Pancakes, like acrobats, are easily stacked but make children cry when they topple to the ground. Have a balanced breakfast with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for $15 worth of island-inspired café food and drinks for breakfast
- $10 for $20 worth of island-inspired café food and drinks for lunch
Early eaters dig into three-egg omelets with ham and havarti ($9.99) or get adventurous with sautéed gator accompanied by eggs and hash browns ($9.99). At midday, lunchers bite into fried-shrimp po’ boys ($11.99) or crab-cake burgers ($10.99). See the menus.
With sautéed gator, housemade crab cakes, and coconut french toast, Sanibel Cafe doesn’t let guests forget that they’re dining on a tropical island. This selection continues the tradition of homestyle cooking that the café established when it first opened in 1978 as the Pancake and Omelette House. This stage of its life ended in 1984, and, like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, the eatery reopened as Sanibel Cafe. For more than two decades now, Sanibel’s kitchen has been keeping diners coming back with savory island-inspired cuisine for both breakfast and lunch.
In addition to signature items such as sautéed gator, morning diners fork into more traditional eats such as strip steak escorted by hash browns and stacks of pancakes that diners can scarf down or transform into smiley faces to convey the exact level of their happiness. At midday, the kitchen begins piling burgers and sandwiches with country-fried steak, charbroiled beef patties, fried shrimp, and grilled fish. Just like its seafood-laden kaiser rolls, the café’s decor pays tribute to its tropical location: joining hanging plants and cerulean pendant lamps, one-of-a-kind tabletops feature intricate patterns of fossilized seashells handpicked and patterned by artist Sue Stephens.