bad native…

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!

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 8.02.10 PMLocated at 869 Stockton Street, Suite 1-2, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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.

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 8.12.07 PMLocated at 3302 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207

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!

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 8.22.55 PM Located at 901 King Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

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.

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.44.42 PMLocated at 1020 Park St, Jacksonville, Florida 32205

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.  😉

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 9.40.03 PMLocated at 3566 St. Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

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?

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