Breakfast by the Sea is ready at Lauderdale By The Sea (LBTS), my hometown community. All four of these establishments are locally owned and operated. They are seconds from each other and no matter which one you choose for breakfast, you cannot lose.
Take the I95 Commercial Boulevard exit east and stop when you meet the ocean. There are plenty of meter parking spots and several parking lots.
Diner by the Sea Cafe
215 E. Commercial Blvd.
When you enter the tiny cafe, Billy, the owner, will stop flipping cakes to greet you. I love the traditional eggs Benedict ($ 8.99) with a side of bacon. The Benedict is huge, and the eggs poached perfectly. It is a small café with six booths and about ten chairs at the bar. There is a slight European flare with many German items on the menu.
Aruba’s Beach Cafe
1 Commercial Boulevard
On week nights, this is the place to find romance and music, but on Sunday, bring on the brunch. Served from 9 – 11 am, this brunch is as endless as the beach views from the floor to ceiling restaurant windows. The brunch costs $ 13.95. After you eat and pay the server, slip out onto the sands of LBTS and enjoy a day at the beach.
Anglin’s Beach Cafe
2 Commercial Boulevard
Take a seat at the pier for brunch, and then afterwards, go for a walk on it for an endless ocean reaching to the horizon. There is always a wait at the cafe, but it is well worth it. They serve a traditional and Florentine Benedict both made with organic eggs ($9.00). The bacon is yummy and the portions large.
The Village Grill
4404 El Mar Drive
This is the local Boston bar and restaurant. The decor is mod 60s and the food to die for. My daughter loves their Applewood smoked bacon. You can sit inside or outside, but I prefer outside for the ocean view.
Welcome to my Lauderdale By The Sea. Enjoy the beaches and breakfasts!