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The Corner Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Gourmet on a Budget

Wife and I, on a Sat. nite. The "most popular" rest. in town had a 1.5 hour wait, so we moved on. We stumbled upon this very ordinary looking building and peeked inside. We were invited in and from there it was all good. The menu is a collection of unique presentations of familiar foods, from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Wife and I, on a Sat. nite. The "most popular" rest. in town had a 1.5 hour wait, so we moved on. We stumbled upon this very ordinary looking building and peeked inside. We were invited in and from there it was all good. The menu is a collection of unique presentations of familiar foods, from beef to pasta to... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The food is outstanding. I had a Spanish Roasted Chicken and bowl of Campfire chili. The food was delicious and imaginatively prepared and served. The owner, chef and server were all gracious and helpful. I plan to go back many times.

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Eastport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Came on the recommendation of a shuttle driver and could not be more pleasantly surprised! Food was delicious and staff friendly and helpful. Manager/owner Michael explained the whole menu to us as we have never been here before and was so kind and helpful. We are here and even took food to go back to the Amtrak station. If you... More 

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

What a treat to serve you and your daughter before boarding the train for a grand adventure. WOW!! And Thank You for letting folks know that there is a FREE Shuttle that goes back and forth between the Amtrak Terminal and Historic Downtown Sanford every 20 minutes, 7 days a week between 11:30am & 2:30pm. The next time you're in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Ordered the Cuban and French Onion. Most different take on my favorite soup. Breadbowl included and so wonderful. It was prepared rather quickly. And service was kept efficiently. Wonderful atmosphere and clean throughout. Would most definitely come back.

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

Hey Jason, Thank You Brother for checking all the boxes! We strive to be unique & efficient in a sparkling environment so it makes our day when someone acknowledges it! You are welcome back anytime...in fact...we'll be watching for you!! Your Chef Michael More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were greeted by the owner and chef. He explained the menu to us. We got the Cuban which melted in your mouth. We also got the chicken salad melt which was the best chicken salad sandwich I have ever tasted. Keep up the great work.

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

Thank You Erin, I have made mention of your review several times in the past couple of weeks. That Chicken Salad recipe is my second oldest (after my Deviled Eggs) and it has stood the test of time for over 30 years! Thank You so much for letting folks who check out TripAdvisor know about this simple, delicious treasure! Gratefully,... More 

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I stayed a night in Sanford on our way home and just happened to walk into this cafe'. The owner was kind enough to walk us through the menu and recommended the French onion soup with beef and blue salad. Both were fantastic. We will definitely be back our next time through!

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

I tell folks every single day that the French Onion Soup and Beef & Blue Cheese Salad is THE best lunch in town! The Flavors and Textures work so incredibly well together. Miss Jody is from P.A. so we look forward to your next visit and getting an update from home! Fondly, Chef Michael More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The staff was super friendly. The food was excellent. Great and different variety of meals to chose from. I wish I lived closer so I could go here again! We were going on the Amtrak auto train and went here for lunch before our departure.

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

Thank You Wondra (I LOVE your profile pic!), We are delighted to host Auto Train riders every single day! With a good lunch before a wonderful adventure to the north, we become part of the tradition for hundreds of travelers each year!! Wish we could let more folks know about this opportunity?!? Chef Michael More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was our second time at the Corner Cafe, our first visit was a serendipitous discovery, but this trip was planned well in advance. There was no other place in Sanford I wanted to dine for my birthday. The food is exceptional and the service is so friendly. These days service is usually the exception not the rule, and Corner... More 

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

Happy Birthday Miss Alexa! I heard once that how you spend your special day sets the tone for the next year of your life and so I am delighted that you included us in it! We will continue to strive for the excellence you so graciously mention. It is our hope you return many times over the next year (&... More 

Lake Mary, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I was with the "senior citizen" and can verify what happened. My friend drove over from the coast to meet me for lunch in Sanford. I steered us toward the Corner Cafe as I had eaten there once before. The owner, Michael, was at the counter attending to some folks in front of us as we stood in line. She... More 

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

Thank You again for the opportunity to address this issue. While I am completely sympathetic to your perspective (and your desire to loyally support your friend) the unfortunate reality is that I must manage the Cafe in a way that is gracious to all. Indeed you did see a woman coming out of our single restroom, but what you were... More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were enroute to the airport and in need of "good food"to get us "across the pond". Chef Michael and his team certainly provided the good food. The design your own menu for us was a delicious celery and vegetable soup, a small ( it was very substantial) cobb salad and a half Rueban Sandwich. All the food we had... More 

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

Thank You Traveler for taking the time to let all of your fellows know about our little spot in Historic Downtown Sanford. We have folks in every single day who are flying (or taking the train) to one exotic local or another and we are endlessly delighted by the encounters! We eagerly await your return and hope you explore the... 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, Delicatessen

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?