There are lots of things to love about the Southwestern Florida lifestyle. One is the abundance of first-class dining opportunities both in Naples, Florida and in the surrounding areas. If you're in the mood for a relaxing and tasty brunch, there are many places to consider.
The Hampton Social
Located in the Mercato shopping center in North Naples, The Hampton Social serves delectable brunch fare in East Coast meets Southwest Florida style.
Always inviting, this popular brunch spot boasts a wrap-around outdoor dining area along with several semi-private spaces that are just right for conversation with good friends.
Hint: Savor a steaming bowl of New England clam chowder while the chef prepares pan seared crab cakes smothered in cognac cream sauce, or tuck into a spicy Thai salad with citrus marinated shrimp. In the mood for something sweet? Order a stack of wild berry French toast with powdered sugar and house syrup.
The Catch of the Pelican
If locally-sourced seafood is your fancy, you won't find fish any fresher than that served at The Catch of the Pelican. Located in the Naples Grande Beach Resort, The Catch provides complimentary valet parking for those who come to enjoy the weekend buffet.
Hint: Try the Australian tiger prawns served over melon and lavender scented rice with tender pea tendrils on the side or pan-roasted Scottish salmon served with charred broccolini, bamboo rice cake and vanilla coulis. If you are in the mood for a more land-based brunch, opt for a generous filet mignon plated with roasted garlic pomme puree and asparagus tips.
First Watch Daytime Cafe
Nothing says brunch quite like classic eggs Benedict served up with a tall glass of fresh fruit juice, and First Watch does both in exceptional fashion at three Naples locations.
Hint: Try the Floridian French toast made with thick cut brioche bread and piled high with fresh kiwi, banana and seasonal berries, or go for the vanilla chai whole grain pancakes topped with maple-almond butter and super-seed crunch. Watching your waistline?
First Watch offers a splendid selection of healthy menu choices, including whole grain avocado toast and egg white power wraps handcrafted with spinach, turkey and roasted crimini mushrooms.
The French Brasserie Rustique
You probably know that The French serves outstanding south Florida fare. What you might not know is that this local favorite also whips up a mighty fine Belle Epoch style brunch in a romantic street side setting.
Hint: Start with a bowl of baked French onion soup while the chef prepares your grilled tuna nicoise salad, or share an appetizer of fried squash blossoms as you anticipate a perfectly done L' Brasserie prime rib burger piled sky high with smoked bacon, gruyere cheese, and red onion marmalade. The French also offers a dedicated brunch menu that features marvelous midday meals such as Belgian waffles with bananas foster and farm egg omelets made just the way you like.
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