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2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
239-472-5323
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 265
    Excellent
  • 203
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch spot

I've been going here for years, and it's as good as ever. Casual, friendly, and moderately priced. The service is attentive and professional. Recommended dishes: grilled avocado sandwich; shrimp salad on croissant. Fries are excellent, but the cole slaw is a bit too heavy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RH0001
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Kennebunk, Maine
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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say this cafe is pretty average. The service was good and there are lots of choices. Breakfast is served all day and there are also lunch items on the menu. Prices are average too.

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Thank One2Marigold
Kennebunk, Maine
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going here for years, and it's as good as ever. Casual, friendly, and moderately priced. The service is attentive and professional. Recommended dishes: grilled avocado sandwich; shrimp salad on croissant. Fries are excellent, but the cole slaw is a bit too heavy.

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Thank RH0001
NY. NY, Oh, Fl, Tn
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We generally have a rule that we do not order food in a restaurant that we could easily make at home. That said, you would be doing a great injustice if you did not order their french toast! That is what the Mrs. ordered, and I tried and helped finish. I had the shrimp omelet, and I ordered a side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been gong to Sanibel for over 20 years and maybe tried this place once before - we've been missing out. Beautiful food! My husband had biscuits and gravy, I had the breakfast quesadilla - wow- both amazing! The salsa is crazy good. Don't hesitate to stop in this cute spot staff friendly, good service and amazing breakfast.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Okoboji, Iowa
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316 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a morning of shelling on Sanibel Island, we were looking for some take-out to eat on the beach. We stopped into the Sanibel Cafe and they were very accommodating. We ordered 2 of the turkey, bacon and havarti sandwiches with house-made chips. We were pleasantly surprised when we tried the sandwiches. They were made with real roast turkey, not... More 

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Spencer
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly greeters and waitstaff served up solid veggie and Greek omelettes with generous fillings. Side orders of grits were a little runny and bland; could have used a boost with smoked cheese or something else. Toast was store-bought but served with nice homemade raspberry jam. Has a few choices for vegetarians, including breakfast offerings, quesadillas, a veggie burger, several salads,... More 

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1 Thank MauraIthaca
Logansport, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a great breakfast place-I had a seafood omelet--perfection!It is located in a little quaint strip of shops--fun.

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Thank longboatkeylover
Amherst Junction, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were shopping and decided to try the Sanibel Cafe and were we so glad we did. The food was awesome and reasonably priced to not break the pocketbook-LOL! We would definitely recommend everyone try this cozy little place.

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Thank Harleytrip2015
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely delicious breakfast. Amanda was great. The French toast and the gator and eggs. Yum and the honey hot sauce dip for the gator was great

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Thank Holly H
Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The atmosphere is friendly, the seating very familiar and the staff excellent. Food was slightly above average, with a great breakfast selection and a hamburger and fries that my teenage son loved.

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Thank jenehr

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4100
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-5323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?