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“A Little Pricey for a Cafe but Tasty” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Wildflower Cafe

The Wildflower Cafe
A-1-A, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
904-471-2691
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Little Pricey for a Cafe but Tasty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I've been to this charming cafe by the sea twice -- once for lunch and recently for breakfast. The food is quite delicious, but a tiny bit pricey for the portions delivered. For lunch I ordered one of their salads --- and left hungry.

For breakfast, I was recommended to try the German panCAKE (not pancakes) for the hefty price of $8.95. No "extras" were included, so I had to order (for an additional $2 or so a side of grits which was served in a 3 ounce dish....I still left hungry. Now if I pay $13.00 for a breakfast -- I want to feel FULL for the day. I'm also not happy with the recent trend of restaurants to charge $2 or more for a beverage and keep the size the same.

I will say that the pancake was extremely delicious, and takes up to 30 minutes to prepare fresh.

The cafe has a charming atmosphere; service both times has been slightly wanting (as in no refills on beverage and waitress disappearing each time) but if you're very hungry, try other cafes in the area instead. Or eat something light before you visiting.

VERY IMPORTANT TIP for weekenders: Don't go after 9 a.m. or else seating will be a bear; fortunately our host knew this so we had no problem getting a large table, although the service diminished dismally when the crowds poured in -- I counted just two servers, a hostess who's only job duty seemed to be overseeing the crowded eatery, and a guy who appeared to perhaps be the manager bustling back and forth, but not necessarily "doing" anything. Still, try the German panCAKE dish for a culinary delightful taste -- but not for feeling satisfied at the end of spending approx $11 for meal and beverage.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is an amazing little restaurant in a great place! We went for breakfast and were very pleased with everything. They have a wonderful selection with something for everyone and all of it is great! Well worth the stop and the prices are very reasonable as well. We will definitely go back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ponte Vedra, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“One of our most favorite places!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We found the Wildflower Cafe quite by accident several years ago and have returned many many times for consistently exquisite meals. Chef Brian is a wizard with food and has impressed us with his culinary skill and expertise with all kinds of ethnic cuisines. The Schnitzel rivals those that I've enjoyed in the best German restaurants... thin, succulent, and crispy with a wonderful sauce! And the Wildflower Chowder is one of the most delicious and flavorful Cajun inspired delights we have ever had. To die for. To be completely honest, we've never had a bad meal at the Wildflower. And the service is top notch. We've taken several friends to Wildflower with us, all to rave reviews. Do yourself a favor and try Wildflower. You won't regret it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“excellent birthday promotion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The restaurant will comp your meal & dessert if you eat there on your birthday. we had there pork signature dish & it was excellent the staff & service was very good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Great food and reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Small but charming place. We had 4 people at our table and ordered The Prime Rib special on Saturday nights. It was excellent, a good sized portion and exactly cooked to order. We were all pleased with our dinner and the reasonable price for our dinners.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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