Cayman's Best... Breakfasts
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I don’t tend to dine out often for this morning meal. Whenever those breakfast cravings strike, you can find me at one of these locations. Check them out if you are looking to start your day off on the right foot.
CAYMAN CABANA - George Town
Phone: (345) 949-3080 Website: www.caymancabanarestaurant.com
One of the newest additions to the weekend breakfast scene is "The Locavore Experience" at Cayman Cabana. This expansive seaside restaurant provides shaded tables on the deck where diners can feel a sense of calm as they listen to the waves and watch fish swim around coral heads just a few feet away. I recommend starting your meal with a glass of local coconut water or the 'bellini of the day', which utilises locally sourced juices like sweet mango (so good!) When it comes to the food you won't be disappointed as they utilise local ingredients in the creation of their Avo Toastie, traditional English breakfast, Coconut Bacon French Toast and even a creative twist on benedicts like adding oxtail, conch or lobster. Cayman Cabana continues to push the boundaries of what Caribbean food can be with their weekly farm-to-table dinners and now breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-2pm.
EATS CAFE - Seven Mile Beach
Phone: (345) 943-3287
This popular American diner has been around for over 20 years! Eats fits a classic diner to a tee with red booths and bar stools for seating and drinks consisting of drip coffee, Lipton tea and juices. Their extensive breakfast menu sticks to the classics and includes french toast, omelettes, skillets and breakfast combos, which will feed everyone in your group. On the weekends it gets particularly busy when dining in, so some residents opt to call ahead for a to-go order. The kitchen is extremely efficient so food comes out quickly, but know that there may be a wait for a table. You can swing by daily from 6:30am, with select breakfast items being served all day.
FIDEL MURPHY’S - Seven Mile Beach
Phone: (345) 949-5189
A traditional Irish pub, that has become a 20+ year institution in Cayman, is the jovial and lively Fidel Murphy's. With one of the best pub atmospheres on island they are the place to go for ordering a pint of Guinness, cheering on your favourite sports team and grabbing a bite to eat anytime of day. Being one of the only places serving an all-day breakfast you can expect traditional fare and some with a twist. The savory dishes are egg-centric and consist of the ‘2 Eggs As You Like’, ‘Fidel’s Big Breakfast’ and the ‘Mac Biscuit’, but you can get your hands on the ‘Berry Compote & Chocolate Chip Pancakes’ if you crave something sweeter. There's an array of breakfast sides you can add-on including grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms and black pudding. Visit them daily from 8am til the kitchen closes at 10pm, and note that when UK-based sports are on they'll even open their doors from 6am.
ICOA - Seven Mile Beach
Phone: (345) 945-1915
This eclectic restaurant is featured in the Cayman Food Guides, but they definitely make the cut for being one of my favourite breakfast spots. Most of their menu focuses on American classics like omelettes, French toast, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches, including a mouthwatering BLT. You may even find a few dishes with a twist including the Avocado Toast with togorashi sprinkled avocado, crab salad and a poached egg topped with hollandaise. They even offer freshly baked goods if you need a quick muffin or pastry to enjoy throughout the day. You can visit them for breakfast Monday-Saturday from 7am-11:30am.