My family’s yearly trip to Marco Island had a silver lining in the food category and it’s called Doreen’s Cup of Joe. A few folks in social media land suggested Doreen’s as a must stop, that was an understatement. Doreen’s Cup of Joe is the sister restaurant to Joey’s Pizza & Pasta House which is located conveniently about 50 feet away and one of my favorite spots in Marco Island.
Doreen’s is a strict Breakfast & Lunch kinda place open from 7:30am to 2pm daily (Sundays included). Over the course of 6 days I made three visits to Doreen’s for breakfast and another time my parents brought me to go in the form of their Southern Burger.
The front page on the menu states “In striving to provide the best possible breakfast experience we have chosen to use only the finest and healthiest products available to us“. These include Eggland’s Best Cage Free Brown Eggs, all natural Sausage Patties from the small family owned Tallahassee farm Bradley’s Country Store, Milk from a local farm in Myakka City, Kana Coffee from Miami and Orange Juice from fresh squeezed Florida Oranges.
Now that you the understand the commitment to quality at Doreen’s Cup of Joe it should be of no surprise that I had such great experiences each time that I ate here. If you’re just looking for the standard Omelet or Scrambled Eggs you can have that. But, if you’re looking for something with a little more oomph than you’re definitely at the right place.
DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT miss out on the Southern Eggs Bentley. The Southern is two Poached Eggs, Bradley’s Homemade Sausage Patty, & Fried Green Tomatoes on top of a homemade Biscuit topped with Cheese Grits. On the sandwich side I really dug the Biscuit Sandwich with Bacon, American Cheese & Eggs over medium. They are two to an order by the way.
The Baked Apple Pancakes were excellent but did not resemble any Pancake I’ve ever had. I’ll take flavor over looks any day of the week. The fresh squeezed OJ is a must and for the sides I was partial to Doreen’s Home Style Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes aka some really great scallop potatoes. I never did order the Scrapple so keep that one in mind if you visit Doreen’s.
On the day before we headed back to Miami my parents ate in but brought me the Southern Burger (w/Fried Green Tomato, Pimento Cheese and Red Onion served on an Onion Roll). This is the best Burger I’ve had in Marco Island and it was to go. I can’t even begin to imagine how much more I would have enjoyed it right out of the kitchen.
Everything at Doreen’s is worth a try. It may take you a while to get through the menu which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I tried everything on my agenda except for the crispy Corn Flake Chicken Sandwich who was able to escaped my clutches, luckily there’s always next year.
Doreen’s Cup of Joe
267 N Collier Blvd Marco Island, FL 34145