My hubby and I toured St. Augustine last week - we were told about this rather interesting cafe and put it on our list. The Cafe Alcazar is actually located at the bottom of what used to be the world's largest indoor swimming pool. Our table was located at the bottom of a set of steps that the swimmers used to enter the pool. Surrounding the cafe (around the bottom of the pool) are several rather tacky-looking antique shops (more about those later). During our meal, a man played the guitar - it was fabulous. Julie was our server and she could not have been better. We arrived around 11'ish, which was good, because the place filled up quickly and we were able to pick our spot to eat. We had the absolute best bowl of onion soup, followed by the very best BEST BEST meal - Artichokes Giovanni - WOW!!! Now that I am thinking about it - I want to go back!! Normally I don't eat meals that exclude meat, but based on what Julie said, I made an exception. The artichokes were covered with cheese, toasted and then topped with the most delicious pasta with mushrooms and ....mmm can't remember it all - it was enough for lunch AND dinner! After lunch, we toured one of the antique shops and ended up purchasing a set of book ends...they were alligator hands (feet, paws?)...these are our very unique souvenirs from Florida. This was a very memorable experience - special thanks to Julie, our server, and to the man playing the guitar.
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