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The Corner Cafe

101 W 1st St # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771
+1 407-322-3779
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Ranked #2 of 168 Restaurants in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 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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Heathrow, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a restaurant in Sanford that was no longer in business, and happened to stumble upon the Corner Cafe. A woman was outside trying to convince us to dine there; calling it the best "gourmet" dinner ever. We decided to go in and give it a try. The chef, Michael, was very talkative and excited about his... More 

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

Miss Jill, I am terribly sorry that you didn't enjoy your dinner with us. I enjoyed greeting you and helping you make your selections (bringing tastes of various sauces for your approval), but it looks like we aren't you cup of tea. I was on hand to take you dinner dishes that had been cleared by your server and I... More 

DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My young son had eaten at the Corner Café and highly recommended it. I trust his judgement (he is my son:)), so we stopped for lunch. The chef was at the front counter personally greeting everyone as they came in, and explaining the menu. The food was delicious! We had the loaded potato soup and Cuban sandwiches. The spiced pickles... More 

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

Miss Peggy, I am glad that you were able to join us for lunch but I am delighted that you were brought in by a loyal customer who just happens to be your son! I know how much I enjoy any experience with my son and when it involves good food in a joyous environment...even better!! See you guys soon,... More 

Ocoee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We made reservations for seven. We were greeted by name when we arrived. The service was great. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was very nice. The prices were reasonable. I had the onion soup in a bread bowl. Others had the Cuban sandwich. We will definitely go back.

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

You guys were a BLAST! Thank You for letting us know you'd be coming. It was pleasure to serve you all and if you ever want to join us for Dinner (Thurs. - Sat. 4 - 8) we'll make sure you have just as good a time!! Your Chef Michael More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was delicious. I had the french onion soup and cuban sandwich. The chef was friendly and made me feel right at home. I will definitely be a return customer.

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

Florida Pup, You got our most popular combination lunch item and I am delighted that you enjoyed it. Thank You for taking the time to let folks know about us and we look forward to your return. Chef Michael More 

Oviedo, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is quaint and Mike makes the dinner so special with table cloths and candles. His little touches make dinner very special. The food was delicious. I love the little desserts to cap off a perfect meal.

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

I can see you took the time to sign up and become a TripAdvisor reviewer for the sake of complimenting our sweet little bistro and I Thank You very much! I tell folks we are a goofy little cafe by day and an elegant bistro by night. Thanks go to my amazing staff for being able to pull that unlikely... More 

Belleview, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I would like to thank Michael for the fantastic food he served at my daughter in laws baby shower! It was amazing!!! I heard nothing but rave reviews from my guests. Most said it was the best food they ever had at a shower. The Tomato Florentine soup was to die for. The Basil-Cilantro dressing on the make your own... More 

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

Thank You so much Mary Ann! I always start each catering consultation by explaining that we are not a "Cookie Cutter" caterer. I believe what makes for a once in a lifetime event is a menu designed and created especially for that purpose...and it makes it more fun!! You were a great partner and I hope we get the chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Super yummy food and the service was great. I got a half sandwhich of the turkey, bacon, Swiss press which was really good and tasty. I also got a cup of the mushroom soup which was much better then most mushroom soups I've had and I had a bleu cheese and beef salad, being a fan of both I loved... More 

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

Thank You Margo, Your review is perfect in that it illustrates how our lunch menu is set up to encourage our guests to mix & match to their hearts delight! Being able to combine any soup, salad and/or sandwich makes every visit a new culinary adventure. We hope to see you soon, Chef Michael More 

Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really enjoyed the lunch, had the cup of celery vegetable soup and 1/2 pulled pork sandwich. If you rate a restaurant by it's soups than you will Love the Corner Café too, it is so worth going out of your way to visit.

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

Miss Bethlynn, You and I agree...judge by the soup. As a 45 year Food & Beverage Career Chef and a passionate soup maker I couldn't agree with you more! The next time you stop in, try the French Onion Soup. We serve it in a toasted bread bowl that is over baked with double muenster cheese...YUMMY! Your Neighborhood Chef Michael More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Scratch soups and sandwiches are just amazing. The staff and owner are extremely friendly and make you feel like you've been friends forever.

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

The staff and I believe that if we are going to be at the cafe all day we might as well have a good time while we're there and we are delighted you enjoyed your experience! Thank You for taking the time to mention our delicious scratch made soups and crispy grilled sandwiches. If you are ever in town Thursday... More 

Knoxville, TN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This cafe is a very friendly spot in downtown Sanford, Florida. The soups are made from scratch and the pressed cuban was "authentic".

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

I often say that i have never met a soul from Tennessee that I didn't get along with right of the bat and so it was, of course, a pleasure to meet & serve you. I see you are a senior contributor and that makes the good review even sweeter!! The next time you get back to Historic Downtown Sanford... More 

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Additional Information about The Corner Cafe

Address: 101 W 1st St # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771
Phone Number: +1 407-322-3779
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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