Sunflower Cafe in Fort Myers Beach (11410 Summerlin Square Drive) is nestled just below County Road 869. We had been heading in the wrong direction and after turning around I spotted it below us when we were heading east.
A former breakfast chain building houses Sunflower Cafe. After getting off my car and standing in front of the space I was racking my brain trying to place which restaurant they had replaced.
After some light sleuthing on Google, the answer revealed itself, Perkins.
We walked in blindly, not knowing what to expect but were ecstatic to see this was a pancake house/diner-style joint. A greasy spoon was the exact thing that we needed this morning.
Fred goes the skillet route with some toast; it might have even been sourdough. His breakfast is right up my alley, but I had my eye on something else this morning.
The Fredster was also interested in the Biscuits & Gravy, so I being a good cousin, I agreed to share with him. I was about two bites when I realized that I had my breakfast to contend with.
The skillet was solid and an absolute home run with Swiss cheese in there. You’d think that homemade biscuits converted in country gravy are a can’t miss dish, and you’d be right. It was excellent.
After seeing the size of this ham steak I thought one thing, I have no business ordering this fella. It was intimidating.
I look over at my pancake and realize the possibility of eating both in their entirety is not very good.
What About The Patty Melt?
So after a couple of pancake bites (they were enjoyable but nothing particularly out of this world), I went full ham. I’m digging my breakfast until the server shows up with a Patty Melt.
You see, I have this thing where I need to order a Patty Melt if I see it on the menu. So, sometimes it’s what I’m eating, and sometimes it’s a couple of bites, and then what’s left the beautiful baby goes home with me.
A couple of patty melt bites were precisely what I needed to cap off this great breakfast.
If you’re in the Fort Myers Beach area sometime, give the Sunflower Cafe a shot. And let me know how the Hand-Packed Chopped Sirloin Steak is cause I had my eye on that guy too.