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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 173
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 22
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food issues? Come eat here!

Six of us enjoyed fresh, nicely prepared meals--tasty food. The two of us that are gluten-free were well accommodated, including the rare treat of gluten-free ravioli that was delicious. It wasn't fine dining, it's not meant to be, but it was a good experience overall. Funky cute ambiance inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Lisa T
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Six of us enjoyed fresh, nicely prepared meals--tasty food. The two of us that are gluten-free were well accommodated, including the rare treat of gluten-free ravioli that was delicious. It wasn't fine dining, it's not meant to be, but it was a good experience overall. Funky cute ambiance inside with some outdoor seating. Our server was very nice.

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were down in Cape May for 2 days and found the Bella Vida Cafe. We were a party of 7 which included 2 people who are gluten free and 2 people who are vegan, 2 people who eat anything and one picky child. Bella Vida was able to accomodate us all. They have something for everyone. And the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place is great for large or small groups. They have a large variety on the menu and vegetarians have tons to choose from. It's prices are reasonable and service is very friendly.

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Clarksburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food here is "Better than Chocolate". There is nothing better than the menu and the entree's at Bella Vida. It is a "MUST" for anyone going to Cape May, NJ

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful hostess who seated us and a great server Joe. There was a fight between the owner and waitress who had some issues with her schedule. Then you could hear them yelling in the kitchen. Besides the rude interruption it's always terribly disappointing when you eat at a restaurant and pay $80 that serves no alcohol! There... More 

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have always loved going to Bella Vida. We recommended the restaurant to friends and decided to go on our way out of town. My friends got there first with their baby. The host (owner, I believe) told my friend to 'look at me when you're speaking. I can't hear you!' She's a tough girl but was taken a back... More 

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Medford Lakes, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food at Bella Vida is delicious. This was our second trip here. The fried plantains have an amazing sauce and the house salad dressing is tasty and unique. Unfortunately we didn't they close at 9:00pm ( and on a Friday Night in Cape May it's kinda weird) and we arrived around 8:00 pm. The issue we encountered was the... More 

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Landisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had an excellent veggie sandwich. You may think someone can not mess up a veggie sandwich, but I have had some very bad ones, not here, delicious. Everyone was very friendly. I would advise you go at an off time, in the summer. It was a beautiful day and we were there around 2:00. Everyone was at the beach so... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Delicious food both for breakfast and dinner (have not had lunch here yet). The decor is "island casual" ....the service is excellent (they seem to know what you need before you ask for it)....and the food is fresh and creative.

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A group of maybe 10 of us stopped in here during a family reunion. Due to the size of the group they had to split us up. Service for our table was really slow. The other group was done eating before we got our entrees I believe. At one point we were going to ask about the food just as... More 

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