After a restaurant search on Trip Advisor based solely on proximately, Clear Sky Beachside Cafe popped up within a block of where we presently were at that time. It looked as if it had good reviews, so I thought, what the heck.
Dining experiences and discovering new eateries is an aspect of traveling that we Travelin' Cousins hold near and dear to our hearts (as well as our stomachs!) so I was happy with my find.
Located at the end of a small little shopping strip, which consisted mostly of souvenir and artsy shops, we truly lucked out with the cozy, eclectic atmosphere and the freshness of the food!
My crowd is usually much easier to please for breakfast than for most other meals, so I felt confident that everyone would find something with which they would be happy. What I didn't expect was for the choices to be so extensive for me to decide what to order.
What I liked about the breakfast offerings was the cross-section and variety which included traditional items like eggs and "simple starts" like pastries, cereal and fruit, as well as specialty dishes. A full selection of "Bennies" which are poached eggs on English muffins coupled with various ingredients and "Skillets" which are ethnically inspired scrambled eggs.
I was torn between the Huevos Rancheros and the Vegetable Scrambler. In the end, I ordered the Scrambler which included roasted red peppers, onions, mushrooms and olives - a tasty and savory combination. I never thought of including black olives with eggs! The side of marble rye toast was so much nicer than the usual white rye. My dish came with a small fruit plate of various melons, grapes and berries.
Gianna decided on the "Big Bang" - three sunny side up eggs, sausage, potatoes and toast. She also helped me with my fruit! Kelsey ordered her usual breakfast food - pancakes. I had to "test" them and what I found was that they were so light and airy - nothing like the thick, heavy, commercial pancakes one would find at a diner or one of the breakfast chains. These were the real deal!
The Western omelet and pancake combo platter that Tedd chose was fresh, and not the last bit greasy, according to him.
The restaurant also offers a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar (which we did not partake in) as well as outdoor seating. We opted to sit indoors since the week we were visiting Florida, the temperatures were unseasonably cold and windy.
I loved the atmosphere, and would highly recommend visiting if you are in the area since I always enjoy places that put a creative twist on the preparation of their meal selections. Quite honestly, their dinner and late night menus looked just as interesting as breakfast and they offer happy hour Monday to Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM with specials on their pizzas, bruschettas and flatbreads. Drink specials are offered as well on a daily basis.
Sometimes spur of the moment finds are the best!