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The Corner Cafe

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American, Sandwiches
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101 W 1st St # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771 (S. Park Ave)
+1 407-322-3779
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the...
The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the intersection of 1st Street & Park Ave, this charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious fare at an affordable price. Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups are served through lunch (M-Sat), while a handcrafted menu of Chicken, Beef, Pork & Shrimp are offered at dinner(Th-Sat). Delicious Smothies, a full seletion of Coffee Drnks, Freshly Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and Califonia Wines are available every day & night!
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuban 👌

My brother & In stopped in for the first time today. Friendly people & great food..we both loved the Cuban sandwich & the blue cheese Cole slaw! He choose the Potato soup & I had the mushroom soup..both were excellent..We will come back! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Christina B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My brother & In stopped in for the first time today. Friendly people & great food..we both loved the Cuban sandwich & the blue cheese Cole slaw! He choose the Potato soup & I had the mushroom soup..both were excellent..We will come back! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

For my first time there, I had their staples - the Classic Cuban Press and French Onion Soup in a bread bowl. They definitely exceeded expectations - the best french onion bread bowl I have ever had. All the guys working were people that you wanna go grab a beer with.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had the best cuban sandwhich here. The wait staff was slow. But the food was well worth waiting for.

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We made reservations in this small cafe in Sanford, Florida before going to the Wayne Densch theater a few blocks away. The Waiter greeted us and seated us promptly- having explained how the menu works. Basically the entrees all include soup or salad and an outstanding rice dish as well as a bean mixture, coffee, tea, or soft drinks all... More 

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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Senior Reviewer Gene, We Thank You for taking the time to share your experience for those who seek an elegant (and reasonably priced) 3 Course Dinner on the weekends. We are an intimate cafe so we can't accommodate everyone who walks through the door, but for those who are looking for a delicious dinner (or lunch during the day) we... More 

ny
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stopped by in May while waiting for the auto train. It was very good! I had the Cobb Salad and my husband had the Cuban sandwich with the tomato & cucumber salad. Both were quite good. We mentioned to our server that we were a little pressed for time and he took care of things for us right away.... More 

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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Gracie, We are delighted to serve dozens of Auto Train riders every day so when we have a request to "Put a wiggle in it" so they can get a delicious bite and still make it in time for boarding we jump at that opportunity! There is also a free shuttle that will bring you to Historic Downtown... More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were warmly greeted by the owner who then explained all of our dining options. The food was beautifully presented and quite unique such as their Cuban Pressed sandwich with their own aioli pickle dressing, thin sliced pork and pulled pork plus cheese of a baguette along with blue cheese coleslaw which was surprisingly very good. My wife's salad was... More 

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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Joe, for taking the time to let folks know what makes us unique in this big, big world! We are a unique little spot that prides itself on an intimate atmosphere with personal service!! It was wonderful to meet you & yours and we hope the next time you venture down from Palm Coast you'll stop in again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic experience! Our food came out quickly and was delicious. Great atmosphere and TOP NOTCH customer service! The owner actually brought a bowl of ice water out to a couple's dog while they dined outside the cafe....so sweet! Everything was homemade and fresh (awesome tea) and they brought us free mini desserts just for eating there (sooooo tasty). LOVED IT!... More 

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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Seth! If you look on any of the search sites you will see that we are listed as "Pet Friendly", but only because there is no "Pet Obsessed" option! Each day I am delighted by all of the fuzzy noggins I get to meet. Oh and Yes...we are brewed tea fanatics too!! We hope to see you soon,... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We have heard only good things about this place so we decided to go for dinner. We were greeted promptly by the waiter who immediately said "Wait here while I call the boss." The menu was very limited and being in the mood for salad I asked if we could order a salad from the lunch menu and was told... More 

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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Nancy, While I am disappointed that we did not live up to your expectations I would like to respectfully respond to just a couple of key points in your review. The first is that you came for dinner and tried to order lunch?!? Secondly, we do have a limited menu for dinner and that is by design. While the comment... More 

Newburgh, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I walked up to the counter to place my order and was treated very rudely by a gruff man at the counter. I asked a question about a special on the menu and he said "I SAID it came with dessert". I said "I didn't realize it came with dessert since that wasn't written on the menu". Then he yelled... More 

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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Kay, Chef Michael here and I owe you a debt of gratitude. Not so much for taking the time to unfairly trash me personally or my sweet dining establishment to my fellow merchants (and even the Director of the local Chamber of Commerce), but for allowing me the forum for response to any and everyone who might take time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The food was divine, the service was attentive and gracious. I would eat here again in a heartbeat. I had the sausage & beans, incredible. The flavor was out of this world. My dinner partner had the fall apart beef and it was just as the name said. The soup was exceptional as well. I could go on, but the... More 

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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Miss Alexa for letting TripAdvisor readers know about our weekend dinners. Since we are an intimate bistro that only opens for dinners Thurs-Sat from 4-8 its easy for people to miss us. With this wonderful review we hope others get the chance to find us and enjoy the same experience you have described! We are also open for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 W 1st St # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771
    (S. Park Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-322-3779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the intersection of 1st Street & Park Ave, this charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious fare at an affordable price. Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups are served through lunch (M-Sat), while a handcrafted menu of Chicken, Beef, Pork & Shrimp are offered at dinner(Th-Sat). Delicious Smothies, a full seletion of Coffee Drnks, Freshly Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and Califonia Wines are available every day & night!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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