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Bella Vida Garden Cafe

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406 North Broadway, West Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204-1208
16098846332
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 19
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a place the locals go to

the place is bright and cheery on the outside, and the inside has room. Not packed elbow to elbow. The wait staff is quick, and very friendly. the menu is limited in a decent choice of (maybe) fusion sea food/ spanish/ brasilian? Doesn't matter, the food is very good and plentiful. Service is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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English first
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had so many choices for everyone in our family (including three kids and one vegetarian), we could hardly decide what to order. I got the shrimp and crab salad wrap-it was delicious. My only suggestion would be to make the kids' plates smaller. The pizza was so big we could've gotten one order for all three of our... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

the place is bright and cheery on the outside, and the inside has room. Not packed elbow to elbow. The wait staff is quick, and very friendly. the menu is limited in a decent choice of (maybe) fusion sea food/ spanish/ brasilian? Doesn't matter, the food is very good and plentiful. Service is good, parking is off the side street,... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This restaurant is a short walk off of beach boulevard and worth finding. We had a great dinner and returned for lunch the next day. Lots of unique menu items, and great service. BYOB is a big plus.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The freshest food and best variety anywhere. Hands down the best place for breakfast or lunch in Cape May. Indoor and outdoor casual seating…they also have vegetarian and gluten free selections.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Haven't been to this restaurant for breakfast in over a year. We are very picky where we eat in the Cape May area since we have a second home there. We wanted to take a break from cooking at the house and chose Bella Vida. First off the waitress was uninterested so much so that when my husband explained he... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I've been going to "Bella Vida" for several years bow,but I think I set a record last week: I was in Cape May for 6 days and went to the cafe three times: for brunch,lunch,and dinner. Six of us showed up late Sunday afternoon for brunch and were seated quickly. We all had something different and we all liked what... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Love this place for a sumptuous breakfast! But most people think of it as just that a quaint little breakfast place tucked away on Broadway in West Cape May. They are also a fantastic little BYOB and maybe the best little place for a quiet dinner! Check them out day or night - a true foodie delight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Been there twice so far. It's very difficult when dining with a vegetarian, but this place satisfies both. The food is excellent and so is the quaint ambiance. The service can't be beat. I recommend it highly.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We LOVE this place for breakfast. We have been coming here for a few years and have turned on several of our friends and family to Bella Vida and they love it also. Arguably the best breakfast in cape may.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Just when I was wondering why the kitchen was so slow getting our breakfast order out after waiting 20 minutes in a not very busy restaurant I find out our server hadn't even but our order in yet because according to her it would cook quickly.worst service ever and the saddest plate of huervo rancheros I have ever seen

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Additional Information about Bella Vida Garden Cafe

Address: 406 North Broadway, West Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204-1208
Phone Number: 16098846332
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May  >  West Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 22
Cuisine: French, Caribbean, Seafood, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 North Broadway, West Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204-1208
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May  >  West Cape May
  • Phone Number: 16098846332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?