I’ve lived in Jacksonville most of my life. The only time I haven’t lived here was a short stint in Savannah and then Raleigh, NC for about a year right after I got married. Being a Jax native, you would think that I know all the good places to eat in town, but sadly…I do not. I don’t work outside the house, I’m a bit of an introvert and I’m reluctant to try new places alone so I end up sticking with what I know.
I am a seriously bad, bad native.
However, I’ve been browsing more hometown blogs lately and have found several restaurants/cafe’s that I’m adding to a must visit list.
For a cup of joe :: Y’all know I love me some coffee so Bold Bean seems right up my alley!
For breakfast :: I saw Metro Diner on Diners, Drive-In’s & Dives one night. I don’t even watch that show really, but it happened to be on the channel when I turned the tv on and I heard “Jacksonville” so I stuck around to see who they were going to highlight. I must go here for breakfast soon! The “Yo Hala on the Square” sounds amazing! Bad for my waistline, but uh-mazing.
Brunch :: Since last year, I’ve been following the Jax Truckies and have been introduced to the goodness that is food trucks. I first heard of The Salty Fig as a food truck, but I just recently realized that they also have a full restaurant and that they serve brunch. I glanced at the menu…um, they make their grits with goat cheese and they have an amazing sounding french toast dish…that’s all I need to know!
Lunch :: Amy’s Cafe looks like exactly the place I’ve been craving lately. Cozy neighborhood restaurant with soups, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and more! I will definitely be headed here for lunch one day soon. They don’t have a website, but they have a FB where you can see a sample of their daily specials along with their regular menu.
And, last, but not least….dessert!! :: Florida Creamery is an ice cream parlor. Need I say more? I don’t think I’ll have a hard time getting the kids to try this one with me. 😉
There are more that need to be added to my list, but this is a good start. Any Jacksonville foodies out there with suggestions of restaurants I need to try?