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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Dr. Shannon Barrett

Every day should start with a delicious brunch. If you feel the same way, look no further than Clear Sky Cafe on Clearwater Beach. 

outside patio Clear sky cafe
Clear Sky Cafe Patio

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe offers a unique and upscale dining experience, mainly known for its breakfast served with an upscale twist. You can enjoy great Mimosas and Bloody Marys with your breakfast, adding a special touch to the morning meals. 

Bellini and Bloody Mary
Bellini and Bloody Mary

The menu at Clear Sky Beachside Cafe is extensive and varied, featuring a mix of Tapas Appetizers, Gourmet Pizzas, Signature Paninis, Burgers, and Salads.  

For seafood lovers, the cafe promises the freshest seafood on the beach, including delicacies like “en papillote.” The award-winning menu is noted for offering a culinary tour of the world’s best flavors, all in one friendly café setting. 

fresh fish on plate with sauce
Fresh Fish at Clear Sky Cafe Daily

Clear Sky Beach Cafe was one of our favorite restaurants on Clearwater Beach. We dined there at least once a week during our stay. 

They are open for breakfast every morning and offer all your favorites.

We love to go there for weekend brunch, which can get very busy on the weekends, so go early if you want a table with very little waiting. 

Exterior of Clear sky Cafe
Patio or Sidewalk Tables Available

It is on the same block as the beach entrance, so you get a peek of the beach as you sit outside.  

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The service is lovely and quick. However, feel free to take your time at a table and enjoy.

They have delicious brunch drinks, including mimosas and Irish coffees. I have had all three and love their boozy peach Bellini, a mix of Peach purée, vodka, and Prosecco. You can get these frozen or over ice on the rocks.

My husband loves their country-fried steak and their chicken and waffles; their French toast is delicious.

country fried steak with gravy
Country Fried Steak

 Clear Sky Café isn’t just a great place to start your day but end it as well. We have come here several times for dinner because the food is excellent. It’s hard to find a place that serves dinner and breakfast that are equally as yummy. 

However, Clear Sky excels at both. For dinner, we recommend starting your meal with their Asian dumplings. We like the pork version. You can also can’t go wrong with their Ahi Tuna Nachos.  

Asian dumplings on plate with sauce
Asian Dumplings

Pair these with their coconut Mojitos to get into the vacation vibe quickly.

Dr. Barrett with coconut mojito
Coconut Mojito

I highly recommend the chocolate cake and espresso martini to finish your meal. 

Espresso Martini on table
Have an Espresso Martini for a Sweet Ending

Since you are next to the beach, you can easily take a beach walk after dining. Clear Sky is located in downtown Clearwater Beach, so you can also take a stroll through the main street for shopping. 

If there is a wait for brunch, they have a Bloody Mary bar set up on the weekends where you can grab a drink while you wait for your table.  

pop up bar during brunch
Annie Making Brunch Cocktails

Then, enjoy the breeze of the palm trees as you enjoy your meal. 

They often have live music, which varies depending on the day. We love the steel drum artist who is often playing on Sundays. 

The service is always fantastic. Since we lived in Clearwater Beach for several months, the servers remembered our names and were great at giving local recommendations. Make sure to say “Hi” to Annie as she whips up delicious brunch cocktails at the pop-up bar that appears during brunch. 

Hours of Operation:

Open every day at 7 AM

Close Sunday through Thursday at 11 PM

Close Friday & Saturday at Midnight

Breakfast is Served Monday through Friday, 7 AM-Noon

Breakfast Served Saturday & Sunday 7 AM – 1 PM

Lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday Noon – Close

Lunch and dinner are served Saturday & Sunday from 1 PM to Close

Address

490 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33767

Phone: (727) 442-3684

Seating Options:

Indoor and outdoor dining are available. I recommend sitting on the patio to enjoy the beautiful weather in Clearwater Beach. 

Pets allowed: Dog Friendly on the patio

Parking: Finding a parking spot in the restaurant lot can be difficult. I recommend biking or walking if possible. 

Cost

Appetizers: $12.00-$16.00 

Main courses: $22.00-$40.00

Cocktails: $8.00-$15.00

For more information, visit their website

Dr. Shannon Barrett

Dr. Shannon Barrett

Veterinarian/Travel Writer/Digital Nomad

Dr. Shannon Barrett is a veterinarian and digital nomad. She owned a housecall practice, Island Veterinary Care, for over a decade and now travels full time. She lives in different beach towns and then writes travel guides based on her time there. If you’re looking for resources on travel destinations or how to become a digital nomad, then you’ve come to the right place! Love to bring your pets with you? Even better!

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