The Best ‘Start Your Day’ Breakfasts Near Your Vacation Home

One of the best benefits to renting a vacation home is having a fully-equipped kitchen. The option to cut costs by not eating every meal out is a life-saver at times, especially if you have a large crew to feed!

Of course vacation time is also the perfect chance to explore new tastes and regional culinary treats. And let’s just be honest: sometimes you simply don’t want to deal with the cooking. When you have a long day of theme parking ahead, for example, who wants to cook up a grand breakfast spread? With options like these near your Contempo Vacation Home, you can happily hang up the spatula and leave the cooking to some of our local favorites!

Nikko’s Egg City (Haines City)

Bustling, old-school eatery serving up hearty breakfast and lunch dishes in a 50s-themed dining room. Retro diner with more than 79 menu options under $9, and the proud “home of the four-egg omelette”. Open daily from 7AM – 2PM on US 27 just past our homes at Southern Dunes.

Highlights: Daily specials, free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entreé (M-F). Large portions! Omelettes and pancakes are favorites.

R-Place Eatery (Haines City)

Fresh-cooked breakfast and brunch (as well as lunch and dinner) and friendly service in a casual, hometown atmosphere. It’s the kind of place where a guest is more like family. Open on Sunday from 7AM – 2PM, Tuesday – Saturday from 7AM – 8PM. Located on US 27 in Haines City, just past Southern Dunes.

Highlights: Special all-you-can-eat offerings. Home-cooked traditional comfort foods served in hardy helpings. Ask about daily specials!

Cracker Barrel (Davenport/ Kissimmee)

Southern-country themed chain restaurant with a “general store” style candy and gift shop. Each location features a front porch lined with wooden rocking chairs, a stone fireplace, and rustic, old-country decor as well as old-school peg games and checkers. Locations on 192 in Kissimmee, and US 27 in Davenport. Open from 6AM – 10PM Sunday – Thursday, 6AM – 11PM Friday – Saturday.

Highlights: Momma’s Pancake Breakfast is Cracker Barrel’s top seller. Heaping portions and a variety of combo options available. The biscuits are legendary!

Waffle House (Davenport/ Kissimmee/ Clermont)

Breakfast doesn’t always have to be a fancy affair, and if you’re looking for decent food that’s fast and cheap, Waffle House is the place to be. Friendly service in a cozy diner, and they’re open 24 hours a day. YES! Locations on US 27 in Davenport and Clermont, and on 192 in Kissimmee.

Highlights: Don’t overlook the surprising deals on the value menu. The “sloppier” you top the hash browns, the better. The waffles are the size of your head!

Denny’s (Davenport/ Kissimmee/ Clermont)

American diner chain that’s open all-night with breakfast and dinner options available anytime. Breakfast for dinner and milkshakes for breakfast – the whole family can go in whatever craving direction they choose. Affordable, fast table service with predictable quality and multiple locations throughout the area including 192 and US 27.

Highlights: Kids eat free from 4-10PM. Fantastic selection of omelettes, sizzlin’ skillets, and “slam” combos. Reasonable value menu for lighter fare.

IHOP (Davenport/ Kissimmee)

Everything from pancakes to burgers offered 24/7, and there is nothing ordinary about any of it. Vast selections of stuffings, toppings, syrups, and sides to complement your chosen main attraction. IHOP is an American icon of yummy proportions. Located on US 27 in Davenport and 192 in Kissimmee.

Highlights: Endless options in steakburgers, pancakes, waffles, omelettes, and crepes with limited-time, seasonal menus always offering fresh new flavors. Save room for milkshakes!

Perkins (Davenport/ Kissimmee)

Perkins is an American casual restaurant and bakery chain. Lunch and dinner are also on the menu, but the breakfast selection is hard to pass up, and available anytime. Hours vary by location, and you can find Perkins on 192 in Kissimmee or US 27 at I-4 in Davenport.

Highlights: The bakery is a must! Order a “mammoth muffin” (and they are) to accompany your breakfast, and then order a pie to-go. The calories don’t count when you’re on vacation, and it’s totally worth it. “Build-Your-Own” breakfast combos and omelettes are a great way to go!

Bob Evans (Davenport/ Kissimmee)

An American classic, Bob Evans is a family-style chain restaurant with a fresh-from-the-farm feel, and the southern hospitality to match. Homestyle country food in heaping helpings. Hours vary by location. You’ll find your nearest Bob Evans on 192 in Kissimmee or US 27 at I-4 in Davenport.

Highlights: Another gotta-have-it bakery here! Again, you have that ever-tempting pie-to-go option, but whatever you do – don’t skip the banana nut bread! Excellent sausage gravy, and the “Everything Breakfast” is ideal for the indecisive diner.

First Watch (Champions Gate)

Fresh, from-scratch menu options made-to-order are the keys to the unique appeal of First Watch. A little on the pricier side for breakfast, but it is upping the breakfast game a bit with an added dose of flair. Guests enjoy free newspapers and wifi and much coffee! Located just off I-4 at Champions Gate. Open Monday – Friday from 7AM – 2:30PM.

Highlights: Ideal menu for the modern breakfaster, with items touting ingredients like kale, quinoa, acai, and an overdose of avocado. The Floridian French Toast is a favorite, because Florida!

Keke’s Breakfast Cafe (Clermont)

The self-described “hometown diner that grew up and went to the city”, Keke’s offers an entirely handmade menu with fresh ingredients being delivered daily. Another menu that is a bit on the more costly side, but the portions are generous and the quality is second-to-none. Located off US 27 near the center of Clermont. Open daily from 7AM – 2:30PM.

Highlights: Three words – Stuffed. French. Toast! And with stuffing options including raspberries, blueberries, pineapples, bananas, and cinnamon apples (all with cream cheese), there’s really no need to consider much of anything else, is there? Incredibly impeccable fruit!

The Friar Tuck (Clermont)

We welcome many British guests who visit with us year after year, and often for extended periods. When you need a quick but genuine taste of home, The Friar Tuck at Cagan Crossings in Clermont is the perfect place for a classic, proper English breakfast. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 8AM – 3PM, Sunday 8AM – 4PM, and serving breakfast all day.

Highlights: Order individual items ala carte, or full combos. Breakfast sandwiches, proper crumpets, and the best Scotch Eggs you’ll find this side of the pond!