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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
Hours:
Thu - Tue 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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English first
Cold Spring, NJ
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295 reviews 295 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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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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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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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The food is delicious here, and the menu, which is interesting and varied, includes some Costa Rican specialities as well as staples like chicken pot pie. The atmosphere is informal and inviting and the wait staff is friendly. A guitarist was playing one of the nights we were there--a lovely addition.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Bella Vida Garden Cafe was a great find for us. We ate there five times for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There was as little as 3 people to as many as 12 people in our group. Everyone was able to find something they wanted on the menu. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, meat and fish eaters. Some of the restaurants there in... More 

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Additional Information about Bella Vida Garden Cafe

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