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The Grotto Café opened its doors November of 2011 and is a family owned business. We serve award winning locally roasted organic coffee from the Roastery of Cave Creek right here in town, fresh bagel & pastries along with breakfast & lunch. We also have a liquor license to complement our food and atmosphere. Here at the Grotto Café we have one of the largest outdoor patio areas in all of Cave Creek. We also have plenty of indoor seating to accommodate guests all year. We've built a reputation for being a local hot spot for locals and new guests of all ages. We take a tremendous amount of pride in what we do and would love the opportunity to serve you soon!
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Bar, Cafe
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lunch chicken salad sandwich sandwiches blta french toast gazpacho breakfast burrito oatmeal black beans bread tacos potatoes red truck free refills order at the counter wonderful atmosphere behind the counter
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

We have gone here countless times. Never had a bad meal. Portions are generous and food comes out quickly. Great locally sourced ROC coffee. Patio is dog friendly. We take all our out of towners here and they request to go there when they are...back in town!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 28, 2022

Our favorite girl duo, Lady Psychiatrist’s Booth performs there monthly. The patio dining is dog friendly and that’s always a plus for us. The menu is limited but anyone can find something to enjoy and it’s all very good. Cave Creek has lots of coffee...houses and dining options. I’d rate Grotto as better than most.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

We took some friends here from out of town and we had an amazing experience! The patio is beautiful and our salads were amazing. The staff is well trained and friendly. We will definitely return to this restaurant again.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed December 26, 2021 via mobile

Met a high school acquaintence for brunch. My wife had the Breakfast Burrito with Avocado. Very good and tasty. I had the Steelhead Oatmeal with everything - - so tasty and good. We shared a scone. Way to big. Our friend had a salad and...bits of a scone. The patio was great to sit and people watch.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 23, 2021 via mobile

Good food that is well prepared in large portions. Eat inside or outside on the patio. Casual and comfortable. Very friendly and efficient staff will take your order at the counter and deliver it to your table. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 21, 2021

First time to eat at this Cafe, we got in line to order, the people behind the counter were very friendly, polite and rather fast. They took our order; we got our drinks and went outside to wait. A very nice patio to enjoy while...you wait. The food did not take very long to arrive. My wife said her chicken salad sandwich was very fresh and delicious; my fajita chicken tacos were as well. Would definitely recommend this location.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 11, 2021

My bride and I enjoyed a terrific breakfast today at the Grotto. I had the Grotto Bowl with excellent scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes. Her French toast was perfect. Lots of locals who seemed to know each other, a good sign. Highly recommended. Great ambiance...and both indoor and patio seating. Will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 23, 2021 via mobile

This is our 4th or 5th time back- excellent every time. Their chicken salad sandwich on cranberry bread is truly extraordinary! We saw and smelled a green Chile chili that looked amazing also. Great variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Order at large counter; sit;...meal delivery to your indoor or great outdoor patio areaMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 16, 2021

Great healthy lunch stop with an wonderful patio. Stopped in yesterday for lunch and had a very good meal. The cob salad was huge, lots of "stuff on it" and served with a delicious rosemary bread. My wife had their chicken salad sandwich and she...loved it but the did run out of cranberry bread, which she was looking forward to. Patio is huge, shaded for the most part and dog friendly. Marley ( our fur baby) loved meeting fellow diners. We will be back. BObKMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 11, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful time with friends at the casual Grotto Cafe. We arrived early so seating was not difficult. You order your food, pay for it, receive a number for your order, and they deliver it to your table. We found an outside table and chatted while...we waited for our meals. We ordered the red truck sandwich, a chicken salad sandwich with gazpacho and a BLTA sandwich. The food came out quickly. Both meals were delicious. The red truck sandwich is an egg with your choice of meat or avocado on a bagel. This meal also comes with a small fruit salad.The chicken salad sandwich is stuffed full of chicken.The gazpacho is a little spicy and very tasty. The BLTA is a Bacon, lettuce, tomato avocado sandwich. The bread is lightly toasted. So good! Always a nice experience here with friendly staff and customers. Parking lot available.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Wonderful atmosphere. The most professional and friendly staff. Such a treat to visit. The food and beverage selection is amazing and delicious!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

This is a great casual place to have lunch with friends. You can eat outside or inside.We ordered the strawberry Feta salad, a Greek salad, and tortilla soup. Staff take your made lunches to the tables once you have paid. The salads and soup come...with homemade herb bread. The soup is thick and hearty with black beans, corn, chili peppers and spicy chips on top. Their salads are always fresh and plentiful. There are free refills on all drinks. You can stay in this café as long as you like. Parking lot right outside. Always a good time there.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 9, 2021

This is a small place that is very popular. The restaurant is small but has a great (and spacious) outdoor courtyard for dining. I ordered the Strawberry Feta Salad. It was a great value as well as very tasty. There are a decent amount of...vegetarian options on the menu.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021

Stayed in Cave Creek for a week and ate breakfast here 2 times. Service and food were very good and the outdoor seating area was very relaxing! Would not hesitate to come back the next time we are in the area!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 2, 2021 via mobile

We are here twice during our trip to Cave Creek, AZ. The restaurant is basically a deli but had a lot of offerings to please everyone. The Grotto is always busy, but is worth the wait. You order at the "deli counter" and then can...seat yourself inside or outside on the patio which usually has music and is surrounded by some cute galleries and shops. Once seated, your meals will be delivered to you by their friendly waitstaff. My husband had the Cubano Sandwich and I had the Grilled Cheese (an upscale version of a Grilled Cheese) and both were very good and served with potato chips. On our second return w friends, we just missed breakfast by 10 minutes - they serve breakfast until 12 pm and we were in line since 11:45 am. Once we got to the counter to order (12:10 pm), we were politely told that the couple ahead of us was the last order for breakfast offerings! Despite the fact we were in line before 12 pm, they was disappointing but we ordered lunch and it did not disappoint. The salads are large and easily can be shared - my favorites was the Cobb salad. Our friends enjoyed the chicken salad, Cubano and Pulled Pork sandwich. All very good! The patio is nicely shaded to escape the AZ dry heat! And they have a self serve water station set up for guests.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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The patio IS dog friendly, yes.
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Grotto Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5