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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 8
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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
Just as amazing the second time around

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I'm a "senior citizen" who had driven over an hour to have lunch in Sanford. The Corner Café does not have table service - you stand in line to order. I had to use the restroom and tried to do so while my friend waited in line to order. The owner told me that the restroom was occupied, but I... More 

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

Lady Jane, I completely ubnderstand your dismay. Unfortunately what you were unable to see from you vantage point was that you had stepped in front of 2 other guests who were in the same shape as yourself and had arrived prior to you and ordered quickly so that the efficient flow could be maintained. We are a intimate establishment and... More 

DeLand, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wife and I were visiting historic district of Sanford and happened upon this very nice cafe on West 1st St. Chef Michael O'Brien Sr. welcomed us inside, presented us with menu personally. Made our selections and sat at a vacant table in a well-decorated restaurant, walls filled with original art. Food arrived quickly, well-presented, and tasted excellent. Wife and I... More 

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

Thank You Jon, First for coming down from DeLand and then also for pointing out the aspects of our Café that brought you joy and interest! It was a pleasure to serve both you and your wife. If you get the chance please try us for dinner Thurs - Sat between 4 & 8. All 3 Course meals under $15... More 

1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Never again. We were greeted on the sidewalk outside the restaurant with a menu. We were enticed enough to go in to eat. Then we were handed a dinner only menu that had different items and higher prices. When we asked if we could order off the menu we were handed outside they said no, not at dinner time. I... More 

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

Marcy, I am so glad that you took the time to post this review on so many sites as it gives me the opportunity to address your concerns one by one. Firstly, you and your family were greeted warmly as you lingered outside our establishment which is not only our practice, but gracious. You were handed a brochure which includes... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was seriously like eating at a high dining restaurant but with very affordable prices. Everything was so delicious. I can't wait to go back and enjoy more items on their menu.

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

Thank You Miss Mary! Both my staff and I are flattered by your warm and wonderful review!! We work tirelessly every single day to prepare and present awesome fare in clean and inviting environment and for you to acknowledge those efforts makes it all worth while. We'll see you soon, Chef Michael More 

Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Just had very flavorful lunch. Everything is prepared from scratch. Had the tomato spinach soup with half salad and was quite impressed. They also included a small dessert shooter which is just right to stop that sweet craving. Planning to visit again soon.

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

Hello Mrs. "TravelJunkey", First let me say that I love your TripAdvisor handle! Secondly, Thank You for your concise review. I noticed that you are not only a Senior Reviewer, but that you have been to many of my favorite places in the world...London, Paris, New York, San Fransisco AND Sanford! We eagerly await your return for a yummy lunch... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Second time I've been here and both times I experienced spectacular service. Very professional. Food and it's presentation is fenomenal and price is reasonable.

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

Miss Marina, What can I say? Good food, served by pro's at a fair price...that's what its all about and my staff works their fanny's off every single day to make sure when you come back the 3rd (or 33rd) time you can count on the same great experience! My mentor, Chef Karl Ceaners, taught me that "Consistent, Uncompromising Quality"... More 

Port Orange, Florida
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I were in town for the movie "Casablanca" so I checked Trip Advisor for some suggestions. We were not disappointed with The Corner Cafe! The restaurant is small, so I called ahead for a table. The owner/chef Michael met us at the door and went over the menu with us. All dinner options were $14.95. There were... More 

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

Miss Diane, There is so much to Thank You for I don't know where to start! First, we appreciate your driving in from Port Orange. Casablanca is in my Top 5 all time favorite films so I would have done the same. I also enjoyed our time in conversation and hope we get the chance to do it again the... 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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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?