I'm just about ready for another vacation, but until then, I wanted to share a bit more of my trip to Fort Lauderdale in early May. I am a major foodie, so visiting different restaurants wherever I go make up a big part of my adventures. Fort Lauderdale has a lot of choices, so before my trip, I made a list of restaurants I'd love to try for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (with the help of Trip Advisor!). Of course, because my trip was fairly short, experiencing all those options were impossible, but I did get to try a few which I fortunately enjoyed - especially for breakfast.
So, in true foodie spirit, I'll be sharing 2 of my favourite spots I had breakfast at in Fort Lauderdale.
My boyfriend and I visited H20 Cafe on our last day at The Pillars Hotel, and I have to admit that this little spot topped the list for both of us. Situated on South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, the view of the ocean, and a chic outdoor dining area set the scene for a pleasant meal. And if you love to do a little people watching, this spot is great too!
There was a little of everything for everybody on the menu. Love eggs? They have a great selection of omelettes such as their Sunrise Omelette stuffed with fresh spinach and mushrooms, topped with mozzarella cheese, and served with homemade potatoes. Pancakes and waffles? They have that too! We had their Ham and Cheese Omelette (served with potatoes as well), a Fresh Fruit Platter, and their Dusted French Toast with Bananas which stole the show.
The prices were a little on the high side - all items we purchased were roughly $11 each, but we figured its location had a lot to do with it, as we had this experience at just about every restaurant we went to in the area. Regardless, the service was great, portions were decent, and it's nice to treat yourself every once in a while.
The Village Cafe
North Beach Village Resort is actually home to The Village Cafe. It was quite a walk from our hotel, but it was absolutely worth it. We opted to dine inside since it was crazy hot out, and I was rather impressed by the friendly and attentive staff that approached us as soon as we stepped inside.
One of the main reasons I chose this spot was because I spotted avocado on their menu, so yeah, I just had to. My selection therefore was their Breakfast Sandwich on a Croissant which had eggs, avocado, tomato, bacon, and a side of berries and yogurt. I particularly enjoyed the freshness and quality of the ingredients in this meal - very well prepared from start to finish. We also had their scrambled eggs with toast and sausage which was fairly average, but tasty nevertheless.
I highly recommend here if you want a very relaxed atmosphere away from the strip for a while. It's not necessarily the most inexpensive, but you will find items on the menu a bit lower than what you would at nearby restaurants.