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East Lake Cafe

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East Lake Road and Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34685
(727) 772-0707
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Pleasant Experience

The food is great. I have been there three times. Lots of choices and something for everyone, especially if you are watching what you eat. A nice outdoor patio if you want to sit outside. The staff are always nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Sista94
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a casual birthday lunch, five brothers and sisters gathered at East Lake Cafe to celebrate. The menu was perfect for varied diets. After finishing lunch, our waitress, Laura, presented the birthday girl with a slice of double chocolate cake with whipped cream and five forks. Perfect! Will return.

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Thank Nancy K
Clearwater, Florida
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459 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I had Country Fried Steak and eggs. The country gravy was so good, but it was 85% too salty (but good). Friend Steak was good. My eggs, asked for over medium, had runny white "in the middle of the eggs" and I'm not sure how they did that. Their coffee almost chocked me it was so strong and awful to... More 

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Thank Gena C
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

One of my regular "haunts" when I visit the area from Canada. Good variety of breakfast and lunch items always served with efficiency and a smile. I always sit outside (hard to find places in this area where you can eat outside) and have found the food and service to be consistently good over the four years I have been... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The food is great. I have been there three times. Lots of choices and something for everyone, especially if you are watching what you eat. A nice outdoor patio if you want to sit outside. The staff are always nice.

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Thank Sista94
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

East Lake Cafe morphed from Picasso's Palate into a wonderful, much-needed dining spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch. In addition to their regular menu which features fresh omelettes, crepes, waffles and salads and sandwiches, there are weekly specials. Leave room for dessert. Portions are generous. Prices are on par for above-average dining. Seating is inside or outside on the dog-friendly... More 

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Thank Suncountry620
Trinity, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

good for breakfast or lunch. relatively small with booths and tables Inside and patio tables with umbrellas for nice days outside. Not a spectacular place but average prices, service and menu items.

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Thank David H H
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The food was great, fresh, and very well presented. Service was okay, they were very busy so needed a little more help. Would go again.

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Thank Georgianna W
Florida
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819 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The convenience of being close by and fact it is easily accessible with lots of parking is a real plus. The fact they have covered outdoor eating area is another plus. Service is spotty---sometimes fast and efficient while other times slow and inattentive. Food is usually good but nothing special.

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Thank jaybeeFL
palm harbor
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is great locally owned restaurant that specializes in breakfast and lunch. It is a significant increase in quality and price compared to a Denny's or a Bob Evans however, it is not as overly priced as The Lucky Dill. The thoughtfulness that goes into the menu is greatly appreciated. Last Sunday I took my son there for brunch. He... More 

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Thank Birdman G
Clearwater FL
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We've only been there for breakfast, they open at 7a and have a variety of everything on their menu.....they offer lunch/brunch and open til 2:30p, the Service is Friendly & Quick

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: East Lake Road and Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34685
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Palm Harbor
  • Phone Number: (727) 772-0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?