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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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Go for the food quality

Others have said it is priced at the high end for breakfast but there is a reason. Portions are very generous and the food is creatively prepared with really fresh ingredients. My Italian omelette had a mix of really tasty sausages and veggies and bigger than I could handle. At 11 AM on a weekday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Tony L
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Others have said it is priced at the high end for breakfast but there is a reason. Portions are very generous and the food is creatively prepared with really fresh ingredients. My Italian omelette had a mix of really tasty sausages and veggies and bigger than I could handle. At 11 AM on a weekday service was just fine with... More 

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Really nice place for breakfast. They offer a Southern special which includes sausage patties, biscuits and gravy, grits and eggs. While the scrambled eggs were just a little bit dry, everything else was right on the money. I'm surprised that the restaurant closes daily at 3:00 p.m. It's in between two other places that do a brisk nighttime business, and... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Always have a great breakfast here, small place but clean with fast service. Great daily specials too. Interesting menu choices.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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119 reviews 119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Gourmet breakfast menu you won't find anywhere else. Food is fresh. No premade or packaged junk. Real food creatively cooked. Food deserves 5 stars... But... Service is slow, and don't expect coffee refills. You have to ask. Several times - for coffee, for anything else not on the table. If one person asks for coffee, one person gets coffee -... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been to the East Lake Café several times. They have outdoor seating for those with dogs. Their food is quite good and reasonably priced. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. I have never had a bad experience here - it's a local favorite.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

I have tried the Eastlake Cafe 6 times now because I live just right around the corner. Their food is not bad however it isn't anything that really wants to draw me to make it my local go to spot. The service is lacking and many times they never come back to check and see if your meal is prepared... More 

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Tarpon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had the Healthy Multi-Grain Pancakes–granola, raisins, bananas, cinnamon. It was absolutely delightful, flavorful and impossible to finish even 3/4. Way too much food, but entirely worth the trip. My partner ordered the Fruitopia – Choice of bananas or blueberries or strawberries (in season) . Wow, another great find with fresh berries. There is dining inside and if you select,... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Excellent menu and daily specials. Outdoor seating is under some beautiful trees. Service was very good. I did not like the fancy creams they had on the table to add to my coffee, so they immediately brought me milk in a pretty container. Two waitresses took care of our needs. Price was higher than we are use to, but sometimes... More 

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Midwest
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have now on 3 different occasions taken a group of friends there; both for breakfast and for lunch. I think it's a cute place and it offers a very nice menu with lots of choices. I particularly like the breakfast menu. The food itself is pretty good but where lies the problem is how rude they treat their patrons.... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Great breakfast/lunch. Nice menu and lots to choose from; good service. Create a custom omelet or order one from the menu. The coffee was excellent during the first visit, but not so on the second visit. The eggs Benedict are OK, home fries are deep fried. Nice staff; dine in or out.

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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?