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Book Lover's Cafe - CLOSED

505 NW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
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Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2012
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16 reviews from our community

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English first
Alachua, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have a feeling that the book store will be closing soon, and unfortunately with that, the cafe. It used to be great, and now...well it's ok but tea and coffee are disappointing and sometimes so is the service. But go anyway, weekly dinner menu changes daily and it is still worth the trip. I eat inside though because sometimes... More

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Long a safe and healthy place for a snack, a full meal, or a glass of juice while browsing books in the adjoining book store (also recently closed), Book Lover's is no more. This was an unassuming place for local versions of international cuisine--Greek one night, pan-Asian another, and to top them all a really great Ethiopian dinner augmented by... More

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Gainesville, FL
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

They had good vegetarian food, inside the book store (Books Inc.). But the owners decided to call it quits. The business on NW13th St. is now closed.

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

This is the best for slow eaters and introverts to share a meal with another bookworm or book. Tremendous book collection and terrific pesto sanwhiches. Vegan/vegetarian friendly with soup styles that are signature.

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Gainesville, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

I've only been there once because the location is kind of weird (inside a bookstore, and small) but the food was great, and a good value. Great soups and sandwiches, lots of international influences. Yum!

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Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

I was buying/ trading books one day, and a hard rain started. I was hungry and said "what the heck". It was the best vegetarian food I've ever had. I'm still an omnivore, but Book Lover's Cafe is in my regular rotation for lunch near UF. Try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

Great food, wonderful surroundings, and plenty of charm.

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

I absoutely love this place. LOVE IT.

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pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

went in there for a brownie and the guy behind the counter had taken the one i asked him for. it was almost as though he thought i didnt need that much brownie.. how rude.little did he know it was a little after school treat for my daughter. also when you browse in the store they watch you like a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

Great veggie and vegan food.

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