Billed as the "best breakfast in the world", the Lighthouse Cafe is a casual, often crowded, restaurant catering to the eclectic Sanibel Island crowd. ... More
Billed as the "best breakfast in the world", the Lighthouse Cafe is a casual, often crowded, restaurant catering to the eclectic Sanibel Island crowd. The walls are lined with pictures of lighthouses, some donated by patrons. Breakfast is served until 3p. You can have an omelet or a frittata, or the famous Granola Nut Hot Cakes, served with sliced bananas and warm maple syrup. For lunch, try the Seafood Griddle, with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat sauteed and served on a croissant, followed by Key Lime Pie. The restaurant is non-smoking.
The BEST breakfast on the island! Other meals are exceptional too. Service is friendly and quick. The jam should be on store shelves everywhere - super delicious! Sometimes there is a wait for seating but it is well worth it. Once you taste the food you'll know why. Two exceptional employees I remember are Julie and Mike. Thanks you guys. See you next time I'm on the island.
We just visited Sanibel last week - discovered Lighthouse Cafe (recommended by a local) and went there every day of our vacation for wonderful, fresh-tasting breakfast; despite crowds waiting outside always got seated within 10-15 minutes, at most - love the Denver Omelet and Pecan Waffles.
THE best place on Sanibel! I was very impressed with not only the staff, but the food as well! We were in a hurry to meet our shuttle bus back to the mainland, and I thought we wouldn't be able to do it with 4 kids in tow, but the wait staff not only seated and served us, but got my 3 year old to eat all her sandwich! Color me impressed! Delicious food, I couldn't have made a better Philly Cheese Steak myself! We will be back!
The Lighthouse Cafe is not the most beautiful place on Sanibel, but you can be guaranteed a hot cup of coffee or fresh squeezed orange juice within minutes of being seated. Whole wheat hotcakes are interesting and wonderful. Daily breakfast specials give you some more inventive options-but nothing too inaccesible for the average diner. Service is quick and reliable. Call ahead because there's almost always a long long wait!
I go to the Lighthouse Cafe every year and it only gets better!
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 6/28/05
I like the fact that you get yor money's worth in the amount of food to receive, the same staff has been there for years (since I was a child!), the staff is very personable and happy, and they are quick to serve! It is nice to go every year and have the staff remember who you are. I walked in this year and two servers came up to my table welcoming us for another year at Sanibel and asked how my family (who also comes to Sanibel) is doing! You just feel very welcome!
A family friendly gulf front property. Hotel Details:Pets Allowed. Photocopy Service. Common/Public Areas Accessible to Wheelchairs. Pet Fee Ind. Fax
(For Guests). Complementary Coffee. Laundry Room.
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