I went to the Bistro probably 15x while I worked at the university. Great food, and really awesome (and unique) choices. At first glance, it seems like it wouldn't be anything special - it's connected to a pizza place and had primarily sandwiches on the menu. However, the sandwiches are all very unique and done gourmet. My mom used to crave the butternut squash soup whenever she'd come to Gainesville, and the Bistro was the first place where I had a watermelon salad with balsamic dressing. Awesome flavors!
I don't recommend eating outside, even if insistent on getting a Florida tan. University Avenue gets a lot of traffic and is pretty noisy; having a conversation at one of their outdoor tables can be impossible.
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