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Banana Cafe

1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-7227
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Ranked #34 of 361 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $26
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Louisa Street
Transit: Bus stop half block away
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 bouillabaisse, 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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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We eventually came here everyday after finding out it existst. Breakfast ist awesome! The kitchen is fast, service is excelent! And they are open 7 days a week even in September!

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Missouri City, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great staff and excellent food at fair price. I have eaten there 3 times on two trips to Key West and service and food is consistently superior.

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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Breakfast wasn't bad. But if u like crepes you would love this place. We just had eggs, bacon and toast and an omelet. Service was great.

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Houston, Texas
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16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Many crepes dishes to choose from. Great place for Breakfast and Lunch served until 3. Keith our server twice was terrific. Good wine choices as well. You can't go wrong eating here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First visit...great overall experience. Rarely do I give 5 stars (we are locals). Enjoyed a delish veggie omelet with awesome wheat toast. My friend had their eggs benedict, and was totally satisfied. Host/Hostess very warm...friendly, & accommodating, but "not in your face. Our Server was excellent at all levels. What also impressed me is the overall "guest management, " and... More

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bananakw, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Cafe, responded to this review

We are very grateful for your thoughtful review of your experience at Banana Cafe. Our staff works tirelessly to insure service appears effortless and smooth. Thanks for acknowledging our efforts. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

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30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I was so impressed with this restaurant that I had 3 meals here. Our first day in KW I had the eggs scrambled with Swiss cheese and ratatouille. Wow!!! Delish! I went back for dinner and had a roasted beet, Roquefort and walnut salad, and a mahi and seafood crepe. Heavenly!!! Topped that off with chocolate cake and my dark... More

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bananakw, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Cafe, responded to this review

Returning guests are our "bread and butter" as they say. We love reading comments such as yours. Merci! bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We were referred here by the staff at Croissants de France because their restaurant was closed today and it was a great recommendation! I had the eggs benedict with a mocha cappuccino and my mom and aunt shared the ham and Swiss quiche with seasoned potatoes and scallop buisque. Everything was excellent and the staff was gracious and friendly. I... More

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bananakw, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for finding us and we would also like to thank our dear friends at Croissants de France for referring you. Their cakes and pastries, especially the 'blueberry tarts" (a personal favorite) are delicious. We do hope to see you again. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have been to Key West so many times over the years that I have lost count, and I must say there is a never a trip that I don't visit the Banana Cafe for breakfast. The menu has a heavy French influence but they have something for everyone. I have tried everything from crepes to omelets and have never... More

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bananakw, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your experiences and for the many return visits. Waits tend to be only 5-10 minutes, if at all, and the busiest times tend to be 10am to 1p, Friday to Sunday. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We set out one morning to find breakfast and came upon Banana Cafe! A comfortable place with great service & food! The service Was fast & polite. The only drawback for us was they didn't offer Mimosas or Bloody Mary's. We will definitely stop in on our next trip to KW.

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bananakw, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit. We don't serve Bloody Mary's because we serve only beer and wine. We do serve Mimosas so I'm puzzled by your comment. They are actually quite popular, we certainly sell lots of champagne and orange juice too, so I can't imagine anyone saying we don't serve Mimosas. Please come back and try one! bon appétit, Michael... More

Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Perfect and quaint right next to our hotel..food was phenomenal service was awesome..everything was fresh and homemade..dont miss this gem its worth the wait.

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bananakw, Guest Relations Manager at Banana Cafe, responded to this review

You are very kind. Thanks of your very gracious comments. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

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