Are you thinking of heading somewhere new for your upcoming family vacation? If you are tired of hearing about the same-old towns and cities that are crowded, overpriced, and overrun with tourists, we have a few better options for you. Anna Maria Island is a tropical paradise nestled off the Florida coast that offers peace, serenity, and relaxation. Instead of being in a crowded hotel with thousands of screaming kids and loud families, you can rent a nice accommodation property in the heart of Anna Maria Island that is close to cafés, restaurants, beaches, and shops. We think Anna Maria Island is THE best place for adults, couples, friends, families, and solo travelers to explore during the summer and winter months. Instead of going to a resort town that is overpriced and crowded, Anna Maria Island offers the best bits of Florida — the weather, sun, and fun things to do — without the costly rental prices! Check out our direct beach view Anna Maria rentals below!
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Best Cafés on Anna Maria Island
There is no better way to start your day on vacation than to head to a local café and get a nice cup of coffee and some sweet pancakes. Sounds great, doesn’t it? We think so too! Fortunately for you, there are dozens of cafés and coffee shops on Anna Maria Island that are perfect for getting a filling breakfast.
Ginny and Jane E’s Café and Gift Store
Ginny and Jane E’s is a local favorite that has withstood the test of time! This fun and cool eatery on Gulf drive is open every single day of the week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., providing down-home cooking, savory dishes, sweet plates, and everything in between. You will love the nostalgic feel and the kitschy decor when you eat here — you really can’t go wrong with a nice breakfast here.
We recommend starting with a mimosa and a hot Italian-style macchiato to get a nice shot of espresso and start the day off right! If it is already a scorcher out there, we recommend getting one of the in-house smoothie drinks or ice-cold frappuccinos.
Now it’s time for the food — the best part! We recommend trying the Mediterranean breakfast wrap with cherry tomatoes, spinach, and feta inside of a tortilla if you are in the mood for something healthy. Or try the Skips Burrito with three eggs, home fries, sauteed onions, hot peppers, cheddar, and your choice of meat.
For those who have a sweet tooth to start the day, we love the Creme Brulee French Toast with maple syrup. Ginny’s Benedict is always a crowd favorite — a unique dish of an open-faced bagel, sausage patties, two eggs, homemade sausage gravy, and melted cheddar cheese. You won’t be hungry until dinner time after this filling breakfast!
North Shore Café
If you are in the mood for something new after your first day at Ginny’s, then we recommend heading to North Shore Café. We love this casual spot that is known for its coffee culture, healthy avocado dishes, smoothie bowls, and specialty teas. If you are in the mood for something healthy that won’t make you feel guilty, this is the place to go!
We recommend getting the iced mocha latte to start with your choice of almond, coconut, oat, or regular milk. Or try the iced tea with lemonade or matcha latte if you are tired of coffee!
Another great idea is to come here to get a flavorful and filling smoothie as you walk around during a hot summer day. The Loggerhead is a favorite, complete with banana, hemp protein, cinnamon, honey, flax seed, almond or peanut butter, and your choice of milk.
For tasty snacks, we love the acai bowls — you can’t go wrong with The Yo Bowl, a yummy creation of plain Greek yogurt, homemade granola, fruit, honey, peanut butter, and coconut topping!
If you want a more filling breakfast, try the two poached eggs on toast with your choice of cheese, bacon, or avocado — or all three! Pair an avocado toast or savory sandwich with an adult beverage of a mimosa or white claw to get your vacation started in the best way possible.
Anna Maria Island Beach Café
Another crowd favorite is the Anna Maria Island Beach Café on Gulf Drive. This favorite on Holmes Beach is well known for being a casual and laid-back spot that is perfect for people watching and sitting outside in the sunshine. Head here for breakfast until noon on weekends to get all you can eat pancakes, a Belgian waffle with strawberry or blueberry, a “Yummy” sandwich with bacon, ham, or sausage on an English muffin, or a filling three-egg omelet with your choice of grit or home fries.
If you come here for lunch, pair a sandwich or wrap with a strong cocktail drink. We recommend getting the hot dog, chili dog, grilled cheese, BLT, turkey club, or fish sandwich with a strong cocktail. Try the Monkey Coconut, Electric Lemonade, Lava Flow, Pina Colada, or Fuzzy Mango — a strong cocktail made with peach schnapps, vodka, mango, and passion fruit juice!
The Donut Experiment
In the mood for a sweet treat? Head to the Donut Experiment, a relaxed and casual café on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria, Florida. This laidback spot is great for picking up donuts for you and your guests during your stay here in Florida. You can choose from a wide variety of flavors, such as the classic chocolate glazed, vanilla glazed, sprinkles, or more exotic options, like cereal-topped donuts and make-your-own pastries.
Accommodation on Anna Maria Island
Doesn’t this sound like the best place to spend a few days with your family or friends? Not only is Anna Maria Island a beautiful place to head to the beach, go to some cafés, and spend time with your pals, but you can rest assured that you will find a spacious, modern, and comfortable Anna Maria beach home rental with SeaBreeze Vacation.
At SeaBreeze, we offer dozens of rentals with a beach view overlooking the bright blue waters and white sand beaches. Many of our beach rental properties offer outdoor space, whether it is a shared pool or private deck, modern interior appliances, personalized decor, comfortable furnishings, and plenty of space for you and your guest to spread out and relax.
Sounds like a nice vacation, doesn’t it? We think so too! Book a direct beach view Anna Maria rental with SeaBreeze Vacation today to have a holiday that you will never forget! Choose between small condominiums overlooking the water to bigger houses that are suitable for large parties. We guarantee that our top-notch customer service will give you everything you need and more for your upcoming vacation.