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The Cafe at Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008
305-448-9599
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Ranked #139 of 276 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

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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381 reviews 381 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and people. The Cafe is a lovely courtyard surrounded by a fabulous bookstore. The food was excellent and the owner was out and about visiting with everyone. The menu was perfect and you could tell they did everything on it well. We had a diverse crowd for eating and there was something for everyone. I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We tried to eat at the cafe here, and on arriving the setting is lovely. However, that was where the positive experience ended. We had previously checked out the menu at the Lincoln Road Books and Books, the staff there were very helpful in explaining the gluten free options, (I require gluten free food due to Coeliacs disease) I therefore... More

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Miami, Florida
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361 reviews 361 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Last night we listened to Nelson DeMille discussing "The Quest", then had a light dinner in the cafe. It was a perfect time to share thoughts about the author and his books while enjoying simple, satisfying food and a glass of Malbec. The soup of the day was cream of kale and Italian sausage -- a weird sounding but absolutely... More

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Tampa
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80 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went shopping for a wedding gift and ended up eating at the Café. My partner had a Goat Cheese Salad with a mango vinaigrette, I had the Veggie Patty Melt. Raves from both of us as to the tastiness of these dishes. A little bit on the pricey side - but well worth it.

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Additional Information about The Cafe at Books & Books

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

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