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Enjoy brunch on Florida's Space Coast

Time for Brunch in Cocoa Beach

The best of both worlds when breakfast and lunch collide

It’s been a long week and vacation can’t get here soon enough because there’s nothing better than being able to sleep in and lounge around in comfy clothes as you kick back and relax. And to help start off a day of rest and relaxation, you must enjoy it with the perfect meal: Brunch. You get the best of both worlds when breakfast and lunch collide.

Skip the breakfast crowds and beat the business lunch meetings, another great reason for brunch, in order to get a genuinely relaxing experience instead of a busy morning with the hustle and bustle of people on the go, in a rush, or worse, hangry. Don’t worry; it’s quite acceptable to roll out in your comfy clothes, messy bun on top of your head, and cruise in for brunch, especially when on vacation. And who wants to have to be the one that cooks and prepares this while you’re taking a load off. That’s why some of the Space Coast’s best brunch spots are located right here in Cocoa Beach. So whether with family or friends, brunch is the ideal meal for when you want a dining experience that is laid back and casual.

Beachside Grill & Deli

If you’re looking for more traditional breakfast and lunch foods, but want to have your options to choose one or the other without worrying about a “serving until” time, then check out Beachside Grill & Deli. With foods never priced over $7, you’ll find exactly what you want and you can choose to either dine in or pick up to go. Beachside Grill offers gluten-free and vegetarian options as well.

The Sunrise Diner

For brunch that feels like you’re at home, then The Sunrise Diner is the place for you. With a great selection of food from a menu that offers American, Greek, and Italian style dishes, the friendly staff is ready to make you a part of the dine-in family. This is another great spot if you’d rather order online and take to go so you can continue the lazy-day back at your place.



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Simply Delicious Café & Bakery

If you want a proper Eggs Benedict meal, made-from-scratch pastries, and an overall great dining experience in a quaint little food shop, Simply Delicious Café & Bakery not only has you covered, you’ll be stopping in for brunch as many days as possible. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available.



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What’s brunch without Bloody Mary’s?

If food is second to a good Bloody Mary, then you’ll want to check out the restaurants below. The food is good, but they sell you on the best hangover cure there is.



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These are just a few of the places in Cocoa Beach that most people don’t know about that are a great spot for brunch. This vacation town has many other restaurants that serve breakfast and lunch and don’t specifically have a “brunch” menu, but still offer some top-notch food. Check out the following:

Made your rounds to all these spots for brunch and still want more? Cape Canaveral, the neighboring town to Cocoa Beach also is home to several places known for good food and drinks for brunch.

So whether you are visiting Cocoa Beach for a weekend getaway or have booked yourself an extended vacation, take a load off, sleep in, and enjoy some R & R as you munch on a lazy-day meal. Sold on brunch, but not quite sure about the rest of the details to get you here? Check out the Space Coast Vacation Planner or the links below to get you started and on your way.

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Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

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