Bistro 98 is a scrumptious breakfast joint worth taking a detour from U.S. Highway 98. With its large sign, the bistro is easy to spot along the road, about halfway between Navarre and Gulf Breeze.

 

THE FOOD

My guest and I arrived at Bistro 98 at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, and we were excited. We are frequent attendees of the breakfast club.

My guest selected the all-encompassing meal called Deluxe Breakfast.

Deluxe Breakfast includes two eggs cooked any style; a choice of bacon, sausage or ham; hash browns, home fries or grits and pancakes, French toast or a Belgian Waffle. My guest chose scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns and French toast.

It was yummy, and I know because I tried it. It comes with several bread halves of French toast, so I forked over a few to my plate.

My guest requested the hash browns be cooked extra crispy, and he was pleased with how they came out. The bacon, eggs and French toast were also cooked the right amount of time.

I chose a similar meal, the Breakfast Sandwich.

This entrée comes with eggs cooked any style; choice of sausage, bacon or ham; white, wheat, rye or bagel bread and the choice of a cheese add-on for 50 cents. I chose scrambled eggs, bacon, white bread and the cheese add-on.

I should’ve ordered a side, because my plate was clear in five minutes. The sandwich was crispy and delicious. I just wish I’d ordered two.

The drink menu includes Coke products, tea, hot chocolate, orange juice and chocolate milk. My guest and I both requested coffee and water. The coffee was hot, and the server refilled it to keep it warm.

The prices at Bistro 98 are cost efficient. We spent only $20 on breakfast.

The menu features many other breakfast options including all the classics, such as biscuits and gravy, Benedict, corned beef and hash, shrimp and grits and omelets.

It also has specialty items such as Breakfast Nachos, Breakfast Burrito, chicken and waffles, chorizo and eggs, and Country Fried Steak and Eggs.

 

THE ATMOSPHERE

Bistro 98 is probably not the ideal place for a meeting or first date, but it’s still a fun joint.

We came during pique breakfast and lunch time, so it was bustling and loud. But, that’s to be expected. We noticed many families and friends enjoying themselves.

The restaurant has an open, café style with traditional four-top tables and a few booths. It’s split into two sections, with a specialty coffee area and some tables on one end and a complete seating area on the other.

The décor isn’t over the top, but I enjoyed the couple of hanging plants separating the room segments.

My favorite aspect of the atmosphere was the adorable Christmas mugs holding coffee. It’s a fun holiday touch. There were also red bows on the pillars outside the restaurant.

The bistro’s logo featuring its name in large letters and a crossed fork and knife looks professional. This logo on a large sign outside makes it easy to see the restaurant from afar, which is ideal considering its highway location.

 

THE SERVICE

The service at Bistro 98 was fantastic.

We were seated immediately when we walked in, and the server took our drink order quickly. She waited patiently for us to choose entrees and refilled our drinks when necessary.

Both orders came out exactly as we requested.

 

A FINAL TASTE

Bistro 98 is a tasty spot to grab your breakfast favorites and a cup of joe.