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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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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best crepes

We ate here three times in 4 days! Lunch was wonderful and lots of food. Service was pretty quick and no wait. Apparently the last slow week before the summer crowds. The Banana, nutella crepe (O' Danny?) was absolutely awesome and the reason for the two return trips! Would have to go again if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Robin3898
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We ate here three times in 4 days! Lunch was wonderful and lots of food. Service was pretty quick and no wait. Apparently the last slow week before the summer crowds. The Banana, nutella crepe (O' Danny?) was absolutely awesome and the reason for the two return trips! Would have to go again if we go back to Key West.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a brunch-type place when we got off the ferry. I had the mushroom crepes which were delish. Came out very hot and the crepes themselves were tender. My husband had the croque monsieur which was rich and delectable. We will be visiting again when we return to KW this winter. Want to try sweet crepes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I and our friends ate at the Banana Cafe several times during our week long stay in Key West. We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner on different days both indoors and outside. This is a french style restaurant with all the basic meals. One also has the opportunity to taste wonderful french preparations in crepes and on... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

When we come to Key West, we have two must do restaurants: Pepe's and Banana Cafe. From the decor, to the menu choices, to the staff itself, Bansna Cafe has a authentic French feel to it. The service is super friendly, the food is super delicious. While on Duval Street, this place tends to have a locals frequent the place.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Despite the fact that this place is a long ways up Duvall Street (1215), it is worth the walk or bike ride! The place is neat and clean with cool decor. The windows open onto Duvall and the ocean breezes cool you! The music is slow and relaxed, just the way Key West is supposed to be! The staff is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I always go here for breakfast when I am in Key West. Never disappointed I am gluten intolerant so no toast. But, the Sausage, grilled onion and Swiss Cheese Omelette is always a winner. If you like cream and sugar with your Iced Coffee ask for the simple syrup instead of sugar. It dissolves better in cold coffee so you... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is our go to place for breakfast if we don't want to spend big bucks at the hotel. It is a French type cafe so they have French inspired breakfasts. If you are lucky to get a seat outside or next to Duval you will have a lot to look at!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate here twice--once for breakfast where we sat at one of the outside tables downstairs and once for dinner. It is really comfortable place and the food is good. My husband had seafood for dinner (i forget which fish) and i had coq au vin ( a good restaurant should make an exquisite chicken). Both were delicious.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Early morning breakfast out on the upstairs patio is a perfect way to start the day in Key West! So many options to choose from... Nutella and banana crepes, fresh fruit crepes, and my favorite- Key Lime Crepes! Just a hint of tartness with whipped cream! Oh my!

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We go to Banana Cafe at least once every time we are in Key West. It seems to get better each time. Excellent service and no wait on a Saturday morning. We had the quiche and a crepe. Delicious! The banana rum crepe was better than the crepes I had in France! Prices are reasonable. We will go back again!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?