The Best Brunch Spots in Naples
Enjoy bottomless bubbles and endless seafood spreads at these Naples restaurants that make brunch a full-weekend affair.
1. The Bevy
Located a few blocks from the Naples Pier, the 180-seat gastropub may be known for serving up some of the area’s freshest cocktails. Brunch is an event at this stylish, lushly decorated space. Indulge in American classics like the homemade banana pancakes and lobster benedict. Or, take a brunch trip around the world, with the Mexican huevos rancheros, Cuban molletes or Italian chicken milanese. Top it all off with $5 mimosas and bloody marys.
2. Cafe Gourmand
Inspired by the owner’s time living in the French Riviera and Alps, Cafe Gourmand’s crepes, pastries and croissants are nearly as authentic as what you’d find in France. Organic ingredients are imported from France and Italy, and fruit and vegetables are sourced from local farmers. Opt between savory or sweet crepes filled with brie and bacon or topped with sugar and butter. Order a stuffed croissant topped with bechamel sauce for something even more indulgent.
3. The Catch of the Pelican
The Catch of the Pelican’s Sunday Brunch A La Kitchen features a seasonal menu that rotates weekly with an all-you-can-eat locally sourced seafood and raw bar, salads and homemade soups, bakery selections, and sweet treats for $49 per person. Beyond the carving station, there are cast-iron waffles, French-style omelets, towers of chilled seafood and a selection of small plates, like butter-braised scallops and broiled New Zealand lamb chops.
4. The Claw Bar
The Claw Bar gets its name from its centerpiece raw bar lined with crab and lobster. Brunch is daily and decadent—think seafood towers, buttermilk pancakes, crispy fried oysters, and beignets with chocolate and caramel dipping sauce. Sandwiches range from classic club to Buffalo Muffalata, and in addition to the signature chilled seafood spread, you’ll find breakfast favorites like lump crab eggs Benedict.
5. The Dock at Crayton Cove
Although the food is casual, The Dock at Crayton Cove gets fancy with its build-your-own bloody mary spread (whose secret recipe dates back to the Dock’s early days in 1976). Pricing is determined by which of the 10 vodkas you pick, and then it’s up to you to design a hair-of-the-dog to your liking, with mixers, marinated vegetables, and even cheese and andouille sausage. Pair your handcrafted cocktail with one of the seafood-centric plates like crab eggs benedict.
6. The French Brasserie Rustique
Some of Naples’ best sidewalk restaurants line Fifth Avenue South, including chef Vincenzo Betulia’s The French. On the patio, white lights are strung from the trees and pink bougainvillea climb white marble columns. The interior takes a cue from traditional Parisian bistros with white and black mosaic tiles and red-leather banquettes. Brunch dishes range from hearty French fare like chicken paillard and Emmental cheese-topped burgers to seafood platters and Niçoise-style tuna tartare.
7. Jane’s Cafe on 3rd
With tables lining the lush patio off one of Naples’ busiest pedestrian areas, breakfast and people-watching are de rigueur until doors close at 4 p.m. There are Bellinis with cocktail umbrellas, burritos and breakfast sandwiches galore, and a weekend special of thick slices of challah French toast covered in creamy vanilla and confectioner’s sugar and stuffed with various fruit fillings. For something on the health-conscious side, opt for steel-cut oatmeal or smashed avocado gluten-free toast.
8. La Colmar Bakery & Bistro
Named after the village in northeast France where co-owner Yannick, a third-generation baker, grew up, La Colmar pays tribute to his family’s artisan traditions. In addition to crusty baguettes, La Colmar produces French butter-laden pastries like strawberry cream croissants, caramel sables and beignets. The bakery’s loaves are used in various sandwiches, including a traditional Croque Monsieur, an open-face vegan tartine, and croissants with chicken salad, smoked salmon and other fillings.
9. Lake Park Diner
Lake Park Diner brings together all the best of what the team of Chef Michael Voorhis and developer Adam Smith created at The Bevy in downtown Naples, and later at Smith Organics food truck, in an upscale diner and garden setting. Grab a wood-slat table on the covered patio wrapped in podocarpus yews and other greenery and order from the weekend brunch menu’s farm-to-table fare like cage-free quinoa scramble and house-baked buttermilk biscuits with buttermilk fried chicken.
10. The Local
This Naples farm- and sea-to-table restaurant champions local farmers, ranchers, sea mongers, artisans and brewers. Chef-owner Jeff Mitchell sources seasonally and sustainably to create his Florida-inspired fare. The team makes everything in-house, from the sourdough for pizzas to the ricotta cheese and cured meats. Brunch is a mix of vegan vanilla chia seed pudding, superfood hash, and avocado almond “cheese” toast, as well as classics like buttermilk pancakes and breakfast burritos.
11. M Waterfront Grille
In Naples, M Waterfront Grille on Venetian Bay has live music on Sundays—along with bottomless mimosas. Expect organic meat, seafood and produce served in the main dining room with bay views, plus a full bar and front terrace. Brunch features bottomless bubbles and a selection of beautifully arranged salads, plus twists on traditional breakfast fare, like eggs Florentine flatbread and fried chicken and French toast drizzled with Calvados syrup and topped with spiced roasted apples.
12. Ridgway Bar & Grill
Third Street South stalwart Ridgway Bar & Grill is as much a fabric of Naples as the pier is. Chef-owner Tony Ridgway has been cooking for more than 40 years in town, and he has a special drink menu just for brunch cocktails on Saturday and Sunday—expect everything from Key lime martinis to bloody Caesars—to go with his famous sticky buns (he also owns the pastry shop next door, Tony’s Off Third) and a ricotta-ratatouille omelet, with housemade ricotta.
13. The Rooster Food + Drink
The Rooster Food + Drink is a simple spot, with enamelware mugs for bottomless coffee as a permanent fixture in the place settings. Breakfast fare is on the heartier side—there are grits galore (some with pork belly, some with classic shrimp), Bryan Sutton’s signature almond crunchy grouper with a tropical touch, and eggs served poached in jumbo lump crab cake benedict. You’ll notice a few southern spins in the form of citrus hollandaise sauce and barbecue-pork belly BLT sandwiches.
14. Sails Restaurant
Sails Restaurant, one of downtown Naples’ finest establishments, is often compared to iconic spots like The Beverly Hills Hotel—but with even better food. Outfitted in cognac leather chairs and banquettes, the space is crowned with a central bar crafted from hand-selected slabs of Greek marble. On Sundays, the decadent champagne brunch includes unlimited Louis Roederer; house-baked croissants, pastries and donuts; and gastronomic fare, like tuna tartar and wood-grilled fish du jour.
15. Veranda E
The secret patio that is Veranda E, tucked into a lush, historic poolside setting at boutique Hotel Escalante, is arguably one of the most beautiful gardens in Naples. During weekend brunch, take in the private poolside vibe amid riotous greenery, topiaries and blooms, and the sultry sounds of the stone fountains. The kitchen uses the organic herbs grown on-site, and breakfast dishes nod to favorites found at European restaurants and upscale locales across the United States.