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Bright Mornings Cafe

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105 S 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
+1 904-491-1771
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy breakfast or lunch

Great food, huge portions and adorable atmosphere. I had a breakfast sandwich that was large enough to share. Friends ordered chicken salad sandwich which they raved about.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, huge portions and adorable atmosphere. I had a breakfast sandwich that was large enough to share. Friends ordered chicken salad sandwich which they raved about.

Thank JaxTinkerbell
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh home made biscuits, nice selection of items, great omelettes, My wife even got her bacon crisp Perfect breakfast

Thank peterdr1956
Vero Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting on Amelia Island/Fernandia Beach, Fl. We asked several local people where we should go for breakfast. All told us the same place-Bright Mornings. This is a small local cafe, with seating both inside and out in the court yard/garden. We choose outside and it was very relaxing and tranquil. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. My wife ordered... More 

Thank Joefr5th
Savannah, Georgia
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

First recognition and thank you goes out to our server and the owners= today an unexpected wedding party chose to eat breakfast here, which caused great strain on the entire wait staff and kitchen crew (we overheard bits and pieces of the reason for the long wait time for seating and food arrival).- they recovered lovely! yes, we waited a... More 

Thank GATraveler007
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went for breakfast left and went somewhere else while waiting for a table a waitress raised her voice to patrons and waitresses don't seat anyone else and no one sit down! Yikes

Thank Ebrutscher
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We enjoy trying different breakfast spots on the island, and so far, THIS IS THE BEST. I am not a huge pancake fan, but if you are going to try them, try them here. Thick but crispy on the outside. Top notch. The croissant sandwich was excellent - the way croissants are supposed to taste. The service is a little... More 

Thank Mary N
Amelia Island, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We used to love this place, it's in such a nice location with indoor and outdoor seating. Ever since new owners took it over, the service and quality of food is not the same. Long wait to get a coffee refil, and no butter is served with the grits or with the pancakes...to name just a few of our gripes...

Thank SSAI25
United States
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201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We did not want to eat the regular free breakfast at the hotel, so we googled places to eat breakfast. This place was two blocks from our Hampton Inn Hotel. The place is very nice and the service was excellent. The grits were very good, definitely a must try. We will go here again for breakfast.

Thank TravelLovers2
Miami, Florida, USA
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is the best breakfast I've had in a long, long time and I'm 55. I live in Miami and wish I was closer to this awesome place. Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast and the people there. Great job Bright Mornings Cafe! I even applauded the chef in the kitchen on the way out.

Thank david1237
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The little bites of muffins at the beginning were a nice treat. We had breakfast. Nothing stood out except for the underdone, too cold home fried potatoes. Mentioned it and nothing was done about it. A waitress (not ours) stood at a table and talked so long and loud, that I literally had to finally plug my ears. I really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 S 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-491-1771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?