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Sandy's Cafe

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1026 White St, Key West, FL 33040-3394
305-295-0159
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty Cuban and Mexican.

Very casual walk up window. Best for take out, though there are some stools to sit on. Everything is made to order, so there's a bit of a wait. Solid Cuban sandwich and tasty Mexican options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
uws10024
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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373 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very casual walk up window. Best for take out, though there are some stools to sit on. Everything is made to order, so there's a bit of a wait. Solid Cuban sandwich and tasty Mexican options.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

great Cuban sandwich and smooth as silk Café con Leche. worth a trip for lunch or breakfast even though it's off the tourist trail.

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Marco Island, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

enjoyed the delicious Cuban expresso, coffee (regular) and good breakfast egg wraps, wait was not too long and stools to sit on outside with counter space. Seemed quite popular with the locals stopping in, walking in and pulling up in their cars just to enjoy the take out. They also have service to the laundry at behind the store...nice way... More 

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not everyone thinks of a laundrymat as a possible dining location, but it's Key West and anything is possible. I wouldn't say it's fine dining, but for good Cuban food at prices that won't bust a budget, don't overlook it. Although not as good as El Siboney on Margaret/Catherine, it's a close second at slightly smaller pricing. It's stand/up takeaway... More 

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Cuba, MO, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best cafe con leche! Coffee with milk) We visit this place every time we are in Key West! A great hungover pick me up. Don't forget the Cuban bread!

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Piqua
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160 reviews 160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Another Key West classic! Sandy's is a great place for real Cuban sandwiches. Attached to The M&M Laundry, it is fun to see the mix of people at both places. Of course while at Sandy's you'll need to get a "Con Leche"...the traditional Cuban coffee, loaded with milk and a bunch of sugar. So swing by and get a sandwich,... More 

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Mountain Brook, Alabama, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Some friends and I were incredibly hungover and this little roadside stand hit the spot. We missed the memo on the cuban sandwiches but enjoyed our wraps and fish tacos. The cash-only payment was a bit of an inconvenience but it was speedy and the perfect recovery meal.

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Somerville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Even if you don't need to do laundry, you need to go to this combination restaurant and laundromat. Perhaps the best place this side of Cuba for a cuban sandwich. this "restaurant" is in the front of a laundromat. Although mostly for take out, there are 6 or 8 stools available right on the sidewalk. There is a large menu,... More 

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Frankfort
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Ok, so we are driving our scooters down White street and see this interesting place, its a cafe with laundry in back. We stopped and got the best cuban bread anyone could ever eat. Not to many places to sit down, but wow the food made up for it. Great cuban sandwiches.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stopped by around mid morning and my husband had a omelet that he said was one of the best he's ever had. I had a Cuban sandwich and it had tender juicy meat with amazing flavor! It takes a bit to get your food cause they do a lot of take out and delivery but worth every minute that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1026 White St, Key West, FL 33040-3394
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305-295-0159

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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