Cocoa Beach, FL | Dining Out

Dining Out in Cocoa Beach

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Like many beach-centric vacation destinations, there are plenty of restaurants in Cocoa beach where you’ll feel comfortable bringing the kids and choosing healthy and delicious options for them, while enjoying your own meal and a refreshing beverage with the sound of waves crashing in the background. Check out these options for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner in Cocoa Beach.

Breakfast

 iStock_000014516997_LargeSunrise Diner

For a true diner experience, this cozy spot does not disappoint. The breakfast menu is seemingly endless with options for just about any egg dish you can imagine. Choose from several classic egg, meat and bread plates or try one of the eggs Benedict variations. Taste one of the 10 omelets on the menu, or customize your own. Those more interested in carb-centric breakfast dishes will love the French toast, waffle and pancake options, and a long list of sides will help even the pickiest of eaters enjoy their breakfast experience. Daily specials round out the already stacked menu. Lunch and dinner options include American, Italian and Greek dishes, so you may find yourself returning for another meal or two throughout your stay. With fast and friendly service, hearty portions and affordable pricing, you can’t lose with a meal at the Sunrise Diner.

Simply Delicious Café & Bakery

This bright and cozy beach bungalow turn
ed restaurant has been serving up scratch made baked goods and breakfast dishes to Cocoa Beach for more than 14 years. To avoid a potentially long wait time, bring the family on a weekday morning and indulge in hot cakes, French toast, waffles or crepes with a variety of fillings and stuffing options, both savory and sweet. Other breakfast options include egg plates, biscuits and gravy and fruit platters as well as other lighter fare. Unique side options like Japanese rice give a twist to the traditional bakery café fare.

Lunch

 iStock_000019380852_MediumTiny Turtle

This small, cheery spot is the perfect place for lunch to break up a day on the beach. Inside you’ll see local art and tables shaped like surf boards, and outside you can watch people strolling to the beach or in and out of downtown’s shops. The Caribbean-inspired menu features tacos, wraps, bowls and sandwiches, including a selection for kids. Menu favorites are the sofrito bowl with your choice of meat served over black beans and rice, topped with sour cream, guacamole and a creamy Caribbean sauce; and the Tripleta Sandwich, a twist on the traditional Cuban with shredded chicken, pork, ham cheese and two kinds of savory sauces.

20150710_090409The Green Room Café

When you need a break from the rich, fried food so often featured at beachside grills, head to this healthy and delicious alternative for salads, sandwiches, wraps and more. With vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, this is the place to head for special dietary needs. Don’t be afraid if you are a carnivore, as the tuna served in the salads and sandwiches is tasty and filling, plus truly meat-free options are hearty enough that you won’t even notice. A kids menu as well as smoothies, coffee, fresh-squeezed juice delicious house-made sangria make this spot worthy of a visit or two during your vacation.

 

 

Dinner

iStock_000021999291_LargeEuro Kafe Etcetera

For a change of pace from the bustling beach bars, try this German restaurant, where you’ll feel like you’re dining with old friends from the minute you pull up a chair to the lacy place mats at the tables. This tiny space is covered in old photos and curios, and features a display of the fresh baked goods like baklava, pastries and cakes. But before indulging your sweet tooth, choose a traditional German or Swiss dish like several varieties of schnitzel, bratwurst, Reubens and sandwiches. You’ll also find dishes from Portugal, Croatia, Hungary and Poland.

iStock_000019791815_MediumFat Kahuna’s Oceanview Grill

Just steps from the beach, this tiny Hawaiian-themed restaurant specializes in casual seafood dishes and has a variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers tacos and appetizers. Don’t miss the made-to-order coconut shrimp with house made sweet chili marmalade, a favorite of regular patrons. The children’s menu includes jumbo shrimp so that the little ones don’t have to miss out on the tasty seafood. Stellar service and impressive presentation of the food are the icing on the (deep fried pineapple) cake at this spot.

 

Drinks & Dessert

iStock_000051574102_LargeFlorida Beer Company

After a day at the Kennedy Space Center, you may need a cold beer, and Florida Beer Company is a convenient stop with tasty brews as well as a selection of gourmet popcorn for snacking. Watch the brewing operations through large glass windows while chatting with the friendly bartenders.

iStock_000037969932_LargeOasis Shaved Ice

The ultimate cool-down treat for a hot day at the beach, shaved ice from Oasis is a delicious dessert or anytime snack. This recently expanded favorite has added some food items to their menu, but the Hawaiian-style shaved ice is truly the highlight. As a bonus, the colorful frozen delight does not stain, so kids (and adults) can be as messy as they want.

 

 

 

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