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Lighthouse Cafe

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-0303
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (141 reviews)
“french toast” (116 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They claim to have the best breakfast and you certainly won't be disappointed when you visit. We always have breakfast at the Lighthouse Café when we visit Sanibel it is almost a tradition with us now. Fab breakfast, lovely staff and just a great place...More

Thank caz0610
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy but tables cleared quickly. Quick service by seasoned knowledgeable staff. good variety of omelettes, waffles, egg dishes, etc. Can't go wrong.

Thank jwest64373
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking back from lighthouse we came across this quaint cafe and they refilled out iced tea glasses many times. Breakfast was hearty and delish. Prices were right, went back again.

Thank judathome
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went directly here after crossing over to Sanibel from the mainland. We arrived around 11am on Saturday, and there was about a 15 minute wait--we just browsed the adjoining store while waiting for our table. Very cute decorations in the restaurant that make you...More

Thank Sarah451985
Reviewed 4 days ago

For the last six years we have been coming to Sanibel and this is a mainstay stop at least twice during our time on Sanibel. Love the breakfasts

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a sign on the door (Best Breakfast in the world) bold statement is what I thought. I haven't had breakfast everywhere in the world but it that wasen't the best I can't wait to find it.

Thank tbuck840
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every Oct/Nov for the past 25-30 years my husband and I vacation on Sanibel Island, FL. and it's 14 days of sheer bliss and joy. And one thing that makes it so special is the Lighthouse Cafe where we have the best breakfast in the...More

Thank SanibelKid08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been coming to Sanibel for 30 years and have always seen the line-ups for this place which is rather unremarkable looking by its outward appearance. This was the year we decided to see if what the locals where saying was true. Happy to report...More

Thank fkatjarv
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an omelet and my friend had pancakes. Both were excellent. Loved the seasoned home fries. The Mimosa was the best ever. This was a great way to start our vacation.

Thank shrngoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pancakes, omellette and waffles. Good juice and coffee. Great service.We hope to return in the future.

Thank PerHaakan1969
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Beth T
19 September 2016|
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Response from ANA H | Reviewed this property |
they should be, they open daily but best to google it
21 June 2016|
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Response from upone2000 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast items starts at $5.95 USD, Belgian waffles $7.95 USD, Big breakfast of eggs, potatoes, sausage, toast and coffee $9.95 USD. The ladies are very fast to get your order and always smiling.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0303
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We boldly state that we have the "world's best breakfast" and also serve lunch and dinner. Dinner is served seasonally from December 15th till April 30th but breakfast and lunch are served all year long, 7 days a week from 7am till 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm till 9pm.
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