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The Cafe at Books & Books

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265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008
305-448-9599
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and a great book store

Great local bookstore cafe. They have consistent events with interesting authors and a great place to have a glass of wine and decent food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Rita B
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Coral Gables, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This fabulous bookstore has been awarded the best bookstore in the nation! They have author readings every night of the week, sometimes 2. Live music, food, wine. Worth a trip.

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Miami, Florida
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46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great local bookstore cafe. They have consistent events with interesting authors and a great place to have a glass of wine and decent food.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can go to a very good bookstore and at the same time dine there. The ambience is very good and the food, although informal, is very good.

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Miami, Florida
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479 reviews 479 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I did a review of this cafe when I reviewed Books &Books as an attraction. I think they have a great menu and I love the outdoor eating area. Locals love it and tourists/visitors will like the very good food, varied menu offerings and the setting just one block off the Miracle Mile and across from the Coral Gables Cinema.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've been here many times. Great food. Cool atmosphere. And amongst books! Check it out! Consistently excellent. A locals favorite.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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584 reviews 584 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

"Books and Books" located in Coral Gables at the Eastern end of Miiracle Mile. I usually park in the garage across the street. The buildings are great, especially the 88 year old Bilmore hotel. Music and atmosphere are found on the patio at Books and Books. Up to 60 author appearances each month. Visiting writers and performers often can be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Their menu lists a fresh squeeze orange juice. I asked for it and it was anything but fresh. I paid for 4 dollar for a bottled juice (the waiter told me a lie). Also my mother asked for a bottled coke, the waiter affirmed it was bottle coke, however she got a fountain coke in a cup ( we never... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a cute little place with so much character inside and out. It is quite small, so you may have to wait a bit to get a table if you sit inside, but it is well worth the wait. A wonderful spot for lunch!

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Miami, Florida, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I have been there many times for book readings or conferences. And we mix cultural experiences with the food offering of the Cafe. There is a few employee turnover and therefore the attention given to the public varies according to the person taking care of your order. One has to wait a bit to have one's order... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I liked the setting and the coffee, but coming in first thing in the morning, they often seemed overwhelmed. Maybe breaking in new staff? Definitely a good coffee stop though, and the owners and staff are nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: 305-448-9599

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?