The Best Brunch in Palm Beach

Nick Polutchko
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Since the days of Henry Flagler, Palm Beach has been the ultimate winter getaway town; but over the past few years, it has seen a growing number of year-round visitors and residents. When people are here, they’re on island time, mostly looking to relax, unwind, lay on the beach, shop, and eat excellent food. Brunch on Palm Beach is a pastime. Palm Beach has some of the most upscale, endless buffets you’ll find anywhere, but it also has laid-back diners that serve up excellent classics. Especially in Palm Beach, brunch is a social event, a culinary delight, and in most cases, an experience that combines exquisite food with a stunning atmosphere. If you’re looking to try someplace amazing, then here is our take on the best brunch in Palm Beach.

an aerial view of The Breakers, which has one of the best brunches in Palm Beach

1. Cafe Boulud

Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud has made his mark on the island. For this brunch, located within the Brazilian Court Hotel, you can expect outstanding French fare including pastries, Croque Madame, and Duck Confit Salad, but you'll also find other brunch classics. Brunch at Cafe Boulud is simply everything you could want, giving it the top spot on our list of best brunches in Palm Beach.

2. The Circle at The Breakers

This Palm Beach brunch is world-famous since many of the guests at The Breakers come from far and wide. Brunch at The Circle is a favorite among locals and resort guests alike, with its beautiful ocean views and stunning interior, including intricate hand-painted ceilings. But that's just the atmosphere. The food itself is a buffet that includes everything from caviar and smoked salmon to Belgian waffles and custom omelets. It’s a splurge, but for a special occasion, there’s hardly a better choice.

3. SurfSide Diner

True to its name, the SurfSide Diner offers a more laid-back vibe, with a classic American diner experience. But since it's Palm Beach, there's of course a modern twist. SurfSide's brunch menu features favorites like pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and avocado toast, all crafted with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. This one won't break the bank, and it's a great time for the whole family. 

4. Swifty's

A New York staple, Swifty's has found its place in Palm Beach at The Colony Hotel. This island brunch spot offers a relaxed, yet chic dining atmosphere, perfect for enjoying an elevated brunch menu that brings you American and European cuisines. 

5. LoLa 41 Palm Beach

Locally famous for its sushi dinner menu, LoLa 41 opens for breakfast at 8:00 am daily and lunch starts at 11:00 am. There's something for everyone on these menus. On the breakfast side, there's everything from mango granola berry parfait, to brioche French toast and specialty cold-pressed juices. On the lunch menu, you'll find excellent salad and sushi options along with the well-known LoLa Burger.

6. Sant Ambroeus Palm Beach

Sant Ambroeus was inspired by the Italian Gran Caffes of the 1950s, and the atmosphere is fitting. On the brunch menu, you'll find Milanese flair done Palm Beach style, including Italian classics such as Crostino Milanese and the Omelette Of The Day.

7. Henry's Palm Beach

Also part of the Breakers’ dining ensemble, Henry’s has a warm, inviting atmosphere with a menu that showcases the best of American comfort food. The brunch menu features delights like lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes, a BLT avocado toast, and even filet mignon and eggs. Plus, some excellent brunch cocktails for those looking to experience outstanding morning mixology.

8. BrickTop's

BrickTop's is an island staple, with its location right on the corner of Peruvian Ave and South County Road. With an extensive menu of appetizers, salads, as well as brunch classics, you can enjoy everything from their "Palm Beach Breakfast" to an ahi tuna bowl or chicken & waffles. Add in a Bloody Mary while soaking in the vibrant scene, and you have an ultimate Palm Beach brunch experience.

9. BiCE

Known for its chic ambiance and fine Italian dining, BiCE has a simplistic, yet luxurious brunch experience, and as always, with a touch of Italian elegance. Their patio is a sweet spot for enjoying a leisurely brunch while a cool Palm Beach ocean breeze trickles by. Have a bagel with smoked salmon, French toast, or a slow-cooked Italian frittata with vegetables, and, if you want, get a deep discount on the Arlauz Brut Speciale Reserve Champagne. 

10. Flagler Steakhouse

Unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas! Sweet corn & lobster chowder, bananas foster French toast, and Breakers Key Lime Pie all make this Sunday brunch menu one of the best on Palm Beach Island. Again, part of the Breakers, Flagler Steakhouse is, obviously, a prime spot for meat lovers, but their Sunday brunch is also a decadent affair with a menu that will make your mouth water.

11. La Goulue Palm Beach

At La Goulue, Palm Beach has its own touch of Paris. For brunch, you'll find some of the best omelets you've ever tasted, a seafood section, and other French classics. If you've ever driven onto the island via Royal Palm Way during lunch or dinner hour, then you've likely seen this place packed with chic customers. If you haven't tried it, then there's no time like the present!

12. Almond Palm Beach

With a raw bar featuring oysters, shrimp cocktails, and stone crab claws (during the season) Almond has created a name for itself on the island. It's known for its lively atmosphere and commitment to local, artisanal ingredients, which is evident in the menu items like the 'Gratitude Gardens Mushroom Omelette' and "Eloina's Chichen Tamales" as well as "Johnny's Brioche French Toast". There's also 'house-cured salmon' and 'house-baked granola'. Almond is unique and does Palm Beach brunch its own way. 

A Brunch for Every Week of the Season

If you're a brunch fan, then Palm Beach is your kind of town. Each of these places brings something different to the table, something unique, making Palm Beach truly a brunch lover's dream. Whether you’re in the mood for gourmet French cuisine or hearty American comfort food, you’ll find it all in Palm Beach. In this list of 12 brunches alone, you can visit one per weekend for almost three months, and then do it all over again. And these are just the places on the island! West Palm, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and more surrounding towns also have excellent brunch scenes that are worth sampling.

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