rolling gently against the beaches. Perhaps, it has something to do with the long history of the island city – an area once teeming at the same time by devil-may-care pirates and industrialists. To be sure, the pleasing climate of the place makes the life of the natives richer.
Of course, living on a speck of land actually off the shore of the continental mainland puts just that much more distance between us and the seemingly constant chaos of the world.
That’s a point not lost on our great bed and breakfasts here in Galveston. With time enough to create in their kitchens, Galveston B&B innkeepers offer some of the most interesting breakfasts found in Texas. More often than not, breakfasts at
Galveston B&Bs are not just simple meals. They’re events, in and of themselves, and well worth the visit. So, let’s take a moment to peruse the great morning starts from some of Galveston B&B’s.
Most Galveston B&Bs offer multi-course breakfast symphonies, and the overture is nearly always fresh fruit and yogurt in concert with juices and muffins. What differs among the various B&B’s is the way in which the breakfast is served. Here, within a few blocks of each other, Galveston B&B’s run the gamut in service style. While one might bring weekday breakfast baskets to the guest rooms, another might have elegant table settings replete with fine china and silver in the dining room. Still, another might serve breakfast in a long-table family-style setting where guests sit with each other in that sort of camaraderie familiar to seasoned travelers.
Then, like the bouquet surprise found in the pastoral turn of a trail, the second courses start to appear. Casseroles and potatoes, French toast, frittatas, and omelets, and fresh eggs made to order. The one constant about Galveston B&B breakfasts is that there is nothing common about Galveston B&B breakfasts. Indeed, Galveston innkeepers are all great cooks, and each has their own range of house specialties. For example, one Galveston B&B serves Spanish magdalenas on Sundays. With a rich culinary history originating the Aragón region of Spain, magdalenas are fluffy little sweet and lemony cupcakes that are a rare treat (and often not
even found in Spanish homes these days, I might add).
Most Galveston B&B’s offer a third course consisting of desserts or fruit parfaits. Specialties here might include
crème brûlée, cream puffs, pancakes, and pastries of many kinds. Always, there’s fresh coffee and tea brewing,
as well as plenty of great conversation to be had.
Keep in mind that breakfast is not only the time that most guests look forward to in choosing to stay at a B&B; it’s also the time most B&B innkeepers look forward to as well! The sharing of stories, the pleasant abandonment of time, the wonderful atmosphere of the B&B home – these all add to the makings of the best bed and breakfast experiences.
Being just short walks from the Gulf of Mexico and the historic Strand District is certainly a great reason to visit a Galveston Island bed and breakfast. However, if ever there was another reason to come and stay at a Galveston B&B, it’s because of the delicious and personal breakfast experiences they all offer.
Galveston B&B’s – having breakfast by the sea never tasted so good.