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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Excellent Experience

Don't let the name throw you, this is a "Fine" dining restaurant with excellent meals. We've eaten there a couple of times and will definitely go back. Just a note of warning, it is expensive, and regardless of season, you should get a reservation just to be safe. We walked in during the off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't let the name throw you, this is a "Fine" dining restaurant with excellent meals. We've eaten there a couple of times and will definitely go back. Just a note of warning, it is expensive, and regardless of season, you should get a reservation just to be safe. We walked in during the off season at 5pm in the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped by without a reservation. Place was very busy and we were seated in a room just off of the bar. This place is an old home or two converted into a restaurant. The room we were in I could imagine being a parlor of someone's home years ago, very charming. The bartender was our server and WOW she was... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Last Friday my wife and I went out to celebrate dropping off our youngest at college, we chose Brew Babies Garden Bistro in Cape Coral after hearing the raves of a few friends. What a fantastic little restaurant, it's like being in an old Florida home. We were seated quickly and our waiter Dante immediately took our drinks order and... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Love love love the patio, very romantic setting and very nice for lunch as well, but the staff could use some fine tuning and the meals are hit and miss and pricy. But overal a nice different experience for Cape Coral.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very nice place with a good atmosphere. We decided to have our dinner outdoors, but the inside it just as pleasant. The service was very good and everything was served timely. We were there for a dual birthday celebration and all four of us enjoyed our meals as well as the desserts. I highly recommend trying this place for yourself.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good menu; not typical stuff. Can eat inside or out. During "season" has jazz in the evening. One of our favorite places on the Cape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

food is usually well prepared, service is also very good! Nice ambience- like an old Florida home adds to the enjoyment. Sometimes has live music... Try it!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I went on Thursday night with my wife. It was our 10th anniversary and wanted to have a nice time. I highly recommend. Our waiter, Daniel, was full of wit and showed us a fun time, yet was very knowledgable when it came to food and wine. A bottle of Pinot Noir was suggested which went perfectly with our entire... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I've enjoyed several dinners here and I will admit they are not as good as they once were. It is still a cut above most. I hope the downturn in quality is reversed and this place regains what I remember as an outstanding place for a fine dinner. It is still good but I miss the USDA Prime offerings they... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Exceptional Saturday I dined at this restaurant all outstanding I ate a lasagna truly unique and delicious tiramisu I moved from fort myers 10 years and I must say that 'the best restaurant I'll be back soon thanks

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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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