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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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Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Eat the desserts first!! Yummy!!

Enjoyed a day at the beach, but traffic was horrific getting off the island, best choice we made was getting out of the long line of cars and pulling into the strip mall. Decided to try the Sanibel Café for coffee and dessert. . . . great decision. Good service, great coffee, and the hot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
mary h
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Cape Coral, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a day at the beach, but traffic was horrific getting off the island, best choice we made was getting out of the long line of cars and pulling into the strip mall. Decided to try the Sanibel Café for coffee and dessert. . . . great decision. Good service, great coffee, and the hot brownie made fresh "on site"... More 

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IA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were in a traffic tie up getting off the island in the afternoon and decided to pull into a stop mall, shop, and have coffee and dessert while the traffic cleared a bit. What a lucky decision and choice we made. They only have three desserts on the menu, and our group of four were able to experience them... More 

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philadelphia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Reasonable prices and fresh breakfasts keep me coming back. Service is good and this place is always crowded in the morning...come early to avoid the crowd.

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Dunlap, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Sanibel Café is in a small shopping area along Periwinkle Way. I had breakfast and my wife had lunch. My egg dish was generous in size and well prepared; my wife's chicken dish was good, not super but perfectly adequate. They have homemade raspberry jelly, outstanding! The tables are glass-topped with sea shells of all sizes and types housed... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very diverse & creative menu from crab cake sandwiches to breakfast quesadillas & burgers (and the grilled parmesan tomatoes as a side are good). Good service & reasonable price.

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Groton, Connecticut
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by the strip mall on a bike ride. One of the near by store people recommended this place usually open only for breakfast and lunch but during high season open for dinner, he stated it is really good. We were struck by the tables in this place se shell uder the glass. All that said we tried it for... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Above average food in a small cafe with the most interesting tables. They were glass topped with collections of sea shells inside. Wait staff were efficient and very friendly. We will go back for several more meals

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Open for dinner during peak season (Feb through Easter). More like a glorified diner. Pot roast, chicken piccata, and other simple fare. Staff is friendly, food is average, portions are huge and prices are moderate. Seems to cater to the early bird set.

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Frenchburg, KY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great place! Tables are beautiful. Food was amazing! Coconut French toast was SO good! My husband enjoyed his gator too. One of the best places we ate in the area!!!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the way to start your day. The breakfasts are delicious and hearty. Try the strawberry jam. Yum. Enjoy the shells in the tables and around the restaurant.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?