Rise and Shine with Breakfast on Captiva Island

Rise and Shine with Breakfast on Captiva Island

Start your day on the right foot with a great breakfast on Captiva Island. Explore morning island dining options and plan your next morning meal.

By Brand Ambassador | July 19, 2022

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, even when you’re on vacation. The right morning meal will give you the energy you need for a full day of adventuring and exploring. You’ll find many great ways to enjoy breakfast on Captiva Island, from quaint coffee shops to a filling meal. 

Breakfast on Captiva Island includes everything from classics like eggs benedict to tropical-infused favorites. You might opt for a Captiva Island breakfast from a full-service, sit-down restaurant or a quick coffee shop cafe. 

Start your day on the right foot with a great breakfast on Captiva Island. Explore morning island dining options and plan your next morning meal.

Favorite Breakfast Spots on Captiva Island

Captiva Island only spans 1.64 square miles, but don’t let that small size deter you. It simply means that Captiva is a small island with big eats. 

Starting your day with a hearty (and delicious) breakfast on Captiva Island is the perfect way to fuel up for a day of exploring. No matter whether you’ll be enjoying the island on a bike, collecting Captiva Island shells, heading out on the water, or just relaxing on the beach, the right breakfast will start your day the right way.

Here are 6 favorite spots for breakfast on Captiva Island that visitors and locals alike can enjoy!

R.C. Otters

R.C. Otters, located in Old Captiva Village, is a can’t-miss dining experience. This famous and award-winning island eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served daily here between 8 and 11 a.m., which makes R.C. Otters the perfect destination for a morning meal no matter if you’re an early bird or like sleeping in!

All breakfasts are served with fresh fruit and potatoes here, so be sure to come hungry. Local favorites on the menu include The Ultimate Seafood Omelet with shrimp, whitefish, and veggies, as well as the Blueberry Granola Pancakes (in case you crave something sweet). All in all, you can’t go wrong with breakfast at R.C. Otters. You might even enjoy live music as you dine!

Latte Da Coffee Shop & Gifts

For many folks, starting the day with a great cup of coffee is a must. Latte Da Coffee Shop & Gifts, also located in Old Captiva Village, is the perfect place to grab a great cup of Joe. The shop serves Seattle’s Best Coffee, so you know it's good. Not feeling like java? Consider opting for a smoothie!

Keylime Bistro

In addition to great coffee, you’ll also find ice cream, milkshakes, gifts, candies, and souvenirs at this adorable shop. You can even grab some of the necessities you’ll need for a day at the beach at this convenient shop.

Keylime Bistro

Captiva Island’s Keylime Bistro is another one of the island’s can’t-miss dining spots. You can dine here for all three meals, but breakfast and brunch are top choices for many. Keylime Bistro starts serving breakfast when doors open at 8 a.m. and stops serving breakfast/brunch at 2 p.m.

What’s good for breakfast at Keylime Bistro? In a word, everything. However, the Bistro Style Corned Beef Hash and Eggs is a local favorite, along with the Crunchy Bistro French Toast. 

Find Keylime Bistro in Old Captiva Village. Keep in mind this isn’t just a stop for breakfast. Keylime Bistro serves lunch, dinner, and drinks. It’s even a popular spot for nightlife, as it morphs into Club Keylime from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. 


Looking for a mainland favorite on the island? Starbucks is located right at the entrance to the South Seas Island Resort and serves your favorite drinks with a much better view. 

In addition to your favorite coffee and espresso drinks, this Starbucks location serves the same great food that you enjoy at your home location. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., so it’s the perfect spot to grab breakfast before a day of exploring or find a mid-afternoon pick-me-up if you’re running out of steam. 

Old Captiva House

Old Captiva House touts itself as a destination for exceptional dining, and they’re not wrong. This restaurant is located at Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa and is known for its breakfast/brunch and dinner.

Breakfast hours are 7:30 to 11 a.m. Consider treating yourself to a mimosa with fresh-squeezed orange juice or a zesty bloody Mary when you choose to dine here.

Mango’s Cafe and Grill

Enjoy Breakfast on Captiva Island from a Historic Cottage

No matter whether you’re waking up on North Captiva Island or traveling there by boat or water taxi just for breakfast, you’ll love the morning eats at Mango’s Cafe and Grill. Located at The Island Club, Mango’s is known for its beachy menu.

Breakfast is served from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 7 days a week here. Mango’s isn’t the only place to enjoy on North Captiva Island, though. There are even more places to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Learn more about North Captiva Island restaurants. 

Enjoy Breakfast on Captiva Island from a Historic Cottage

The best breakfast on Captiva Island might be one you make yourself. The historic cottages at Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ come equipped with the perfect kitchenette for whipping up your own meals. Make your eggs just the way you like them and enjoy them with a cup of coffee right from your home away from home.

Staying at one of Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™ vacation rentals is the perfect way to enjoy Captiva Island. See manatees swim in the marina each morning. Enjoy a day on the water with a water taxi or boat rental. Stroll down to Old Captiva Village to enjoy restaurants, shops, and galleries. Spend a day on a sugar sand beach shelling and enjoying the sunshine. 
Ready to make the most of your time on Captiva Island? Get your toes in the sand and reach out to Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages ™ now by calling (833) 668-7768. You can also contact us online.

Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™

15107 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924

(833) 668-7768
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