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Cafe 1217

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1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
501-318-1094
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't Miss This Great Little Restaurant

This restaurant is tucked away in a small strip. It is worth finding. The food is excellent (you can see most of the daily selections in a case in front of you as you order), and the staff is very friendly. It is a simple, quick meal that you will talk about for weeks afterward.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Mary Jo M
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Jackson, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jackson, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away in a small strip. It is worth finding. The food is excellent (you can see most of the daily selections in a case in front of you as you order), and the staff is very friendly. It is a simple, quick meal that you will talk about for weeks afterward.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The service and food was great for the luncheon. We had a room set aside for this event and they were very attentive to every detail. The chicken salad on a croissant was so good. The desserts were no way low calorie but so worth it! I highly recommend this Hot Springs Gem!!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Funky deli, with eat in space, in Hot Springs. Great salads, sandwiches, and side dished. Eat in or take out. Great place to pick up the fixin's for a picnic.

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Tyler, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tried this cafe for lunch after I saw that it had been featured on one of the food channels. Definitely recommend for a delicious lunch - sandwiches, soups, tossed salads, fruit and pasta salads, and oh my, the desserts! All yummy. The cafe is cute and casual. You cannot go wrong here.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Cafe 1712 for a late lunch after a fabulous gal pal spa day in Hot Springs. Everything we ate was awesome. Highly recommend the great service and even greater food.

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El Dorado, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have fallen in love over the years with this establishment. The food is so creative and presented so lovely. Atmosphere is nice as well. The sweets counter is really appealing to the eye and pallet. I have never eaten anything bad...well once I had a dry piece of cake that had been in the case all day. She saw... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were in Hot Springs at lunch and asked a neighbor for recommendations. She suggested Cafe 1217. We really enjoyed our lunch here. It seems to be mostly soup, salad, and sandwiches. There is a refrigerated case of cold salads by the pound and other things you might want to get for take out to take home for dinner and... More 

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Hot Springs
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Bistro type of place. Selections are varied and will meet the need for any vegan or regular diet. Presentations are very creative and food is always fresh. Usually very busy during the noon rush but they are still able to keep up. Deserts are to die for!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was surprised by the great reviews for this restaurant because they offer a counter full of pre-cooked items and reheat them for you. I call that left overs! I ordered a salad and they gave me the wrong one. They replaced it with the right one so that is good, but I haven't been back and don't plan to... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

1217 is very popular among locals - women especially. I've been there on three occasions at the invitation of others. Their menu is very full and varied, including some unusual items not commonly available at other restaurants. For the price, however, the amount of food served is less than adequate. If you like fancy food, this place is for you.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-318-1094

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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