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Manatee Cafe

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525 State Rd 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
+1 904-826-0210
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Quaint cafe located within westgate plaza, just miles from downtown st....
Quaint cafe located within westgate plaza, just miles from downtown st. augustine. AC, comfortable table dining/seating, Manatee motif, modest grocery area.
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  • 122
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great neighborhood restaurant

Wonderful selection of vegetarian/vegan meals. My favorite when going is their noodle bowl. It's a miso broth with sautéed veggies, tofus, avocado, sweet potato puree, noodles, sesame seed, and tamari. My wife always gets the # burrito with black beans/rice/salsa/sweet potato/sprouts/cheddar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Richard M
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful selection of vegetarian/vegan meals. My favorite when going is their noodle bowl. It's a miso broth with sautéed veggies, tofus, avocado, sweet potato puree, noodles, sesame seed, and tamari. My wife always gets the # burrito with black beans/rice/salsa/sweet potato/sprouts/cheddar cheese and a side of home fries. Very delicious! I can't urge you enough to try their hummus/tabouli/chip appetizer... More 

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Thank Richard M
st augustine fla usa
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the most consistent restaurants in St. Augustine. As a tourist town, restaurants can be "spottie" but not this one. The food is so good you forget it is so healthy. The staff is young and helpful. You may have a bit of a wait but not too long and it is well worth it. The breakfast... More 

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Thank laura f
Lexington, Kentucky
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just needed something quick and healthy and decided to give this a try. Service was very fast, food was excellent, prices were reasonable. They offer half portions too so if you don't want tons of food but want healthy, it's a great place. Would certainly go back.

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Thank Carolyn W
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Manatee Cafe was our favorite restaurant in St. Augustine, which is saying a lot given its location in a strip mall away from the action. The food is fresh, organic, and just tastes amazing. It's definitely a hidden gem, and well worth the drive. They can accommodate just about any dietary restriction or preference, from GF to vegan to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the veggie omelet and smoothies. My daughter has been coming here her entire life. First stop every time we come into town.

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Thank Matt F
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to eat that is geared towards healthy/vegetarian foods go here. Small restaurant that only serves breakfast and lunch. Go early because it can get packed. Prices are reasonable. The breakfast burrito is more like a breakfast taco but the home made hot sauce is delicious. Pancakes are good. Home fries have a good... More 

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Thank Robert B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Vegetarians traveling always have to search for places to eat well in advance and choices are limited. It nice to find one that not only has good food but food that is good for you. The Manatee Cafe is that place. Good service, excellent selection and the best breakfast. My favorite is the breakfast burrito with scramble eggs. So tasty... More 

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Thank Ana D
Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A little hard to find, in a small strip mall off of SR 16 near Collins Ave. but well worth it. Have eaten here many times and was never disappointed in any way. The food is prepared to order, served well, and is always delicious. My favorites: the veggie omelet, pita pizza, tofu stir fry, veggie burger....well, practically everything. Best... More 

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Thank LePouldou70
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the best 3 omelettes I have had in the past 10 years. The location is not near town. The decor is basic and dim. But the food is very good. And the staff is friendly and energetic.

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Thank Thaddeus P
Fleming Island, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Been going to the Manatee Cafe for many years, even when they were located near the Merry Go-Round in downtown St. Aug. It's all good, but my wife and I are addicted to the Tofu Reuben. The depth of flavor overwhelms the taste buds. Carnivore's - TRY IT! Don't think you'll have any regrets. Kudos to the owners for their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 State Rd 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-826-0210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Quaint cafe located within westgate plaza, just miles from downtown st. augustine. AC, comfortable table dining/seating, Manatee motif, modest grocery area.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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