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Cafe Alcazar

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25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
904-825-9948
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 308
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Special lunch spot

Years ago this room was an indoor swimming pool for the rich. Such a fun experience to sit in this historic environment and enjoy a meal. The escargots were outstanding and the simple but oh so delicious pizza was terrific. Try the homemade wine....A must stop!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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So Ponte Vedra Bch
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
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So Ponte Vedra Bch
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Years ago this room was an indoor swimming pool for the rich. Such a fun experience to sit in this historic environment and enjoy a meal. The escargots were outstanding and the simple but oh so delicious pizza was terrific. Try the homemade wine....A must stop!

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Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Looking for fresh light fare this little cafe has it. Sandwiches and sides were delightful. The waiter was as well recommending the curry chicken salad and telling my wife if she didn't enjoy it he would switch it out. Needless to say a switch was not required. A nice change from the heavier delights around town.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The location, in a pre-war swimming pool is obviously very striking and the building has been restored very well. I think I enjoyed our lunch more for the location than the food. My wife's panini was quite soggy and had none of the crunch I would spect from a freshly made panini. I had some grilled shrimp and linguine, which... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband and I stopped in here for lunch. Menu ranges from soups, salads, and sandwiches, to pasta and fresh catch. Service is excellent, A nice way to cool off while seeing the sites of St Augustine. Restaurant is in the back of the Lightner Museum. Interesting fact: The dining room was once the swimming pool area of the Hotel... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Make sure your family is on their best behavior, because this is an intimate locale and sound reverberates everywhere. The food was amazing, though a little expensive. To think that this area used to be a huge swimming pool was amazing, and you could feel the history around you as you ate. This would be a perfect restaurant for a... More 

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palm coast fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a very unique restaurant. I've been here several times with groups of ladies & enjoyed very much! Good food, attentive service, white tablecloths, wonderful ambiance. Take a tour, check out the shops, brings friends and family. You are actually seated in a former famous hotel's indoor pool.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Our B&B host recommended this for lunch. The historical setting in the Flagler Hotel is way cool. The food was great, and so was the service. Most lunch items are $10 - $15, including salads, sandwiches, entrees, and vegetarian & vegan options. This choice works for singletons, couples, and families with older kids (probably not toddlers).

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Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Located in what once was an indoor swimming pool for the well-to-do (19th Century), this small cafe is surrounded by trendy shops. We had a lunchtime soup-with-sandwich selection; very fresh baguette and cold cuts, excellent sauces. Wait staff was courteous and responsive -- took the initiative to provide an extra pitcher of water so guests would not be waiting for... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We stopped here as part of our food tour and loved to eat in the old pool. We learned that the pool didn't work out so well when originally built because they did not have the modern equipment to clean and filter the pool so it did not stay clean. A very historical place. We had a sampling of escargot... More 

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Goa, India
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great building and food to match. A nice platter of escargots, artichokes Giovanni on top of linguine with a wine sauce and of course a Key lime pie to finish.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Granada St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4380
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-825-9948

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?