We discovered Flapjacks in Venice after a miraculous morning that I was AWAKE. Allow me to explain, it is a rare occasion for Jason and I to both be awake early enough to go out for breakfast. (Alright, you caught me, it’s me. I work late and sleep late. In fact, it’s 4 AM as I’m writing this.) However, on this particular day, I had actually planned to get up early so that we could have one of our favorite “morning dates”. What is our morning date? It’s treasure hunting! We love to travel around to various thrift stores and then go out for breakfast.
Where is Flapjacks in Venice?
If you blink, you’re going to miss it. As a matter of fact, we used to drive past it all the time without realizing what we were missing out on! As you turn onto Venice Ave from Tamiami Trail heading towards Jacaranda, you’ll see a bright blue shopping center almost immediately on your right hand side. Nestled into this little mall is Flapjacks Cafe.
What is the address?
Flapjack’s Cafe is located at 810 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
When are they open?
While they are closed on Mondays, they serve breakfast all day Tuesday through Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm, with their lunch menu beginning at 11 am.
What are the prices like?
This is a small mom and pop restaurant serving fabulous meals at even better prices. With breakfast combos starting at $6.99 for two eggs and toast, all the way up to the eggs benedict for $9.99. For lunch, sandwiches like Reubens, Cubans and Cheesesteak plus salads and more ranging from $8-$13. Everyone in the family can enjoy a delicious breakfast without breaking the bank.
Is there a kids menu?
The kids menu is adorable! Choose the “I Don’t Know” which is mickey mouse pancakes with chocolate chips, whip cream and a strawberry… or the “I Don’t Want Anything” which is a slice of french toast dipping stick with either bacon or sausage. Visiting for lunch? The “I Don’t Care” (Grilled Cheese with chips), or “I Don’t Like Anything” (chicken tenders with fries). Kids meals are only $4.99 and includes a drink for ages 11 & under.
Flapjacks had recently posted looking for opinions on whether the delicious breakfast meat sandwich combination is called Taylor Ham or Pork Roll. (Which the obvious answer is Taylor Ham, just saying.) I was actually selected randomly and won a free sandwich to try it out for myself. This morning in particular seemed to be the perfect time to check it out.
Taylor Ham Sandwich!
I’m a Jersey girl through and through. One of the best breakfasts is a Taylor Egg and Cheese on a Roll. Yes, I am #TeamTaylorHam all the way and Flapjacks is doing it right. The Taylor ham is cooked just the way I like it, thicker cut and served on a Kaiser roll. I’m thrilled to say it was comfort food treat. To make it even better, it was served with a side of crispy potatoes that were expertly seasoned and had just the right amount of char.
Biscuits and Gravy
If you read my other post about our favorite breakfast places in Venice, you’ll know that Jason always has to try the biscuits and gravy. He was skeptical at first, not trusting that a “Yankee” could make it decently. However, he was happily proven wrong as he scooped up every last bite on his plate, including more of those delicious crispy potatoes.
A Sweet Ending
As we were finishing our meal, (this was one of the very cold mornings) a couple who appeared to be homeless sat outside and enjoyed a cup of coffee. It was heartwarming to observe two other tables offer to pay for a hot meal for them. Venice, you never cease to amaze me. In fact, this spirit of giving seems to be common at Flapjacks, as they are always involved with giving back to our community in any way that they can. We have a lot of love for Flapjacks and we know you will too!