Yes, the name is unusual, my curiosity led me to do a bit of research into the name. Turns out the name is a nautical reference to the first work shift aboard a ship and since the First Watch Restaurants are only open 7 am to 2:30 pm the chain founders felt the name appropriate. This chain was founded after the co-owners of First Watch left the breakfast chain of Le Peep. Interesting, when we lived in NJ I used to love breakfast at Le Peep on Route 4 in Paramus. Thoughts of leisurely brunches at Le Peep evoke sweet memories of time spent with friends from my NJ Youth.
First Watch in Champions Gate is convenient and a really good choice for breakfast or lunch. Lee and I start our days early, so finding a great spot for a good, healthy Breakfast is a great bonus to us. First Watch serves up fresh, made to order, locally sourced, and truly inspired menu items. Yes, they are a chain, but a responsible chain who care for their employees, give back to the community, and are concerned about the quality of the food they serve. On a recent visit at 7 am I started my day with the Turkey Egg White Omelet with house roasted onions, tomatoes, spinach and Feta. The Omelet was piping hot and delicious, and carried me through the entire day. Lee enjoyed The Avocado, freshly smashed on Toast with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a squeeze of lemon and sea salt served beside two basted eggs. First Watch does get crowded on weekends and at peak breakfast and lunch hours, but it is worth the wait. Since Lee and I are out working, breakfast at 7 am works for us, but I hear from my retired friends that First Watch is the perfect Brunch Spot for dining at 10 or 11 am.