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Banana Cafe

1215 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-7227
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Ranked #35 of 357 restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $26
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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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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Such a cute place! My husband and I went here on a personal recommendation and I loved it! We were told they had yummy crepes and they sure did! And such a variety. Our service was quick and our food was amazing. I ordered a side of bacon and got a mountain of it! I was happy :-)

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

Our thinly sliced and very crispy bacon is quite popular. You are very kind to relay your recommendation. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Miami, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Celebrating Anniversary with husband and looking for a place to eat late evening and happen to find the Banana Cafe open (9PM) within walking distance to our hotel. This is a quaint little French cafe. Starting with the hostess we had friendly service and were seated right away. Our waitress was Maxine who was very sweet, explained the menu and... More

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

Thanks for acknowledging Maxine, who's other half is Trevor who frequently works during the day. We are very fortunate to have them both on the Banana Cafe team. We appreciate your very thoughtful review. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We eat at The Banana every time we vacation at key west! It is typically crowded so be patient waiting for a seat. The food is excellent and I have loved everything I ordered there. However, I recently are the La Roqueford and I could have died a happy man. We are staying three nights and we will eat breakfast/brunch... More

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

We are most grateful for your enthusiasm. The entire team appreciates your return visits. As a side note, on busy days the wait tends to be only 5-10 minutes. We also do take reservations for dinner between 6p to 10p. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Sweden
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We just dropped in to this place and had one of our best meals during the whole vacation. The food was delicious, the service quick and polite and the prices felt reasonable. Wouldnt hesitate to visit this place again.

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

Thanks very much. You describe our recipe for the success we've enjoyed for the past 22 years. Your kind remarks are greatly appreciated. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I had breakfast here twice during our vacation. One of the better options for omelets and crepes at a reasonable price

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

Thanks for sharing your experience and for your 2 visits. Banana Cafe hopes you'll return during your next trip to Key West. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Vienna, Austria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We are european and this was a nice find for us. The all american breakfast isn't something we prefer, but we were able to get something a bit more like what we normally eat.

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

Banana Cafe is pleased to present a little piece of home for you. Thanks for your visit and please return for a taste of Provence. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lovely little French cafe with lots of menu options. Service was excellent. Views of the roosters running across the street.

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

Thanks for your very kind review. We serve lots of eggs so maybe the roosters are jealous? bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Enterprise, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We wanted something to take and eat at the beach. We stopped in and ordered turkey and Swiss and a ham and Swiss sandwich. When we got to the beach and saw our food I was very surprised at how much meat and cheese was in the sandwich. It was very good! Every one was friendly and got us our... More

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

Merci. Banana Cafe is indeed a very popular stop before a day at the beach and our entire breakfast/lunch menu is also available for delivery ($10 minimum). If you want take-out, we can prepare it quickly and properly for transport to your favorite beach, perhaps Smathers Beach, Higgs Beach or Ft. Zachary Taylor. All 3 are within 1 mile. bon... More

Sarpsborg, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We where looking fore breakfast and good atmosphere. Banana cafe has both. Located in duval streeth with easy acces. Good service and friendly waiters. Be aware that it can be full if you are not there in the morning time.

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

Thanks for your kind review. Whenever guests discover a wait outside, generally the time to be seated is not more than 5 minutes, especially for parties of 2-4 persons. Banana Cafe is a popular local French bistro and pride ourselves on serving authentic meals inspired in Provence. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Me and my three friends were looking for a new, tasty place to have breakfast when we found this gem on Duval Street. All four of us were sampling one another's dishes and we all finished up our meal with nothing left on our plates. The crepes were delicious, as were the Eggs Benedict and Bacon! We have officially added... More

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

We are also pleased that you discovered Banana Cafe. Please return to experience more meals with your friends. bon appétit, Michael Guest Relations More

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