Don’t Miss Breakfast in Placencia With These Popular Breakfast Spots

by Andrea Murray

You may be familiar with the phrase “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. And when traveling to Belize, these words resonate. Belize is filled with so many thrilling adventures, making it crucial to fuel up for the fun day ahead. If you happen to be in Placencia Village, and you’re looking to start your day with a delightful breakfast, look no further! We’ve got you covered with some wonderful breakfast eats on the peninsula. From seaside dining to the hidden gems, here are some suggestions for breakfast in Placencia that offer the perfect blend of flavor, and a warm, welcoming ambiance, 

The Quarter Deck at Laru Beya

The Quarterdeck at Laru Beya. Photo courtesy of property

Enjoy open-air dining with amazing views at this restaurant found at Laru Beya Resort. Choose from a wide range of cuisines that are sure to delight the tastebuds. Go for something classic, like the pancakes. Or, opt for something quintessentially Belizean, like the fry jacks.

DeTatch Restaurant & Beach Bar  

A great locally owned beachfront restaurant just off the Placencia Sidewalk near Seaspray Hotel, De’tach is a little gem: perfect for breakfast enthusiasts looking to start their morning with great beach views and delicious local flavors.  Try their highly rated fluffy stuffed fried jack, a must-try, along with freshly squeezed orange juice or a hot cup of coffee. What a treat! The food is large in portions, and has good ratings for lunch, and dinner not just breakfast! So detach from your early morning worries and visit D’tach! 

Wendy’s Creole Restaurant & Bar 

For an authentic taste of local flavors, make your way to Wendy’s Creole Restaurant in Placencia. This local favorite located in the center of the village offers a menu filled with creole breakfast specialties, including hearty servings of fry jacks, johnny cakes, and flavorful stewed beans. Wendy’s warm hospitality and homemade flavors make it a must-visit spot for those seeking an authentic Belizean breakfast experience. 

Carmen’s Kitchen

Photo via Google Reviews

For the early adventurers hunting for a quick, affordable, and mouthwatering breakfast.  Placencia village’s best-kept secret is Carmen’s Kitchen, located on the village roadside. You’ll find a range of options that cater to various tastes and preferences, all priced reasonably.

Photo Credit: Rachel Lownds on Google Reviews

This eatery is a go-to destination for a delightful morning meal that won’t disappoint your taste buds or your wallet. Their giant 1-foot chicken burrito is a crowd favorite. Get it for only BZ $5 (US $2.50). Whether you’re a fan of traditional Belizean fry jacks, hearty refried beans, delicious salbutes, tacos, or the beloved stew chicken, there’s something for everyone. 

Maya Beach Bistro 

Photo Credit: Maya Beach Bistro

Located in Maya Beach, just a short drive from Placencia, the Maya Beach Bistro offers a more upscale breakfast experience. This charming beachside restaurant combines fresh, locally sourced ingredients with international influences to create unique breakfast dishes. Enjoy and savor the rich flavors of their eggs benedict or indulge in their freshly handmade bagels and pastries while enjoying the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. 

Whether you are seeking the laid-back beachside atmosphere of Placencia or venturing further downtown, these breakfast spots are sure to satisfy your cravings and provide a taste of the region’s rich culinary flavors. So, rise and shine, and start your morning right at one of these fantastic breakfast destinations.

Featured Photo by Carolee Chanona

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