Known for seafood joints and waterfront bars, South Padre Island also boasts a handful of delicious cafes and local lunch spots. Here are the top five cafes in South Padre Island to check out during your next visit.
Grapevine Café & Coffeehouse
This casual coffee shop in South Padre Island is a local favorite for breakfast and fresh coffee, with a varied lunch menu of sandwiches, burgers, and Mexican entrees. The extensive breakfast menu features classics like French toast, pancakes, and homemade biscuits and gravy as well as Mexican specialties, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches. Try the huge breakfast tacos, a must-have on the Texas border! Grapevine Café is located at 100 East Swordfish Street in the heart of South Padre Island.
Light bites, pastries, ice cream, and incredible coffee are the specialty at Café Karma. The small menu of breakfast sandwiches, croissants, muffins, and paninis are all made fresh to order, pairing perfectly with a cup of coffee or specialty latte. Start your day with the Omelette Muffin or grab a toasted bagel with your choice of Nutella, cream cheese, or peanut butter and jelly spreads. Build your own panini and enjoy a slice of apple pie. Find Café Karma at 5200 Padre Blvd Suite 101.
Located near the entrance of the island, this laid-back joint serves fresh breakfasts and lunch items to fuel your day at the beach. The extensive breakfast menu features Tex-Mex dishes like huevos rancheros and quesadillas as well as American classics like pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict, and French toast. Stay for lunch to enjoy an incredible array of soups, salads, and paninis. The tea selection is also one of the largest and they have some of the best coffee on South Padre Island. Yummies Bistro is located at 700 Padre Avenue.
The Café on the Beach
For great food with a view, Café on the Beach is a go-to spot. This unassuming café located in The Palms Resort serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with coastal favorites featured throughout the menu. Smoked Atlantic salmon, fluffy malted pancakes, and tasty breakfast tacos are just a few of the popular breakfast hits. The lunch menu highlights island specialties like oysters Rockefeller, grilled red snapper, and fried seafood baskets. Café on the Beach at Palms Resort is located at 3616 Gulf Blvd.
Josephine’s Kitchen specializes in classic American fare with an all-day breakfast and lunch menu from 8 am – 2 pm. That alone makes this coffee shop on South Padre Island a favorite with late risers! Generous portions and a varied breakfast menu make this a regular spot for the locals. Indulge with dishes like shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, and crab cake benedict. For something sweet, try the fresh Crepe Mussette stuffed with blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and Nutella. Josephine’s Kitchen is located at 3409 Padre Blvd.
For more local coffee on South Padre Island to check out during your visit to South Padre Island, contact our team of reservation specialists at Franke Rentals. Located near the island’s top dining and attractions and vacation rentals are the perfect base for your next South Padre Island getaway!