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Cortez Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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BREAKFAST
CORTEZIAN 4 EGG OMELETTES
Served with Potatoes or Grits and Toast. Substitute Fresh Fruit for Potatoes or Grits for $1
$8.95
Cortez
Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Cheese
$7.75
Philly Cheese Steak
Roast Beef, Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese
$7.25
Veggie
Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes and Cheese
$7.5
Greek
Feta Cheese, Spinach and Tomatoes
$7.25
Spanish
Salsa, Onions, Tomatoes and Peppers
$7.5
Bacon or Sausage and Cheese
$7.75
Western
Ham, Onions, Peppers and Cheese
$7.75
Sausage, Swiss and Mushroom
$7.75
Bacon, Tomato and Swiss
$7.75
Ham and Cheese
SWEETS FOR THE SWEET
$7.5
Pancake Special
Large pancake, 2 eggs, 2 Sausage or 4 Bacon
$5.5
Loaded (Choose One) $7.0
All the Way (All Three) $8.0
Belgian Waffle
Banana Nut, Blueberry, Strawberry or Pecan, topped with Whipped Cream
$3.5
Loaded (Choose One) $5.0
Large Pancake (Plate Size)
Blueberry, Banana Nut or Chocolate Chip
$4.0
Short Stack (2)
$3.75
Sand Dollar Pancakes (10)
$5.0
French Toast
Two slices of Texas Toast with a touch of Cinnamon and Vanilla
BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
$3.5
Cortez Muffin
Fried Egg, Bacon, Sausage or Ham & Cheese on a Grilled English Muffin
$4.0
Cortez Bagel
1 Fried Egg, Bacon or Sausage and Cheese on a Toasted Bagel
$6.75
Eggs BLT
CORTEZ REGULARS
Add Hash Browns, Home Fries or Grits for only a $1.25; Substitute egg beaters for $1.35
$5.5
Spam, 2 Eggs and Toast
$5.5
Bacon, 2 Eggs and Toast
$7.0
Pork Chops (2), 2 Eggs and Toast
$8.25
Steak (6oz), 2 Eggs and Toast
$5.75
Ham, 2 Eggs and Toast
$5.5
Sausage, 2 Eggs and Toast
$3.5
2 Eggs and Toast
$5.75
Corn Beef Hash, 2 Eggs and Toast
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
$7.0
Breakfast Sundae
Fresh Fruit topped w/ Yogurt & Granola. Served with a warm Muffin
$7.5
Protein Wrap
Egg Whites, Turkey, Mushrooms, Swiss and Spinach wrapped in a Tortilla. Served with Fresh Fruit
Cup $2.0
Bowl $3.0
Yogurt
Strawberry or Vanilla
Cup $2.75
Bowl $4.25
Fresh Fruit
Seasonal
$1.75
Muffins
Blueberry or Banana Nut
$1.75
Coffee Cake
$1.75
Danish
Cheese, Apple, Raspberry, Cinnamon Raisin
LUNCH
SPECIALITY SANDWICHES
Unless Specified Sandwiches, Burgers and Wraps comes with of your choice: tomatoes, lettuce, onion and pickles, with French Fries or Cottage Cheese. Substitute Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries or fruit $1.50
$8.5
Fish Hoagie (Fried, Blackened or Grilled)
$8.75
Philly Cheese Steak
Roast Beef, Grilled Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms & Swiss Cheese
$8.5
Chicken Philly
Grilled Chicken, Grilled Onions, Peppers, Mushrooms & Swiss Cheese
$7.95
Pressed Cuban
Pressed Pork, Ham, Salami & Cheese, with a Special Sauce
$7.25
Tuna Melt
Tuna Salad & Swiss Cheese on Grilled Rye
$8.75
Classic Ruben
Corn beef, Sauerkraut & Swiss with a Special Sauce on Grilled Rye
$8.75
Turkey Ruben
Turkey, Sauerkraut & Swiss with a Special Sauce on Grilled Rye
$8.5
French Dip
Roast Beef sliced thin on a Hoagie Roll with Au Jus
$8.75
Chicken Supreme
Grilled Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, Bacon, Onions & Swiss Cheese on a Toasted Bun
$8.0
Chicken Quesadilla
PITA WRAPS
$8.5
Gyro Meat
w/Tomatoes, Onions & Tzatziki
$8.5
Grilled Chicken Gyro
w/Tomatoes, Onions & Tzatziki
$7.75
Greek Chicken and Feta Wrap
Marinated Grilled Chicken with Feta, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onion & Greek Dressing
$7.25
Tuna or Chicken Salad
w/lettuce, tomatoes, and onions
FRESH 1/2LB ANGUS BURGERS
$8.95
Big Boy Burger
Burger topped with Ham, Swiss, Onion Rings & BBQ Sauce on a Burger Bun
$8.5
Cortez Burger
Burger topped with Grilled Onions & Swiss on Grilled Texas Toast
$8.5
Mushrooms Melt
Burger topped with Grilled Mushrooms & Swiss on Grilled Rye
$7.5
Hamburger
$7.95
Cheeseburger
$8.5
Bacon Cheeseburger
$8.5
Patty Melt
Burger topped with Grilled Onions & Swiss on Grilled Rye
$8.5
Greek Burger
Burger topped with Spinach, Grilled Onions, Feta Cheese on a Burger Bun
About
Breakfast & Lunch Diner located in the heart of Cortez Fishing Village. Visit us for a cup of coffee, a delicious breakfast and a chat with the locals!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been our favorite place since 2012 ,Sam is great ,food is great and wait staff is so friendly. We sold our condo in Bradenton,but ended up buying another in town and Cortez cafe was on the side of reasons to stay in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank aafritzfarms
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for the wonderful review, we will see you soon at the Café! Sam & Debi Varelis

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a great breakfast! The best one we had during our stay at AMI. We were pleased to find two stools at the counter! We sat next to a very nice gentleman who lives on Cortez. He asked the waitress who was cooking and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank trishm1234
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, great review! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! Sam & Debi

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back home after spending several days on nearby Longboat Key. Well worth the fifteen minute wait to get in as many locals gathered around the small waiting area outside. Inside was bright, fresh and clean as more locals and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jyates34
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review, please come back see again soon! Debi & Sam

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was terrible and the managers that gave the finger was something your family does not need to see.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Getawaybay
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Are you sure you were at the Cortez Café, a breakfast, lunch diner, directly on Cortez Road?! We have no managers as my husband runs the place, and he definitely not give the "finger". Debi & Sam

Reviewed February 3, 2019

This is a locals place run by the same family for over 60 years. Their specials are great and the omelets can't be beat. They serve real hash browns instead of weak breakfast potatoes which is a differentiation in the breakfast game!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mfcMinneapolis
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the great review we appreciate it! Debi & Sam

Reviewed February 1, 2019

Had a wonderful breakfast here. I got a seafood omelette under $10. My boyfriend got a spinach and feta omelette and he was equally happy. Big servings. Good prices. Prepare to wait if you are not early. Closes at 2:00.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris3081
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2019

Hello, Thank you for a the great review, come back and see us soon! Debi & Sam

Reviewed January 26, 2019

Looking for a different Breakfast spot - my wife went to Trip Advisor, and we went to Cortez Cafe. I had the egss benedick , which were GREAT and my wife had fryed eggs & potatoes. My wife if fussy , and here comment was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Barnman1
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Hi, Thank you the great review, we hope to see both again soon! Debi & Sam Varelis

Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Starfish has the freshest, simply prepared and always tastiest dockside seafood in the area. Dining area picnic tables next to working fishing pier and watched over by pelicans, egrets, and other sea birds. Seafood platter with scallops, grouper, shrimp and oysters was divine. Lightly breaded...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chasertoo
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Hi, I wish this was our review! We agree with you on Starfish, wonderful restaurant. We are a breakfast lunch right on Cortez Rd. next to the Post Office, try us sometime! Debi & Sam Varelis

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

A tiny place off 684, missed it the first time but worth the turnaround to find. The food was exceptional as well as the service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank k_joy9867
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Thank you for your great review!! Debi & Sam Varelis

Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

The service is excellent, the selection is huge, the portions are very large, the price is very reasonable. I had two eggs over easy with a huge slice of ham, to whole wheat toast, home fries. The bill was 8.50. No room for lunch. Great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Minkster56
ibdebi, Owner at Cortez Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the wonderful review, hope to see you again soon! Happy New Year! Debi & Sam Varelis

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