We love Skillets http://www.skilletsforbreakfast.com/ for breakfast, a local chain serving the world’s best hash brown casserole, according to my son Max. From The Colony Golf and Bay Club Located 4 miles south on US41, left on Bonita Beach Rd. and then left again into the east end of the Springs Plaza and open every day at 7am. Hometown flair and good home cooking, Skillets is the place for the breakfast lover.
The Bay Club serves a breakfast buffet starting at 10am on most Sundays during season including made-to-order omelet station. The absolute best view in town and modestly priced. The Bay Club also provides a very popular complimentary pastry and coffee gathering, 7-10am, NOW 7 DAYS A WEEK! While out on the morning jog, walk or bike ride, Colony residents find their way to the third floor of the Bay Club, chat with their neighbors and often hang around to the read the NY Times or one of the local daily publications, compliments of The Bay Club. Call Tami Reyes for more details at 239-390-4709 (or to make a reservation for dinner).
Occasionally, I meet the gals at the The Survey Cafe where friends are invited to bring their dogs in the outdoor setting. Named after Bonita’s original namesake, Survey, Florida, The Survey Café is a converted historical Old Florida style home. There they brew a terrific cup of coffee and offer sumptuous breakfast sandwiches, bagels and wraps. Probably not more than 10-minute drive from The Colony.
Some other honorable breakfast mentions convenient located:
Dolly’s Produce Patch: For locally grown produce and best pies I have ever eaten (Life’s short. Eat pie for breakfast);
First Watch: Close to The Colony, south on US41 for 2 miles on the east side of street tucked behind Robb & Stucky.
Perkins Restaurant:just because it is an all around favorite known to many of our northern friends. Located on the northeast corner of Bonita Beach Rd. and US41, Bonita Springs.