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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:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Every Meal - A Delight

We were staying in St. Augustine for a week. Our hotel manager recommended this spot for breakfast/lunch, as I am a vegetarian and my husband leans towards vegetarian food. What a find! We ended up eating here every day and trying something new at each visit. Every meal was better than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Cindy T
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Northampton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were staying in St. Augustine for a week. Our hotel manager recommended this spot for breakfast/lunch, as I am a vegetarian and my husband leans towards vegetarian food. What a find! We ended up eating here every day and trying something new at each visit. Every meal was better than the last. I think the veggie omelette was the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food was full of flavor and fresh. It was delicious. The smoothie was amazing as well! We had very attentive and fast service. Can't wait to go back to St Augustine to eat here again!

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Upstate NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A non-descript little place that serves OUTSTANDING food can best describe the restaurant. Usually we pull into a strip mall, cross our fingers and hope that the food is at least edible. This place is so good, I want to make the 1.5 hour drive back to St. Augustine to try it again. I ordered the Humus Burrito for lunch... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Seriously great little restaurant just outside historic downtown St Augustine. Had the breakfast burrito with tofu and hash browns. Skye had the same but with eggs and cheese. Best Vegan breakfast I've ever had. Will definitely be back next time I'm in town.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I live near this restaurant and have been a lot. Service sucks. Just awful. Food is great, though, so you should call ahead and pick it up to go. They need to restaff. Same servers have been working here for years without improvement.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Good food if you can get past the poor service and lack of cleanliness. Don't mind waiting for a table when an establishment is busy, but the only reason there seemed to be a wait was because they couldn't get the tables cleared. Staff seemed unfriendly and overwhelmed. However my tofu melt was very tasty, but it's about the whole... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stopped in while visiting the area. Very crowded but we didn't mind waiting for a table. Was about a 15 minute wait. This is a small strip center restaurant. They have a lot of vegan and gluten free dishes. While I'm not into that we stilled enjoyed our meals. I had the veggie omelet and my wife had a veggie... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had breakfast at the Manatee and were so pleased we can't wait to go back. Most selections are vegetarian and there are many gluten free and vegan. The flavor in my tofu scramble was very tasty. Lots of vegetables and the tofu was crumbled to it was all easy to eat. The vegetable omelette was as good or better.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I agree with the other reviews left here in the past, this place has amazing food, but the owners are downright awful. dont expect a smile from these folks. there are a couple servers that always do a great job, but one time I actually heard my server get yelled at when i was sitting closer to the kitchen... I... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I live close to this restaurant and have visited numerous times. The food is really good. I've never ordered something I did not like. However, the servers are terrible. Not only that...there are 3 of them that work here and they all suck. The guy who usually works there gets snappy and overwhelmed. The younger girl who works there is... 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 0 - 9
  • Cuisine: Healthy

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 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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