Fort Walton Beach offers a delightful array of breakfast spots that cater to every taste and preference. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty skillet or a light pastry alongside your morning coffee, these local favorites will ensure your day starts off just right. Here are five must-visit destinations for the best Fort Walton Beach breakfast experience.

1. Asiago's Skillet

Location: 110 Amberjack Dr, Fort Walton Beach



Located on Okaloosa Island, Asiago's Skillet is a locally owned gem that has been voted Best Breakfast in Destin multiple times. Known for its hearty and affordable breakfast options, this spot does not take reservations, so be prepared to arrive early! Their signature skillets and Bloody Marys come highly recommended (from me!) and are sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates.

2. Neighborhood Cafe

Location: 417 Mary Esther Cut Off NW, Fort Walton Beach



A staple in the Fort Walton Beach breakfast community since 2005, the Neighborhood Cafe offers a cozy brunch destination in Sun Plaza. I’ve been coming to the Neighborhood Cafe for over a decade since their original hole-in-the-wall location! This classic mom-and-pop diner serves American comfort fare, including hearty omelets, fluffy pancakes, and delectable sandwiches. With vintage American artwork decorating the walls, it feels like stepping back in time to a simpler, tastier era. 

3. Mother Earth's Cafe

Location: 512 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach



Established in 1976, Mother Earth's Cafe is one of the oldest restaurants still operating in Fort Walton Beach. This mom-and-pop establishment is beloved for its hearty American breakfast and lunch plates served in a down-home atmosphere. My personal favorite is the eggs benedict and bacon omelet! You'll feel right at home with friendly staff and delicious home-cooked meals.

4. Sugar Mill Sweets

Location: 913 Beal Pkwy NW #F, Fort Walton Beach



Tucked away off the beaten path, Sugar Mill Sweets is a local Fort Walton Beach breakfast treasure that began in 1981 by two sisters. Still managed by the original owner's family, this tiny café continues to serve up some of the best food in town. Their bakery and lunch hours vary, but their combo of soup and quiche is my absolute favorite. It’s a perfect spot for those seeking a sweet start to their day.

5. The Breakfast Place

Location: 789 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach


A newer addition to my breakfast Rolodex, The Breakfast Place is a delightful, down-to-earth spot. Located on Beal Parkway, it’s open from 5 AM to 2 PM, serving classic American diner breakfasts. Here, you can indulge in waffles, eggs, bacon, and more. For something a bit different, try their bulgogi for a delicious twist on breakfast.

Each of these spots offers something unique, ensuring that you'll enjoy a memorable Fort Walton Beach breakfast no matter where you choose to dine. Whether you're a local or just visiting, make sure to check out these fantastic eateries to start your day right. 


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