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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Casual Dining

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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
Quaint and charming.

We were able to get in on a Saturday night without any wait. Very cozy downstairs, nice breeze from ceiling fans, casual atmosphere. Excellent bread. Husband had the snapper, green beans and quinoa - said it was his best meal on the island so far. Very good watermelon salad. Wait staff very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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atlanta
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129 reviews 129 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were able to get in on a Saturday night without any wait. Very cozy downstairs, nice breeze from ceiling fans, casual atmosphere. Excellent bread. Husband had the snapper, green beans and quinoa - said it was his best meal on the island so far. Very good watermelon salad. Wait staff very attentive & knowledgable. Close to beach at quiet... More 

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Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My mom and I ate breakfast here on our mother/daughter get-a-way. I'd heard great things about his place and couldn't wait to eat here. I was a bit disappointed in our meal given the hype. I had the ham, egg and cheese crepe with bechamel sauce. It was ok. The crepe seemed a lot thicker than crepes I'm familiar with.... More 

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Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Nice little spot. With indoor outdoor seating. Staff is nice and received our food promptly. The CREPES are AMAZING!!!! Cooked to perfection with perfect sauce on it. We went hear twice during the week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is far more than a cafe when looking for quality cuisine. Our dinner was very French inspired and the chefs fulfilled their mission. The Bourgogne meatballs were fabulous (enough to be a main course) and the salads were superb. The two main dishes were duck and a lamb shank. Both exceeded our expectations. Both the name and the look... More 

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Loved rooftop breakfast dining at this French cafe in Key West! The service was great and our waiter was extremely attentive and personable. Their only fresh squeezed juice is Orange, but it is very good! I wish that we found this place sooner in the trip because I would have loved to have had the bacon and cheese crepe with... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Simply well prepared classic French food done Key West style. We enjoyed a perfectly delicious breakfast this morning and decided to return for dinner. So glad we did because it was the best meal we had in Key West this visit. We know Key West well and live here about 3 months a year. We started with a cheese and... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Had a great breakfast. I had the quiche and wife and friends had the crepes. Good value, great portions. Sat upstairs on the shades deck overlooking Duval Street. Nice breeze from the Atlantic a few blocks away.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Adorable little cafe with a French flair. We sat upstairs on the patio with our young kids. Service was fast and friendly. Great place for brunch!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is another restaurant that my husband and I enjoy eating at in Key West. It's a little French style cafe with excellent food and atmosphere. The Salade Nicoise is delicious. Be sure to try the Nutella crepes. They are truly special.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had the scallop and risotto special for dinner. It was totally awesome!! The scallops were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Our waiter, Lucas, was perfect. Friendly and very attentive without hovering. Overall, a great evening! Would definitely go 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

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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