If you like breakfast places that are special, this one is a landmark. The Lighthouse Cafe is about 5 minutes away after you cross into Sanibel. They are known near and far, and their motto is “The World’s Best Breakfast.” This cozy cafe is in an unassuming strip mall at 362 Periwinkle Way in the Sea Horse Shopping Plaza. Their web site is link to the Lighthouse Cafe click here
They offer “call ahead seating” at 239 472 0303. When you enter Sanibel, turn left onto Periwinkle Way. The strip mall is a short distance ahead, on the left.
The Cafe is a small place, and sometimes there is a brief wait to get in. There is seating outside while you wait. The place is always humming activity, and their food is very good. Their French toast received rave reviews by Bon Appetite magazine. The whole wheat blueberry pancakes were mentioned in Country Living.
There are plenty of choices as well as daily specials. My only complaint is that I don’t like whole wheat pancakes. I much prefer buttermilk pancakes which, surprisingly, are not on the regular menu.
It’s a treat to go there, and in that mall is also a very good ice cream place called Pinocchio’s. —Paul