Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen Brunch in Key Largo, FL

I was quite the lady of leisure in June, spending an inordinate amount of time poolside or beachfront in sunny destinations: the Keys, the Eastern Shore, Charleston, to name a few.

I was also surprisingly sporty and outdoorsy. Remember how I said I don’t really do outdoorsy? Well, I spent three days in an RV at a music festival in Dover, Delaware. It may have been an RV, rather than a tent; and  I may have taken eight showers, in three days; but, I survived the wilderness, as far as I’m concerned. (Thanks to my mother mailing me a care package of oodles of bug spray, wet naps, sanitizer and catchphrase. Thanks, Mom!). Also, in Key Largo, I went deep sea fishing, caught a fish (mahi mahi), grilled it, and ate it. And, if that’s not outdoorsy I don’t know what is. I mean, I didn’t even cry.

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After a week in the Keys with my family paddleboarding, fishing, swimming, and reading, I realized I had not had a proper Bitch on Vacay brunch. Thankfully, my Auntie Deb Deb, who has quite the affection for brunch and yours truly, was willing to change that. On the way to the airport on a Thursday no less, we stopped for brunch at Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen, an oh so very kitschy kitchen that serves up fresh seafood, key lime pie, and champagne breakfast all week long.

A precious pink-and-teal house just off the lone road that traverses the Keys, Mrs. Macs is exemplary of a remarkable amount of Florida stereotypes. For starters, it’s a pastel cottage. In front, there are several Harley Davidsons parked outside, as well as convertibles with vanity plates and family vans with Disney stickers. Inside, it’s decorated with old license plates and light up palm trees.

As this is Florida, on the table it’s plastic plates and cups, paper napkins, and baskets of condiments with rice in the salt. You sit outside on stereotypical plastic white patio furniture. And, that’s just fine.

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Aside from the oh-so-Florida theme, the other notable component of brunching at Mrs. Mac’s are the price points.

As this isn’t Washington, New York, or Europe—places with high price points where the Bitches are accustomed to brunching, my jaw dropped when I saw the low prices. Less than four dollars for French toast? Omelets are seven dollars across the board. The menu also offers biscuits and gravy, eggs  Benedict, egg plates and more. You can add a catch of the day of fresh fish (often fresh mahi mahi) on to nearly every dish for an added charge, a very unique, Florida addition. But, I’d already caught my own so I did not need to.

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The bubbly beverages are dirt-cheap, too. All specials at Mrs. Mac’s include a glass of champagne, an additional glass of bubbly will run you two buckaroos. Mimosas will run you a whopping $4 for one or $18 for a pitcher.

Aside from the affordable eats and bevvies, another great thing about Florida is the fresh-squeezed orange juice. I slurped down an enormous glass of cold, fresh, pulpy orange juice and immediately felt far healthier than I’d been before.

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Auntie Deb, quite the Southern belle, loves her iced tea, so she was thankful that it came in an enormous cup, with a straw, plenty of ice, and a lime wedge. Of the many things we’re known for, the women in my family are known for their particular requests when it comes to beverages.

As for me, the coffee I ordered was served diner style in a namesake Mrs. Mac’s mug. Not great coffee—even by diner standards, I’m afraid.

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Auntie Deb opted for an egg plate—selecting scrambled eggs, a biscuit, and the homemade hash brown casserole. Regarding her scrambled eggs, they lacked any fluff, being the stereotypical diner eggs and needing some milk and a good whisking.

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For my breakfast, I chose the Greek omelet, also deciding upon the homemade biscuits and hash brown casserole as my side dishes. The enormous omelet was the most impressive part of the brunch, filled with heaping helpings of fresh spinach, feta, tomato, and onion.

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Regarding our Southern sides, hash brown casserole and biscuits, both homemade: we both agreed they were good, but we’ve had far better of both. We also agreed that we likely enjoyed them because how can you not enjoy pretty good hash browns and warm, fresh biscuits, even if you know you’ve had better?

As for the final side, it was fruit. I’m always hesitant to order fruit at strange places– as you know I’m going of a snob on the freshness, and, god forbid there’s ever honeydew. This fruit side was canned grapefruit and oranges, and purple grapes. Certainly not stellar.

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The Bitches say: B. A no frills, no fuss, relaxed breakfast and brunch spot in the Florida Keys with the perfect amount of Florida kitsch—motorcycles, pink flamingos, fresh fish, key lime pie, and all.

Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen
99336 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 451-3722

Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen serves its champagne breakfast from 7-11 a.m. every day of the week. That, we can appreciate.

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