806 Caroline Street
Key West FL
(305) 294-7192

6:30 AM - 10:30 PM

I hit Pepe's Cafe, the oldest restaurant in Key West (1909) for Sunday Dinner and followed it up with my last breakfast in Key West this trip.

Sunday night is barbecue night - pork spareribs smoked over native buttonwood. Served with beans 'n bacon, corn bread and coleslaw. A whole slab of ribs basted with a smoky-sweet sauce. Tender, juicy, good eatin'.

Started with a half dozen oysters on the half shell. Pepe's is famous for their Apalachicola Bay oysters but the past season's storms have limited the catch. Mine were from Galveston Bay.

Breakfast - incredibly creative and incredible french toast - coated with homemade granola and topped with blackberries and strawberries in a cream cheese yogurt sauce. Started with a solid bloody mary, had some homemade sausage on the side, and toted along a slice of their fresh baked key lime bread.

Funky Key West attitude and right across the street from B.O.'s Fish Wagon. Could be my favorite block in Key West.

March 2006