You spoke, and we listened. We took all of the favorite Virginia Beach breakfast spots mentioned in your comments, and these are the top three in order.
We were delighted with the overwhelming number of comments to our recent article, "The 3 Best Virginia Beach Breakfast Spots—Hands-Down." But obviously, based on your responses, we were waaaaaay off the mark on our picks! You weighed in with your thoughts and opinions, and we listened.
Here are your favorite breakfast spots in Virginia Bach!
#1. The Bee and the Biscuit | 1785 Princess Anne Rd.
Champagne flight, avocado toast, pancakes with country ham, roasted herb potatoes (Courtesy of Instagram)
Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–2 p.m. (closed on Mondays)
The Bee & The Biscuit, located in the heart of Pungo, is one of the most popular restaurants in Virginia Beach since opening in 2016. The darling c. 1919 cottage was lovingly renovated and offers a charming and inviting place to dine with delicious breakfast, lunch, and specialty drinks menus.
You can enjoy homemade fresh breakfast items—from avocado toast to omelets, and more. As a self-professed eggs Benedict girl, I always order the JJ's Eggs Benedict, which is a buttermilk biscuit with country ham, two poached eggs, and hollandaise, topped with grilled asparagus. It is out of this world—one of my all-time favorite Bennies (the exceptionally delicate, handmade biscuit and country ham set this one apart).
If you're not in the mood for breakfast, order from the lunch menu. The Bee has a great selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and bowls. Also, indulge in their handcrafted mimosas (which can be ordered in a flight), a bloody mary, or one of their specialty coffees. Did I mention the homemade desserts? The warm colossal cinnamon roll for two needs no explanation.
Courtesy of The Bee & The Biscuit Instagram
Rarely has there been a day when I've driven by The Bee & The Biscuit, where there hasn't been a gathering of people lounging or playing a game in the garden area with a coffee, mimosa, or bloody mary while awaiting a coveted table. This is not a dine-and-dash restaurant; I would describe it as an outing perfect for when you have time to linger and enjoy comfortable Southern ambiance and indulge in contemporary Southern food. They're so popular, complimentary valet is provided (always remember to tip your valet a few dollars, as it's only civilized).
*Note: It is no wonder our wonderful readers mentioned The Bee & The Biscuit the most in comments, as they are definitely a must-try breakfast spot and one you will come back to again and again.
#2. Bay Local Eatery | 972 Laskin Rd | 2917 Shore Drive
Crab cake bennie with garlic parmesan tots (Photo courtesy of Faith Jacobson)
Bay Local Eatery is an "Energetic bar & bistro with American & global eats, plus outdoor tables & quirky, vintage decor" located on Laskin Road just minutes from the Oceanfront and nestled in the Linkhorn Shoppes. While the outside isn't exactly eye-catching, just hold your horses ... as you enter this eatery, you'll find yourself in a place that is eclectic, meticulously decorated and designed, and simply oozing with a hip vibe. There are comfy couches and side chairs to lounge on while awaiting a table, as well as servers passing through offering water or cocktails to ensure everyone's comfortable during the wait. I so love that kind of service.
When two spots opened at the bar, we jumped on them. I like being a twosome at the bar because I always end up meeting new people. And wow, is this a beautiful bar! I faced this amazing mosaic stained glass piece of beauty during my breakfast ... I am not an artist; therefore, I have no idea what it's called. But it made my meal quite pleasing.
Courtesy of Bay Local Eatery Laskin Road
Bay Local's menu is extensive with so many items to choose from: brunch tacos, fried chicken and waffles, poppin champagne fried Carolina shrimp, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and much, much more. Fortunately, since I'm a creature of habit and a dedicated eggs Benedict girl, my decision making was much easier, however, I did change things up a bit by ordering the crab cake Bennie, and it was A-MAZ-ING!
The drink menu is unbelievable, and every juice is squeezed fresh ... I'm a bloody mary girl, however, the mimosa selection is so creative. Just wait until you see friends sipping on a jumbo mimosa consisting of one and a half bottles of champagne and fresh-squeezed juice, served in an enormous glass with enormous straws. It is a spectacle and so much fun.
Bay Local is bright, pretty, hip, delicious, and fun!!! It's such an upbeat eatery.
#3. Redhead Bay Cafe | 605 Princess Anne Rd.
Bloody Mary with a Soft Shell Crab (Courtesy of Facebook)
Hours of Operation: Open every day 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Redhead Bay Cafe is a charming country eatery located in the heart of Creeds. Twin brothers, Aristotle and Nick Cleanthes, owners of Blue Pete's Restaurant in Pungo, are well-known by everyone around these parts. It's been almost a year since they opened Redhead Bay Cafe, and it has been a locals favorite ever since. They turned what used to be the plain Creed's Cafe into a beautiful place to dine with down-home country cooking raised to the next level—not only in taste but in beautiful presentation as well. It's pretty much a guarantee that Aristotle will be walking around greeting the diners and working to help out the staff.
The first time I visited Redhead was the first month they were open, and I was surprised to find complimentary valet parking. The valet told me that he only had 22 parking spots; therefore, he had to manipulate the cars to accommodate all of the guests. Since there is normally a wait for a table, especially on the weekends, there is an outdoor heated area with a bar where you can wait and enjoy a cocktail or French-pressed coffee. There are also games and seating in the yard to keep you occupied. Fortunately, we scored two seats at the bar, and what a pretty seating ... with fresh herbs, fruit, and flowers to add that extra touch.
Courtesy of Facebook
I ordered my normal eggs Benedict with no frills, and my husband intended to order the shrimp and grits until he saw one of our neighbors feasting on chicken and waffles. So he decided to try it. I, of course, ordered a bloody mary sans the soft shell crab, but with a nice Caprese skewer (mozzarella ball, fresh basil, and a cherry tomato). The service was exceptional, and our food was fresh, hot, and oh so delicious. We even received a visit from Aristotle. Everyone at the bar discussed the dishes, and we were all thrilled with our meals.
It's definitely a locals place, but as word gets out, visitors are making their way down Princess Anne Road to get a bite of some mighty fine elevated country cooking. Since this is more a brunch eatery, they offer a menu of both breakfast and lunch, including breakfast platters, avocado toast, sandwiches, Bennies (of course), soups and salads, and so much more. While it's a bit of a drive to get to Redhead Bay Cafe, it's definitely worth it!
Have you been to any of these eateries? Do you agree with our other readers' picks? Let us know what you think! We always appreciate your feedback!