TBR Food Guide

Tacos

Sandbar Sports Grill in Cocoa Beach has killer tacos that attract both tourists and locals. If you are feeling like a Florida native, try their gator tacos! They also have Taco Tuesday deals, live music, and a full liquor bar. Sand Bar is world-famous, so if you haven’t been then you aren’t doing it right!

Rising Tide Tap & Table in Port Canaveral are known for their long list of craft beers and freshly made food from scratch, but in case you didn’t know: they have street tacos! Mahi, filet or shrimp in lightly toasted, soft corn tortillas with mango-corn salsa, TIDE slaw, and queso fresco. 

Taco Day is an up and coming mobile taco catering company. Famously selling out on Tuesdays at the Cocoa Moose, Lorraine and her crew can sling over 100 tacos in an hour. If you aren’t a Moose member, you can hire Taco Day for catering an event or party. 

Taco City in Cocoa Beach has been around since the 80s! You know the food is good if they are still slinging tacos after 30 years. This Cocoa Beach staple has tex-mex food and public access to the beach! 

Murdock’s Southern Bistro in Cocoa Village has an assortment of tacos to choose from. Their popular seared tuna tacos are topped with a cucumber wasabi sauce, or you can try the buffalo chicken tacos, steak tacos, Korean pork tacos, fish tacos or shrimp tacos. 

Brunch

Flavour Kitchen in Cocoa Beach has brunch on Sundays from 11 am-3 pm. They don’t mess around! Chicken and sweet corn waffles with wild honey BBQ syrup, topped with a sunny side up egg! Need we say more? 

Crush XI located in downtown Melbourne and their brunch is a must. You can have brunch on Sundays from 11 am – 2 pm and try their tropical carrot cake pancakes with whipped coconut cream cheese, toasted macadamia nuts, coconut, grilled pineapple, and pure maple syrup. 

Hemingway’s Tavern in Melbourne hosts Sunday Brunch from 10:30 am-2 pm. Coconut rum French toast, chicken and waffles, avocado and crab benedict, shrimp and grits? You may need to bring a crew so you can try it all!

The Mansion in Melbourneserves brunch from 11 am-2 pm; you can fill your belly with biscuits and gravy, Florentine BLT, crap cakes, French toast, and more. Don’t forget to order a bloody Mary or cinnamon toast crunch cocktail!

Backwater in Downtown Melbourne is a rustic-chic breakfast and lunch hub. Try their gator chili! They are so popular that they can have a line, so come early to secure a seat. They have tables with griddles to cook your own pancakes. They also have vegan options and seasonal batters. 

Healthy

Paisley Vegan Kitchen located in Cocoa Village just opened up a second location in Melbourne. Everything on the menu is vegan and comforting. If your New Year resolution was to eat less meat or lower your cholesterol, try their plant-based meals. Even local non-vegans appreciate it. 

Sunseed Food Co-Op in Cape Canaveral is a healthy market but they also have some quick grab and go items available. Sometimes when we are in a hurry, quick food is not always the healthiest option; however, you can find only healthy options here. 

Eatqual is a mobile vegan food truck. You can follow them on Instagram @eatqual to see where their street food is available. Everything is fresh and from scratch. They are known for their tacos, mac n cheese and nachos.

Happy Healthy Human is a café and market that serves organic food and cold-pressed juices in Indian Harbour Beach. They also have raw vegan options. This is a great place to add into your rotation if you are looking to create healthier habits. 

Staff Picks

Papasan’s Vietnamese Café in Cocoa has the best Vietnamese food in Brevard.  They even have vegan options, boba, pho, banh mi, and noodles to name a few. This place is truly a hidden gem!

Sage Bistro in Cape Canaveral has everything from pork belly sliders, made-to-order guac, tuna poke to chorizo crusted tilefish. This family-owned scratch kitchen offers weekly specials.

The Tulip Restaurant & Lounge in Cocoa Village has been a staple since 1981! Fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, wine, and great memories are to be had at this special place. 

Juice ‘N Java in Cocoa Beach is not just a coffee shop. It’s a local hub for locals to merge together and enjoy a cup of coffee or a tasty treat. Try their in-house roasted coffee and check out live music.

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