Breakfast on Las Olas

Yes, breakfast on Las Olas Boulevard is the perfect start to your day and there are many places to choose from. Let’s take a look and note that this is in alphabetical order – no favoritism here 🙂

CJ’s Café
CJ’s is something of a Las Olas hidden secret – almost hidden in the lobby of the Sun Sentinel building. The cafe’s opens at seven in the morning, serves breakfast and lunch then closes at two in the afternoon – Monday to Friday. Breakfast specials are $3.50. Tip: The cafe also has a sundries section selling items such as toothpaste, medicines, wrapping paper and all sorts of useful items.

200 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 764-4047

East End Eats
In a way, another location missed by visitors sometimes but a firm favorite with locals. East End Eats is a bakery and is most geared towards takeout but there is seating too – inside or out.  Opens at 8am.  Tip: You can call in advance to order and when you collect, park in 7-Eleven’s lot next door. (Ssh, I didn’t tell you that).

1523 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 728-1212

One of the oldest businesses on the boulevard, the Floridian is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you want breakfast at 3am that’s just fine. The menu is huge and there’s something for everyone. Free wifi too.   Tip: The Floridian is cash only.

1410 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 463-4041

Gran Forno
Another favorite with locals. This bakery was imported – in its entirety – from Italy so you’ll be sure of getting authentic Italian breakfast here in the form of delicious pastries. You probably won’t be able to resist a dessert too – I can’t! Gran Forno is closed on Mondays. Tip:  Take home some of their delicious bread and look out too for the Italian cooking ingredients they sell.

1235 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 467-2244

Gran Forno Pronto
As you might have guessed, this is the sister of Gran Forno and all goods here are made right on the boulevard. Perfect for delicious pastries and fabulous coffee. Opens at 8am. Tip: Gran Forno Pronto is open for lunch and dinner too.

704 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 533-6276

Indigo is the restaurant located in the historic Riverside Hotel. Breakfast starts early here – at 6.30 and is served until 11.30am. You can eat indoors or outside on their collonaded dining patio. – a great place for people watching. Indigo is also open for lunch and dinner. Tip: You can pick up a newspaper and other sundries in the shop in the hotel lobby.

620 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. (954) 467-0045

La Bonne Crepe
La Bonne Crepe is another venue for the early birds – I believe it opens at 7pm.  They have a huge menu and despite the name, it’s not all crepes (although the crepes are delicious). Like Indigo, this is a great spot for people watching as the most popular area to dine seems to be their lovely patio. Tip: There’s a large parking lot right behind La Bonne Crepe.

815 E. Las Olas Blvd.Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 954.761.1515




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    Las Olas Boulevard - there's no other place quite like it. Las Olas offers you the very best in dining, antiques, shopping, fashion, the arts, history and much more.

    Las Olas Boulevard is located just seconds from the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach and enjoys the wonderful South Florida weather. When you visit us on the boulevard, why not come by boat? The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi will bring you right here.

    We have lots of special events which take place throughout the year and some of the nicest people you'll ever wish to meet are right here. If you're planning a destination wedding, there's no better place.

    The boulevard has a lot of history too. Stay at the Riverside Hotel - built in 1936, or visit the Stranahan House Museum and see where Fort Lauderdale itself began. Enjoy breakfast, at any time of day or night, in the historic Floridian diner. See the Elbo Room, the place featured in Where the Boys Are - the iconic Spring Break movie made in 1960.

    Las Olas Boulevard has something to suit all tastes, all ages and all budgets. Dance the night away or enjoy a quiet drink in a relaxing bar. Experience fine dining in one of our many restaurants, or grab a pizza, sandwich, panini or salad. Enjoy cuisine from all over the world right here. And don't miss the treats we have for you - chocolates, ice creams, frozen yogurts, candies, pastries - all made right here on Las Olas. Eat at a sidewalk café, people-watch, visit our world-class museum of art, take the kids to the science museum for a day of fun, sit and watch the water traffic go by on the New River ... there's so much to do.

    Shop for the finest goods - and bargains too. Our stores sell everything from diamonds to dresses, from gowns to garlic bread!

    We have all your needs taken care of on Las Olas. We have a pharmacy, dry-cleaners, a deli, dressmakers, gifts, quality cigars ... in addition to pampering services if you're looking for a massage, a manicure or a magnificent haircut. We even have our own Sunday farmers' market.

    We haven't forgotten the business traveler. If you're in Fort Lauderdale for business, you'll find every service you need on the boulevard and what better place to work? Many of our restaurants have free wifi so you can check your email and write your blog as you sip an Italian coffee and enjoy a snack in a sidewalk café.

    We'll look forward to seeing you on Las Olas!