Café on the Beach at the Palms Resort

Just because you are not staying at one of the local resorts does not mean you cannot enjoy the resort lifestyle by making a quick stop to the Café on the Beach found at the Palms Resort. Located right on the beach, you will have the most incredible of views as you fulfill your morning routine. But this morning café is not your standard in-and-out spot on the beach. Instead, you will find cuisine that is expertly prepared as it makes its way to your table. Here is what you can expect to find at the Café on the Beach at the Palms Resort:

Coffee and More

You will find all of your favorite espresso beverages available at Café on the Beach in South Padre Island and more. Enjoy an iced latte, mocha, cold brew, and more, or keep your cup of coffee black. Café of the Beach uses a variety of South Pacific blends of coffee that you will not be able to find anywhere else. Each specialty coffee can also be made into an adult beverage when paired with Kahlua and other fine liqueurs.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Café on the Beach is not your standard café and is instead open for all hours of the day. Breakfast can be started with one of your favorites such as eggs benedict, smoked salmon eggs, corned beef hash, French toast sandwich, breakfast tacos, and so much more. Each breakfast dish is served with a delicious bowl of fresh fruit garnish to pair off nicely. Not going for breakfast? Then check out their incredible lunch and dinner menus. An a la carte menu is available for those who wish to eat on the lighter side with tapa plates of salmon, shrimp, teriyaki, and more.

Finding Café on the Beach in South Padre Island

You can find your way to Café on the Beach in South Padre Island at 3616 Gulf Blvd. You can call ahead to check on wait times at 956-761-2703 or visit their website at You can enjoy this incredible restaurant without having to stay at the Palms Resort.

Fuel Your Adventures

There’s no doubt that Café on the Beach will satisfy your cravings and energize you to keep the momentum going, which is why we’ve taken the liberty of accumulating a list of some of our favorite things to do on South Padre Island. Eat and be merry as you explore these hot spots:

Enjoy a Local Art Walk

The truly unique thing about South Padre Island is not only the inspiring artists that reside here, but their unique mediums chosen to express the culture and flare present throughout this area. Artists from around the world have taken part in a city-sponsored coalition that invites tourists and residents alike to participate in a captivating art walk year-round. The Sandcastle Trail features around 30 sand sculptures located throughout the Island, all of them sculpted by professional sand artists. While some are traditional ‘castles’, others are themed to depict businesses and organizations where they are located. The Seat Turtle Art Trail is an ongoing task force that hopes to display up to 10 permanent sea turtle art sculptures across the City of South Padre Island.

With mild temperatures year-round, it’s easy to visit these local attractions anytime. Make a day of it or try to visit them all throughout your visit; or have some real fun with your guests by turning this into a photo scavenger hunt. Visit to get an up-to-date map of the Sandcastle Trail as well as the Sea Turtle Art Trail.

Visit the Local Wildlife

Laguna Atascosa, located just 22 miles outside of South Padre Island, is a refuge known for its remote beaches and relaxing trails. A pristine coastal wilderness with over 98,000 acres of wetlands and rugged beaches, the refuge is a perfect spot for viewing wildlife, including migrating shorebirds, falcons, alligators, coyotes, and even ocelots.

Doing a good deed while being entertained is another fantastic option when you visit Sea Turtle Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, rehabilitating injured turtles, and leading with conservation efforts. Your ticket admission helps to sustain this unique venture that strives to rescue sea turtles so they can be re-released into the wild or care for them long-term when that isn’t possible. Meet Allison, their resident celebrity who made headlines when she became the first sea turtle to successfully use a prosthetic fin.

Choosing Franke Rentals

If you are ready for an adventure of a lifetime, contact Franke Rentals to help you find the perfect vacation rental. You will not find a more comfortable stay in the heart of South Padre Island with anyone else. Incredible amenities and spacious floor plans will show off the most comforting vacation rentals you have ever experienced. Let us help you start planning your South Padre Island vacation getaway today!