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Top 10 Breakfast Spots on the Emerald Coast 

There’s nothing like a plate full of pancakes or the perfect cup of coffee to fuel up for a day at the beach! If you’re looking for the best breakfast in Destin or on 30A, look no further! These popular brunch spots will have your mouth watering in no time. Plus, many of them offer outdoor dining so that you can start your day with some sunshine! 

Donut Hole Café & Bakery

The Donut Hole is a staple in Destin and has also opened additional locations in Santa Rosa Beach and Inlet Beach. The breakfast menu can be enjoyed any time of day and features everything from eggs Benedict and oversized omelettes to large pancakes and, of course, freshly baked donuts. Make sure to get there early! There is often a line out the door during the summer, but the comfort food at this homey establishment is worth the wait. 

The Pancakery

Could this be the best breakfast in Destin? Give it a try to find out! From scrumptious pancakes and waffles to unique omelettes and Benedicts, your taste buds will thank you for visiting The Pancakery ! Come hungry because the portions are large. With a family-friendly environment, kids menu and outdoor patio, the whole family will enjoy breakfast at this locally owned and operated restaurant. 

First Watch 

With locations in Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, First Watch is a great place to start your day. Everything is made to order and freshness is never compromised. There are traditional breakfast dishes, but also innovative creations that are bursting with flavor. It is definitely another contender for the title of best breakfast in Destin! 

Sunset Bay Cafe

Take in stunning views of the Choctawhatchee Bay as you sip on a mimosa and enjoy a delicious brunch at Sunset Bay Cafe . Open daily for breakfast and lunch, this family owned and operated restaurant offers outdoor and indoor seating, a poolside Tiki Bar (open seasonally) and “grab and go” options. Located within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Sunset Bay Café is one of our  Added Fun Partners , so My Vacation Haven guests receive 10% off any meal!

The Perfect Pig 

If you’re looking for the best breakfast on 30A, definitely give  The Perfect Pig a try! This shabby-chic market and bistro serves upscale breakfast dishes with a focus on ham and bacon. Their menu includes pancakes, skillets, biscuits, quiche and other gourmet Southern foods with a twist. Visit them in Watercolor, Gulf Place and Seagrove Beach. 

Black Bear Bread Co. 

Black Bear Bread Co. is your neighborhood bakery, coffee shop and all-day seasonal café. Serving Stumptown Coffee Roasters, freshly baked bread, indulgent pastries, tartines, sandwiches and more, this contemporary café is an Instagram-worthy spot to get your caffeine fix. 

The Breakfast Table Café

For some classic Southern fare, look no further than The Breakfast Table Café . This cozy restaurant in Destin features an outdoor patio, cheery décor and delicious menu items. If you aren’t hungry yet, you will be after hearing about The Breakfast Table Sundae—a bowl of creamy grits or hash brown casserole, two eggs cooked your way, smothered in Colby jack cheese, topped with bacon and your choice of toast or a biscuit. Yes, please! 

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Whether you want something sweet or savory, Another Broken Egg Cafe has something for everyone! Start your day with Southern-style biscuit beignets, gourmet omelettes, a variety of unique eggs Benedicts and more. These delectable dishes pair perfectly with their handcrafted brunch cocktails! The chef-inspired menu also features seasonal specials that are available for a limited time. 

Great Southern Café 

Located in the heart of Seaside, many locals and visitors would argue that Great Southern Café has the best breakfast on 30A. Owner and Chef Jim Shirley mixes his taste for international cuisines with Southern cooking and local food such as fresh produce from nearby farms and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a leisurely morning on the patio sipping a mimosa, eating the famous Grits á Ya Ya and watching people stroll by Seaside’s bustling Central Square. 


With locations in Destin and Grayton Beach, Crackings. is a longtime family-owned restaurant specializing in home-style breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. Try their famous lobster gouda grits or go with something sweet like praline pecan pancakes. After enjoying the best breakfast in Destin, you’ll be ready for an unforgettable day by the beach! 

The best breakfast on 30A or in Destin is just a short distance from your vacation rental when you stay with My Vacation Haven . Location is an important factor to consider when planning your beach trip. Whether you want to be walking distance from restaurants, right on the golf course or directly on the beach, we can help you find the perfect Destin and 30A rentals for you and your family.