5 Reasons to LOVE The Original Cafe Eleven Brunch

Cafe Eleven generously offered a $25 gift card giveaway with this post. Amy won the random drawing. Subscribe for future giveaways!

If you’re looking for a weekend brunch, I’ve found where it’s at!! Cafe Eleven stays busy all weekend long with their amazing brunch buffet. It’s a St. Augustine Beach gem! Here are 5 reasons to love The Original Cafe Eleven’s Brunch:

1. It’s so chill.

I love dressing up and enjoying fine dining… but Saturday mornings are for relaxing. Cafe Eleven serves a great brunch without the fuss. Go in your beach duds, go in your yoga pants, go in khaki shorts & a golf shirt- it’s the beach! Most anything goes!

Cafe Eleven St Augustine Beach
Cafe Eleven’s Brunch stays full all weekend long. Grab a mimosa or coffee while you wait and enjoy the laid-back beachy vibe.

2. Brunch Buffet with $2 Mimosas or $2 Sangrias! Yes, $2!!

We usually miss brunches because we’re at church during Sunday brunch. I was so excited to learn that Cafe Eleven hosts their brunch buffet Saturday and Sunday!!! #WeLiveInParadise! Wait, it gets better! Every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Cafe 11 serves up $2 Sangrias and $2 Mimosas. I’m already planning my next birthday weekend… we’ll watch the sunrise at the beach then hit Cafe Eleven for an early morning mimosa & brunch!

Sangria Saturdays Cafe 11
$2 Mimosas. Nuff said.

3. Gluten Free Options on the Buffet

St. Augustine is a great place for people with restricted diets to dine out. Cafe Eleven goes above and beyond by not just offering GF options from the back but actually stocking a part of their buffet with GF options. Dine without worry, my friends! {If you’re looking for other GF options, check out this list of Gluten Free Friendly Restaurants in St. Augustine}.

If you’re not GF, you have to try their french toast. It’s uh-ma-zing!! Like, crazy good.

Weekend Brunch St Augustine Beach Cafe 11
The buffet stretches across the stage. Yes, I said stage. Cafe Eleven hosts amazing, national concerts in their intimate setting. You’ve got to hit one! It’s on my new St. Augustine Bucket List.

4. St. Augustine Brunch with an Omelet Station

Dude! They have an omelet station! Imagine being at the beach, in flip flops and a bathing suit cover up and still enjoying an AMAZING breakfast… yep, you’ve just imagined Cafe Eleven. And you don’t have to stand in line- put your order in & drop a thank you tip in the jar and the friendly chef will bring your omelet over when it’s ready!

Locals also rave over their bacon. You know how sometimes bacon on a buffet gets super limp & soggy? Well, somehow Cafe Eleven figured out how to keep it crisp. I personally think it’s because it flies off the buffet so fast that it’s always fresh. 😉

Brunch Omelet Station Cafe Eleven St Augustine
Omelette Station. Here’s the before picture…
Saturday Brunch St Augustine Beach Cafe Eleven
…after! And it was so tasty!

5. Cafe Eleven’s Coffee Bar

They brew a few coffees and keep the carafes full. If you want half-caf or to mix some hazelnut in with your regular, now’s your chance. Confession: I typically skip restaurant coffee. I love my lattes like the next gal, but sometimes a solid cup of joe fills the bill and Cafe Eleven’s self-serve brunch coffee bar is a great go-to for that.

Finding a restaurant that offers a solid experience from sunup to sundown is noteworthy. Cafe Eleven is one of the few that can go from breakfast & weekend brunch to lunch & dinner to late-night concerts so masterfully.

It’s always a good time to visit Cafe Eleven!

The Original Cafe Eleven
501 A1A Beach Boulevard
Open 7 am – 9 pm, half-price happy hour 3:00 – 7:00 pm daily.

The Original Cafe Eleven Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Cafe Eleven hosted us for brunch and they want to welcome you, too! The giveaway is closed {congrats Amy!} but you can still go like them on facebook!


  1. Lexy Hughes says

    I’d love to win!

  2. Christi Linton says

    Thanks for the review! I have seen this cafe so many times, but always heading into downtown. Now I know it’s worth stopping for 🙂

  3. ashley says

    We heard David Wilcox here but have ever eaten there. Its now on our weekend list!! 🙂

  4. Jennifer says

    You had me at gluten free options!!

  5. Katie Sawyer says

    Love their brunch!

  6. Nicole says

    Definitely wanting to try this place!

  7. Christine Coots says

    Sounds like a fun way for us to spend an upcoming Saturday morning!

  8. Bethany says

    I love the french toast too!

  9. StaceyS says

    Love cafe 11 for music and their pancakes are always better than mine!
    I did not realize $2 mimosas!!!!

  10. Tara Cushman says

    It’s at the top of my list for places I need to go!

  11. KaitlynN says

    We’ll be in St. Augustine in September and would love to try this place! Its my husband’s first time in St. Auggie and I’m coming back to my favorite hometown after 11 years. Cant wait!

  12. Karen Thompson says

    Looks like a fun food adventure!

  13. Alicia D. says

    I’d love to try Cafe 11!

  14. Alicia D. says

    Also shared with a friend on Facebook!

  15. John S. says

    My wife and I have been numerous times…grand kids love the french toast. Omelet bar is awesome.

  16. Tari says

    See you this weekend as we celebrate an anniversary, definitely going do the sunrise at the beach then on to buffet and mimosas thanks for the great idea Allie I was looking for a great way to have a staycation anniversary with my husband!

  17. Denice Wilson says

    They have a great happy hour also…

  18. greg purri says

    cafe 11 is the best place for food- and a great venue for concerts! the acoustics are amazing

    • says

      Would you believe I still haven’t made it for a concert?! Soon… 🙂 ~Allie O.

  19. Melissa B says

    Oooooh!!! Yum! Can’t wait to try Cafe 11’s Brunch. Thanks for posting your review, did not know about Saturday’s or about the omlette station!

    • says

      Yes! Most people assume it’s a Sunday thing… I love that they do it all weekend long! 🙂 ~Allie O.

  20. Amy says

    Yum! Al says looking for a good brunch place. I definitely need to
    This out soon!

  21. Diane says

    Always enjoy their food – fresh & lots to choose from.

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