The Blue Hen Café

117 M L King Ave, St. Augustine
(904) 217-3777

Recent Reviews

jennifer beecham

The corn beef hash was wonderful. The biscuits melt in your mouth and were the best I ever had, and let's not forget the watermelon mimosa

CMB Caspanello

First time here, drove our bike here when they first opened and got a table immediately. Food was good and fairly reasonable. We even had left overs. They serve beer and wine, and mimosas. If you don't come early you'll have to wait. Small bar area available.


I am a very picky milk gravy southerner. We got the chicken biscuits and biscuits and sausage gravy. This was the best chicken biscuits and gravy I have ever ate. Small quaint atmosphere and reasonably priced. And again, the best ever...... Worth waiting for.

Daniel Rega

Y’ALL! This place is awesome! Total Southern Vibes - which I love! Almost always a wait so you know the people love it. I got the Zada Jane’s Stack (pork sausage and cheddar jack frittata placed on top of a bed of sweet potato home fries) with a biscuit that you gotta try with their homemade peach butter - YUM! Staff is friendly and food comes out quick! Get there early before it opens.

Mark Lungre

Great breakfast and lunch joint! We had the blue crab quiche, the breakfast burrito and the catch of the day fish sandwich. All three were excellent. The home fries were amazing.

Ashton Rosier Inabinett

The atmosphere, service and breakfast were all amazing! The chicken biscuits with peach butter and grits were delicious. I will definitely be back the next time I am in St. Augustine!

Robyn Stahl Ormond Beach Realtor

This little gem of a place will knock your socks off!! Serving fresh foods with vintage charm. I went for breakfast and happened to be lucky enough to get a table right away. There is usually a long wait. They serve local coffee which is fabulous! Portions are huge. You will Love this place!

Kristen H

every person that we met down there asked us if we went here for breakfast because it’s the best spot in town. we waited 45 mins but it was definitely worth the wait. they have chairs outside and let you order drinks while you wait. my boyfriend ordered a watermelon mimosa while we were waiting and it was so refreshing! i ordered a watermelon lemonade inside (i wasn’t in the mood to have a mimosa that early) but that was great too. once seated we got the king’s french toast and my boyfriend got the yard bird with a side of biscuits and peach butter which was to die for! the staff is so friendly, accommodating, and great with recommendations too!

Travis Koon

There is a little wait but don’t be deterred. The line moves fast. Once inside, the service is great. Staff members are kind. The food comes out of the kitchen fast & the food is wonderful. Great restaurant! For breakfast in St Augustine this is a must try restaurant.

Anne White

Lovely, tasty, breakfast with awesome wait staff. Both Katie and James were attentive and everyone had a smile. The southern omlette was yummy with sausage cheese and greens. The biscuits were spot on. Sometimes there is a wait...but line moves pretty fast. But I've never felt rushed.

Gladys A.

OMG!!!! The caramelized Vadelia onion bacon gravy is simply the most amazing thing I've ever tasted. I had the chicken biscuits with a side of the bacon gravy. When I saw the gravy on the menu with the "Yard Bird" I was dying to try it. But I had already decided I was in the mood for the chicken biscuits. I asked for a side of the gravy and it was a meal made in heaven. The chicken was a lightly hand breaded chicken thigh that was cooked perfectly. The biscuits were exactly as I hoped. They tasted like a grandmother made them. Not overly fluffy or pretentious. The perfect thing to dip on my gravy. My husband couldn't say enough wonderful things about the blue crab quiche and Katie was an absolutely fab server. If you are within an hour of St. Augustine before 2pm you have to go to the Blue Hen Cafe!

Michael Ray King

Excellent food. Everything on the menu is amazing!

Jennifer J.

Perfect little restaurant in Lincolnville. Many vegetarian options on the menu but I cannot go there without getting the black bean and avocado salad with extra homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. I'm not typically a huge sweet potato person, but their sweet potato home fries are fabulous. Beautiful vintage Florida atmosphere right down to the wait staff wearing fun vintage aprons. This restaurant can get really crowded at lunchtime. I recommend going at 1 or 1:30 after the crowd dies down a bit.

Lourdes D.

Amazing breakfast/brunch spot! I think it's safe to say that no matter when you go, there WILL be a wait, so definitely prepare for that. It goes by rather quickly though, so stick around if you can. For my meal, I went with the blue crab quiche that is accompanied by greens, home fries and a biscuit. My mans went with the fried chicken with biscuits. Everything was incredible. Fresh, made to order and delish. The biscuit with their peach butter really does hit different. Parking is available at a lot across the street or on the actual street. It can be a bit of a hassle, but since the line moves quickly, spots open up as well.

Stephanie H.

We arrived at 10 on a weekday and were immediately seated, but they were already busy. We were served promptly and our server was sweet, but not overbearing in any way. She recommended the chicken biscuits over the pancakes, so that's what I got. Husband got the omelet. The food was great. Chicken biscuits were everything I wanted and more and I was absolutely stuffed after finishing them. Husband finished his omelet quickly and didn't complain. They do have some parking beside, and there is parking on most of the side streets.

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