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The Corner Cafe

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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
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great food with pleasing presentation

The food was exactly as described and delicious. The owner gave a great spiel and definitely didn't over exaggerate the goodness of the French Onion Soup. A must for those who love it.The salad was a work of art itself. The atmosphere was pleasant. The cafe isn't big but well worth the trip. I'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Merryheart
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The Ozarks in Missouri
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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The Ozarks in Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The food was exactly as described and delicious. The owner gave a great spiel and definitely didn't over exaggerate the goodness of the French Onion Soup. A must for those who love it.The salad was a work of art itself. The atmosphere was pleasant. The cafe isn't big but well worth the trip. I'll definitely go back whenever I'm in... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Sanford is a very nice town. After checking into Auto Train in the Amtrak lobby, we opted to take a drive into town and grab some lunch. What a great choice The Corner Cafe turned out to be! Greeted by Michael and given a quick tour of the menu, we knew immediately that he was a 100% foodie. We chose... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you are in town you need to go "The Corner Cafe"!!! Wonderful food by Chef Michael and the servers are so personal and welcoming. Everything on the menu, and I mean everything, is fantastic! Enjoy! You won't be disappointed! Promise!

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Clermont, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was our first time at the Corner Café. We were greeted immediately by Chef Michael and made to feel at home. He explained their menu and made recommendations. I chose the French Onion soup with a half corned beef sandwich, it was outstanding, especially the soup. The sandwich was very good but could have benefited from a little more... More 

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

Hey Charlie, Thanks You for taking the time to share this positive review. I agree with you on the Corned Beef and have instructed my staff to bump up the portion. The next time you're in town pop in and see if we got it right!! Chef Michael More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You'd never expect the quality of food on the inside by looking at the outside. But please go in...you won't regret it! Nice menu with the BEST soups!

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

Thank You Miss Jan. I tell folks every day that soups are my passion and your kind words of praise will ring in my ears each morning as I show up before dawn to start the stock pots. See you soon, Chef Michael More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Such a relief that we have found this place for a quick and healthy lunch. I ordered the french onion soup, served in a bread bowl and simply delicious! Very nice and friendly owner who will welcome you and serve you to your needs. Five stars, period.

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

Thank You for letting folks know about our Signature French Onion Soup! Most others strike me as a chore! Salty brown bath water, stringy onions, the wrong cheese..ugh! Ours, by contrast, is rich beef stock loaded with meaty onions served in a toasted bread bowl and over baked with creamy muenster cheese...yum! Hey, Hope to see you soon, Chef Michael More 

Sanford, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food, wonderful personalized service, no rush three course meal with great ambiance. The wife and I finally stopped in to the place we pass by almost every time we go to downtown and we couldn't of been happier. Fair price for a great meal and the service was wonderful. Cant wait to go back for lunch!!

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

Thank You for this wonderful review on TripAdvisor letting your friends and neighbors know about our delightful dinners served on Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 4 - 8. My partner, Miss Jody, and I wanted to create a place where locals and visitors alike could enjoy an elegant 3 Course dinner served on black linen appointed with a touch of... More 

Sanford, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I went to the Corner Cafe expecting just an ordinary menu. Imagine our surprise when we were invited to a special Valentines Day dinner. The owner Michael O'Brien loves his work and loves to do special things for his guests. I have never experienced such individualized service at any restaurant. The chef and owner made sure everything... More 

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

There is not a single word I can think of to say to this wonderful review except Thank You! Oh...there is one thing. You signed up to TripAdvisor to let folks know about our place and so again...Thank You!! With Gratitude, Chef Michael More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Read the reviews and decided to try....You order at the counter and as we were first time patrons, it took a while to understand the menu. The owner was very enthusiastic and compassionate about his menu and concept. We were able to substitute items due to dietary needs. I ordered a half salad and turkey/ cheese panini. The salad was... More 

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

Thank You for taking the time to share your opinion. I will take your notes and work to make our product better. I took the time to look over your other reviews since you are a Senior Contributor and it looks like your tastes are similar to mine...Italian & Sushi! The next time you're in town try us for the... More 

Sanford, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My sweetheart, who had eaten there multiple times before, brought me to the Corner Cafe on Valentine's Day and it was such an amazing time and a wonderful meal! There couldn't have been a better option out there! Chef Michael was so welcoming, helpful, and kind to us and even remembered our names upon our departure. Never before have I... More 

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

Wow...What a great Valentine's Day for you and your sweetie!! Thank you for stopping in and then taking the time to let everyone on TripAdvisor know about The Corner Cafe. I am delighted you enjoyed your meal and the wonderful energy that keeps us all coming back day after day for over 6 years now, but I REALLY appreciate you... 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

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