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The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
3052965515
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Ranked #13 of 346 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Cafe on 3 occasions with in a year to two year time span and each time has been my idea of perfection for a Key West state of mind. Very casual, colorful, clean, and friendly. Best item by far is the Spinich Artichoke dip just perfection baked in a dish and served with whole wheat... More

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Key West, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Mahi mahi panini is amazing...Tomato soup as well...Service is really nice and prices are not so bad...very quiet and relaxing place...

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Burlington, Vermont
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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I'm so glad our hosts directed us to this restaurant. We ate in the back/second room which was much quieter. Several servers worked with us...all were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great, it was difficult to choose what to eat. I would definitely return if ever we return to Key West.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I probably would have never dined at the Café if it weren't for my wife being a vegan. Ten years ago if someone said they were a vegan , a look of puzzlement would appear. Now vegan cuisine is available in many areas. The Café is one of the best. It offers creative vegan food that will please even the... More

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Its hard to find a quality nutritious meal when your traveling. This is even truer in key west where it's all about decadence. The Cafe is a perfect place to include on your itinerary and it's in a central location to most attractions. It's the type of place that attracts everyone from locals to tourists. Don't come to key west... More

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Atlanta
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I found myself alone in Key West on my last day and so the choice for lunch was all mine. I don't eat land animals so I wanted to try a "mostly vegetarian place". I had already had a week of the most delicious seafood day after day, from fancy restaurants to food wagons, wonderful food. I was in the... More

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Cafe is a great spot for fresh, yummy meals. We sat at the bar and had appetizers and a beer. The spinach artichoke dip is the best I have ever had. My friend ordered the cold spicy noodles which were really good. They have a nice beer selection and a really good atmosphere. They also have fish on the... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We visited this place in Key west last week. The ambiance was very good, cute little place. We ordered a bowl of Schezuan flat noodles and sweet potato fries. The fries were really good, even better was the curry dipping sauce with it. Very good place for vegetarians in a place with mostly sea food!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This little place saved my tummy while in Key West for a 4 day weekend. My diet is plant based with a sprinkling of seafood on occasion and the Cafe provided some much needed and delicioius, clean foods, we ate here at least 1 meal/day during our stay and we were never disappointed.

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Auburn, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stopped in here because it was next to our hotel and were very happy with our dinner and the friendly staff. Light fare well prepared and nicely served. Also a great craft beer selection and local artists featured on the walls. I had the clams in wine sauce, and they were amazing.

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