“St Augustine Dining Delivers From Breakfast Through Dinner”! That was the title discovered on Florida Historic Coast’s website during a recent search for upcoming events in the nation’s oldest city! Low and behold – our very own Agustin Inn – (not your average bed and breakfast mind you) was dubbed as a great place to start the day of sightseeing – right from our courtyard during a full two-course dining experience!
“With the menu changing daily, we delighted in a different delectable each morning, from Belgian waffles to French toast.” said this blogger and recent honeymooning guest.
What an honor this was!
The article features not only a nice mention about our breakfast, it also helps one plan several ways to enjoy a first-time stay and a dining experience in St. Augustine all the way from an early-morning breakfast through dinner!
Here’s just a few suggestions to spend the day according to this talented blogger –
If you find yourself seeking a sweet snack pre-lunch, it is highly recommended that you stop by the Whetstone Chocolates store (42 St. George St.), where chocolate infused with Florida flavors like orange and lime will tempt you. Behind Whetstone, the Spanish Bakery (an old favorite around since 1977) simmers with the smells of the Spanish colonial period, complementing the architecture and history these old streets are steeped in. Choose there from almond, lemon and cinnamon cookies baked by the Salcedo family using recipes from the past. Lunch on picadillo (a chili served over rice), empanadas (meat pies) and the fresh bread that brings the locals back every day.
Also close to the inn is The Columbia Restaurant (98 St. George St.), which celebrates St. Augustine’s Spanish heritage, serving “the original Cuban sandwich” at lunch and for dinner, paella, Spain’s national dish that combines seafood, chicken and pork with rice.
These lovely guests mention a great way to work up your appetite again at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the USA, both within walking distance of the Agustin as many other locations of importance!
The tour of Flagler College was mentioned as another favorite visitor pasttime. Flagler College is a fixture on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour (10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. at the top of every hour) through the former Hotel Ponce de Leon transports you to the opulent age of the late 19th-century, detailed in carved oak, Tiffany glass and marble. Across the street is the Lightner Museum, which displays Victorian-era artifacts in the former Alcazar Hotel – Henry Flagler’s second hotel built. It is here that the museum’s Café Alcazar serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials in the hotel’s (former) indoor swimming pool! This is opened only for lunch – make it a point to try on your next visit!
For full article written by our honeymooners go to – http://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/trip-ideas/articles/st-augustine-dining-delivers-breakfast-through-dinner