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“Good the first day, bad the second.”

Bright Mornings Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good the first day, bad the second.”
Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Our first experience was great. The service was pretty good. Has a lovely courtyard to eat in, making it a true Amelia experience. Plan at least two hours though, no one is in a hurry here. It is just laid back island time. The muffins come out sliced with jelly to start off with( for free) the kids just loved this. The fruit cup was very fresh, and French toast was big and yummy. We liked it so much we tried to return on our last day in Amelia at the same time as the first. Half the tables were dirty and the staff just ignored us. We sat down after ten minutes at a dirty table. We told them this was dirty and needed to be cleaned. After ten minutes sitting there a server came up and tried to fill the dirty coffee cup on our table from the people before. We told them again that we were new customers and were waiting to have the table cleaned and to order. After sitting there for twenty minutes with the servers walking by us and never cleaning the table or taking our order we left. The kids were so upset, they said they will never come back. My one daughter started to tear up and said they did not like us and that is why they did not wait on us. I assured her that was not it, but i am not real sure what happened. Was great the first day but second day fell more then flat. We will not be back ever. What a shame! In the end I cannot recommend to anyone looking for the true Amelia experience!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“First Choice for Breakfast”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Whether you're into heavy duty grits and eggs or lighter morning fare, Bright Mornings is an excellent pick. Only a block or two from the main drag, the quaint cafe has a welcoming and helpful staff, good menu, great preparation, and surroundings that make for a homey morning start. The grits and soft-boiled eggs are an example of old-time, down-home options, but the menu also sports yogurt, granola, and fruit. Breads and muffins are homemade and worth ordering for their own sake. Indoor and outdoor seating provides seasonal options to enjoy the warmer temperatures of summer or avoid them. The combination of hospitality and quality makes this a perfect top-of-the-morning choice.

  • Visited August 2012
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Galena, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Way to Start the Day!”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Bright Mornings is our favorite breakfast spot in Fernandina Beach! We love sitting outside on the patio, reading our newspaper before a day at the fantastic beach. The food is delicious and there are always daily features. The service is always great; not a big staff, but they work their tails off, and everyone is always so friendly. They are always sweet to our little dogs, too. Don't miss this on a trip to Amelia Island!!

  • Visited March 2012
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Fernandina Beach Fl
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Charming!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

A really delightful place to have a great breakfast. Lovely both inside and out.Service very pleasent and the food excellent. Little muffins with jam on the table before you order. Grits were to me a little better then other places arrount town.You may have to wait a while for a table but that is a tribute to the popularity and quality of the food! Really pleasent way to start the day !

  • Visited July 2012
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Amelia Island, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“So.....Fernandina”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Tucked away behind a small gallery is a jewel of a place for breakfast. The small dining room is cozy and the service very pleasant. It all brings a smile to your face as you munch on the muffins awaiting breakfast. As others have noted, sitting under the trees on the patio is lovely as well.

Bright Mornings Cafe is a great way to start the day and you really get that special feeling that permeates Fernandina. Small, pleasant, unique and oh so....Fernandina. It is a special place with great food and service just a block off Center Street at the corner of 3rd and Ash.

  • Visited August 2012
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