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5 Brunch Spot Ideas Before Your Port Canaveral Cruise

If you’ve arrived at Port Canaveral the night before your cruise via Stay & Cruise packages, you’re going to need a good breakfast in Port Canaveral before you embark. And just because your hotel offers a buffet, doesn’t mean you can’t branch out and get a taste of local flavors. 

These best breakfast spots in Port Canaveral are all close to the cruise port, within a couple of miles. Their menus include mouthwatering flavors, leaving cruisers beyond satisfied before they embark. 

Be sure to include one of these top breakfast spots on Florida’s Space Coast in your pre-cruise plans. You won’t be disappointed!

Rising Tide

523 Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral | 321.576.0676 |

For a top-rated Sunday brunch, look no further than Rising Tide! Here’s where you will taste one-of-a-kind entrees such as avocado shrimp toast, fried green tomatoes, and the bacon explosion bene (poached eggs, bourbon bacon, dixie pork belly, Canadian bacon, and more!) The ambiance showcases local art with a view overlooking Exploration Tower. Plus, this restaurant is across the street from Cruise Terminal One, making it a perfect pit stop for those sailing out of here.  Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Waters Edge Cafe

300 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral | 321.868.1929 |

This quaint breakfast cafe (that also serves lunch) sits right on the water’s edge between Jetty Park and Port Canaveral. Breakfast is served starting at 7 a.m. and their menu has specialty items such as shrimp & grits, corn beef hash, country fried steak, and breakfast burritos in addition to the classics. This place offers great views in a peaceful environment.

Southern Charm

8501 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral | 321.613.3943 |

Voted #19 in Southern Living’s top diners, Southern Charm Cafe starts serving at 6:30 a.m. Their menu includes all the classics such as omelets, buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and a country breakfast with all the fixins’. Rated 4.8 stars on Google, many reviews share that this is the place to visit if you’re looking for a home-cooked meal with great service. Also worth noting, if you’re in a rush, you may want to consider another option on this list, according to the reviews.

Zachary’s Restaurant

8799 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral | 321.784.9007 |

Affectionately known as the area’s favorite “Mom and Pop” restaurant, there’s a reason why so many love Zachary’s Restaurant. The menu includes classic American fare, as well as Greek specialties. Enjoy pork chops & eggs, Kielbasa & eggs, omelets, and a variety of pancakes. Many Google reviews raved about the omelets, the Greek coffee, and their friendly service.  Breakfast is served starting at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Grills Seafood

500 Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral | 321.868.2226 |

Experience an island-like atmosphere at Grills, located in the heart of Port Canaveral right next to Cruise Terminal One. Here you can watch fishing boats leave port while enjoying a bite to eat. “Grills’ Fisherman’s Favorites” includes items such as a breakfast burrito, breakfast sandwiches, and a shotgun start that’s sure to fuel you for a while. House specials include a traditional eggs benedict with a seafood twist, the cinnamon roll slam, and a Bahamian-style cranberry-nut bread French toast. You won’t find entrees like this anywhere else. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. 

Another great option in the heart of Port Canaveral is Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill; however, brunch is served only on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entrees include items such as a Cajun bowl, seafood crepes, and a meat lovers omelet.

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