eggs benedict from Backwater Melbourne

The Cuban Benedict at Backwater in  Downtown Melbourne 

Brunch Spots Worth Waking Up for On Florida’s Space Coast

The best part of Space Coast sunrise is the brunch that follows. Whether you’re sitting back for a bottomless brunch with friends or celebrating a family reunion over pancakes with the kids, Florida's Space Coast's brunch scene is cooked-to-order greatness for every type of traveler! From build-your-own-pancake bars to beachside brunch spots, check out some of the most delightfully delicious breakfast and brunch options here on the Space Coast

 Frigate's Waterfront Bar & Grill | Eau Gallie Arts District

If an amazing view with an incredible spread is what you're looking for Sunday Brunch at Frigates is exactly where you need to be.  Sunday brunch is served buffet-style with something to please every palate. Choose from traditional breakfasts with a Florida-Caribbean kick, grab some crab legs or oysters from the raw bar,  whip up the perfect omelet at the omelet bar, or give in to your sweet tooth and build your perfect morning dessert at the dessert bar. Top things off with mimosas or endless bubbles. Parties of 8 or more are welcome to make reservations. If you’re planning a day on the water, this is the perfect spot because you can boat right up to the dock.

The Brix Project | Titusville 

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The Brix Project at Playalinda Brewing Company is one of the best ways to enjoy the weekend on the Space Coast. The scratch/craft menu that locals know and love spills over into exciting and seasonal brunch options you won't find anywhere else. Mimosa flights with exciting tropical juices and loaded bloody marys pave the way for traditional brunch favorites and some exciting surprises fresh from Florida. 

Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar | Cocoa Beach

Brunch at Flavor Kitchen
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When you are looking for award-winning food in a casual, urban setting, make Flavour Kitchen your brunch destination. Inspired by New York’s world-class cuisine, their chef creates dishes that are delectable, exciting and innovative. Pair entrees like the Braised Short Ribs of Beef Omelette with a complimentary mimosa or the perfect wine from their extensive and thoughtfully curated wine list. It’s an upscale dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere where the music sets the tone. Reservations are welcome for parties of any size. It’s also a great place to host a private event.

 Crush Eleven | Downtown Melbourne

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Located in quaint Downtown Melbourne, Crush Eleven totally crushes the brunch scene.  Specialties include sriracha-candied bacon, cilantro lime crab cake benedicts, and their famous house-made vegan cheeseboard. Top it off with a morning cocktail such as the house-made Irish cream with espresso ice or a refreshing grapefruit mimosa. Please note that Crush Eleven is open for brunch on weekends only.

 Backwater | Melbourne

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Unlike any other experience on Florida’s Space Coast, at Backwater, you do the cooking! If you want to. Make your own pancakes at one of eight griddle tables where your batter comes in a bottle and add all the toppings and sides you want are ready to be piled on. It's perfect for families! If you're not in the mood to make your own breakfast, a full menu of hearty southern cooking is also available. All of their food is sourced from local farms, and fishermen, giving guests a taste of authentic Florida cooking, as seen in the Bayou Benny and Okeechobee Ice Cream. Wash it down with a watermelon and mint mimosa and you have yourself the perfect brunch experience.

4th Street Fillin Station | Cocoa Beach

4th Street Fillin Station Brunch
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For the coolest venue in town, park yourself at this fun and funky former Mobil gas station turned colorful restaurant and bar. When the weather’s fine, the bay doors are rolled up to let in the breeze. If you’d rather see the sky, have brunch out back under the 100-year-old oak tree where your pooch is welcome to join you. Many of the chef-inspired scratch menu items can be made completely plant-based with no cross-contamination on the grill. Bottomless mimosas, a huge assortment of craft and specialty beers, and an extravagant dessert menu make this a gastro-fabulous destination, even for large groups.

Cafe Surfinista | Cocoa Beach

Brunch at the Surfinista

This cafe and smoothie bar brings everything you love about the beachside town we call home with a healthy, refreshing twist. Owner Bruce Reynolds aimed for the restaurant to exude a, “rich spirit of aloha” and it does just that. While it’s an amazing breakfast and brunch spot it’s also a community haven and local favorite. We suggest you try the acai bowl or the Strawberry Alarm Clock – melted Havarti with a side of strawberry jam.

Rising Tide Tap & Table | Port Canaveral

If you’re yearning for some Southern-style eats, this spot serves them up along with a stunning view of Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral. With the tagline “Everything and beer” you won’t be surprised to find 60 craft beers on tap to complement your Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, or Fried Green Tomatoes. Besides brunch favorites like Eggs Benedict, discover Mahi Bene, its regional counterpart. Make it festive with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s. Kids get their own special brunch menu to boot.

Masa Taqueria | Indian Harbor Beach

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Brunch on Saturday? Why not? Masa Taqueria serves brunch both Saturday and Sunday. Offering authentic and Baja-style Mexican cuisine, their scratch kitchen begins with white corn they grind in-house to make their yummy fresh tortillas. This is not your regular Mexican restaurant playing traditional mariachi music. The vibe is relaxed and fun, with great music and unique cocktails, including a variety of tequilas and margaritas, along with bottomless mimosas. You can dine indoors or outside where they offer comfy couches and a fire pit. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian selections. It’s a great place for large groups too.

 Southern Charm Cafe | Cape Canaveral 

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Hey, it’s vacation and you want to sleep in. It’s never too late for brunch here, where big hearty breakfasts are served all day, every day. It’s country comfy with great downhome cooking and Southern hospitality that makes you feel right at home. It may be the friendliest place on the Space Coast, where the owner often stops by tables to make sure you’re enjoying your meal. With vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, everyone is sure to find something they will love. This truly charming spot also proudly offers military discounts.

Nothing puts the cherry on top of a relaxing weekend on Florida’s Space Coast like your perfect version of brunch. For more information on the best places for brunch, dinner, and everything in between check out VisitSpaceCoast.