Lighthouse Cafe

 August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018

We had the yummiest breakfast today at The Lighthouse Cafe.  We didn't even open the menu as the Specials of the day board had great choices.

 We ordered the Crab cake Benedict and the Cinnamon Raisin French Toast.  We wanted to share so the very nice server (Cecelia) split the orders onto 2 plates so we each had our own.  Very kind of her!

We ordered the Crab cake Benedict and the Cinnamon Raisin French Toast.  We wanted to share so the very nice server (Cecelia) split the orders onto 2 plates so we each had our own.  Very kind of her!

 1/2 order of the Crab cake Benedict with potatoes.  YUM!  Can't even describe how delicious this was.

1/2 order of the Crab cake Benedict with potatoes.  YUM!  Can't even describe how delicious this was.

 1/2 order of the Cinnamon & Raisin French Toast.  I can only describe this as "just like mom use to make".  It was very tasty and brought back memories!

1/2 order of the Cinnamon & Raisin French Toast.  I can only describe this as "just like mom use to make".  It was very tasty and brought back memories!

 The restaurant is small with about 20 tables of all shapes and sizes.  The walls showcase lighthouses from all over the world that people have sent in.  Very unique.  The staff is very friendly and accommodating.  

The restaurant is small with about 20 tables of all shapes and sizes.  The walls showcase lighthouses from all over the world that people have sent in.  Very unique.  The staff is very friendly and accommodating.  

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 This is a very popular place so be prepared to wait a bit.  In August we have no problem getting a table but their great reputation keeps them pretty busy.

This is a very popular place so be prepared to wait a bit.  In August we have no problem getting a table but their great reputation keeps them pretty busy.

Back Home from Sanibel

 The pool is open!

The pool is open!

I just returned from a short trip to Sanibel. It looks like the island and the Fort Myers area is quickly recovering from Hurricane Irma. On the island, many branches and trees were lost, and there are a number of piles of vegetation that still need to be picked up. But the roads are open and it didn't look like any biking and walking paths were unaccessible. Most shops and restaurants are open or should be within the next few weeks, and the farmers market opened for the season yesterday (Sunday, October 1st). The gulf waters are warm and enjoyable for swimming, the birds still run away from the waves and there are plenty of shells to be gathered!

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As is usual in the fall, the island isn't very busy, but as we approach the busy holiday and winter season, don't forget you can use the Gulf Drives to avoid traffic. By following the West, Middle and East Gulf Drive, you can get all the way down to Pinocchio's Ice Cream and the Lighthouse Cafe without driving on Periwinkle.

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 View of the sunset from the Sand Pointe beach

View of the sunset from the Sand Pointe beach

Over Easy Cafe

This past Saturday, April 15, we FINALLY tried the Over Easy Cafe.  I say finally because we have wanted to try it for years.  We have heard only fabulous things about it and we were not disappointed.

It was Saturday, April 15th around 11:30am.  We knew we would have to wait a little and we did.  They told us 30 minutes and given a pager and pointed to the little shops we could check out while we wait.  How fun!  The cutest shops ever and 1/2 hour was not enough time to see them all.  

Our buzzer went off and we were seated at a nice table inside near a window.  There are also tables outside that you can request.  We ordered grapefruit juice and cranberry juice and were very pleased that they had both as many places do not.

We ordered our breakfast and it came within 15 minutes.  I had the 2 eggs over easy and 2 slices of french toast along with 2 pieces of bacon.  YUM YUM YUM!  All of it was so good.

Jeff had the Traditional Eggs Benedict with fried potatoes.  All AMAZING!  The eggs were perfectly shaped and the hollandaise sauce was nice and light.  

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We had trouble with the menu because there were so many really good choices we wanted to try.  We watched the servers carry plates to different tables and wanted to try it all!  We will be back.  This is a very family friendly, price friendly place for a delicious breakfast or lunch.  They serve till 3pm every day.

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