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The Corner Cafe

101 W 1st St # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771
407-322-3779
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Ranked #2 of 159 Restaurants in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: S. Park Ave
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!
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were strolling thru the town and was handed a menu and decided to go in. I had the Best Cuban sandwich ever! The tomato cucumber and onion salad was delicious! Chef Michael I will definitely be back to try more of your amazing food!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Dropped into the Corner Cafe for a quick lunch whilst staying in the Lake Mary area. Very welcoming owner and staff. Excellent smoked pork sandwich and salad. Certainly deserves its reputation.

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Apopka, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I rarely write reviews but think this little "diamond in the rough" deserves some kudos. My daughter and I ate at The Corner Cafe today after seeing the reviews on trip advisor. Chef Michael was a delight and the food equalled his hospitality. If you find yourself in the Sanford, FL area, I don't think you will be disappointed with... More

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Pam! It was wonderful to meet and serve you and your daughter Emily!! I know when I get a chance to spend time with my son it makes the mad rush of our hectic lives worth the effort. With all the recreational choices Central Florida has to offer it means a lot that you guys would drive in from... More

Longwood, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

While visiting downtown Sanford, I was handed a menu while strolling down the sidewalk by a lovely young lady representing The Corner Café. She said come on over and enjoy lunch. When we finished shopping, my son and I popped in to give it a try. We were greeted by Michael, the owner. He was very friendly and made some... More

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Kimberly, It was a pleasure to serve you and your son and we are delighted that you found the time to come to Historic Downtown Sanford to do a little shopping. We have an ever growing number of truly interesting shops. From Maya's Books to the amazing furniture at Washburn's Imports and so many more...its well worth a... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I popped in here whilst on a house buying trip from over the pond and took a walk out to check out the downtown area after checking the house out. We stopped to have one of those cancer stick type affairs outside the 'corner' of this restaurant and were approached by one of the employees to show... More

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Greetings to our newest neighbor and how delighted we are to have you guys as part of our Historic Downtown Sanford community! And yes, I must plead guilty to being a bit of a "character". I tell folks all the time that if we are going to be in the cafe all day, we should have a good time whilst... More

Haddonfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I HAVE NOT been to this establishment. My cousin was just there and had a review posted. I am an avid reader of tripadvisor mostly for hotels but the restaurant reviews are always helpful for cities I haven't traveled. My point is - I have never seen an owner respond to any reviews (mine, others, etc). He is a little... More

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Kiddo, Coming from a "Jersey Girl" I take this review to heart! I love the line which refers to me as "Funny & Fresh"!! I had a dear friend tell me once that you have to hate me a lot not to love me and it appears you get that dynamic. Please stop in and introduce yourself if you... More

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

While waiting for our train to depart, we took the shuttle into Sanford to get some lunch. We decided on The Corner Cafe - what a great find! I had the Asian pulled pork & my husband had the Cuban - both very delicious! The service was very friendly; Mike (the Chef/owner) is very passionate about what he does. My... More

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Howdy Miss Ann, Not only are we fortunate to be the Southern Terminus of the Auto Train, but to have a Free Shuttle that runs from the Terminal to Historic Downtown Sanford every 20 minutes 365 days a year...AWESOME! So the next time you guys come to town let me spoil you with our Signature French Onion Soup and one... More

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Found this little place whilst visiting Sanford on route to the airport before returning home. Very friendly welcome & explanation of the menu. Food was good,, fresh and good value. Well worth a visit.

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Maggie, It was a pleasure to meet you guys! With Sanford being the southern terminus of the Auto Train as well as having an International Airport, we are delighted to host folks from all over the country...and world! I still have the souvenir you left us and am grateful for the wonderful review. Please stop in the next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I had lunch again at The Corner Cafe today. Rather than my usual sandwich and soup combination, I decided to have the Greek salad. The salad had feta cheese and a generous portion of grilled chicken breast. The chicken was tender and the dressing was perfect. As always, Chef Michael greeted my family and I with a smile. Michael and... More

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Julie, I was amazed that you had never tried the "Grilled Greek Chicken Salad", but am delighted how much you enjoyed it! It is amazing when combined with the "Tomato Florentine Soup" which is my personal fave!! Your complement of my "Lobster Bisque" has me thinking about permanently adding it to the dinner menu...so stay tuned :-) Chef... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I first came to the Corner Cafe a little while after it opened almost 6 years ago, after my dad kept telling me how great it was. Since then, this little cafe has become the favorite restaurant of my self, my family, and any friends or even strangers I can send Michael's way (believe me, I've sent total strangers before... More

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MICHAEL O, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Bryan, You have described exactly what we are all about here at The Corner Cafe! Good food, good folks and good times are why we keep striving for excellence every single day!! We are super excited about the "Newest Edition" to your family and ours. I wonder if the baby's first words will be, "French Onion Soup Please"??... More

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