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Survey Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop, Café, Sandwiches
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10530 Wilson Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-5432
239-992-2233
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8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Quaint Cafe in a historic house in Downtown Bonita Springs. Fresh...
Quaint Cafe in a historic house in Downtown Bonita Springs. Fresh ingredients, some organic, great coffee, and fabulous chef! Hours Tuesday-Sunday 8-2:30 and closed on Mondays. Dinners on Friday and Saturday Jan-April from 5-9:00. Pet friendly.
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Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An oasis in Bonita

I love the Survey Cafe. It is in a very quiet spot off the Old 41. The owner is charming and the food terrific and inexpensive. You can sit outside and enjoy a bottomless cup of coffee. A freshly baked biscuit with egg, bacon, cheese is $4.99. There are lots of lunch options, too. Friends whom we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
241sue987
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Bonita Springs, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love the Survey Cafe. It is in a very quiet spot off the Old 41. The owner is charming and the food terrific and inexpensive. You can sit outside and enjoy a bottomless cup of coffee. A freshly baked biscuit with egg, bacon, cheese is $4.99. There are lots of lunch options, too. Friends whom we brought for lunch... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I were looking to have a late breakfast on a Saturday morning and sort of stumbled upon it. It's out of the way, on Wilson Street which runs off of Old 41 in downtown Bonita Springs. It's very "old Florida". An old cafe which has character. There was a neighborhood cat who came by and visited. The... More 

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williamstown.ma
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158 reviews 158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Not much is left of the old Florida in sw area. This indoor outdoor cafe appears to be the genuine article in the center of old Bonita Springs. The Sunday menu was limited but interesting. I had a delicious crepe with strawberries and banana and two others had great Rubens. Live guitar music (not loud). Dont expect fancy!

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Springfield, Illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stopped in for sandwiches - the BLT plus egg and ham and cheese on baguet- both were excellent- when we saw that they fix French dinners by reservation only on Friday and Sat. nights. Made reservations for that night and are we ever glad! Crab stuffed shrimp and Rack of Lamb were both to die for. Both were served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I ate brunch at Survey Cafe after church on a Sunday. It was not crowded. We got a table right away. The food was amazing and good size portions!! The Virginia ham, cheese & egg sandwich was on a homemade cheese biscuit that melts in your mouth. The yogurt parfait came with what seemed to be homemade granola. If you... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was our third visit to Survey Cafe over a period of several years. I honestly don't know if this is the first time we've been there since the new owners took over. We have only gone for dinner, and have looked forward to revisiting this quaint local cafe whenever we are in the area. However, this visit was just... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Hard to find, but when we finally did, was disappointed to find a building that looked like an outpost. The menu was limited and our meal was average at best. Not worth the trip.

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Central, NJ
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138 reviews 138 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Survey Café is located in old Bonita Springs, a block off of Old 41. It is an interesting little café with a quirky fun vibe. There is a large outdoor deck and indoor seating as well. We went for lunch on Sunday and there was a live guitarist playing on the outdoor deck. The menu appears short, but has a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you are fed up with chain restaurants and are looking for a local café with atmosphere this is it. Run by a husband and wife team, the service is efficient and charming. You have to order at the counter and help yourself to cream from the fridge, but that's all part of the charm.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Just average! Takes a while to get you food, usual wait is 20-30 mins. They try hard but need a bigger kitchen setup so they can make more than one meal at a time. Every time I'm there they are always missing something, such as coffee but no milk to go with it. Not everybody like half and half only.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10530 Wilson Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-5432
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bonita Springs
  • Phone Number: 239-992-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Café, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Quaint Cafe in a historic house in Downtown Bonita Springs. Fresh ingredients, some organic, great coffee, and fabulous chef! Hours Tuesday-Sunday 8-2:30 and closed on Mondays. Dinners on Friday and Saturday Jan-April from 5-9:00. Pet friendly.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 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?