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The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

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509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-296-5515
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 519
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  • 165
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Exceptional meal.

There are restaurants that have good food and a few that are outstanding. The Cafe is the latter. We went there on the recommendation of a vegan friend who travels extensively. My brother and I went there for dinner. They have a nice menu with many choices for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Seth L
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

There are restaurants that have good food and a few that are outstanding. The Cafe is the latter. We went there on the recommendation of a vegan friend who travels extensively. My brother and I went there for dinner. They have a nice menu with many choices for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. We ordered the un-wings as an appetizer. These... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You don't have to be a complete vegetarian to love this place. My husband always orders the fish dishes which are cooked to perfection. I'm a vegetarian (not vegan) and we have come to use this place as an oasis of trust. I can trust them not to slip in chicken bases or fake stuff. This is a place where... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Very creative dishes! Once we found this place it became our daily main meal while at Key West. We had to try as many dishes as possible. Salads to die for, but much more. We even bought some art that they display from local artists. And the staff is super. Very friendly and accommodating. The manager was everywhere, pitching in... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While the prices for our stir fry meals seemed high, we doggie bagged the rest and got three meals out of each entree! And we are big eaters (I have two teenagers!). Also, we liked the location away from the drunken wildness of Duval Street.

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Newark
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a terrible time coming into KW & was looking for a quick bite to eat. What a jewel of a find!! They took our drink order & the waiter was very up on the different beers that they carried. His assessment was spot on. We started out with the Edamame's, which were lightly salted & cooked to perfection.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We started at another place that advertised gluten free but wasn't. A local suggested this place around the corner. Everyone had a great meal. The truffle fries were as good as fries get and were gluten free. They had other choices outside of vegetarian as well.

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Key West, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As locals we eat at The Cafe regularly. It's the best place in town. Food is always delicious and the staff is more than helpful and courteous. Stir Fry is amazing. Best. Tomato Soup. Ever. Quesadillas are scrumptious. Butternut Squash.... the menu goes on and on with wonderful options. If you are visiting Key West, don't hesitate. This is the... More 

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new york
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The name says mostly vegetarian but, they do have some fish, claims... The service was good and food was outstanding.

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Binghamton, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a very friendly and down to Earth place with absolutely great food. The menu is varied and everything is good. Try the homemade fresh juices. The portions are large - you won't go away hungry.

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate at The Cafe in Key West in which most other restaurants were expensive and mediocre...hit the lottery. What tremendous food at a fair price. Went back 3 times it was so good. Beet salad, pizza, falaffil, pasta....all excellent. Staff could be a little more friendly but they were on the ball. Had to wait for seating but no... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?