St. Simons Island Breakfast Restaurants

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s even more important when you are traveling. Make sure to start your day off right during your stay, before heading out to explore St. Simons Island and Georgia’s Golden Isles. Your options are diverse, so it doesn’t matter if you prefer a simple breakfast or a king’s feast – you will find what you’re looking for to kick-off the day’s adventure.

Barbara Jean’s

 

 
 
 
 
 
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214 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 634-6500 • http://www.barbarajeans.com/

A family run SSI eatery since 1998, specializing in fresh seafood dishes and from-scratch southern comfort food. Though Barbara Jean’s is primarily known for their crab cakes, the locals rave about their brunch, where the shrimp and grits steal the show!

Cafe Frederica

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110 Sylvan Blvd., Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 638-6777 • http://www.cafefrederica.com/

Casual, colorful counter service cafe offering traditional breakfasts, soups, salads, sandwiches and fresh-made bakery items since 1987. Voted Best Breakfast 2014 and 2015 by Elegant Island Living Magazine. Daily specials include blueberry stuffed french toast Tuesdays and Thursdays, and waffle Sundays.

ECHO St. Simons

101 Downing Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 268-5967 • https://www.echostsimons.com/

St. Simons Island’s only oceanfront restaurant, ECHO at the King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch with indoor and outdoor seating options and sweeping ocean views. Favorite menu items include eggs benedict, omelets, and pancakes – but if you miss breakfast, we suggest ECHO’s fish tacos for lunch!

Local Brew Coffee Makers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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26 Market Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 434-9590 • https://localbrewssi.com/

If a quick grab-and-go breakfast punctuated by great coffee sounds appealing, check out Local Brew Coffee Makers – the quintessential local coffee bar. Beyond the get-up-and-go cup o’ Joe, choose from quiche, a variety of fresh baked goods like muffins and croissants, or light bites like soups, sandwiches, and salad options.

Mallery Street Cafe

 

 
 
 
 
 
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408 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 634-7772 • http://www.mallerystreetcafe.net/

Family owned and operated St. Simons Island staple serving chef-driven local cuisine in a casual atmosphere since 2009. Call-ahead to take advantage of the take-out option and enjoy your breakfast wherever you like. Homestyle favorites like crepes, corned beef hash, and eggs benedict are sure to start your day off right!

Palm Coast Coffee

 

 
 
 
 
 
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318 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 634-7515 • https://www.palmcoastssi.com/

Casual island cafe that hits the spot day or night. Great food in the form of breakfast classics is just the start of the Palm Coast appeal. This modern coffeehouse and local hangout also offers a full bar and wine list as well as live music! It’s the perfect place to soak up the island vibes, especially on the weekends – but show up early to beat the crowds!

Palmer’s Village Cafe

 

 
 
 
 
 
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223 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 634-5515 • https://www.palmersvillagecafe.com/

Enjoy unique southern coastal creations from award-winning chefs at Palmer’s Village Cafe, where breakfast and lunch are available all day, every day. Since 2010, Palmer’s has been delighting guests with elevated standards and classics with a twist, like the whimsical favorite green eggs and ham or banana pudding pancakes.

Sandcastle Cafe

 

 
 
 
 
 
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117 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 638-8883 • https://sandcastlessi.com/

Locally-owned and operated since opening in 1989, Sandcastle Cafe is known for its breakfast buffet, with unlimited eggs, pancakes, waffles, french toast, and more cooked to order. Their homemade bloody mary mix is the best on the island!

Sandy Bottom Bagels

 

 
 
 
 
 
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242 Retreat Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 434-9310 • http://www.sandybottombagels.com/

Authentic New York bagels – in the Golden Isles of Georgia? Absolutely! Hand-rolled, kettle-boiled, kosher, and fresh-baked with homemade, flavored cream cheeses and local eggs and produce, no less! This full-service deli offers breakfast and lunch alongside gourmet coffees. Grab a baker’s dozen to go and you’re sure to be the hero of the family!

Sweet Mama’s

 

 
 
 
 
 
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98 Retreat Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 • (912) 634-6022 • https://www.facebook.com/sweetmamasssi/

Sweet Mama’s is a casual island bakery and deli serving breakfasts, snacks, and lunches. Guests absolutely rave about Sweet Mama’s pork pops – an original, bite-sized pastry made with sausage, bacon, and cheese – but beware, once you pop you won’t want to stop!