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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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 1067
    Excellent
  • 484
    Very good
  • 147
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best breakfast in town

The crepes are excellent here, the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant. The staff is friendly, this is definitely worth a return visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Neal G
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The crepes are excellent here, the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant. The staff is friendly, this is definitely worth a return visit.

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Just visited. Very nice staff, laid back atmosphere and delicious food. We had breakfast which was served very fresh, tasty and in a timely manner.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food exceptional service and a wonderful start to any day. Owner operated and it shows in the manners and the quality of food. Young staff with a perfect teacher

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

we split a seafood salad and indulged in a key lime crepe which we almost wrestled over Pricy but everything in key west is so

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

we had brunch here and enjoyed the view from the rooftop, as well as the crepes. Husband had the salmon crepe, which had a ton of salmon, and I had the ratatouille crepe, which was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

American breakfast prepared on a more innovative way. Tables on the roof offer great view on Duval street. Might be crowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just happened to pass this coming back from Southernmost Point. Looked up the reviews and decided to try it. Liked it so much we came here twice. My wife had the Quiche Lorraine based on an earlier review and it was fantastic! She also loved the crepes from our first time there. We WILL be back! Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Highly commended for the quality of the food here with fresh fish specials. Desserts to die for. Great staff who make you feel so welcome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Group of seven family members seated within 15 minutes for breakfast. Everyone was satisfied with their meals. Mine was tuna steak on brioche sandwich which I obviously ordered rare. Came out well done. Second time it was just right. Prices are reasonable. I might try it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate shrimp and pasta main dishes with Caesar salad. Dessert was the best dish, though - a huge crepe stuffed with ice cream and mounded with whipped cream and berries. We hope to return often. Good humored waiters helped guide our selections.

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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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