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The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
3052965515
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Ranked #18 of 360 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Shockingly, this was not what I expected. Had the fried polenta and marina for appetizer. That was good. Falafel for lunch and the best thing about it was the sweet potato fries. Wait staff was uninterested and food mediocre. So sorry as I really wanted this to knock my socks off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We ate here at least once a day during our 7 days. The food is outstanding. Nice place. I would suggest the eggplant meatball sub, kale Caesar salad, and egg roles. Portion sizes are huge! I would highly recommend. One of the servers recognized for coming in each day and gave us a special treat. Indicative of the positive reviews.

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Key West
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We ordered the peanut noodles w/ edamame and red pepper, veggie burger bites(key lime dipping sauce) and the polenta(the red sauce is incredible). The gyoza dumplings and truffle fries are also very good. I love it here b/c it's so consistently wonderful with service and incredible food!

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Melbourne, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved this place! Wanted to keep coming back for more. I got the mint iced tea and liked it so much i asked for the recipe to make it at home, and I am drinking it now while I write this in fact. I ordered the pasta and it was awesome.

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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After a disastrous previous visit for Sunday brunch we decided to give this place one more try. After all, they were slammed at the time and obviously were short staffed. Interestingly, as soon as we entered the restaurant on this second visit our server immediately recognized us even though he had not waited on us previously. Right away he acknowledged... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was very good and I would recommend the burrito for a non-vegetarian. The home made watermelon/lime juice was however a bit overpriced ($6) and not that great.

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manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were looking forward to eating here as key west has poor choices for vegetarians. Unfortunately despite 2 out of 4 dishes being good the pizza was the worst we had ever had. There was far too much topping plonked on a base that tasted as if it has been cooked before the topping was added. Very poor. I hope... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We are not vegan or vegetarians by any means, just wanted something healthy after a week of KW foods. The employees helped us with choosing and explaining the different dishes. The mahi fajitas and peanut shrimp stir fry were really good. I could have left out the shrimp and it would have still been great. The bowl it comes in... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were referred to The Cafe by a nice lady we met at an organic grocery driving through the Keys. It did not disappoint. I had one of the specials, the stuffed bell pepper and my friend had the seitan sandwich. His was delicious, the seitan is homemade. My bell pepper was out of this world. I recommend anything with... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Don't let vegetarian fool you, that shrimp stir fry is kickin' and about everything else we had was as well. Always enjoy coming here!

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