It’s Sunday morning, and we’re fresh off a magnificent day on the beaches of Casey Key with friends old and new. Do I feel just a tad guilty that I didn’t get any work done around our new digs? Nah, let’s go get breakfast at the impossibly cute Breakfast House on Fruitville Road.
This is arguably the best breakfast spot in Sarasota, in my humble opinion. Since our last visit, there have been some slight changes – for the better. There’s now a sweet little patio in the back, and the pacing of the seating and service are splendid.
After a brief wait, which was expected, the owner, Wendy ushers us to our table inside the 32 seat indoor dining space. Every table has its own pastel motif, from matching chairs to napkins, and right down to the matching vase and flower, and on each table sits a different set of ceramic art-deco salt and pepper shakers. I mean, the place just looks and feels right.
I don’t know if we’re in a rut, but I ordered “my usual”, the Sauteed Key West Shrimp and grits, while Jill couldn’t resist a repeat repast of the Key West Benedict with oodles of shrimp and Maine lobster, with perfectly prepared house potatoes. And with one of those touches that I adore, every dish comes garnished with an edible orchid.
Wendy checks in on us more than once to make sure everything is perfect, and the coffee cups stay full the whole time. Seriously, breakfast in our Sarasota paradise doesn’t get better than this.
And yup, I ate the flower.