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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 158 restaurants in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
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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English first
Central Florida, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We met friends for lunch at The Corner Cafe on 1st Street in Sanford, Florida today and had the corn beef panni, which was delicious, chosen from a very complete menu. We found the restaurant clean, the atmosphere comfortable and the owner and server were very helpful and extremely friendly. They made you feel right at home. We recommend The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First time dining at Corner Cafe. It did not disappoint! We had the French onion soup with 1/2 steak salad and chili w 1/2 tuna salad. Food was amazing. There are so many different options of ways to order food it would take months to run out of combinations. Everything was made in house and could taste the fresh quality.... More

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We arrived early for the Amtrak Auto Train planning to have lunch in Sanford. I had checked Trip Advisor reviews and chose The Corner Café. Although smaller than expected,we had no problem getting a table. We were greeted by the owner upon entering and the various menu offerings were explained. The owner obviously enjoys what he does and takes pride... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Pulled off into Sanford for a break from the road, found the perfect place for lunch! Chef Michael greeted us and we immediately felt at ease and at home as Michael explained the menu. As Brits on a road trip south, we ate in many places but this was great food (Cuban and Asian Style Pulled) combined with really friendly... More

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

Thank You Paul & Jackie, I do remember our wonderful conversation. It was a pleasure to meet you both! So often we forget that its connection that really matters...even if its just for the time it takes to eat a meal. Please stop in the next time your in the neighborhood and we'll get caught up on what's new over... More

New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had some time to kill while we waited for the Amtrak Auto Train and so we took a free shuttle into Sanford to have lunch. The corner Cafe is conveniently located about a block from the shuttle drop off location so we took a chance on it for lunch. The Cafe was a pleasant surprise run by an accomplished... More

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

Thank You NJ Zorro, Not only for the terrific review, but for mentioning the Free Shuttle that runs daily from the Amtrak Station to Historic Downtown Sanford. I can't begin to tell you how many regular rail customers we have that stop in for a bite and to get caught up on what events the last 6 months or year... More

Deltona, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a great lunch there today with my daughter. The soup, sandwich and salad combo was great. Service is always great as well

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

Hey Guys! Thank You so very much for taking the time to give us a pat on the back! I see that you are a Senior Reviewer and my hope is that some of your 80,000 Deltona neighbors will read what you wrote and beat a hasty path to our door :-) See Ya Soon, Chef Michael More

Sanford, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've lived in Sanford the majority of my life and I decided to finally give the Corner Cafe a try. They have lunch everyday, but they do a more elegant dinner option for the weekend, which is what we did. The owner (maybe manager) does a good job making you feel welcomed and holistically taking care of you. There are... More

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

Good Evening Jason, You have really hit the nail on the head. The Corner Café is here to serve as non-corporate, neighborhood oasis where you can spend an hour or more for dinner. We don't offer a multitude of mediocrity, but rather a hand selected menu that will leave you with fond memories and a desire to return. Just two... More

Belvidere, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

These folks were so friendly! Had the mushroom soup, it was incredible, as were the press sandwiches. Great place!

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

I have to admit it...the Cream of Mushroom Soup is pretty wonderful! I refer to it as my "Get Out of Jail Free" soup. If (or rather WHEN) I ruffle Miss Jody's feathers, I bring home a batch of it and everything smooth's right out! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience...we'll see you the next go 'round,... More

Palm Bay, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had the Cuban and French onion soup in a bread bowl. Both were very tasty and portion size was perfect. Friendly courteous staff as well. We will have lunch there again without question.

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

Thank You Jack, Its our pleasure to serve you. Miss Jody & I like to venture out into our beautiful state and when we do we always check with TripAdvisor for restaurant reviews and things to do! We appreciate your taking the time let other folks know they can find a good meal, well presented here at The Corner Café... More

Orange Park
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped in downtown Sanford with no specific plan for lunch, but was greeted outside at The Corner Cafe and handed a menu. That made our decision easy - menu choices looked delicious, and we were not disappointed! We had the pressed Cuban sandwich, macaroni salad, and French Onion Soup. None of it was run-of-the-mill and yet the uniqueness of each... More

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

From time to time I like to tell people that we opened The Corner Cafe because we couldn't find a place like it. We strive to serve a familiar menu with some interesting touches that will leave you with pleasant memories and a desire to return. It looks like we have hit the right tone with you guys and many... More

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