Hidden Gem: Jet Runway Cafe Fort Lauderdale – The South Florida Sage

Known mostly by locals, Jet Runway Cafe is tucked away at the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport but is open to the public for breakfast and lunch.

jet runway cafe fort lauderdale

Here is the view from my table during my visit at lunch time:

jet runway cafe fort lauderdale

Yup, that’s right, lunch includes an exclusive view of the runway!

Shrimp + Goat Cheese Spinach Salad @jetrunwaycafe with pecans and strawberries. #ftlauderdale #hiddengem

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CRISPY GOAT CHEESE SALAD – blackened shrimp, baby spinach, candied pecans, strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette

jet runway cafe fort lauderdale

CRAB CAKE SALAD – mixed greens, grape tomatoes, carrots, julienne peppers, cucumber  and citrus-honey vinaigrette

jet runway cafe fort lauderdale

TURKEY PRETZEL BUN – turkey breast, applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, honey mustard, lettuce, tomato and pickle

jet runway cafe fort lauderdale

MAC-N-CHEESE

I love the fresh salads from Jet Runway! Another stand-by (pun intended) favorite of mine is the turkey pretzel bun sandwich. The pretzel bun has that pretzel-y taste that I look for and it’s actually shaped like a pretzel! The mac-n-cheese is yummy and is made in house with a combination of cheeses. I’ve had breakfast there too, solid options! The only downside is that you’ll walk away from your meal with a bad case of wanderlust.

PS they offer catering options, too!

Jet Runway Cafe is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

Disclosure: I received a complimentary tasting at Jet Runway. All opinions are my own. 

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