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Sanibel Cafe

American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 222
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  • 177
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 26
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Place for Breakfast and Lunch

This has been our "go to" restaurant for good breakfasts and lunches at reasonable prices during our annual week in Sanibel since it first opened in the mid -1980s. We had two breakfasts and three lunches there this year, some just my wife and I and others with different combinations of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Ben R
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Clearwater, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited Sanibel for a long weekend, and came to the Sanibel Cafe every single day of our trip, on one occasion multiple times! Extremely impressed by the food, atmosphere and friendly staff. Far exceeded my experience at one of the "flashier" restaurants. Don't let the shopping center location fool you - this is THE place to go for breakfast... More 

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Brandon, Florida
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the décor but my husband and I were not happy with the temperature of the food we ordered for breakfast. My scrambled eggs were not hot upon arrival like they had been spooned out of a premade container. My husbands hash browns were not hot as well. The waitress took our order, brought our juice ( which was... More 

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Carrollton, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic breakfast here. So good! Lots of nice shops in this plaza also. The tables are really neat too. Would have eaten here everyday but we had to try other places too.

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A few days ago, we had our third visit to Sanibel Cafe. Not good. Slow service and the server we had (when she visited our table was pleasant). However, the kitchen staff was and always had been slow as molasses. Fortunately, we had some spare time before we had to be at the airport. Otherwise, we would ave walked out... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It could have been a great lunch. But it wasn't. Half of the order came out wrong, no condiments offered with 4 servings of fries, had to ask for ketchup and ranch, twice for ranch because our waitress forgot. Also, not a very kid friendly place. The tables are very far away from the booth seats. Not terrible. But not... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Terrible service and mediocre food. My family and I went for breakfast. My little one ordered the M&M pancakes. She nor I anticipated it to be pancakes with M&M's sprinkled on top. We thought they'd be inside the pancake. I ordered eggs benedict and it was terrible. They first asked me if I wanted it soft or medium. I always... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There were a lot of people and not a lot of space but the turn around was very quick. The restaurant flows very well and I liked the close quarters, made it feel homey. We only waited about 15-20 minutes. There's shops to look at while you're waiting. I am a true southerner so I am very spoiled when it... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

4 of us arrived at 11am. 3 had great breakfast, pancakes were great, a Philly cheese steak omelet was described by the consumer fabulous. A combo of sausage gravy and eggs was all consumed. Crab soup was delicious with half sandwich. Service was attentive. Would go back for sure

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This has been our "go to" restaurant for good breakfasts and lunches at reasonable prices during our annual week in Sanibel since it first opened in the mid -1980s. We had two breakfasts and three lunches there this year, some just my wife and I and others with different combinations of our daughters and grandchildren. We have never had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As a family of non meat eaters from the UK it was nice to find somewhere with plenty of choice on the menu and my favourite tea was a bonus! The waitress was friendly and helpful. I've seen a few other reviewers commenting on poor service but we didn't experience any problems. I had a lovely quesadilla and my partner... More 

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Additional Information about Sanibel Cafe

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

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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?