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Great Brunches in Naples

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You may enjoy sleeping in on the weekends, but you won’t mind waking up early for brunch! It’s that favorite meal of many Americans that happens to be between lunch and breakfast and can include everything from sandwiches to waffles to crepes.

Now where should you spend your weekend brunch? Here’s our list of great brunch spots in Naples. Please comment with your favorite and we’ll be sure to add it! đŸ™‚

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EJ’s Bayfront Cafe

EJ’s Bayfront Cafe
Menu Highlights
Classic Benedict, Banana Stuffed French Toast Platter, Chunky Monkey Waffle Platter, Crab and Shrimp Omelet
469 Bayfront Pl
Naples, FL 34102
Phone number (239) 353-4444

Goldies Restaurant
Menu Highlights
Country Fried Steak, Ultimate Breakfast, Biscuits and Gravy
Try the strawberry jam, and peanut butter fluff spread
5400 Taylor Rd
Naples, FL 34109
Phone number (239) 591-3400

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Jane’s on 3rd

Jane’s Cafe on 3rd
Menu Highlights

Fresh Berry Blintz, Crazy Harry’s Nutella Crepes, Omelet
1209 3rd St S
Naples, FL 34102
Phone number (239) 261-2253

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Skillets

Skillets
Menu Highlights
Denver Skillet, Potato Pancakes, Pecan Encrusted French Toast
4170 Tamiami Trl N
Naples, FL 34103
Phone number (239) 262-3788

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First Watch

First Watch
Menu Highlights
Acapulco Express Omelet, French Toast Monte Cristo,
Key West Crepeggs
225 Banyan Boulevard
Naples, FL 34102
Phone number (239) 434-0005

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Blueberry’s

Blueberry’s
Menu Highlights
Irish Skillet, Florentine Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
3350 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103
Phone number (239) 430-0700


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Free Things to Do in Naples FL

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Thank goodness for the nice, year-round weather we have in Collier County. It means we can be outside, enjoying the beach, going walking, heading out and exploring nature, or just dining out on the patio of our favorite restaurant.

There’s plenty to do in Collier County if you are itching to get out of the house. We have our list of fun outings to help you explore, create, dine, and relax in the area without spending much money.

The Naples Pier
Grab the camera, fishing pole, and some shades for a nice morning or afternoon on the newly rebuilt Naples Pier. You can watch the sunset, try your luck at catching something, or just people watch. The beach is just steps away so you can take a dip in the water or lounge about as well. Then walk on down to 3rd Street South for some food and drinks to finish off the day.

Take a Walk in Freedom Park
Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park is located along Golden Gate Parkway as you head towards the Coastland Center Mall. This nature park is open daily and consists of a 5 acre lake, 3500 feet of boardwalk, and an education facility with restrooms, water fountains, and pavilions. This is a great place to talk a walk or run through some of the wetlands and native vegetation in our area.

Stroll Through the Naples Preserve
The Naples Preserve is located on 9 1/2 acres at the corner of U.S. 41 and Fleischmann Boulevard. The site protects two unique Florida Upland Habitats: Pine Flatwoods and Oak-Rosemary Scrubs. Explore the 0.4 self-guided nature walk as it curves through the shaded woods. Then, sit, rest, and take in the surroundings while sitting on one of our many benches. The Preserve offers you one of your best opportunities in Southwest Florida to see gopher tortoises in their natural habitat, along with native wildflowers, trees, birds, butterflies, rabbits, and more. The peak months for viewing wildflowers and butterflies are between August and September.

Art Shows
There are plenty of art shows and festivals that take place throughout the year in Naples. They mainly happen downtown between November and April. Check out the Naples Art Association website for their schedule.

Live Entertainment
Mercato hosts their Mercato Nights Music Series every season. They have a free concert every 1st Thursday from October-April 6-9PM.
The Jazz Concert Series at Cambier Park features Sunday concerts from 2-4PM.

Movies on the Lawn at Mercato
Every once in a while, Mercato hosts a free outdoor movie. The genres vary from older films to kid-friendly. Bring some blankets or chairs to enjoy the show.

Museums
The Naples Depot Museum is free to the public and showcases much of the history of Naples.

Playgrounds
If you’re looking to head out with the kids, Cambier Park has an excellent playground for kids to spend hours in. There are also playgrounds at Veterans Park in North Naples, Eagle Lakes, East Naples Park, Golden Gate Park, Max Hasse Park, and Vineyards Park.

Fishing
Anthony Park located on the Gordon River offers walking trails, tennis courts, a basketball court, and a small fishing pier so you can cast out for snook, redfish, and others. Other great fishing spots include the Naples Pier, and even the pond or lake in your community will often be stocked with bass, catfish, or sunfish.

Flea Market
Flea markets offer things that cost money, but just walking around is free! You can head to the Flamingo Island Flea Market along Bonita Beach Road to browse the stalls of products, food, and produce.


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Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a time for romance, fancy dinners, and lots of tasty heart-shaped treats! If you’re hoping to make a great impression on your loved one for the most romantic day of the year, you can’t go wrong with baking some delicious treats. We recently did a blog on homemade Valentine’s Day gifts, which included a few baked goods. But now we want to go further. We’ve got the recipes you can’t resist. The trouble will be in picking just one to make.

Alright, let’s get to the baking!

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Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats {Heart Shaped!}
Mels Kitchen Cafe

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Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Hungry Happiness

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Valentine’s Day White Chocolate Bark Bites
No. 2 Pencil

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Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies
Kevin and Amanda

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Love from the Oven

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Valentine’s Apple Rose Tart
Green Healthy Cooking

Meringue Hearts

Meringue Hearts

Chocolate Dipped Meringue Cookies
Your Home Based Mom

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Individual Fruit and Brownie Trifles
Just a Taste

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Warm Chocolate and Caramel Cakes
Country Living

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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
Country Living