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Brew Babies Garden Bistro

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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: Breakfast, 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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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
Brew Babies great place for lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Megs S
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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I must first start this review by saying that I used to be proud to have said that I worked at this establishment, but boy have things changed!!! My husband and I went in last night just to listen to the music and have a drink on the patio. Not only did we have to wait for over 20 minutes... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I like the atmosphere. There is an outdoor patio and courtyard and inside is like a comfortable living room. However, the food was quite mediocre. I got the escargot appetizer, which was embedded in a roll and baked. While this sounds good, there was so much bread, I hardly tasted the escargot. For an entree I ordered the scallops. The... More 

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Cape Coral, FL
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44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

When you have those special friends come into town besure to visit Brew Babies. Excellant goumet dishes at affordable prices. My favorite is the raspberry duck! The management and service was excellent. The old Florida outside dining in the garden atmosphere can not be matched anywheres in the Cape.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a pretty patio garden but we opted for an inside table because of the humidity. They open at 11:00 am, we had a reservation for 12:30. We were seated promptly and the waiter came and took drink orders. We waited quite a while and finally had to catch him in passing to ask for our drinks (he... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Our ladies group had lunch in 10/2014 under former management and service and food was fantastic. The same group retuned for lunch under new management on 4/16/2015 and everything had changed. We began with a waiter who had an attitude. Four of the seven ordered the Quiche of the day. It was cold when delivered. The Hostess came by to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Brew Babies was recommended by friends who dined there recently. They were a party of eight, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed their meal. We were four, the first time for all of us. We asked to be seated indoors due to the humidity. Our table was in a lovely private room with a view of the gardens and the friendly... More 

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Durham, Connecticut, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Medicare at best! My husband and I decided to give Brew Babies a second chance in hopes the the food would be at least hot when it reached our table! That I must say it was but... It went down hill from there! My husband had the scallop appetizer with a glaze that was laden with a veal gravy type... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I discovered Brew Babies several years ago through friends. I live in Naples, so it's an hour drive from my home to Cape Coral. That being said, whenever I want a fantastic night out with amazing atmosphere and food, I MAKE THE DRIVE! The staff was incredible, as always and Megan was a wonderfully knowledgeable server. From the coursing of... 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?