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2400 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2983
+1 239-791-8462
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Ontario, Canada
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442 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a little off the main street, but worth looking for. Prices are very reasonable and the food was tasty. Hubby had the corned been hash and was in heaven - it was very meaty just the way he likes it. I tried the downtown scramble which ended up being more like a flattened omelette, but still very tasty.... More 

Thank StanleyandMarie
Fort Myers, Florida
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here at least once a week. Everyone knows us, greets us warmly and gives us great service. Lots of locals eat here. Does a huge delivery and take out business. Favorite include homemade tomato basil soup and the Cuban sandwich.

Thank nancsw
Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a late breakfast over the weekend. We were able to sit down right away. The staff was nice and overall service was good. Food was tasty, usual diner menu. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in Fort Myers.

Thank Mike H
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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396 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I was a bit surprised with place ... the service at breakfast was a tad slow ... the food was ok but was not very hot ... I'll give it another try

Thank sinbad5520
Bristol, UK
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited Fort Myers quite a few times but have never found this cafe, nor would I have done had it not been a stand-up board at the corner of the road. I had a wonderful toasted sandwich with sweet potato fries and being British - hot tea. The cafe was busy not only with customers on the premises but... More 

Thank Clucket
North Fort Myers, Florida
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"I have waited oh, so long Please don't tell me, baby, I was wrong Dreaming of you every night Holding back until the time was right" Yes, those are the lyrics in part from the album " DOUBLE VISION " by FOREIGNER. It is the song that Gwendolyn's brought to mind when Joanne and I sat down for what was... More 

Thank Neonladder
Fort Myers, Florida
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is excellent. Service is fast. The owner is known for her outreach in the community. I had a birthday breakfast for a dozen friends one morning, which was planned in advance. It was delicious and a real hit with everyone.

Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
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74 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed a great breakfast on Thursday. I had eggs, bacon and biscuits and gravy, she had corned beef hash, eggs and toast. Both were excellent. The sausage gravy on the biscuits was the star on my plate. The home made hash starred on hers. Excellent service as well. Recommended.

Thank Mrnjen
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I live here in Fort Myers and when I came to this place I was so impressed. I love biscuits and gravy and they absolutely delivered. We also ordered the corned beef hash breakfast and very tasty. The service is great and friendly. The actual restaurant was clean and set up very nicely. Truly loved this place! Everyone should try... More 

Thank Heather K
London, United Kingdom
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123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

We came here for breakfast. What a friendly place! Food was good as well... although these English people were disappointed when trying to make tea with the lukewarm water provided... Anyway, if you want a friendly and tasty experience, go here, you'll love it. Just don't expect a hot cup of tea.

Thank Frank C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901-2983
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: +1 239-791-8462

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?