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Bella Vida Garden Cafe

406 North Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204-1208
(609) 884-6332
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Roxbury, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been coming to Bella Vida for years for their gluten-free menu and have seen a steady decline to the unbearable point. We sat for a very long time before a waitress came to get our drink orders. Although she was very sweet, she kept forgetting things and mixing up the drinks and entrees. The food for our entire... More

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Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of our favorite breakfast spots in Cape May. We usually eat there several times when in town. I would have rated this a 5 in the past but service this time was very slow so I just can't do it. The menu is great though and for breakfast the prices are good. We usually go for the... More

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Alexandria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very accommodating staff and good variety of options for those needing gluten free/dairy free and/or vegan options. They have a cute outside dining area to enjoy if the weather permits. Casual and kid friendly. Only negative is that the restaurant looks like it needs some updating.

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Philly Metro
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nestled in the heart of West Cape May, in a residential neighborhood and away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, the Bella Vida Café is a colorful, Caribbean-style beacon drawing the adventurous off the beaten path. The vegan– and vegetarian–friendly menu is what caught our attention. We started with a couple of smoothies; I selected the vanilla... More

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good food. Good service. Staff wants to please but the owner walks around berating the staff and has no time to even listen or talk to a customer. Feel really sorry for staff. Best thing for this place is if the owner stayed home. So abusive. Won't be back to support this type of mgt

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had lunch here and we both felt that it was a decent place to go. The menu is extensive so most anyone could find something to eat. Lots of vegetarian entrees as well.

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East Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Delicious! Found when driving by and stopped in for lunch. Great wraps and Cobb salad. Nice sized portions. Great find!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice little place in Cape May. We had a large party (with reservations) & they accommodated us very well, including a 7-month old. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. A few in our party really liked their meal, a few just said it was okay, and 2 people really didn't care for their meal... so it appears that it... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You should go to this place if you are vegetarian, because the food is well thought out and creative - and there is not a lot that is veggie friendly in Cape May. But anyone would love this place as the selection, the food and the service is top notch. Really great food, from creative fruit drinks and spritzers, to... More

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Free Union, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

When my friends asked to go to Cape May, I had no frame of reference as to where we might have lunch. One woman found a review (maybe on Trip Advisor???) of Bella Vida on Broadway and we decided to try it. Wow! What a cool place to eat! The owner/chef is half Italian and half Costa Rican, so there... More

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