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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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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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  • 4
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  • 7
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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
Great food, service and atmosphere

Corner cafe has awesome sandwiches and salads and a range of beverages. The sweet tea is my favorite. If you want lunch i recommend the asian pulled pork or the cuban and the cobb salad. They also have a special dinner menu on the weekend and it's a great place to plan a unique dinner date. Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Corner cafe has awesome sandwiches and salads and a range of beverages. The sweet tea is my favorite. If you want lunch i recommend the asian pulled pork or the cuban and the cobb salad. They also have a special dinner menu on the weekend and it's a great place to plan a unique dinner date. Don't forget dessert and... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Walked here from the visitor center after dropping our rig at the Autotrain. Greeted by a young lady as we stepped off the shuttle, singing the praises of the Corner Cafe. Promptly seated after being throughly entertained by George during ordering, the sandwiches were fresh and tasty. Good experience overall.

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Ocoee, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My son and I stopped in for a late lunch as we waited for an inbound flight. We were promptly greeted and engaged in some friendly banter and felt right at home. We weren't sure what to order but we were questioned and given a few recommendations. The Cuban sandwich is legit and so is the Asian pulled pork. I... More 

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South Daytona, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We don't get to Sanford more than once every other month and then it is after this place is already close but we will make a real effort to enjoy dinner there on a Friday night. For lunch everyone in our party of four raved during and after the meal. the food was fresh,and the presentations were found to be... More 

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

Right On Eric! You guys were a blast to serve and we hope to see you for that Friday Night Dinner. You might want to take a peek at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts or Princess Theater calendars to see if there would be a concert or show that would make it an entire evening out for your trip over!?!... More 

OSHAWA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I am THRILLED to be greeted by my name, Earl Grey Tea at the ready and a container to put my used tea bag in ( very hard to find in North America.) THE FOOD...WONDERFUL... .Working my way through the menu ... never had a bad meal there in all these years. A FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT. with FIRST CLASS FOOD,... More 

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

Dearest Annette & Ross, It would be difficult to name a more loving and generous couple than you guys! We are delighted when you arrive from the cold north of Canada and devastated when you return!! One thing is for certain...we enjoy you madly whilst you are with us and we look forward to many more years of serving my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great lunch spot. - perfect before train Family run with delightful service - special no charge dessert treat

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

Thank You Susan, You have touched on the heart of what makes us special...much appreciated! Chef Michael More 

New London, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We all enjoy oyed the grilled sandwiches. We were approached on the street by a nice lady who suggested it. The service was excellent

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

Thank You Janice for mentioning our hard working staff! During the day we take our orders at the register and I sometimes think people overlook them because of this "Casual Fast Dinning" approach. They are truly dedicated and strive daily to make our guests feel well cared for! With Appreciation, Chef Michael More 

Clemson, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

By far the best part of the dining experience was the friendly greeting and dialogue with Chef Michael. He was very attentive and offered great suggestions on what to do in the surrounding area. Blue cheese cole slaw that came with the panini was fantastic, and carrot cake sampler was really good too.

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

Thank You for your kind words...coming from a South Carolina resident it means a great deal to hear the "Southern Hospitality" compliment! Your mention of the Bleu Cheese Cole Slaw & Carrot Cake Shot are right on point (2 of my personal faves) so thanks also for sharing them. Hope you enjoyed our wonderfully historic town and will stop back... More 

Saint John, Canada
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While waiting to take the auto train from Florida to Virginia, we had lunch at the Corner Cafe, chosen because of their TripAdvisor recommendations. Chef Michael is a friendly and gregarious gentleman and all the staff are great. They tell you all about their various offerings and help you to choose. Food is excellent and I would love to go... More 

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

I am tremendously grateful for your review as I see you are a well established Senior Reviewer with TripAdvisor. Miss Jody and I are huge fans of the site and use it for travel and locally too! We have hundreds of folks who stop in year after year on their Auto Train adventure and we hope you will make us... More 

Ankeny, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our family is so glad we stopped here for lunch. Chef Michael welcomed us and walked us through his offerings, which are extensive and varied. Three of us had his homemade soups in bread bowls and one had a pressed sandwich. The food was wonderful with the ambiance and service terrific as well. A great placed to dine!

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

Thank You Tom, It was pleasure to serve you guys! I hope you got the chance to stop in at Park Avenue Popcorn and say hello to our Iowa neighbors!! We'll see you guys the next time you come through Historic Downtown Sanford :-) Chef Michael 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?