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Cafe Alma

260 1st Ave S, Ste 100, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4364
727-502-5002
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Ranked #55 of 724 restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Café Alma is a gathering place fashioned to the European café, a welcoming spot celebrating life, community, culture, art, and intellect. Open from lunch to late night, the atmosphere sets the mood for the stimulating yet charmingly straight forward International dishes.The downtown location is ideal for enjoying coffee in the afternoon or savoring ones favorite wine as the sun sets. When night falls, the lights are dimmed and the energy is turned up. Café Alma provides the perfect night spot for urban late night entertainment and dining as well as a full bar.
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English first
GlobalTraveler
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110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Sorry to see them leave downtown - was always a local favorite. I'm sure the new digs will be great - much larger. Good luck Cafe Alma!!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We went on a weeknight, and they had great drink and appetizer specials as well as awesome live music. The food was great, and it was a cool vibe with the music and couch-booths. We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

This was my second time dining in Cafe Alma and have never had a bad experience here. The server Tyler was amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu. I love the atmosphere there and very cute on the inside. Their brunch is fantastic I recommend getting one of the poached egg meals or the French toast, to die for! Also... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Went to lunch to Cafe Alma - had a club sandwich which turned out to be mediocre; I really expected more. The service was slow and there is no reason to return as St. Petersburg has many alternatives better than this restaurant.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had never been here before after living in St. Pete for a long time. We were with a party of 5 on a Saturday night @ 7, and had gone to Red Mesa downtown with no reservation, but it was PACKED. an hour wait. We should have waited. Walked around the corner to Cafe Alma and it was empty.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This little place is tucked away in downtown St. Pete. Loved it. If you love brunch and bloody mary bars...you will need to find your way here. They have a bacon/ghost pepper infused vodka to use as a base that is to die for. I had the black bean breakfast sandwich. I wasn't too sure how that would turn out,... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Do you like lamb? If yes, you can get it several delicious ways; or even authentic scotish salmon. They even make magnificent Risottos. Come on a Sunday night for open mike sessions. Amatures, vocals and instrumentalists, perform as well as retired jazz professionals. LIke bubbleys? A huge assortment.

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Largo, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I really do. We've only been there about four or five times, yet It has become one of our favorites and the place we take our visiting relatives to for a great meal at reasonable prices. We always start with the house salads, which I swear is the ONLY salad in existence that I don't pick things off of. It's... More

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Riverton, Utah
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102 reviews 102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Ambiance and service were great, but for the price and the selection, there was no way to avoid not having the lunch buffet. It was extremely reasonable and every dish was amazing including the hummus. I would and will go back again.

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We often pair a trip to Cafe Alma with a trip to the Red Mesa Cantina around the corner and sample the duck quesadillas at both restaurants. We like them both about equally well. Slightly different styles, both very good. Cafe Alma has some more upscale food on the menu as well and every meal we've had here has been... More

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