By Jessica Tuggle
VERO BEACH -- While shopping, browsing or running errands in downtown Vero Beach on a bright sunny day, a delicious and quick bite to eat is less than a hop, skip and a jump away.
Beach Bum Bagel Cafe is nestled on Main Street across the street from Pocahontas Park inside the Hibiscus Building, and has both indoor and outdoor seating.
The inviting, colorful outdoor patio is painted in bright tropical colors and offer a shaded and breezy place to sit chow down with friends during a lunch break, or eating solo while reading a good book or catching up on emails.
The small eatery was started nearly five years ago and is owned by George and Julie Williams.
Inside, the relaxed environment and friendly personal service makes the ordering and dining experience a breeze, whether it's breakfast or lunch.
Bagels are in the name of the business and high-profile in the menu, with 15 delicious varieties available and 12 different cream cheeses, but the café offers so many more options for hungry customers.
"Sunrise" breakfast sandwiches are served all day and are fully customizable with eggs, cheese, bacon, ham, sausage, Taylor Ham, bagel, croissant, biscuit or a wrap.
A simple egg, cheese and ham bagel sandwich is the perfect combination of warm and cheesy breakfast goodness, which makes for a fast, full and satisfying meal.
Egg breakfast plates and made-to-order omelets are served through 11 a.m.
Some of the popular lunch items include the chicken salad sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks and salads.
Business hours are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours on Saturdays are currently 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., although hours may change in the near future.
Beach Bum is open during special downtown Vero Beach events, including after-hours events.
Beach Bum Bagel Cafes is located in the Hibiscus Building at 220514th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 299-3242 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/beach-bum-bagel-cafe/53815909548?ref=ts&fref=ts.