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The Nomad Cafe

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Continental, Contemporary
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2002 South Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
+1 321-327-2996
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 127
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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Longest post-order wait EVER

We arrived with a 10 mos old and a 2 yr old. Our friends had told us this place was cooked "made to order" and "fresh", and the menu looked great online. There were 3 other 2 tops and a 4 top table. The 4 top ordered just before us (like by 2 min) and one of the 2 tops... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Kiki0150
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived with a 10 mos old and a 2 yr old. Our friends had told us this place was cooked "made to order" and "fresh", and the menu looked great online. There were 3 other 2 tops and a 4 top table. The 4 top ordered just before us (like by 2 min) and one of the 2 tops... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just ate here this afternoon. Gourmet food served all day. So eclectic that if you cannot find what you want here, it would be difficult to be satisfied anywhere. Starters of Calamari and Guac both uniquely tasty. For mains I had seafood burrito. Delicious. My husband had enchiladas with salsa verde. Also great. Staff including Ashley, Logan, Melissa, and Alex... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not being a Mexican food fan but going with someone who is, I was won over. The spicy chorizo Burrito was so smokey and delicious, I kept stealing it off my companion's plate. The scampi were tender and fresh and done in a wonderful garlicky tomato based sauce. Will revisit again for sure.

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Titusville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

An unusual assortment of entrees and appetizers....always fresh The staff is highly knowledgeable and professional. Although the building is diminutive, the quality of the ever-changing menu and the atmosphere is well worth the intimate closeness and attentiveness. Because of its popularity and uniqueness, reservation always need to be made.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to private events twice and enjoyed each time. Food is great, staff is attentive and helpful highly recommended

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wide variety of entrees, great imagination and use of ingredients. Atmosphere is casual, location very convenient, although parking can be an issue. They are now opening new dining space outdoors. Don't miss the drunken fish and try the specials. This is one talented chef!

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Rushden Northants
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This is so much more than a café yes you may have to wait to be seated but it is soooooo worth it The food is freshly prepared and absolutely delicious satisfying to all the party. The ambience is very tranquil with gentle background music Will visit next time in town 😊😊😊

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Indialantic, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I enjoyed the food and met friends there. It seemed to be quite cramped as the building is quite small and there's nothing they can do about that (former garage, I think). I haven't been back, not because there was anything wrong, but it's difficult to get into and out of and very small. I prefer someplace where I can... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Traveled 540 miles from Charlotte, NC to enjoy dinner at this great restaurant. This is our fourth time traveling through Melbourne in recent years. Menu is always interesting and food outstanding.

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Melbourne, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

First time visiting this restaurant. This is an old gas station owned by a family friend years ago. This is a farm to table, and we were educated that some dishes can take time due to the chef not having some things ready made. Mom asked for the chicken salad sandwich without the bread. It arrived on a bed of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2002 South Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +1 321-327-2996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?