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Key West's My Blue Heaven
Photographer Laura Davick

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A cat sleeps on the bar, a crowing rooster ambles across the yard, and the irresistible scent of fresh-baked pineapple pancakes wafts across the palm-sheltered courtyard. You’re at Blue Heaven (729 Thomas Street; 305/296-8666 or blueheavenkw.com), the spot for Key West’s best breakfast.

Created by an artist and writer―his brother, a professional chef, has taken over the kitchen―Blue Heaven offers yummy eats inspired by local ingredients. (Don’t miss the silky shrimp-and-grits.) The casual historic house once hosted cockfights, gambling, and boxing matches refereed by Papa himself.

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