Another travel edition of Recommendable Edibles! Last weekend I did a charity walk with my family and friends in St. Augustine. Well, I can’t travel anywhere without trying some of the local food! This one almost didn’t happen. We were a group of five and we showed up to The Yard Bird Cafe, which is pretty close to historic St. Augustine. We walked in and were told the wait would be almost an hour. No thanks! I was starving. I was a little disappointed as we walked out but we heard someone yelling at us as we were walking to the car. A table was leaving and if we waited ten minutes, we could be seated. Perfect!
Guess it was meant to be! I think turning around and going back in was the best decision of the weekend! Everything on the breakfast menu looked great. I asked the server if she had a favorite and she couldn’t pick just one thing, so I tried A LOT of the menu out. You only live once right?
On the menu:
Homemade Biscuit with Sausage Gravy
Homemade Biscuit with Peach Butter
Blue Crab Quiche
Even looking back, I don’t have a clear favorite. The gravy for the biscuit was so delicious, better than a lot of other places I’ve been. The grits didn’t need salt, pepper, butter, anything. They were so creamy and by far the best “plain” grits I’ve ever eaten! The peach butter was amazing on everything it touched. The blue crab quiche was perfection. You got the flavor of the crab, but not overwhelmingly so.
If you find yourself in the area, or even if you don’t, figure out how to get to The Yard Bird Cafe and eat your heart out! So worth it!