wake up Little Shih Tzu” for some creamy scrambled eggs.
For humans, enjoy menu items like the Waffle Daffle, a Belgian waffle with whipped cream, seasonal fruit, and raspberry sauce or an omelet. You’ll love that this restaurant once had visitors like Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock.
Sea Guini – 430 South Gulfview Blvd, St. Petersburg
If you’re looking for luxury this morning, plan breakfast at Sea Guini inside the Opal Sands Resort. You’ll find your favorite sea-inspired dishes with an Italian twist. Enjoy the views of the Gulf while eating banana berry smoothies, Greek yogurt-infused granola parfait, or Amaretto French toast with toasted almond, bananas, warm maple syrup, and sweet mascarpone. You’ll also love the Bloody Marys and Mimosasa alongside your smoked salmon Benedict or lobster ciabatta.
Paradise Grille – 900 Gulf Way, St. Petersburg
If you want something more casual and a place where you’ll find locals and old-timers, Paradise Grille is the perfect beach breakfast spot in St. Pete’s. This is actually a casual beach snack bar where you get to eat outside. You’ll love the comfort food and the great prices.
Try menu items like blueberry pancakes, egg platters, and breakfast sandwiches. A fruit plate and bagel may be what’s on the menu for you. Check it out on the weekends when the craft vendors are set up next to it selling photos, paintings, and crafts. It’s a great way to grab breakfast without wearing more than your swimsuit and a cover.
Kelly’s – 319 Main Street, Dunedin
Kelly’s is another casual stop serving up American breakfasts in a family-friendly dining room. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating where you can order the Elvis-style French toast, a specialty omelet, oat bran flapjacks, or gooey sticky buns. Children only cost what they weigh making it affordable for a regular breakfast stop.
Clear Sky Café – 490 Mandalay Avenue, St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Another great breakfast spot is the Clear Sky Café where you’ll enjoy eggs benedict, Bloody Mary’s, omelets, French toast, and more. Try the “Bennies” or Eggs Benedict with 10 different varieties to choose from. You’ll love a big plate or something small like oatmeal and bagels.
The Frog Pond – 7390 Gulf Blvd, St Petersburg
For a cozy little bistro vibe, check out The Frog Pond, open since 1982 in St Pete’s beach. It’s a family-friendly atmosphere with delicious food like the Frog Benedict, a blend of poached eggs, Canadian bacon, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms on an English muffin. Try “tadpoles” or special menu items for kids. You’ll love the fun atmosphere for kids and parents.
Stella’s – 3119 Beach Blvd S, St. Petersburg
Another pet-friendly option, Stella’s is the perfect spot in Gulfport to eat breakfast. The restaurant is sometimes called the “Cheers” of Gulfport for its rave reviews since it opened. Eat breakfast all day indoors or outside overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay. Try the homemade corned beef hash with fried green tomatoes or southern shrimp and grits.
When you’re looking for breakfast in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, these seven options give you the best options in town. Enjoy a luxury resort lunch, a laidback bistro style dining room, or a casual beach snack shack depending on your mood today.