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Brew Babies Garden Bistro

1520 Lafayette Street, Cape Coral, FL
+1 239-542-2224
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Ranked #8 of 321 restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Punta Gorda, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We recently dined here for dinner on our anniversary. The food was very good and the atmosphere is charming. Very ecclectic and the outdoor area is lovely. We have eaten here several times for lunch which has always been good. Worth a visit.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited this restaurant with a group of about 18 people. In many cases, service slows down significantly when a large group is being served. In our case service was still good. Our meals were excellent and well prepared. They have an outdoor dining area in front which is well screened by shrubbery from the street noise,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Best food, best service and best overall atmosphere in Cape Coral. Every dish is wonderful but I particularly like the Chopped Chicken Salad and the Tomato Basil Soup. Everything is delicious. Wonderful atmosphere and great service. We had my mother's 90th birthday lunch out in the garden and everyone had a great time.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had another wonderful meal last night at Babies. Great ambience, great service, both very hard to find in Cape Coral. Wayne the owner, met us at the bar as usual. We asked for a particular table and he replied "anything you want". The place has nice decor with tasteful artwork. All of the staff were pleasant and genuinely seemed to... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went for our first dinner at this lovely little restaurant last night on our anniversary. There is an outside area in the front with live music (at least on Sat. night). You walk past, see the hostess and are escorted through a courtyard area (where there is seating available) to the inside where we sat on a steamy July... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Servers in shorts when paying $30 for an entrée is embarrassing! My cod was cooked by an inexperienced cook. Fire may look cool while searing a piece of cod but makes it taste like smoke. Does anyone know how to cook anymore? Very disappointed. Don't waste your time or money here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The place was very,very, nice, great food, good service,the keyboard player was an excellent musician & am looking forward to many great meals.I had veal Marsala that was so flavorful I could of had 2/3 meals of it. Rice pilaf. & even the vegetables were flavorful too. my wife had sea bass ,I'm not much for any fish but after... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place has great food, excellent service and a nice atmosphere. One of the best restaurants in the Cape.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We've been coming to Brew Babies for 3 years, ever since we heard of them -- they don't really advertize, word of mouth is all they need. What to say? we go mostly for lunch, the menu doesn't change much, but everything on it is top-notch and a little out of the ordinary: sandwiches, wraps, soups, are all delicious, and... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very nice place, great atmosphere, great service, and most of all great tasting food and nice presentation.

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