3 Local Siesta Key Cafes to Tempt Your Palate

Vast stretches of powdery white sand and azure sea make Siesta Key one of the most sought-after beach destinations in Florida. But another one of the top draws here is the variety of locally owned cafes and bistros near Sarasota on our island.

When those hunger pangs come calling, you are in luck because you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to casual, affordable, and cuisine-perfectionist cafes and bistros in Siesta Key.

From appetizing breakfast and brunch options to a variety of delicious pub grub and lunch delicacies, made from locally sourced ingredients, you’ll find it all here.

Here are our picks for the top 3 bistros and cafes of Siesta Key, Florida. They are easy to access while staying in our 2-week vacation condo rentals on Siesta Key and serve awesome food to tempt your palate.

3 Local Siesta Key Cafes to Tempt Your Palate|| Crystal Sands

The Village Café

Location: 5133 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL

Visiting the lovely family-owned Village Café should be at the top of your to-do list, because it’s certainly at the top of restaurant rankings on Siesta Key.

Since 1995, the Village Café has been a favorite casual food stop for locals and visitors alike. Inside you’ll find spacious seating, an Old Florida charm, and attentive, friendly warm service.

Stop by to enjoy their mouthwatering American breakfast and lunch including some of the most popular menu items for bistros and cafes. Try out their taco salad, avocado toast with feta cheese and egg, eggs benedict, variety of lunch sandwiches, and English muffins.

Keep an eye out for seasonal specials on the menu. You can expect large portions of food to satisfy every appetite at a reasonable price!

Another Broken Egg Café

Location: 140 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL

If you are looking for a gourmet experience right on the beach, check out Another Broken Egg Café which serves both breakfast and brunch. It is a chain of 30 casual restaurants that have been opened to national acclaim, and the Siesta Key location opened only a few years ago.

You can expect to find numerous signature items on the menu inspired by Creole and Latin cuisine such as a spicy shrimp & grits, Louisiana crawfish egg skillet, and huevos rancheros as just a few options.

This is just the start of it, as the menu is rounded out by several other signature egg dishes, crab cakes, pancakes of many varieties, waffles, lunch sandwiches, salads, and several types of coffee, juice, milk and sides.

Their specialty lies in using the freshest natural ingredients to prepare a mouthwatering breakfast and lunch. No wonder they are one of the busiest cafes and bistros near Sarasota.

With a wide range of scrumptious and healthy breakfast options available for people of all ages, this is a good place to start your day! On top of this, the friendly servers and clean, modern ambiance make Another Broken Egg Café a favorite for everyone.

Toasted Mango Cafe

Location: 6621 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key FL

Conveniently located near our beachfront condos in Siesta Key, you’ll find the Toasted Mango Café, one of the island’s most popular locally owned destinations for breakfast before the beach.

Mouthwatering food and impeccable service make Toasted Mango Café a great place to enjoy a delicious morning meal or lunch. It had a humble beginning in 2011, founded by two waitresses Sandi Wagner and Kimberly Duffy. Today, it stands as one of the best cafes and bistros in Siesta Key.

The vibrant and cheerful décor offers a pleasant setting to start your day. Choose a scrumptious breakfast from options that range from mango french toast, fruit pancakes, several types of eggs benedict, waffles and more.

The lunch menu is rounded out by burgers, salads, wraps, egg, tuna and chicken salad sandwiches, and soups.

Don’t forget to try out their unique smoothies that offer an amazing post workout meal or relaxing drink after an exhausting day at nearby Crescent Beach. Other sweet and cool options include milkshakes, gelato, and sorbet in many flavors.

Like these other top cafes, the menu items are made from the freshest ingredients and they have special options for kids, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other dietary preferences – all at excellent prices.

What’s the difference between a cafe and a bistro?

One more thing to touch on – if you’re wondering what the difference is between a café and bistro by definition, the answer is that it’s not really set in stone.

Cafés are generally restaurants that offer smaller portioned breakfast and lunch foods to accompany your morning coffee or tea – like a muffin or bagel.

In lieu with that traditional definition, many of the above-mentioned cafes are only open for breakfast and lunch – but they also usually offer generous and filling portions.

On the contrary, a bistro is where you would go for a full lunch or dinner, in a lively yet casual atmosphere. Think of a casual dining spot in Paris.

You’ll find plenty of restaurants in Sarasota and elsewhere using the term café or bistro but not necessarily abiding by the formal definition, so it’s best to focus on what’s most important – the food!

View our list of amenity-loaded condo rentals on Siesta Key online today, near these and other top dining attractions in Sarasota.


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