Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa restaurants plan early hours for Artemis I launch

Launch window set to open at 8:33 a.m. Monday

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Several restaurants along the Space Coast are planning to open early Monday morning ahead of the planned Artemis I launch, hoping to capitalize on the crowds expected to watch the historic lift-off.


News 6 partners Florida Today compiled a list of the eaters in Titusville, Cocoa Beach and Cocoa opening their doors early on launch day.

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Coconuts on the Beach, 2 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach. Coconuts will open at 8 a.m., with breakfast burritos, bloody Marys and mimosas. Beachside service is available. facebook.com/coconuts.onthebeach

Dogs R Us, 4200 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. Dogs R Us will open its parking lot at 2 a.m. Monday for an Artemis Launch Party. Parking will be $20, no re-entry. Doors open for breakfast at 7 a.m., with a choice biscuit and gravy or pancakes with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and a hash brown patty. Cost for breakfast is $12 for adults, $6 for children. Mimosas, bloody Marys and other drinks will be available. facebook.com/DogsRUsTitusville

Hoffman’s Table, 311 S Washington Ave, Titusville. The downtown restaurant will open for breakfast at 6 a.m., serving biscuits and gravy, ham and cheese stratta, cinnamon rolls and fruit cups. Hoffman’s will switch to its regular lunch menu at 11 a.m., and will close for the day at 4 p.m. Coming into town Sunday? Hoffman’s Table, which usually closes at 7 p.m. on Sundays, will remain serve dinner until 9 p.m. to accommodate pre-launch guests. hoffmanstable.com

The Irish Pub and Eatery, 125 Harrison St., Titusville. The pub will open for breakfast at 7 a.m. Monday, with the regular lunch menu being served starting at 11 a.m. facebook.com/audreyirishpub

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La Marimba, 3758 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. The Titusville Mexican restaurant will serve breakfast from 7-10 a.m. with a menu that includes breakfast burritos with scrambled eggs and sausage or potatoes. Outdoor seating with a view is available. facebook.com

Maui Girl Cafe, 6710 N Atlantic Ave Cape Canaveral. The restaurant will open at 6 a.m. with a quick-service menu that will include French toast, eggs, bacon, Spam and smoothies. facebook.com/mauigirlcafe

Old Florida Grill & Oyster House, 5370 U.S. 1, Cocoa. The restaurant will open its riverside tiki hut for mimosas and bloody Marys at 7:30 a.m. Lunch service will begin at 11 a.m. facebook.com/OldFloridaGrillOysterHouse

Organic Girly, 118 Harrison St., Cocoa. The Cocoa Village cafe specializing in gluten- and grain-free fare will open from 6 a.m. to noon Monday with breakfast tacos, sandwiches, grain- and gluten-free baked goods, tea, smoothies, raw juices and OG bowls. facebook.com/organicgirly

Playalinda Brewing — Hardware Store, 305 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. The downtown location of the popular Titusville brewery will open at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and coffee from One Black Sheep LLC. After the launch excitement calms down, the Hardware store will close for a few hours before reopening for regular service at 4 p.m. facebook.com/playalindabrewingcompany

Sandbar Sports Grill, 4301 Ocean Beach Blvd., Cocoa Beach. The beachside bar and restaurant will open for breakfast and cocktail at 8:15 a.m. Monday. Guests who park in the Sandbar parking lot can bring their ticket from the parking meter and have it validated with purchase of a meal or drink. facebook.com/sandbarsportsgrill

Shiloh’s Steak and Seafood, 3665 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. The parking lot will open at 2 a.m. Monday. Parking is $30, with no re-entry. The restaurant will open at 7 a.m. serving breakfast boxes that include biscuits and homemade gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns and your choice of bacon or sausage for $9.99. (Limited quantity). Mimosas and bloody Marys will come in a free souvenir glass. Facebook.com/shilohsTitusville

Sweet Rolled Tacos, 5240 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach. The ice cream parlor will open early, at 10 a.m., with limited edition Artemis I ice cream taco treats. facebook.com/sweetrolledtacoscb

The Tiny Turtle, 249 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach. A favorite beachside hangout, the Tiny Turtle will open at 8 a.m. with its full menu and cocktails, as well as photo ops with owner Kelly Lieneke, who will don her turtle costume. facebook.com/TheTinyTurtle

About the Authors:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.