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Sanibel Cafe

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

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  • 214
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  • 174
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast Place

Great spot of breakfast! Clean, fast service, good food, reasonably priced. Collections of local sea shells are artfully encased in the tables.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
CarolinaBeachBum2015
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great spot of breakfast! Clean, fast service, good food, reasonably priced. Collections of local sea shells are artfully encased in the tables.

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Florissant, Missouri
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There are plenty of choices to satisfy your breakfast appetite here. The portions are large and the food is very good. Prices are reasonable and the service was great. This would be a definite return to stop just to try some of the other offerings.

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miami,fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

i have eaten here before and not given a great review, but today was a total good surprise. Server was cheerful and expedient. Maybe best breakfast quesadilla ever. Every ingredient was cooked separately then combined into a crisp whole wheat tortilla. The result was delicious.distinctive taste.

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New York City, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Sanibel Cafe has always been my favorite restaurant on the island! I love that they serve breakfast all day, and all the portions are huge! It's hard to pick a favorite dish, but more often than not I order the Parfait or an omelette (Greek or Spinach & Mushrooms!). But really, everything is super delicious, and the staff is... More 

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Florida
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68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Party of four stopped for breakfast and all of us found the items ordered good to very good. The biscuits and gravy was exceptional with the gravy just having the right amount of spice to it and plenty of sausage in the gravy itself. Many items to choose from including poached eggs over crab cakes for example. All breakfast items... More 

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Jackson, new jersey
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18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Well I had breakfast at the Sanibel Cafe today along with my wife.A great place if your biking on the periwinkle trail and really good food with a great menu! The food we ordered was prepared expertly! No complaints there! The only issue was the service.. at no time did our server check on us,we did need refills on drinks... More 

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Small cafe in a Sanibel shopping center. Friendly folks. Wife had a turkey club sandwich. She thought it quite good especially for the amount of turkey served. I chose the classic Reuben which was tasty. However it was a touch greasy and a little sloppy with dressing. We both had a side of grilled sliced tomatoes with cheese which were... More 

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louisville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Decided to try the Sanibel Café since we missed it the last time we visited Sanibel. We were seated right away and ordered our drinks. Then we just waited. Service was so slow that we considered just leaving and going somewhere else. The restaurant didn't seem extremely busy as there were open tables while we were there. While waiting we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast. So many fantastic things to choose from that we changed our mind several times. Biscuits smothered in gravy are to die for and the pancakes are amazing! A new family favorite...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had the shrimp salad crossandwich. Delicious!!! Service was good. Lots of seashells used to decorate. Also had t shirts for sell.

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?