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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 198
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 8
    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

Stopped in for breakfast and was surprised with the freshness of the ham and havarti omelet and the toast. Nice atmosphere and quite cozy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Tim H
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, made fresh and served with great coffee and friendly waitstaff. Mike runs a great place. The wait some mornings (especially during season) can get long, but it is always worth the wait! No finer place for breakfast - anywhere!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Coffee on Sanibel in general is not good, but here it was worse than brown water. Not any resemblance to coffee other than the color. Omelets were tasteless, egg white worse than regular with whole eggs. Service was good but nothing special, no one asked how if the food was tasty. Owners appear to resting on past accolades.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast and was surprised with the freshness of the ham and havarti omelet and the toast. Nice atmosphere and quite cozy.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place flies a little under the radar but serves great food. We had breakfast/brunch with 3 kids. Food came promptly, and service was excellent.

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Wantagh, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went for breakfast on Sunday morning. There was a wait but we went to the shops nearby to kill time. I had sunnyside up eggs and bacon with toast (my usual). My friends tried a bunch of different things like biscuits with sausage gravy and alligator. All our meals came with hashbrowns. The waitress was very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been here for breakfast and it has always been a favorite. Unpretentious setting, not very big but usually crowded. Excellent breakfast in a busy atmosphere. If looking for privacy, try somewhere else. Came this time for a late afternoon lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Excellent food, quieter setting and a surprising selection of craft beers to choose from.... More 

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Winslow, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped for dinner.....food was good.....the homemade blue cheese dressing was outstanding. But thought it was pricey for a basic meal. Good, not outstanding

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wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We decided to come for breakfast after I read some good reviews. It was a busy Sunday so we waited for 25 minutes. Should have left after the water came out. My boyfriend made a comment, if the water is bad the food is normally bad too. He was right! Water was so bad I could not drink it. The... More 

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Somerset, WI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not the least bit flashy but some of the best meals we had during our Sanibel stay! Everything is made in-house. The sautéed alligator was a fun thing to try and actually very good! We ate here three times for breakfast and once for lunch. Lots of variety on the menu. My husband was thrilled that they had braunschweiger sandwiches,... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Yesterday we took a break from packing up Mom's house before she moves back north to be closer to her family. Sanibel Island has always been a favorite and a perfect diversion for the day. Arriving at noon, we went straight to the Sanibel Cafe. It is our tradition and has been for close to 30 years. We each ordered... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?