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1520 Lafayette Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904
+1 239-542-2224
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: If you are looking for fine dining and a great atmosphere in Cape Coral...
If you are looking for fine dining and a great atmosphere in Cape Coral look no further than Brew Babies Garden Bistro. Tucked away on quiet Lafayette street in downtown Cape Coral, Brew Babies Garden Bistro is easy to miss but well worth looking for. This hidden gem has become one of the Cape's best restaurants.Upon entering the garden courtyard you find yourself surrounded by a lush tropical garden. The bistro tables with white linens and the sound of the water from a fountain in the center of an open patio immediately makes you feel at home. If the weather is not ideal you can also chose to sit at one of the two buildings on each side of the courtyard in which the space is broken into small and cozy areas.The menu changes seasonally offering heartier dishes like the delicious New York strip steak while in the summer there are more seafood options. Originally conceived as a coffee shop by restaurateur couple Wayne and Valerie Elam Brew Babies has evolved and grown becoming not only one of the best restaurants in Cape Coral but also a leading jazz venue in Southwest Florida.
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unique for the Cape

I have been to Brew Babies a number of times, usually for lunch. The outdoor seating is refreshing, relaxing and beautiful The indoor seating is beautiful too. Very traditional inside with pretty plate charges, linens and glasses. Every meal I've eaten here I have enjoyed. The lunch salads and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Florida
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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to Brew Babies a number of times, usually for lunch. The outdoor seating is refreshing, relaxing and beautiful The indoor seating is beautiful too. Very traditional inside with pretty plate charges, linens and glasses. Every meal I've eaten here I have enjoyed. The lunch salads and soups are tasty and filling. My husband and I decided to... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have just returned from eating here and I find it hard to believe what occurred here this evening. Everything started out ok. Plenty of seating choice as place was nearly empty although because of this there was not much atmosphere. Ordered food and drinks. Prompt service. Two shrimp cocktails and one tuna ceviche which was nice but not outstanding.... More 

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Kent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have visited Brew Babies a number of times in years past and while the food was always pretty good, we frequently found the service not up to standard. This time--completely changed. Excellent, attentive and helpful service and really, really good food. Especially impressed by the scallop starter and the Zuppa Di Pesce. The place has a great ambience, unlike... More 

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cape coral
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had lunch with friends...salmon salad with delicious bread...fab sandwiches...excellent service. What more could you ask?!? Will be returning soon!

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St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited without a reservation and the place was packed but we were seated within minutes. service was top notch and the wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. food was fabulous, I ordered the Salmon dish which was a huge portion and cooked to perfection. atmosphere was fun and friendly, the live the live music catered to an older crowd... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The fiod was just AWEAOME, AMAZING, OUTSTANDING! We where a party of 4, everyone with a different starter and menu. Some from the card, some daily specials. Some seafood, some steak, some pasta. NO MATTER WHAT, it was just amazing. The service was outstanding! Ambiente was very nice. One of the best restaurants we ever where ...

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

As a world road warrior I am exposed to a variety of restaurants all over the world and I must say that the food, ambiance and service at Brew Babies was amazing! From a great selection of dinner entrees, a wonderful wine list to complement the food and desserts, but above all Frank our server enhanced our dining experience with... More 

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Clinton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed an exceptional anniversary dinner at Brew Babies. Our waiter, Frank, provided outstanding service and insight for our decisions. Had a great bottle of chardonnay to kick off our dinner. The pan seared scallop app with the mushroom and veal demi glaze was delicious. We both ordered the Gulf Grouper. I had heard about this dish for over a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We unfortunately left feeling disappointed. We sat outside and first ordered two mojitos but told they were out of mint, so we got two sangrias and a lemonade. The drinks took forever, which the server apologized for stating she got caught up inside. No big deal, but that was our red flag. My mom ordered a spinach salad, I ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My sister and I shared a deliious, gourmet lunch today in the Brew Babies garden area where the fans and flowers made me like the outdoors in SW FL even though "summer weather" has arrived. The service was excellent, and the maitre d' for lunch, Sue, made us feel SO WELCOME. She made me want to come back, She's been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1520 Lafayette Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-542-2224

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood

Description

If you are looking for fine dining and a great atmosphere in Cape Coral look no further than Brew Babies Garden Bistro. Tucked away on quiet Lafayette street in downtown Cape Coral, Brew Babies Garden Bistro is easy to miss but well worth looking for. This hidden gem has become one of the Cape's best restaurants.Upon entering the garden courtyard you find yourself surrounded by a lush tropical garden. The bistro tables with white linens and the sound of the water from a fountain in the center of an open patio immediately makes you feel at home. If the weather is not ideal you can also chose to sit at one of the two buildings on each side of the courtyard in which the space is broken into small and cozy areas.The menu changes seasonally offering heartier dishes like the delicious New York strip steak while in the summer there are more seafood options. Originally conceived as a coffee shop by restaurateur couple Wayne and Valerie Elam Brew Babies has evolved and grown becoming not only one of the best restaurants in Cape Coral but also a leading jazz venue in Southwest Florida.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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