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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
always the best

I think the best restaurant in the area, excellent quality food and beautiful atmosphere, every time I step in cape coral is a fixed destination.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
lucrezia m
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I think the best restaurant in the area, excellent quality food and beautiful atmosphere, every time I step in cape coral is a fixed destination.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Appetizers and salads were good but main courses were not only not that good but they were bad. Gina, our server was great and so was dessert. Atmosphere is unique and special, but the food will need to get better for these new owners to survive.

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Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have always taken my special guests here. The atmosphere was very pleasant and even lovely. You could always count on the whole experience being superb. It is now under new ownership (about 8 months ago) and it has certainly not measured up to the original. The owners are from Rome but we already have several excellent italian restaurants in... More 

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Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've now been twice and plan another soon. A cozy garden setting and excellent food and service. One night when it was unusually cool, a table-side heater was brought in, although several staff seemed unfamiliar with how to make it work. Highly recommended, but reservation are a must.

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Long Island, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Brew Babies reminds me of cafes in New Orleans. Their outdoor area is very inviting & the indoor rooms are pleasantly decorated. The food is delicious & I especialy LOVE their tomato soup!

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Ohio, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The place is cute, the food was good enough, but the service was so awful it really ruined our evening. The waiter had an attitude, was inattentive, brought the table bread so long after we sat down, nearly an hour, that before we could even eat it, the meals arrived. He never checked back to see if the food was... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Yes, you can have a "good" (but probably not great) dining experience here. The "venue" for this restaurant...an old converted home....is looking old and tired. There is lots and lots of "deferred maintenance", paint that doesn't match mid-wall, obvious signs of water leakage on the inside and outside of the structure...the place just lacks the "snap" of some of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We dined at this establishment once. It was o.k. I guess the atmosphere and off the beaten path makes me not return. It's more or a sports bar There are closer sports bars so the one visit did not impress me enough to go back. The visit was 2 years ago so the chances of someone in my area of... More 

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florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Been planning on checking this out for years and finally did and had a nice experience. Maître d first told us that no seatings were available till 9, but we pushed for a table at opening at 5 and he accepted. Not sure why he didn't want us as there were very few tables occupied until after 6:30. They are... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was a regular at Brew Babies. The food is always fresh and atmosphere always relaxing. We have eaten there over 15 times and have refered numerous people but last visit we had an issue with our coupon being accepted. (First time using coupon there). Very sad that there was issue and haven't returned since.

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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: American, Italian, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?