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Breakfast at CJ’s in Pensacola

We love the early service at our church; it is quiet, it is contemplative and focused. It is also the Episcopal service “lite;” with little music we are in and out in an hour. We occasionally go to the commissary after church, and one morning, on our way there, AdventureMan said “how about THERE for breakfast?” and swerved into the parking lot.

The sign in front says ‘BEIGNETS.’

CJ’s, at the corner of Garden and Pace, is not undiscovered. We have never walked right in and been seated, there is always a wait, but as early as we go, the wait is not too long. There are seats at the bar almost always, but we prefer to wait for a table. Service is excellent; I don’t know how they serve so many customers so quickly and accurately, but everyone leaves happy.

My photos are not representative of the breakfasts most people were eating because AdventureMan and I try not to pig out. We got the smallest breakfasts. Most people had platters laden with eggs and ham and sausages; this is a breakfast feast.

The beignets come in 1, 3 or 5. I am not supposed to eat beignets, so I only ordered one. 🙂


You can shake some of that sugar off. It’s powdered sugar, so there aren’t so many calories. And I shared half of it with AdventureMan. Oh man, these are beignets! These are like light fluffy yeast doughnuts, so light. . . so delicious. They could become a very bad habit if I don’t exert extreme self discipline.

Here is my breakfast, which is the two egg breakfast:


and here is AdventureMan’s omelette breakfast:


I know. It’s a lot of food. You should see the other platters, LOL!

CJ’s is a great value for the money. Delicious local foods at reasonable prices.

CJ’S Kitchen & Grille
2100 W Garden St, Pensacola, FL ‎
(850) 435-9543 ‎

November 28, 2013 - Posted by | Cultural, Customer Service, Eating Out, Food, Health Issues, Living Conditions, Local Lore, Pensacola, Restaurant |


  1. Oh, my! Now I want breakfast at CJs. Great pics.

    Comment by LFFL | November 28, 2013 | Reply

    • You won’t be sorry 🙂

      Comment by intlxpatr | November 28, 2013 | Reply

  2. Our early service, which is my preference, is like yours–I call it Speed church. Second service is the one with guitars and drums. My friend calls it karaoke church. The third service is with all the bells and whistles.

    Comment by momcatwa | November 28, 2013 | Reply

    • LOL and if there is incense, it is “smell and bells”

      Comment by intlxpatr | November 29, 2013 | Reply

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