Island Cafe & Smokehouse
The Island Cafe and Smokehouse is a welcoming destination for those looking for hearty cafe fare served with a side of love and family warmth. Founded in 1985 by Pedro and Esther Arzola, this family-owned and operated gem has been a beloved fixture on the island, with their legacy carried forward by son and daughter-in-law, Pete and Dora Arzola.
An Unbeatable Menu
The breakfast scene at Island Cafe is nothing short of legendary. Offering a diverse menu that caters to every morning craving, patrons can indulge in everything from classic French toast to a hearty steak and eggs combo. The American breakfast plate is a crowd-pleaser, providing a bit of everything to start the day right. For those craving a Tex-Mex twist, the super breakfast tacos deliver a flavor-packed punch, while the huevos rancheros bring a taste of the Southwest to the island. And let’s not forget the staples that make any breakfast complete – fluffy pancakes, biscuits, and gravy that leave taste buds singing.
What sets Island Cafe apart is the unmistakable touch of family warmth that accompanies every dish. It’s a place where the Arzola family’s commitment to genuine hospitality shines through, creating an atmosphere that feels like a home away from home.
When lunchtime rolls around, Island Cafe continues to impress with a menu that speaks to the heart of comfort food. From the savory delight of an open-faced roast beef sandwich to the juicy satisfaction of a classic burger, the options cater to a range of tastes. The country-fried steak brings a touch of southern comfort, and the fish and chips provide a taste of the coast. It’s the kind of menu that makes it easy to gather the family for a meal that satisfies both the stomach and the soul.
Book Your Coastal Retreat
Island Cafe and Smokehouse is a cherished part of the island’s dining scene. For those seeking good old-fashioned cafe food made with care and attention, this Port Aransas staple is a must-visit. With friendly service, a warm atmosphere, and a menu that hits all the right notes, it’s no wonder Island Cafe and Smokehouse remains a local favorite after all these years. After a hearty meal, be sure to kick back and relax at one of our beautiful vacation rentals on the island. Whether you’re visiting alone, with friends, or with family, we have the perfect property for you. Book your stay today!