There is little I like more than a local breakfast joint, the kind of place where on a Sunday morning people ride up on bicycles and are greeted by name. So I was thrilled to in Fort Myers Beach to find this cute little spot:
I liked everything about the Heavenly Biscuit from the produce stand out front selling fruits, vegetables, and the freshest of juices (Tommy loved the limeade):
To the dollar store Halloween décor – I’d just love to see what they do at Christmas, wouldn’t you?:
To the acoustic guitar concert:
To the cinnamon rolls (yum!):
The rest of the food was delicious as well (I apologize for being lazy about pictures – I was too busy stuffing my cinnamon-roll hole). The breakfast menu challenges visitors to be as creative as they dare in assembling enormous biscuit sandwiches with filling likes eggs, cheese, grilled tomatoes, sausage, honey ham, or chicken-fried steak. If you want they will also serve your sandwich on toast, a bagel, or an English muffin, but really, do I need to tell you what a bad decision that would be? Sides include grits, sawmill gravy and just about the best homefries I’ve ever had: perfectly cooked, dense with onions, and just a little bit spicy.
They serve lunch as well – a variety of sandwiches (to which you are universally invited to add bacon). Also available on the lunch menu is something called the Hangover Helper which consists of a ½ pound Angus burger topped with cheese, bacon, a fried egg, jalapenos, and grilled onions. I’m sure there are some of you out there for whom that would be the Heaven part of the equation. As for me, it would be the homemade cake:
The atmosphere at the Heavenly Biscuit is friendly, chatty, and low key. Instructions greet you on arrival:
If you’re lucky you can snag a table on the porch. But if you do, be sure not to miss the charming inside –that’s where you’ll find the super coffee, the hot sauce, and lots of cute signs:
I can’t think of a better place to eat out with kids, even with this threat on the wall:
Oh, and if they’re busy, never fear. It says right on the menu that take out is their “main GIG!” and they invite you to call ahead. Take that biscuit across and up the street to the beach for oceanfront dining. Just don’t get sand in it, because believe me, you’ll want every bite.
The Heavenly Biscuit is centrally located at the corner of Mango Street and Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach, convenient to the water and to the bridge that crosses from the mainland. If you’re staying in Fort Myers or Sanibel, it’s worth a drive.
Many thanks to the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau for covering most of the costs of our trip including breakfast at the Heavenly Biscuit (where they only accept cash; but there is an ATM if you’re short on biscuit money).