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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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11:00 am - 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 215
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Void food, reasonable prices at The Cafe

One if our favorites. Good quality food, excellent service, and very filling food. Located just a shirt half block from Duvall, The Cafe has a distinct vibe and a very varied menu, not just vegetarian food, but excellent fish as well. And don't think it is a place where you cannot get alcohol... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
AlanDC48
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Braintree, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for dinner. My wife and I eat vegetarian regularly (she more then me) so this restaurant was on our list for lunch. We were more impressed with the menu options then the food and service we received. I ordered a "pizza" which came with salad and my wife ordered quesadilla which came with meat alternative sausage. The salad... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One if our favorites. Good quality food, excellent service, and very filling food. Located just a shirt half block from Duvall, The Cafe has a distinct vibe and a very varied menu, not just vegetarian food, but excellent fish as well. And don't think it is a place where you cannot get alcohol. Wine prices are very reasonable and it... More 

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Thank AlanDC48
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here before (and even reviewed it then) and complained about the service. Well, this time the service was excellent and so was the food. For some reason, they list the Spinach and Artichoke Dip as a special. It is the best of its kind ever and we almost didn't go there when we didn't see it on the... More 

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amy s, Manager at The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that our service has gotten better since your last visit! Although our Spinach and Artichoke Dip has never been on the menu, always as a special, we might reconsider and put it on for good. Thanks again and see you next... More 

Philadelphia, PA
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like to eat mostly vegetarian and although many restaurants in Key West have a veggie option, it is not the same as having a great menu packed with excellent choices like the Cafe. We ate here 3 times in 2 days. The food is just wonderful and the portions are actually way larger than I could eat. We loved... More 

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amy s, Manager at The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting with us on your vacation. Glad to hear you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. See you next visit! More 

Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Vegetable stuffed portabella mushroom -- delicious, nutritious and they even shared the recipe. The menu is varied and our table had: sweet potato fries, cream of tomato soup and the warm beet salad -- the tastiest was the mushroom!

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columbus, OH
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meal here. The squash salad was terrific. And they offer a range of beers and fruit juices. You need reservations so make sure you have them. This is not a romantic, big bar spot. But as the name says, it is a local cafe with colorful walls, and lots of light. Think a key west version of... More 

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Key West, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On 2/3/16 myself and several other friends all locals from Key West tried to have lunch at this place, one of our friends is a dedicated vegetarian and she had wanted to try the cafe since it appealed to her ...so we got there at 1:00pm or so sat down the server came over took our drinks orders and then... More 

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amy s, Manager at The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place, responded to this review

Dear Local, It is unfortunate that you did not have the best experience with us the other day. Even the best restaurants have their bad days, not that that is an excuse. It seems after researching the incident, your party left fairly appeased at the mistakes. The server that made an error, bought your party a beer, took off the... More 

NY
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Café is 5 start. Have eaten here several times and have never had a bad meal....warning....portions are big! I am not even vegetarian and I love the food here...there is something for everyone (except maybe meat :) but you won't notice because everything is so fresh and made to order.....truffle fries are my favorite!

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Thank elsbells63
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for a light snack and ordered their Pesto Pizza. It was very good. Our waitress Natalie was very helpful about things to do in Key west to.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is mainly (but not exclusively) vegetarian. The food was good and the menu had a wide choice. The service was good considering the place was packed. The prices were decent for this central location.

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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: Pizza, 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
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?