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Bella Vida Garden Cafe

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406 North Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204-1208
(609) 884-6332
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A happy little retreat with great coffee and even better staff

When in Cape May NJ It should be a crime to pass over this delicious place. Open year round and Just a little off the beaten path from downtown this place is a welcomed destination away from tourist central. My experience is from lunch & breakfast so I can't speak to the friday dinners but I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Nomadicjonathan
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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273 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When in Cape May NJ It should be a crime to pass over this delicious place. Open year round and Just a little off the beaten path from downtown this place is a welcomed destination away from tourist central. My experience is from lunch & breakfast so I can't speak to the friday dinners but I have had wonderful crab... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Since this is one of my all time favorite restaurants, I made sure to include it as a lunch stop during a weekend I organized for a club I belonged to. From the time made the first phone call in March, 2014 to make arrangements until after the actual lunch in October, 2014, I was always treated with professionalism. The... More 

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Cold Spring, NJ
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312 reviews 312 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It has been a long time since my wife and I went to Bella Vida for dinner. Several years ago we went to Bella Vida for dinner and left after waiting too long to be acknowledged by a waitress while a group of them chatted in a corner. But last summer we went there for lunch and were more than... More 

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NJ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was glad someone mentioned that this restaurant was only open until 3pm because it was on my very short list of places I had researched and wanted to visit, but if I hadn't had that conversation we would have tried to go for dinner and it would have been closed. Instead we stopped for lunch. I had a really... More 

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I had lunch here. It seems to be very popular. They have quite a few items that are vegetarian and vegan. We had black bean soup with grilled cheese sandwich. Both were excellent. Service was fast and friendly. I would definitely return.

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Whippany, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited this restaurant with our family over Thanksgiving weekend and nearly had the place to ourselves. The atmosphere was really good and the waitstaff provided great service. It was a cold day so we enjoyed dining on the chicken pot pie, while my son chose macaroni and cheese, both of which were excellent. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for... More 

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West Mass
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a dinner then went for breakfast a few days later. Restaurant is clean-well organized. Took a look at the back room and the entire place needs updating....back room smelled of old carpet and stale. Dinner was fine, we both had crab cakes...no complaints... Breakfast was a mild disappointment, bland omelets, reheated potatoes, coffee..meh... Service ...seemed tense there...not very... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a wonderful gem in the heart of Cape May! One of the only places still open since the season has ended and they are just delightful. Our server, Angelina (?) could not have been friendlier and our breakfast was yummy. They definitely have a Costa Rican twist to their menu and we loved it! Juevos Ranchero - super! Costa... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This restaurant serves breakfast ,lunch, and dinner. The food is exceptional and the service is great with the servers always seeming to be happy to be there. There are loads of seafood items on either the breakfast, lunch or dinner menus. Many healthy choices available including vegetarian and gluten free. great salads and soups also. Lunch and breakfast items available... More 

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Norristown
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I had dinner with a friend. I ordered a hot turkey but the gravy was so bad, I couldn't eat much. The service was quite slow for us. The locals seem to like this spot though in all fairness. I can't remember what my friend had, but she wasn't thrilled either.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 North Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204-1208
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  West Cape May
  • Phone Number: (609) 884-6332

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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