3119 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport, FL 33707
Cost range: 1.00-10.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Gulfport
It's a different kind of mug shot. Along one whole wall of Stella's Deli hang coffee mugs. Maybe 60 of them, regulars' coffee vessels. Stella’s isn’t just breakfast. Lunch was added a while back, but it's with morning foods that Stella's hits its stride: Kahwa coffee, crisp-but-not-too-crisp bacon, corned beef hash that's clearly made in-house and served with a couple of eggs and toast from local Giovanni's Bakery in Largo (go over easy or poached on the eggs, a little yolk adding the perfect lushness to the cubes of flavorful hash). A lineup of Benedicts is memorable, whether the Florentine with its flurry of fresh spinach wilted just so under a cap of lemony Hollandaise, or the lox version, thin-sliced Bermuda onion and tomato accompanying generous swaths of Pacific smoked salmon, the kind of assemblage that can make a pair of English muffins seem like a party.
Hours: 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. daily.