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Best Breakfasts near Anna Maria Island

You’ve booked your dream beach vacation rental or maybe you’ve finally settled into your home in paradise. Now to find your go-to restaurants! There’s something on this list for everyone so check it out to see where the next breakfast/brunch on AMI you should try! Here’s a guide to just some of the best breakfast on Anna Maria Island or within walking distance!

The Donut Experiment

210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria FL 34216

Create your own vision of the perfect doughnut and they make it happen! They start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then you pick from our huge selection of icings and toppings made-to-order. Great fun and great flavors!



3240 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Their breakfast and lunch menus cater to health conscious individuals and comfort food seekers alike. For over 20 years, Peach’s has been proudly serving generations of families and friends in Sarasota and Manatee counties!

Slicker’s Eatery

12012 Cortez Rd W, Cortez, FL 34210

Just a short walk over the Cortez bridge is THE place to go for weekend brunch. Slicker’s is a casual foodie eatery with brunches of fun. From their Bloody Mary Bar with premium toppings to their creative Mimosa Flights to their famous “Brunchuterie Board” you will want to stop by our make a reservation on their website for a weekend morning feast!

Ginny and Jane E’s

9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL, 34216

An island staple for more than 15 years with an eclectic mix of café, bakery, and store. Here, you can grab a giant cinnamon roll, breakfast sandwich, borrow a book to read from the café library, or peruse the funky gift shop.


Cortez Cafe

12108 Cortez Rd W, Cortez, FL 34215

A hearty, affordable breakfast in the fishing village of Cortez. A great place to feast where the locals eat. Their extensive menu has everything from diner favorites to Greek specialities.


5360 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Family-friendly breakfast and lunch restaurant on Gulf Drive with delicious home cooked meals and baked goods. This cozy, family-owned business since the 1990’s is an island staple that never disappoints!

Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe

4000 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

If you want to start your morning beachside and full – check out Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe located “Where Manatee Avenue Meets the Gulf”! Famous for their “ALL U CAN EAT” Pancakes & Sausage on the beach, but they offer much more.

Whether you stop at one of these or one of the other great breakfast spots in the Anna Maria Island area, you can’t go wrong with starting your day in paradise! Give us a call and we’ll get your perfect vacation started: (800) 237-2252

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Best Dessert Spots near Anna Maria Island


You’re spending time on Anna Maria Island so you’ve already got a pretty sweet day planned… so why not make it even sweeter with a delectable dessert? There are so many options for great, local eateries to grab a treat. You really can’t go wrong no matter what your sugar-vice is, so we’ve listed some of the best dessert spots on AMI, in Cortez, and on Longboat Key.

Ice Cream

There is nothing better than a nice walk on the beach with a delicious ice cream cone. With our year-round tropical temperatures, it’s always a good idea to grab a cold sweet treat. Luckily for us on Anna Maria Island, we have a variety of excellent local ice cream shops in the area to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth and we’ve rounded up all our favorites for you here!

Cheesecake Cutie

3324 East Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

More than just cheesecakes but… really good cheesecakes, too! You can buy little cuties sizes or order a full size cheesecake option. This little shop is more than just sweet desserts they also offer delectable salads and charcuterie board boxes made for beach picnics


Hometown Desserts

507 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216

Hometown Desserts is the perfect spot to order your specialty custom birthday or wedding cakes. Offerings at each location include an extensive variety of cakes, pies, cheesecakes and brownies. The star of the bakery, however, is the Key Lime Coconut cake. Give it a try!

Breezy Bakery

11904 Cortez Road West, Cortez, FL

A new addition to our community – Breezy Bakery is worth the trip into Cortez! It’s right next to Tyler’s so you can even get ice cream AND a fresh baked good in one stop! Win/win. Breezy Bakery works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality. Their goal is to make your tastebuds happy and breezy: Mission accomplished.

Slicker’s Eatery


12012 Cortez Rd W, Cortez, FL

If you’re looking for a little nightcap – we highly recommend grabbing a craft cocktail and homemade dessert from Slicker’s Eatery in Cortez. Each ingredient is made from scratch and they’re open until Midnight daily for your convenience. With unique offerings like Chai Latte Creme Brûlée, Chocolate Fondue Tower, and Key Lime Pudding Cake, it is sure to excite your palate.

Euphemia Haye

5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This is worth short drive over the bridge into Longboat Key. While they both have great meal offerings as well, we can’t refrain from desserts from both Harry’s Continental Kitchen and Euphemia Haye. Specifically, Euphemia Haye has its own Dessert Room. Enough said.

The Waffle Press

425 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34217

Try these unique “Walkable waffles”. At the core of their menu is the Leige waffle, a sweeter, smaller cousin to the Belgian waffle. There are so many options topped with creative combinations of both savory and sweet delights for whatever you’re craving.

Whether you stop at one of these or the many other great dessert spots in the Anna Maria Island area, you can’t go wrong with sweetening up your day in paradise! Need help getting there? Give us a call and we’ll get your perfect vacation started… and we’ll be sure to set you up somewhere your sweet tooth will be happy! (800) 237-2252

Photos from and Nick Donatelli for Slicker’s Eatery