Recently, I had the pleasure to visit Miramar Beach, FL for my birthday weekend, and I was so pleasantly surprised by the family-friendly travel haven. I stayed at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Bayside and loved my view of the bay and the beautiful trees and landscapes. There was so much to enjoy! The first morning when deciding on breakfast I tried the restaurant on the property called Sunset Bay Cafe.
I had already gotten the scoop from the resort’s shuttle drivers that this was a very popular breakfast spot. Seriously, the cafe definitely gave me Jimmy Buffet, Pina colada vibes but I’ll admit, I’m just the cheeseball to enjoy that sort of thing. The Sunset Bay Cafe sits right off of the bay and has large spacious windows to gaze out into the great blue beyond. You can even go outside to eat right by the water.
Enough of the scenery! Let’s talk about what decorated my plate. I had the blackberry pancakes complete with whipped cream and maple syrup, and some scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon and coffee to complete my walk on the wild side. My cousin and mother joined me and both ordered the Sunset Platter, which included eggs your way, English muffin, choice of bacon/sausage and some divine fried potatoes.
Our orders were pretty basic, but it was also so delicious, ample portions and the kind of place where you know you could be a regular if you lived in the area. We got there relatively early but no sooner than we got there the placed filled up quickly with brunchers. Again, we missed the stand-in-line rush because we had received the press release from the shuttle drives before we even set foot in the restaurant. Thank you Sandestin shuttle drivers!
Now, like I said, our orders were basic but their menu really isn’t. They serve breakfast and lunch and among the breakfast choices are: strawberry cream cheese waffles and French toast, Banana Brûlée waffles and French toast, shrimp and grits, breakfast croissants and all kinds of omelets and Benedicts. The Sunset Bay Cafe lunch menu includes dishes like seafood tacos, shrimp grilled cheese and yardbird among other things.
Congratulations are are in order for the cafe! The votes are in for 2021’s Best in Destin Best Brunch Award, and Sunset Bay Cafe won for the second year in a row. That’s quite an endorsement in an area where there are so many good places to eat. So if you are looking for a bonafide foodie spot when visiting the Emerald Coast, follow the local lean and grab a table at Sunset Bay Cafe.