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Banana Cafe

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1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040 (Louisa Street)
Bus stop half block away
+1 305-294-7227
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A classical French Cafe, After nearly 20 years, Banana Cafe is still owned...
A classical French Cafe, After nearly 20 years, Banana Cafe is still owned and managed by the original founders and continues to offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner the best of France in a relaxed indoor and outdoor dining overlooking fantastic Duval Street. We have a beautiful french cafe upstairs who seat up to 25 dinner, and up to 50 for a cocktail party, personnel bar, private outdoor,private bathroom. From regional crepe and onion soup au gratin, to luscious Caribbean salads and country hearty sandwiches, perfect Parisian steak/frites or rare traditional specialties such as coq au vin and as well as a vast array of fresh local seafood selected every day to be grilled, sauteed, baked or roasted with a choice of unctuous sauces and accompaniments from the far corner of France: goat-cheese potato roulade, croquette of pomme de terre, Parisian gnocchi, rice pilaf
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

A. Very cute and awesome place we visited 3 mornings for breakfast, food was delicious and service was great staff is very efficient and kind

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A. Very cute and awesome place we visited 3 mornings for breakfast, food was delicious and service was great staff is very efficient and kind

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Crystal River, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was my breakfast stop for a few days while staying in Key West. Great food and service with a outstanding location right on Duval. I really enjoyed the upper balcony for breakfast.

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Virginia
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very cozy laid back atmosphere with a European twist. We went here for breakfast. Good food with a French flavor. The crepes are delicious. Definitely get the Norwegian crepe.

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Newnan, Georgia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Someone suggested we try the Banana Cafe during our visit to Key West. We had the omelet which had caramelized onions on it giving it a sweet taste. It was one of the best omelets we have ever had. I would highly suggest this place for breakfast. They also serve lunch but I can't tell you how that was since... More 

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food and service was wonderful too..Outside seating is available so you can people watch..Have had both breakfast and dinner here and loved it..The burgers are some of the best we have had..We live here and would highly recommend Banana Cafe to any of our friends that come to visit..

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wow, so this place along with so many on Duval Street was awesome. Some people said to get off of Duval St. to find quality restuarants. Glad we did not listen to those few. We ate here for brunch and had Bellini, quiche and the famous huge crock of onioni soup. Wish we would have ventured here for another meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, we went twice for late breakfast or brunch and both times we had a Great experience. They have a yummy cappuccino, great omelets, (specially the ham omelete was delicious), goat cheese is just perfection, very pleased with my Ratatouille. You have to try their onion soup, best onion soup I've probably ever had, love the fact they use... More 

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Key West, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We live here and this is our go to place for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Amazing food and the staff and owner are fantastic!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great place in a great location. While we were waiting to check-in to our room at the Casa Marina we decided to find a place to eat. I'm really glad we did because we stumbled upon this place. Doesn't look like much from the outside but, most great places with excellent food don't need to waste their time. I had... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Always a little hesitant eating at a "French" restaurant in a place like Key West, but this is really good French Style food. We ate dinner here and loved it so much we came back for breakfast a couple of days latter. I guess they have always been famous for breakfast. Fantastic seafood. Great crepes. Loved it!

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Additional Information about Banana Cafe

Address: 1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-294-7227
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
    (Louisa Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop half block away
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-7227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

A classical French Cafe, After nearly 20 years, Banana Cafe is still owned and managed by the original founders and continues to offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner the best of France in a relaxed indoor and outdoor dining overlooking fantastic Duval Street. We have a beautiful french cafe upstairs who seat up to 25 dinner, and up to 50 for a cocktail party, personnel bar, private outdoor,private bathroom. From regional crepe and onion soup au gratin, to luscious Caribbean salads and country hearty sandwiches, perfect Parisian steak/frites or rare traditional specialties such as coq au vin and as well as a vast array of fresh local seafood selected every day to be grilled, sauteed, baked or roasted with a choice of unctuous sauces and accompaniments from the far corner of France: goat-cheese potato roulade, croquette of pomme de terre, Parisian gnocchi, rice pilaf
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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