A good rule of thumb for any vacation is to eat where the locals do. Since you may not know any of our locals (yet), here are just a few of their secrets to get you up and at ‘em with a great breakfast:

Punta Gorda

Perch 360: Enjoy the ultimate views of Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor at Perch 360, atop The Wyvern Hotel. Their menu features a tasty mix of standard breakfast items with lighter options and their own brand of Benedicts.

Burg'r Bar: the perfect spot for a hearty breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere, this local favorite spot features a wide range of choices and friendly service.

Port Charlotte

Zoe’s Sweet Kitchen: Enjoy specialty waffles, breakfast sandwiches, “Eggs in a Big Fat Blanket,” and more. Their a la carte menu makes it easy to build your own best breakfast.

Little Good Times Diner: Enjoy the homey feel, the friendly service, the traditional diner atmosphere, and the tasty food in this family-run spot. We have it on good authority: the omelets are big, the potatoes are very good, and “try the Oatmeal Crusted French Toast.”


Country Hound Café: “Down home” cooking and a welcoming atmosphere are the hallmarks of this local treasure. Their Biscuits and Gravy are rather famous around Englewood.

Zarate’s Family Restaurant: This family-style diner offers tasty and creative breakfast specials like Coconut French Toast and The Cobb Omelet, as well as a welcoming atmosphere and good food. It doesn’t get much better!

After a nice breakfast, you’ll have plenty of energy to enjoy all the delightful activities and attractions in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach!