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The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
3052965515
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Ranked #16 of 358 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My favorite place to dine in Key West. My boyfriend and I both were very happy to dine here every day during our vacation for lunch. I am a vegan and found it to be my safe haven as the staff was very knowledgable about what I should and shouldn't order although their menu is clearly labeled with vegan and... More

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Waretown, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You don’t have to be vegetarian, let alone vegan, to fall in love with The Cafe. The food is always amazing (try the spinach gyoza dumplings) & don’t miss Sunday Brunch. We make a point to visit at least once every trip.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Probably our favorite restaurant in Key West. Its not all vegetarian so everyone should be able to find something they like. We hit this place twice in one week and will go back next time for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went twice on this long weekend trip and returned back as we had a good meal last year. Only two cents I have would be get a separate A/c for back room and add a few additional more items for non vegans. Non vegans you should understand that plenty of the vegan dishes are so good you won't even... More

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Petaluma, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food was excellent as was the service. There were a lot of vegetarian options but it did not have the hippie vegetarian feel many of these type restaurants have. We were not treated like tourists and it seemed that at least half of the patrons were locals, so it made for a nice break from the Duval St. madness... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I got the portobello mushroom salad and a green tea, awesome. It was a nice light lunch after eating so many heavy dishes and desserts all week. If I was a local this would be a regular go to for me.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This homey little cafe is a delightful break from the overpriced bar/seafood restaurants in KW. My brother, a local vegan, took my husband and I here for dinner one night. The menu has many choices and a few seafood dishes as well. We started with the creamy tomato soup and a fresh lemonade. The lemonade was fresh squeezed with a... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We dined here twice on our recent trip to Key West. Our family is mostly vegan and they had many great options including vegan key lime cheese cake. Yum! One thing that they do here that is a little quirky is that the tofu is served in giant slabs instead of smaller chunks. My kids thought that was pretty funny.... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went back here many times during our last visit and the service was so much better. Maybe the few times last visit were just during a bad spot? Maybe it was us? Anyway, the food is always fantastic and the service was WONDERFUL!! The people that helped us were kind and accommodating. We will be back again and again.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We recently spent 6 days in Key West. Our lunch at The Cafe was by far the best meal we had! A local shopkeeper recommended the place to our family (consisting of 3 teenagers, all meat-eaters). The food was fresh and flavorfull. We enjoyed everything from the fish sandwich to quiche. The bean side salad was delicious. The watermelon/cucumber/lime juice... More

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