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42-1/2 St. George St., Rear garden behind 42 St. George St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3608 (Formerly Spanish Bakery)
+1 904-342-7859
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch
Description: Spanish Bakery & Cafe has been serving customers for over 40 years. We...
Spanish Bakery & Cafe has been serving customers for over 40 years. We specialize in fresh baked bread, homemade empanadas, sausage rolls, daily soups, picadillo (a beanless Spanish chili), cookies and pastries. It is a fresh, fast and delicious meal.
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  • 95
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good and Popular so Get There Early

The Spanish Bakery is a St. Augustine tradition and is very popular, so it can get very crowed around lunch time, and they sometimes run out of the more popular items by 1:30 or so. The picadillo soup (beef and veg) is filling, especially if you add an empanada, which were good but kind of pasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stand back to see where the locals go to grab a good meal and inevitably it was at the same place: The Spanish Bakery. They offer soups, empanadas, cookies and soft drinks. Eat under the trees on picnic tables and enjoy the smell of baking bread and Spanish treats. Since discovering this gem, we have returned countless times, sometimes... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food was a breath of fresh air. Butternut squash soup was awesome. Also had the salad. And the empanada, which was very well seasoned and went well with the sweet chili sauce they offered. will be back for their bakery eats. They looked so good!!

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Lady Lake, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to the bakery early in the morning (10:00) because in the past we have learned that you are too late for their delicious bread unless you arrive early. However, they had a large order submitted the previous day and said there would be no bread for sale until 2:30 PM! Bad planning!

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New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The Spanish Bakery and Cafe has become our favorite restaurant in historic St. Augustine. They used to just be open for lunch but are now serving dinner as well. Tonight we had delicious salads, soup, and a shrimp boil dinner all of which had a Spanish flair. The flavors were outstanding and portions were generous. We enjoy the casual atmosphere... More 

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Winter Park, FL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Food is super! Nice patio area to enjoy your meal. Went back the next morning also to enjoy again! Bought a loaf of bread to take home. Yum!

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San Francisco
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56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Spanish Bakery is a St. Augustine tradition and is very popular, so it can get very crowed around lunch time, and they sometimes run out of the more popular items by 1:30 or so. The picadillo soup (beef and veg) is filling, especially if you add an empanada, which were good but kind of pasty and not much filling.... More 

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Lady Lake
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a small out of the way cafe and bakery serving Spanish fare , soups, and baked goods. Had the serrano ham and manchego cheese sandwich lunch special and it was enough to get me through the afternoon. Only outdoor seating but quaint and good quality food.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Bakery is a very quaint place with not much of a selection of baked goods. Seating outdoors is pleasant and comfortable.

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Louisville, KY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon this cafe and wanted to grab a quick lunch with the kids. Everything we had was really tasty. The Piccadillo soup was awesome! The only thing that didn't wow me was beef empanadas- a little bland. Will definitely return to grab a quick lunch.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a chicken empanada and a beef empanada. The chicken was definitely better. The service was ok. You could tell the guys behind the counter didn't want to be there. This used to be family owned, but I'm not sure it still is. Don't get me wrong, what we had great food. We got 2 empanadas, a drink, side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-1/2 St. George St., Rear garden behind 42 St. George St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3608 (Formerly Spanish Bakery)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-342-7859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Spanish Bakery & Cafe has been serving customers for over 40 years. We specialize in fresh baked bread, homemade empanadas, sausage rolls, daily soups, picadillo (a beanless Spanish chili), cookies and pastries. It is a fresh, fast and delicious meal.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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