7 Must-Try Breakfast Spots on 30A

The Breakfast skillet at The Perfect Pig

Get yourself fueled up for a fun day in the surf and sun! These eateries each deliver on taste and service, and you may even find yourself becoming a regular.

The Perfect Pig

Now with their third location in WaterColor, The Perfect Pig’s motto is “Praise the Lard.”

Their breakfast biscuits are offered with ham, bacon, pulled pork or pork tenderloin. Or try a Dutch Baby – a light airy pancake cooked in a cast iron skillet and topped with fresh blueberries.

Bud and Alley’s

Breakfast with a View at Bud & Alley’s Restaurant

Known for cocktails with a sunset view, Bud & Alley’s serves up those same gulf front glimpses with the early morning sun, too. Using only the best ingredients, their creativity is seen in dishes like the fried chicken & waffles served with chipotle aioli and maple syrup or tender and fluffy sweet potato pancakes.

The Donut Hole

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Bookending Hwy 30-A in Miramar Beach and Inlet Beach and with a Destin location to boot, The Donut Hole is family-friendly with generous portions of all your classics like biscuits and gravy and omelets.

If you get too full too fast, you’re going to want to get a dozen of their homemade donuts to eat later, trust me on this.

Great Southern Cafe

Breakfast spread at Great Southern Cafe

Grits, glorious grits! Chef Jim Shirley’s Grits a Ya Ya dish is renowned and craved. Great news: it is also available on their breakfast menu. Or try their Egg Benedicts – ranging in the traditional with applewood smoked bacon to the coastal with crab cakes. (These are served with those gouda grits too!)

Black Bear Bread Co.

Naturally leavened bread available at Black Bear Bread Co.

This Grayton Beach hot spot has become a locals and visitor favorite.

Enjoy fresh Stumptown coffee, naturally leavened bread, and the kind of pastries you’ll dream about. I am wild for their Kouign Aman (pronounced “queen aman”).

Don’t worry if you got a late start either, Black Bear’s breakfast sandwiches are served all day!

Grits & Grind

Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at Grits & Grind

Breakfastime in Seacrest never gave you so many choices! They have Huevos Rancheros with a kick or Banana Bread French Toast or egg scrambles brimming with breakfast meats or fresh vegetables and pestos. Something yummy for every palate and plate!

Big Bad Breakfast

The brainchild of James Beard award-winning chef John Currence, Big Bad Breakfast is a Fresh Hospitality concept that specializes in giving the proper respect to “the most important meal of the day.” At Inlet Beach, they’ve added fresh Gulf seafood to BBB staples such as custom-created meats, fresh biscuits and preserves, locally roasted coffee and some of the best cocktails you’ll find anywhere.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A few others that our fans suggested are Crackings in Grayton Beach, Another Broken Egg in Grand Blvd and Baytowne, Cowgirl Kitchen, Modica Market in Seaside, and Donut Hut in Seagrove.

Did we miss a place you think belongs in this list? Let us know. Until then, Eat, drink and BEach HAPPY!

SARAH MURPHY ROBERTSON was born and raised in Ohio, met her husband in Atlanta, and they have one son, Reid. The Robertson trio moved to Santa Rosa Beach in March of 2011 and since their cars have sand in them year round feel certain this officially makes them locals. Sarah is a writer and editor and loves words something fierce.

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