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“Cute little village” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cauley Square

Cauley Square
22400 Old Dixie Highway, Goulds, FL 33170
(305) 258-3543
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Goulds
Type: Neighborhoods
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Miami, Florida
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“Cute little village”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We finally visited Cauley Square while passing by on the way to the Keys. Firstly, parking is free. Walking down the quiet shaded streets is like stepping back in time to the old old pioneer days. The little pioneer type cottages and gift shops were cute and kinda reminded me of key west gift shops. I don't know how they stay in business though with so few visitors? The gardens were beautiful. It was very nice to see that they have left so much of the natural foliage intact for so many centuries. That being said, I wouldn't recommend making a separate trip just to visit this location. Everything can be seen in under an hour, unless you go to the restaurant, which I've heard is pricey. They recently added a parrot pet store, which kind of ruins the affect of an old pioneer town. When was the last time you saw a movie taking place in the early 1900s with pet stores of exotic parrots? I've heard some folks complain about the frequent presence of raccoons wandering about Cauley Square, but this land was their home first, and at least a lot of the forest on this property still remains.

Visited July 2014
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Miami, Florida, United States
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“Rude service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Has anyone ever gone to a restaurant and been treated so badly you didn't even wait for your food to arrive? This was what my wife and I experienced this past Saturday the Village Chalet at Cauley Square. After asking a waitress where to sit and being told anywhere (there were literally only 3 other people in the restaurant at this time), ordering drinks and food, this manager/hostess comes in and says "this is a table for 4 you are only two. You need to sit in the back of the restaurant where we have tables for two." Polite reply by my wife "we would like to sit close to the band" reply "you can't you can hear from the back" our reply "never mind we are leaving" their reply "Ok" and turns around and leaves... Then to add insult to injury after placing a comment to the friend about leaving early, I note that the comment was removed and I receive an email saying "...we are terribly sorry this behavior took place. But we were completely reserved and was not aware that you were friends with xxxx". REALLY????? So if I am friends with someone I would be treated better? Then they had the audacity to write: "we hope can continue to dine at our place". NOT A CHANCE!!!!

Visited August 2014
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metro area Washington, DC
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“A unique place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Cauley Square sets back off of US 1 (Old Dixie Highway.) Known as Historic Cauley Square Railroad Village because the cottages were hand built and lived in by Flagler's railroad workers in 1905. The old, colorful Florida cottages are now antique shops, a tea room, restaurants, etc. and are nestled in lush Florida vegetation where there are fountains, gardens, and walkways. And, there are raccoons galore roaming around. We spent about an hour or so looking through the stores. Worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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South Florida, Florida
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“Historic Village with Arts Community”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Cauley Square is a different place; Its like no other in South Florida. It is small but with various amenities; from antique shops to art galleries/studios. It is not a commercial Mall, it is a Village in which people used to live in the 1900s in cottages. You can see artists at work, art exhibitions (including ceramics) and if you have a little time you can take one hour class with some of the artists. They even have a Zumba place! There are two restaurants, The Tea Room and the Village Chalet. Prices are reasonable and very good kitchen. Every second Friday of the month you have the Art Walk in which all galleries/studios are open, and artists/artisans friends of the place show their work in the streets and mingle with visitors. If you visit Cauley square late march and early April, you have the Renaissance festival on ween-ends. It is a place very much real and alive, not like other Historic villages that look like a Museum. Some raccoon, squirrel and street cat around? Yes, but that gives Cauley Square a different flare. I have seen amazing weddings, university reunions and parties with live music all the time. I simply love it! If you want to know what's going on there, just visit their website and be informed.

Visited July 2014
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Homestead, Florida
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“Shut this place down disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We walked around thru the village and the building were disgusting the buildings had holes in them many raccoons live in the buildings. There are raccoons all over the place but that was not the problem since they are used to people. We went to the tea room we saw a hugh rat. It was horrible. The there was a roach that crawled across the table cloth. They need to shut down this village it is a hazard to people. I cannot even rate this one star please FDA get out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have taken pictures but it was a business meeting and I couldn't take the time.

Visited October 2013
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