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525 State Rd 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
+1 904-826-0210
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Ranked #73 of 492 Restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $9
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Portions are good, there's a nice variety on the menu. The mains were all very good but the soup and key lime pie were underwhelming: the soup was very salty and the key lime was very sweet and not very citrusy. All in all, we enjoyed our meal and will absolutely go back!

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Manatee Cafe is a bit of an oasis in Saint Augustine for veg food (there is one other raw food veg restaurant west of the main tourist district). Their vegan reuben had purple cabbage instead of sauerkraut, giving it a different taste. Still good, but not sure why they switched this key reuben ingredient, since sauerkraut is vegan and does... More 

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Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Ok, this place gets great reviews and I wanted to love it, but whether it be I am spoiled in the land of world class service or just that I hit them under staffed, this place was not quite there yet. We arrived at 930 AM on a Sunday morning. Our server was very friendly and so was most of... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The atmosphere and staff are very pleasant. There's a variety of healthy menu items to choose from I often order the hummus and tabouli pita and I can't leave with a slice of the homemade key lime pie.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I live near this place and crave their food all of the time. Healthy, vegan/vegetarian friendly and really creative casual breakfast and lunch food. Affordable and my favorite place to eat in St Augustine.

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Additional Information about Manatee Cafe

Address: 525 State Rd 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
Phone Number: +1 904-826-0210
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 9
Cuisine: Healthy

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