We set out to find the best Virginia Beach breakfast spots and found three that are absolutely to die for!
On- or off-season, going out for breakfast is a must in Virginia Beach! Summer might be over, but that doesn't mean you can't still treat yourself to a nice breakfast or brunch. Doc Taylor's -- 207 23rd St.
On a Sunday morning, expect to wait for a table at Doc Taylor's for at least an hour or two. But it will definitely be worth it! The atmosphere and service is only surpassed by the delicious food. As far as breakfast and brunch on the ocean front, Doc Taylor's is definitely one of the most affordable. Eggs, bacon, French toast ... you name it, it's on the menu. If you prefer to eat lunch for breakfast, or vice versa, don't worry. Everything on their menu can be ordered throughout the day. But no write-up of Doc Taylor's would be complete without mentioning their Bloody Mary. At just $2.50, it gives you that morning kick without leaving you worried about breaking the bank. And if you want a refill, you're still spending less than you would at other area breakfast spots. One of the best things about Doc Taylor's is that it is open year-round, every day, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Egg Bistro -- 2129 General Booth Blvd. (also in Suffolk and Chesapeake)
Another excellent breakfast and brunch spot in Virginia Beach is The Egg Bistro. While you won't have the same view you would have at Doc Taylor's on the ocean front, The Egg Bistro has a contemporary feel and a menu that will leave you ordering seconds. You won't need to wait nearly as long for a table at The Egg Bistro. On a busy Sunday, parties are usually seated within 10-20 minutes of walking through the door. I personally love the biscuits and gravy or the chicken and waffles, but there honestly isn't a bad item on the menu. Want to turn your brunch into a party? Order their mimosa flight (pictured above) and try four different flavors of mimosas. Just make sure you have someone to drive you home! The Egg Bistro is open most days from 7 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m.Citrus -- Two Locations: 357 N. Great Neck Rd. and 2265 W. Great Neck Rd.
One wouldn't expect a restaurant to have two locations on the same road, but with Citrus, it makes complete sense. A lot of locals swear by Citrus, and if you try their menu, you'll agree it is one of the best Virginia Beach breakfast spots. During the weekend rush, the wait to be seated at Citrus will usually be on the long side, somewhere between 30 minutes to an hour. But don't let that scare you away. The wait is definitely worth it. One of the biggest complaints of Citrus is actually that it is too popular and the service can sometimes suffer as a result. But if you go into it understanding that the kitchen and waitstaff will be swamped from open to close, you'll have a much better experience. Just know, it isn't a place to grab a quick bite to eat. If you are in a hurry, however, Citrus does offer take-out service as well. They have close to a dozen different flavors of mimosas on the menu, so definitely try one or more of those. Citrus prides itself on its healthy offerings and locally sourced produce. But if it's a cheat day, there's more than enough on their menu to hit the spot. Citrus is also open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., though the kitchen closes at 2:45 p.m.. -- Which Virginia Beach breakfast spots did we miss? Let us know your favorite in the comment section below, and we'll feature them in Part 2!