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“A bit disappointing... shame really...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Smell the Bread Cafe

Smell the Bread Cafe
3482 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #365 of 852 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Vegan
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Sarasota, Florida
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“A bit disappointing... shame really...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Had high hopes as we don't have many veggie/vegan/organic options in Sarasota.

The food was OK, but nothing special... a bit bland... and the options really need kicking up... we've been to other veggie/vegan/organic restaurants and the menu was much more interesting...

The drinks weren't great - a bit too sweet for our liking... I also thought they might be made fresh, but they came out of a jug in the fridge (may have been made this morning, but I'd rather see them making stuff fresh when you order it - it tastes SO much better).

Also, don't understand why they can't serve food on plates. We ordered a salad and a sandwich to eat in and the salad came in a paper take-away box and the sandwich in a plastic tray... if we'd wanted take-away, we wouldn't be paying eat in prices... ;-)

It's great to have veggie/vegan options in town and we do want to support local business... and we do love that they are sourcing locally and buying organic, but the food just needs to be a bit more interesting in our humble opinion...

Will probably give it 6 months and then stop by and see if anything has changed... might try it again if it looks like it's improved, but (sadly) a bit disappointed to be honest (we really wanted it to be great!)...

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