Grotto Cafe

Grotto Cafe

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Hours
Sun
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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About
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!
PRICE RANGE
$0.00 – $12.00
CUISINES
American, Bar, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
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, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles318 reviews
Excellent
215
Very good
85
Average
11
Poor
7
Terrible
0
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Michael B
Marfa48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Coffee is excellent, food in very good. Only drawback is that it is so popular there are periods of long wait, particularly around lunch time. But service is pretty fast and the outdoor seating makes it worth the wait.
Written March 15, 2020
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amelulu
Hartland192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
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.
Written May 2, 2021
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ReviewFromTheHood
Hood River764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
My husband and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Grotto Cafe on their outside patio. We ordered two sandwiches and shared halves; the BLTA Sandwich (applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and mayo on toasted sourdough bread) and the Chicken Salad Sandwich (chopped chicken breast, red onion, green apple, dried cranberries, pecans, lettuce and mayo on toasted cranberry walnut bread). Amazing! The outside patio was delightful with unique landscaping and shading from trees and umbrellas. The service on the patio was attentive and quick with food delivered, beverages refilled and tables cleaned. The Grotto Cafe knows what their customers want and they deliver. Join them for breakfast and lunch.
Written March 21, 2020
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Victoria P
Carefree1844 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 friends
The place has reopened for dine in as well as takeout. It was crowded during lunch yet everyone did their social distancing. Tables are a good distance from each other. All staff and customers had masks on while ordering. I ordered their chicken enchilada soup bowl and my friend got the grilled cheese with tomato and bacon. Chips and a pickle joined it. Service was quick even though there were many customers. The soup was great and filling. Slightly spicy with black beans and chunks of chicken. My friend could only eat half of her sandwich. We enjoyed our visit. It is a little noisy inside but not so much you had to talk to each other. Plenty of parking and prices are good.
Written September 23, 2020
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Sandy817
Phoenix837 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
What a lovely setting. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful shady patio and felt very comfortable by the way they arranged the tables so everyone feels safe. My green salad with chicken salad on top was delicious and could easily be shared by two people. My husband enjoyed his pulled pork sandwich. You order at the counter and they bring your food out to you. There is also in-door seating.
Written September 15, 2020
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AlmondJim
Scottsdale35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We arrived at the Grotto early today around 7:15 for breakfast. We brought the family dog Max and my wife went in to order as I waited at the outside table. It did not take long for the line of arriving guests to protrude out the door. My wife came back with 2 coffees and the number sign. Within 10 minutes our breakfast of steel cut oatmeal with massive topping of walnuts, dried fruit, and brown sugar, a blueberry scone, and a beautiful egg breakfast sandwich arrived. The sever greeted Max and then stopped by a couple of times to see if all was good. This is a fabulous place for both breakfast and lunch. Excellent quality, prompt and friendly service, and dogs are welcome on the patio.
Written October 4, 2020
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Eric L
Erie500 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 business
I sat out on their patio and it was a very relaxing atmosphere. It was a little chilly so they had their heat lamps running which the locals really liked. Chicken soup was just spicy enough to be good but not overpowering. Salad was fresh and tasted great. Passion fruit ice tea was a nice change of pace. Staff were all very friendly.
Written November 8, 2020
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Pnygyrl
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 solo
Rating is for lack of service. Never ate here but it looked good. “Pet friendly” patio but don’t come inside w/ your dog and no table service outside. I arrived with my Boo dog & was directed to either leave him unattended and go in to order & get food (Not!) or leave him with a stranger (Dbl Not!!). No one ever came out to assist. We left.
Written February 10, 2020
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Victoria P
Carefree1844 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
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.
Written July 26, 2021
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B0bK
Bluffton19441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
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. BObK
Written November 16, 2021
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ksrich
Linwood388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
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.
Written December 21, 2021
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Victoria P
Carefree1844 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 friends
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.
Written November 11, 2021
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JimRiesterer
Edina5933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
An eclectic cafe serving hearty breakfast and lunch fare with panache. The staff couldn’t be friendlier and the broad menu has something for everyone from biscuits and gravy, avocado toast, breakfast sandwiches and French toast just to name a few. The rambling interior is adorned with music memorabilia and humorous signs about beer and alcohol and the eclectic thrift shop furniture adds a homey touch. We stopped in on a chilly Saturday between 8-8:30 and it wasn’t too busy yet although by the time we left there was more of a line. You order at the front counter then get a number and find a seat. I got an everything bagel with cream cheese and my partner the avocado toast and add bacon on top. Of course we also had to try a massive scone, raspberry white chocolate which was too big to finish. Reasonable prices and a cozy atmosphere make this a great spot for breakfast or lunch.
Written January 21, 2023
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952carolynb
Prescott7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Treat yourself to a casual lunch when you're in Cave Creek AZ. The patio seating is perfect when you have out of town company and you want a quiet place to visit and enjoy good food. The Red Trick Consignment Store is right there for before or after lunch browsing.
Written March 1, 2020
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Barb H
513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
The setting is just awesome..outdoor dining in the midst of cactus, trees and a winding patio...you will NOT be disappointed in this wonderful place. The food is delicious, service very fast, the menu varied and yummy. I LOVE that you can bring your doggies here....be prepared for a line if you go at peak times.....a great small town cafe that serves wonderful food.
Written January 4, 2020
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