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Upper Crust Cafe & Bakery

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213 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
941-244-0430
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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 201
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best breakfast

We waited in line for about 1/2 hour the first day to be seated in this very small but quaint restaurant, and it was well worth the wait. We returned twice after that, and daily to purchase and enjoy their huge fresh scones. Friendly service amid the bustling steady stream of customers. Food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
psu68
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Mentor, Ohio
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Mentor, Ohio
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We waited in line for about 1/2 hour the first day to be seated in this very small but quaint restaurant, and it was well worth the wait. We returned twice after that, and daily to purchase and enjoy their huge fresh scones. Friendly service amid the bustling steady stream of customers. Food was consistently delicious!

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1 Thank psu68
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Upper Crust last month while visiting Florida and loved it! Nice and cozy atmosphere and wonderful service. The menu had a nice variety to choose from. Great bakery and cafe.

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1 Thank Cruiselife
Williamsville, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a bakery in the front of the restaurant. I didn't partake, but the desserts & treats looked to die for. We had a breakfast bowl, which was a layered creation with home fries on the bottom, followed by scrambled eggs, toppings of our choice & cheese. Couldn't finish! Very popular place. Closes at 3 pm!

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1 Thank KathyK40
vermont
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143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to the Upper Crust on about 7 of 11 days, in late morning, while staying in Venice. The coffee is always great, whether hot or iced, with refills! Their scones, coffee cake, macaroons are all absolutely delicious. The servers make you feel welcome and special. They take time to chat and to get everything... More 

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1 Thank VermontCapecodder
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent local bakery and café, where each item is loaded with delicious ingredients. The fruit scones are a great example, hearty and loaded with berries. The staff is friendly and sidewalk seating available. You might have to wait a bit, but it is worth it.

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1 Thank Jeanette B
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place for scones and clotted cream. The also serve lunch and the staff is very friendly and accomadating. British friends tell us, this is the best place for scones!

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Thank GerriCt
Ohio, USA
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast--Crabcake Benedict and raspberry scones. Devonshire cream accompanied the scones. The food was great, service was attentive but not pushy. Our guest got caught in freeway traffic and was late, but despite our using the table for longer than usual, we never felt rushed. Tray after tray of scones were brought out from the oven in back while... More 

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Thank Sue L
Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always enjoyed eating here. Love their chicken salad croissants and scones. If you have children, they may enjoy the tea parties.

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Thank revreikind
Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute restaurant/cafe (bordering on tea room type place) which serves breakfast or lunch. The tropical pineapple chicken salad was good and the coconut cake huge but delicious. Small place so plan to wait. Wonderful stop before or after shopping.

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Thank Amy G
Lincoln, Nebraska
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425 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best crab cake Benedict ever!!! Just perfect. Service was fast and friendly. My wife loves the scones. Homemade cream for the scones. Fun and quiet so you can talk.

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Thank MikeKerrey

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 213 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-244-0430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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