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105 S 3RD St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4208
+1 904-491-1771
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. Had breakfast at least once a week. Wonderful pancakes. Vibe was that of eating in your grandma's kitchen served by fussing aunties. New owner came in and the atmosphere--and food--changed. The dining room looks pretty much the same, but the portions have decreased and the prices gone up. The cook and two of the friendly waitresses are... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My best friend and I stayed on Amelia Island this past week, visiting Bright Mornings one afternoon on the recommendation of a friend-of-a-friend who lives locally. The restaurant is an intimate, bright, cheery place with two outside courtyard areas - quaint wrought iron fences and gates, flowers and plants. We thought the food was excellent. The ingredients were super fresh,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went there for late breakfast and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant has a lovely courtyard with outdoor seating. The food - eggs, bacon, scones, omlette - was all good. The owner is a very friendly guy from Switzerland: he came out, chatted with us and informed us of the upcoming events in the cafe. All in all, it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place is tiny but worth the wait! They may ask you to buddy up with other patrons and we met a really nice local this way! I got a breakfast sandwich there and it was HUGE and delicious! Soda is not from a fountain (they give you a can) so no free refills in case you drink a lot... More 

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N.C.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A brightly decorated patio and friendly, welcoming staff tell you that this is truly a bright morning spot. Omelets, quiche , French toast , Belgian waffles are all equally delicious. A real surprise. If you have never tried grits, this is the place to have them . Grits are cooked perfectly here.

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've dined here a few times. The food is good, slightly above average, but the service is slow. The staff is very personable however they seem to be understaffed or unorganized. If you're on a schedule, you'll end up frustrated waiting on a table and an extra cup of coffee. But if you're not in a hurry, this place has... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was not that good. We ate breakfast and it was very pricey for the amount of food we received. Small, service was ok.

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Florida
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Tonight, as bright mornings closes up for evening meals, we had the MOST delicious ribs, potato salad, and veggies you could think about! The ribs were amazingly tender and so moist. Chris, the lead chef, is an amazing person in that kitchen. This restaurant is traditionally open for breakfast, Monday through Friday and lunch, too. On the weekends, it is... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We set out for Ms. Carolyn's, but wound up at Bright Mornings due to the fact that Ms. Carolyn's is closed on Mondays. We were NOT disappointed. There is seating inside as well as outside, but we chose an inside table. We started out with a small sampling of muffins with orange marmalade and maybe a berry(?) jelly. It was... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Friendly staff, southern style breakfast, great atmosphere both inside and outside. One of our favorite places to revist when we're in Fernandina Beach!

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Additional Information about Bright Mornings Cafe

Address: 105 S 3RD St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4208
Phone Number: +1 904-491-1771
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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