About as far south as you can get in downtown Pensacola you’ll find Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille overlooking the Palafox Pier Marina. Enjoy fantastic water views from the many windows while dining inside or take a seat on the patio and enjoy the salt air breezes as well. Although the interior decor and ambiance are wonderful, I particularly enjoy watching the boats in the marina from the patio while partaking in my favorite Basil Lemon Drop Martini and perhaps a daydream or two.
One of my best friends offered to bring me breakfast at work and asked what I would like – I said I’d love a bacon, egg and cheese croissant thinking I’d get the usual greasy fast food. He shows up with this droolworthy croissant breakfast sandwich and a side of roasted herb potatoes from George Artisan Bakery & Bistro and it was amazing. Thick, crispy bacon on a huge fresh toasted croissant with cheddar cheese and a slab of scrambled eggs so large it looked like an omelet. The potatoes were roasted with fresh rosemary and other herbs and by the time I was finished with breakfast I knew I wouldn’t be needing any lunch.
The bright, cheerful colors of the Native Cafe, both inside and out, give passersby an idea of what many locals will tell you – you can get the best breakfast on the beach at this family owned cafe in the so-called “historical Pensacola Beach mall”. Located at 45A Via De Luna, next door to The Islander and a short walk from Casino Beach, the Native Cafe is open daily for breakfast and lunch and they serve homemade favorites with a southern flair.