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“Sumptious food, lovely owners...A must try.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bitton Bistro Cafe

Bitton Bistro Cafe
82245 Overseas Hwy, MM82 Ocean Side, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-396-7481
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Ranked #6 of 80 Restaurants in Islamorada
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, French, Café, Creperie
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Charming French cafe in the heart of Islamorada! EVERY DAY FROM 7AM to 5PM Crepes, homemade Italian gelato, salads, sandwiches. French bakery and the best espresso! Kids corner, Free WI-FI and latest magazines for your review... Take out - Boat lunch boxes - light catering.
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35 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Sumptious food, lovely owners...A must try.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We met Michel and Sylvie early in 2012, but hope to know them for a very long time. My husband and I have spent the last dozen years, coming to the Keys several times a year. This year, we made it a bit more permanent with the purchase of a boat in Islamorada. So, whenever we are in town, we often have breakfast or lunch at Bitton. The crepes are so delightful and very generously portioned. The owners and their staff - very accomodating. The atmosphere is bright and cheerful. AND...if you come back later in the day - Michel's handmade gelato is a MUST. As a person who has experienced European gelatarias (sp?), I can tell you he makes a very good product. The Keys needed this restaurant...and this charming couple - Do not miss!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New Smyrna Beach, FL
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38 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

After reading the reviews, thought we would give it a try. Wish we had eaten someplace else.
Maybe the lack of patrons at peak lunch time should have forewarned us.
The place is attractive and the chef and server were pleasant, but the food was certainly not worth the cost. Yes, the crepes are large and prepared well enough, but my ham and swiss was blah and rather tasteless. Had to ask for some Bechamel sauce because it was so dry. My daughter had a different one, but it was also dryand uninteresting. I felt that $26 plus tip for two boring crepes and one glass of tea was extreme.
There are quite a few very good restaurants in Islamorada that serve breakfast and lunch. I'm sorry we made the wrong choice.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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BittonBistroCafe, Owner at Bitton Bistro Cafe, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
We are terribly sorry to hear that your food experience was so disappointing. We prepare every order on demand and everything is prepare fresh on site. The “Classique” crepe that you order is made with ham from France and the cheese is a real gruyere from Switzerland. Hopefully the béchamel did help to ease the dryness you are talking about. Understand the other crepe was an “Italienne” prepare with arugula, fresh grape tomatoes, Italian prosciutto and shaving of Parmesan di Reggiano. Maybe this one was dry as well to your taste again hope the béchamel at help it out… Since it seems that you finish completely one entrée and took the leftover for the other one home, I believe you were happier with the end result. Our price are between 4$ and 12$ depending on the ingredients and it is true that imported food are a bit more expensive… We are very proud on serving fresh and healthy food and would be honored to have the opportunity to serve you again. Maybe one of our sandwiches or quiches would please you more? Let us help you next time telling us what are your taste bud so we can please you. We are however very happy that you like the ambiance – and the service - since we wanted to create an open, bright and relaxing place for our clients to enjoy.

Again do not be shy to come see us again and we will do our best to please you!

Regards,


Sylvie and Michel Bitton
Bitton Bistro Café
bittonbistrocafe@gmail.com
82245 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL 33036
305.396.7481
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Block Island, Rhode Island
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

this place is owned by a french married couple whom seem to have found their dream in the keys. excellent sandwiches and coffee

Visited October 2012
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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“Our favorite place in Islamorada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We went our first morning for breakfast and went back 3 more times the weekend we were there! Their crepes are delicous - we tried several. And the gelato is too. Service was also excellent.

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“tres bien !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We wanted to have something different for breakfast instead of the usual fare....boy I'm so glad we did because we discovered this amazing place. The owners are so nice. The crepes are enormous and delicious. The chocolate croissant was amazing. Wish we would have found out about the place our first day inislamoroda, we would have come for seconds and maybe thirds.

Visited October 2012
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