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The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

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Vegetarian, Vegan
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509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-296-5515
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I tried The Cafe November 2014 and was wowed that the food was delicious. I ordered for delivery on two separate occasions the same month; un-wing-dings and sweet potato fries with curry- lime sauce for lunch, blackened mahi-mahi and edamame for supper.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Faye G
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Key West, Florida, United States
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Key West, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I tried The Cafe November 2014 and was wowed that the food was delicious. I ordered for delivery on two separate occasions the same month; un-wing-dings and sweet potato fries with curry- lime sauce for lunch, blackened mahi-mahi and edamame for supper.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here as a treat to the vegetarian for a Saturday brunch. It had some truly great options. Kat had some kind of frittata. I had the vegetarian breakfast burger and home fries. Good prices too.

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Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had the baked Acorn squash stuffed with quinoa, pinenuts, cranberries, and other spices over a sauteed spinach. This dish was so good I will try to make at home. I also tried the hard cider (wild berry) over ice with mint. My friend had the artichoke quiche and salad with a Sangria.We will return to this place again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I eat here regularly and the food is wonderful, the service is excellent and it is healthy for you! You just can't go wrong at The Cafe. Bravo to the staff and the chief de cuisine!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was great to find a restaurant that offers such a wide variety of vegan/vegetarian food as you rarely find them. The food was delicious and portions were generous. However, we found the service greatly underwhelming. I realize that dealing with tourists all the time must get old but it's a necessary evil when you operate in Key West.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking for a vegetarian place, and had some excellent spring rolls and noodle bowls here! Loved the kitschy decor as well!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Top notch! Service, food, everything here is great! Warning... the portions are huge! Very good value, very tasty food!

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As my wife and I strolled along Duval Street searching for a dinner venue, we came upon the intersection at Southard Street. Half-way up the block were "restaurant lights," so off we went to investigate. The menu seemed interesting so we ventured inside. The Café. What a 5-Star find! The restaurant, to me, is decorated in similar fashion to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had a great meal beginning with the bunless veggie sliders and ending with a bread pudding and rum raisin ice cream. Of course, there were so many delicious choices in between that were shared amongst friends...even my meat loving friends said they would go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We loved our meal! I am vegan, my one son is vegetarian and my other son eats meat. We all loved our choices and need to come back to try more menu items. The Vegetarian burger and vegetarian dumplings along with the vegan keylime cheesecake and vegan carrot cake were highlights of our meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-5515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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