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The Front Porch Cafe

1458 Ocean Dr. (14th & 15th Sts.) Send to Phone
305-531-8300 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Breakfast is the name of the game at this Ocean Drive old-timer, sometimes even at lunch and dinner.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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The Front Porch Cafe Restaurant Review

: Since opening in 1990, this unpretentious indoor/outdoor café has been a locals’ favorite for its breakfasts. And while it remains most famous for the morning meal, there have been changes since it moved a block uptown from its longtime Penguin Hotel home to trendier Z Ocean Hotel. Most notable is the advent of Todd Webster (former sous chef at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink), who has changed all meals’ focus to farm-to-table comfort food. Breakfast items, served daily till 6 p.m., include standbys like green eggs (scrambled with pesto) and dense almond-studded granola pancakes, plus newer favorites like odd but tasty kimchi breakfast tacos (filled with the spicy Korean fermented salad plus scrambled eggs, cheddar, chicken, barbecue sauce and cilantro) or English muffin-free eggs Florentine served with hollandaise sauce on crab cakes. Do check out the lunch and dinner menus, too, for occasional breakfast-type treats such as house-made chocolate/chipotle donuts. Among typical lunch/dinner items, fish and shrimp tacos with rich white sauce plus zippy Honduran chismol salsa are standouts; beer-battered local fish ‘n’ chips shines, too.

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