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The Back 40 Urban Cafe

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40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904 824 0227
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 359
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, laid back atmosphere

Found this restaurant with relative ease. Little parking spaces, kind of tight. We sat in the front room, little atmosphere. Food was good. We got the shrimp salad and avocado tacos. Folks that were waiting for a table stood there and stared at you, almost urging you to hurry up so they could sit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
eliana f
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Athens, Georgia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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481 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Athens, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Found this restaurant with relative ease. Little parking spaces, kind of tight. We sat in the front room, little atmosphere. Food was good. We got the shrimp salad and avocado tacos. Folks that were waiting for a table stood there and stared at you, almost urging you to hurry up so they could sit down. Delicious food, but not my... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Visited here for the first time with a friend who had an hour lunch from her job. We bypassed many fast food places to find this homey place. We both opted for the day's special, a bean chili and avocado tostada. Wow! what flavor! The portion was generous but not heavy. Fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients! Attentive service, too. We split... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This very pleasant, modestly appointed café is not a tourist attraction and not real easy to to find but it's fun and homey and we enjoy eating here. The wet burrito is enormous, enough for two or for leftovers. The chili with pasta is delicious. The service is very friendly. This is not a fast food joint so expect to... More 

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Florida
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451 reviews 451 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After being unable to get a Saturday evening reservation at well known restaurant in downtown St. Aug, we pulled up Trip Advisor to hunt for an alternative. I was astounded to find The Back 40 Urban Cafe ranking #7 of four-hundred-something restaurants. We immediately phoned to reserve a table. Turns out you can't reserve for a party of less than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Well hidden, this gem offers incredible flavor, incredible freshness, incredible service all wrapped up in a building that reminded me of my Floridian childhood. Healthy eating, great staff, perfect pricing and flavor flavor flavor make this establishment a must. No thaw heat and serve here.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our friend discovered The Back 40 Urban Café on Trip Advisor and since it had such a high rating/recommendation, we decided to give it a try. The place is quaint and cute (a renovated old house).....the décor is cute, the ambience quiet and relaxing and the food really good and inexpensive. We truly enjoyed out dining experience there and recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I went for an early lunch, and we had the onion soup, and a Cuban sandwich. Both were exquisite and totally yummy! The service was great too!

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Here is a great place where the locals fill up on $2 tacos and a great secection of local brews During the 3-6 pm happy hour.Large,and stuffed with fresh ingredients, the jerk chicken, shrimp or avacado tacos are only a couple of bucks each. Feed 4 people for $30 bucks? You can here! They have other great menu items as... More 

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Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

For a small place and a few blocks away from main streets this place is a must if you are in ST. Augustine, FL. Portions were great and flavor of each meal was incredible. Service was wonderful & friendly. Intend to eat here every time we come through/to St. Augustine! Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'm a local and I love this quaint little spot. It's a comfy little Victorian, tucked away in a St. A neighborhood! It has tons of filling vegetarian dishes. They have some how taken fresh, local ingredients and created a variety of home style comfort food with an extra side of love. Highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 South Dixie Highway, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904 824 0227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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