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10 Sweet & Savory Places for Brunch in Sarasota

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Whether you’re looking for a luxurious brunch or a Sunday brunch to get over a ridiculous hangover, Sarasota has plenty of options for you!  Brunch in Sarasota varies from your traditional breakfast classics to creative French fare.  We’ve done our research on the best spots for brunch in Sarasota, so you can make plans for this weekend. 

Check out our master guide for brunch in Sarasota below!

Station 400 is a classic joint for brunch in Sarasota.  If you ask the locals about where you should visit first, you’ll likely hear about Station 400.  Here you can enjoy your brunch in a restored train depot at their Downtown location, dating back to 1852.  Their classic and home-away-from-home atmosphere makes this spot super popular for families and friend groups.  

The Station 400 menu is full of top quality items, it’s hard to find something that is a miss on their menu!  We recommend trying one of their specialty pancakes – like the Banana and Brown Sugar, with vanilla toasted walnut butter.  They also have a unique list of mimosas – including Spicy Mango and Blackberry Bramble. Don’t forget to check out some of their other locations! 

Downtown + Lakewood Ranch
7:30AM-2:30PM | Daily

7:30AM-2:30PM | Daily

📍 400 N. Lemon Ave. 
📍8215 Lakewood Main St. 

Shore is an oceanside diner with a modern twist on classic brunch and seafood cuisine.  Their bright and open patio is the perfect choice for a classy brunch with friends.  We love this spot for visiting with a group because of their great small plate options for sharing.  We recommend their Acai Superfruit bowl or their Brioche French Toast.  They also have great seafood appetizers – like their Kung Pao Calamari!

Check out their gluten-free menu options if you have any food sensitivities!

St. Armands Circle
Monday-Thursday |11AM- 10PM
Friday & Saturday | 11AM-11PM
Sunday | 10AM-10PM

Longboat Key
Monday-Sunday | 11AM-9PM

📍 465 John Ringling Blvd #200, Sarasota, FL 34236
📍 800 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Brunch at Made is an American comfort food spot, focusing on using locally sourced ingredients for their dishes.  Their pub-style interior features a full bar and colorful seating.  You can also choose to dine in their outdoor patio, for some people watching with your meal!  We love their eccentric dishes. 

Their Billionaire Bacon is a must hit with the locals – strips of yummy caramelized bacon used on many of their dishes.  Check out The Elvis – a brioche french toast dish with caramelized banana, strawberry preserves, peanut butter, bacon, and a fried egg.  

Monday | Closed
Tuesday-Friday | 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5PM–10PM
Saturday | 5PM–10PM
Sunday | 10AM–2PM

📍 1990 Main St #112, Sarasota, FL 34236

Buttermilk Handcrafted Food is a new UNATION find.  We highly recommend this spot for their super cute space and delicious, Southern-inspired brunch creations.  If you are looking for an Instagram worthy spot, then look no further than Buttermilk.  Their wood accents and natural lighting are perfect for taking pictures for social media!

Check out their fried chicken biscuit and don’t miss out on their handcrafted lattes!

Saturday | 8AM–1PM
Sunday-Monday | Closed
Tuesday-Friday | 7AM–1PM

📍 5520 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232

Blue Rooster is your next go-to spot for great music and Southern comfort food.  Located in downtown Sarasota, Blue Rooster does a fun Sunday Gospel Brunch.  This includes a Southern-style menu and live Gospel music starting at 11:30AM.  We recommend calling in advance to reserve your seat for Sunday Brunch because it fills up fast!  

Their brunch offerings include traditional buttermilk biscuits, hush puppies, collard greens and more!  We definitely recommend ordering their Chicken & Waffles as your Sunday cheat meal.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 5PM–10:30PM
Thursday | 5PM – 11PM
Friday | 5PM–11:30PM
Saturday | 5PM-11:30PM
Sunday | 11AM–2:30 PM

📍 1525 4th St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Toasted Mango

Toasted Mango is a more casual spot for Sunday Brunch in Sarasota.  Not everyone dresses up for brunch every week!  If you’re looking for a more chill vibe after a long night out, then the Toasted Mango is for you. 

They have plenty of savory options, but the sweet treats section is our favorite.  Their award winning Toasted Mango Waffle is a must try – with fresh mango, toasted coconut and whipped cream.  Be on the look out for their special Key Lime Pie Stuffed French Toast!

Sunday-Saturday | 7:30AM-2:30PM

Sunday-Saturday | 8AM-2PM

📍 430 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
📍 6621 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242

C'est La Vie

C’est La Vie is a beautiful French cafe and bakery in Downtown Sarasota Sarasota. This striking blue and yellow shop is super cute and great to enjoy some pastries with tons of outdoor seating. 

We recommend ordering one of their artisan lattes and one of their 15 creative crepes.  You can order a white flour or buckwheat crepe, for more nutrients.  We love the Poularde crepe, with chicken and mushrooms in a rich and savory sauce.

Monday-Thursday | 7:30AM–6PM
Friday-Saturday | 7:30AM–9:30PM
Sunday | 8:30AM–4:30PM

📍 1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Willow’s Cafe is a brand new spot for brunch in Sarasota!  Their extremely fresh food is causing locals to come back for more.  They focus on using fresh ingredients on your favorite brunch classics, so they’re familiar but flavorful!  You must order their homemade biscuits, made in-house at Willow’s.   They also have some great eggs benedict variations!

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday – Sunday | 7:30AM-2PM

📍 436 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Fresh Start is a local cafe in Burn’s Court.  This special spot serves some classic Israeli dishes, making it worth the trip!  Their traditional shakshuka is the best that you can find in the area.  We love this spot for their homemade dishes.  It is hard to find homestyle eats, and Fresh Start delivers!  Their strawberry butter is made in-house, so make sure to ask your server for a side order.  They’re also known for their baked-to-order frittatas.  Their Going Green frittata is served with zucchini, broccoli, and fresh chives!

Pro tip: They have TONS of outdoor seating! 

Wednesday | Closed
Thursday-Tuesday | 9AM–2PM

📍 630 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

If you’re looking for a luxurious option for brunch in the Sarasota area, then make your way to Jack Dusty.  This fancy spot is located in the gorgeous Sarasota Ritz hotel.  Visit Jack Dusty for breakfast during the week or weekend brunch.  

All of their breakfast dishes are expertly made, so you can’t go wrong with any of their plates.  We love their Avocado Toast – served with avocado, hummus, fresh cucumber, and tomatoes.  They also serve some creative breakfast cocktails as well, like their Blue On Blue!  This concoction uses Ketel One vodka, blackberry rosemary syrup, and lemon.

Daily | 8AM-9PM

📍 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Best Brunch in Sarasota

Excited about exploring different spots for brunch in Sarasota? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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