Local Experiences

Best places to eat breakfast in Bay St. Louis

8/7/2017 | Lisa Monti

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Mockingbird Cafe

110 South Second Street Bay St. Louis
(228) 467-8383

Mockingbird Cafe, a local favorite since 2006, has outdoor seating and

breakfast is served Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take your pick of eggs your way, omelettes, frittatas, waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit and various sides. Not surprising for a place that started out as a coffee shop, the coffee here is fresh and served all day. Pick from espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha, iced and specials along with hot and iced tea.



Buttercup Cafe

112 North Second Street Bay St. Louis
(228) 466-4930

The tables on the tiny front porch and in the shady front yard of Buttercup Cafe on Second are favorite spots for breakfast and people watching. Eating at one of the tables inside the cafe also is comfortable and casual for lunch and breakfast. And the fact that breakfast is served all day is another endearing thing that keeps attracting locals and visitors to the bright yellow building just off Main Street. Some favorites are the omelettes, pancakes and the roasted potatoes on the side. Buttercup Cafe is open daily, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Lulu's on Main

126 Main Street Bay St. Louis (228) 463-1670

The breakfast menu at LuLu’s on Main is plentiful, playful, and reliably delicious, from the kitchen of chef Nancy Moynan. The Breakthrough Breakfast Sandwich (cheese, fried egg and ham, bacon or sausage on a toast English muffin) is getting rave reviews. There’s Lu’s Bagel, the top of the line "everything” open- faced bagel with smoked salmon, cre`me fraiche, red onion, capers and sliced hard-boiled egg. For balance, there’s low-fat yogurt & fruit parfait topped with granola. And for something that combines the best of breakfast and lunch, the fried chicken beignets sprinkled with powered sugar seem totally well worth the calories. LuLu’s breakfast is available Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m cappuccino, mocha, iced and specials along with hot and iced tea.


Sunrise Cafe

315 Reese Street Bay St. Louis (228) 216-9777

Sunrise Cafe is a cozy spot at the corner of U.S. 90 and Dunbar Avenue that’s often packed with locals, so table sharing isn’t unusual. Customers come in for the cooked-to-order breakfast (and lunch) dishes and other favorites including hearty omelettes, breakfast sandwiches and buttermilk pancakes. There are specials, too. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.



Ana's Cafe

2400 McLaurin Street Waveland
(228) 344-3223

There are few breakfast foods that are as swoon inducing as a good donut. The ones that come out of the kitchen at Ana’s Cafe are among the sweet elite and about the best you will ever indulge in. Ana Rogers formerly owned Grammy’s Donuts and has recently added the treat to her cafe menu, alongside beignets, turnovers, croissants, Danish and other fresh made items. But breakfast goes beyond sweets. There’s a daily special along with the classic breakfast dishes of eggs, meats, grits, hash browns and pancakes, in assorted combinations. Ana’s Cafe is open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday.



Grammy's Donuts and More

308 Hwy 90 Bay St. Louis (228) 466-5037

More donuts can be found at Grammy’s Donuts & More, where you might find yourself in a long line at the drive through to get your order. It’s that popular. The donuts made here bear no real relation to the manufactured variety except for the shape. The texture, glaze and flavor will have you understanding you've never enjoyed a real donut before. It's hard to believe that such a divine dining experience.

The "More" part of the name means daily specials (a recent weekday featured shrimp & grits, and a pork chop breakfast), full traditional breakfasts, omelets, and breakfast sandwiches on fresh croissants made in-house ($2.99). Try a breakfast and then a donut for dessert. You can skip lunch and not miss it.



Lisa Monti