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“Breakfast is Served” 4 of 5 stars
Review of LeLu Coffee Lounge

LeLu Coffee Lounge
5251 Ocean Blvd,, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-346-5358
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Ranked #11 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cuban, Vegetarian, Family Fare
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: LeLu Coffee Lounge is a coffee shop, bar, and restaurant all in one. We are a retro, surf inspired cafe serving coffee from around the world, Cuban Coffee, Cafe con Leche, Fresh Fruit Smoothies, Hot, Iced or Blended Lattes, Fresh Brewed Iced Teas, a wide selection of Hot Teas, Coffee free Frappes, Handmade Sodas, and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. We have a full breakfast menu featuring our Costa Rican, Stuffed Blueberry & Mascarpone French Toast, Egg White Power Omelette's, Breakfast Samiches, and all the traditional menu items you would want. We also have a lunch/dinner/small plates menu featuring our Cuban with Black Beans & Rice & Sweet Plantains, Blue Burger Sliders, Baha Fish Tacos, Mahi Sliders, and a Fresh Grilled Fish Selection with Veggies and Rice. You can also find specialty cocktails such as the Espresso Martini & Chocolate Martini, our signature Strawberry Basiltini & Mango Basiltini, and Margarita's made with Fresh Lime Juice and Agave. We have a Boutique Wine list and serve bottled beer as well. Want to try surfing or paddle boarding? We have those too, for rent or for sale! There is something for all ages and walks of life at LeLu. We can host parties large or small, catered or not, any time of the day or night.
Orlando Florida
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“Breakfast is Served”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the place for a homestyle breakfast and Homemade Pastries. The ladies are very nice here and we look forward to dining there this year as well. Oh lots of coffees to choose from and it looks like a place you would find Monica,Chandler and Rachel.

Visited July 2013
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LeLu C, Owner at LeLu Coffee Lounge, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
I love Friends!!!!! Ha! Thanks for that and thanks for loving LeLu! We try to source as much as possible local to Sarasota. Our pastries are done by our baker who is located just over the bridge and all of our coffee is roasted here in Sarasota! We also try and get as much local produce as possible. Thank you for your support, eat and drink local! Travel well….we hope to see you soon!
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Montgomery, Alabama
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The coffee my husband had was wonderful and the food we had was very good. Definitely recommend! Wish we would have eaten here earlier.

Visited June 2014
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LeLu C, Owner at LeLu Coffee Lounge, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thanks so much for hanging out with us….as we always say, "better late than never!" Hopefully we will see you all again soon! Travel well...
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“Our favorite little hang out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very warm welcoming atmosphere- you feel like you are in your own home with all of the comfy couches and magazines. Coffee selection is vast and creative. Loved the white chocolate mocha. Breakfast was so good had to go back both days- recommend the juevos rancheros whole heartedly. My wife got the peanut butter banana pancake and it was perfect.. My warning is this- get one pancake at a time as they are massive. Place is pet friendly- brought in my green cheeked conure (who is potty trained by the way) and we were welcomed. Saw another couple bring in a big happy dog. I can't wait to go back to Siesta Key and to have breakfast there!

Visited June 2014
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LeLu C, Owner at LeLu Coffee Lounge, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
We do love our dogs who come to visit, most locals cant't walk by LeLu without their dog leading them into the shop for a treat and a sip of water! Thanks s much for loving LeLu and for hanging out with us while you were here! The Huevos is definitely a favorite and how can you go wrong with peanut butter and banana anything?!?!? Next time, try the Chocolate Peanut butter Shibby, add banana, it's a blended drink and it's delicious!!!! As always, we do our best to make everyone feel welcome, I'm so happy you enjoyed the vibe….your support is much appreciated! Travel well….
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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The inside of Lelu's is just fun. Lots to look at and see, great décor and really delicious selections of food and coffee!

Visited May 2014
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LeLu C, Owner at LeLu Coffee Lounge, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for that awesome mood booster! I'm so happy you enjoyed LeLu and hope to see you again soon! Your support is much appreciated! Travel well….Mahalo
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“Food great, service poor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped here for brunch/lunch. Had never been before, so we didn't know what to expect. The service was horrible. They said at the front to pick any table to sit at. When we went outside to the back patio, there were many tables that just hadn't been cleaned yet. We settled for a table because it was the only one that was clean. Took a long time to be acknowledged by a waitress. When our food finally came out, it was great. The food is really good...just need to work on their service

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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LeLu C, Owner at LeLu Coffee Lounge, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thanks so much for hanging out with us! LeLu is not a traditional restaurant we are a coffee cafe. When we can have a server on we offer that service, otherwise, as it states when you walk in the door our customers order at the bar and we bring everything out to you and clean up your mess when you leave. May is considered high season. Dirty tables means busy! I do apologize for the delay in your greeting by a server but am happy you enjoyed your food! I'm also happy someone greeted you inside, instructed you on getting menus, and offered you to sit down. Our back patio is a great area for dinning as there isn't a bad seat back there! Thanks again for loving LeLu and we will work on hustling a little more….although, when your here its usually island time, time to slow down and relax. :-) Travel well….hope to see you again soon!
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