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First Watch, The Daytime Cafe

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College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33907-5668
2392745551
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are frequently at this First Watch, and while they are almost always busy, the food and service never fail! The menu is wonderfully diverse, and I love the 'Healthy Turkey,' which comes with the BEST multi-grain bread I've ever eaten. Service is never 'off,' and everyone is friendly and attentive. This is one of the best 'First Watch' restaurants... More 

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Thank forkimc
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We definitely appreciate all your visits, and we're glad you love the Healthy Turkey so much. We hope to see you soon! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stopped in for a late breakfast. The food was better than expected. The place was packed, order was taken and food served quickly. Will definitely eat again, when in Ft Myers.

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Thank Vinstep
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you!! We're glad you enjoyed a late breakfast at First Watch. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Lehigh Acres, Florida
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We were happy to be seated quickly at a community table, sharing an long table with other folks. My friend needed to order food to compliment her special diet. The waitress was very helpful and took my friend's questions to the chef! Our food was delightful! We ordered from the "2 for You" lunch specials. My friend was very happy... More 

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Thank Janis S
Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I stopped in for lunch at this location and was promptly seated and approached by a server. My drink order and food order were taken and served to me in a timely fashion. The portion size was ample, and the service throughout my meal was very good. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank HAPPILYRETIRED137
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you!! It's awesome to know that you enjoyed such a tasty breakfast at First Watch, and we hope to see you soon. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The quality of food and service in this place is amazing. If we have a place like this in Miami, I probably visited weekly. I highly recommend this place.

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Thank Jose Ian P
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Jose! We do have a couple restaurants in both North Miami Beach and Pembroke Pines. We hope to see you there! More 

Gainesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We visited this restaurant on Sunday a.m. of Memorial Day weekend. The place had quite a few people but we did not have to wait for a table. I brought my granddaughter with me. It has been a few years since I took care of a baby so I was moving slower than normal. After having to take care of... More 

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Thank Leigh W
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback, Leigh. We are glad that you enjoyed your Sunrise Granola Bowl but are very sorry that you did not receive excellent service during your visit with us. We always want our guests to leave feeling happy and it is upsetting to know that this did not happen. We hope that... More 

Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very clean and friendly atmosphere. Great menu variety for breakfast. Food was served room temperature as it sat in the window....Will try again.

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Thank Don_Gaspare
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoy the variety of our menu but are sorry that your meal did not come out hot. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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238 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is a small chain, but the teamwork of the servers and staff, the great and ell prepared food, and friendly service, make this place a good start of your day! Very clean, well managed restaurant.

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Thank diver34118
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visits!! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

This was just not my kind of spot. Great if you want a kale drink or 1 pancake, but I'm a big boy that wants some food. What we had was good, and the service was excellent. I just want some food. If you order sausage, there should be more than one, same goes for pancakes. Ask before you order... More 

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Thank John A
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try, John. While we're glad our team was able to provide excellent service, it's upsetting to know that you didn't enjoy a hearty meal with us. Our pancakes do come in orders of 1, 2 or 3, with respective pricing listed on the menu. We hope you'll decide to come back and give us another... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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200 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Our sense is that the FW has cheapened up the food quality. Perhaps we are mistaken, but the recent meals there have NOT been what we expected, and we will not go back. Staff seems to have dropped in quality as well. Hostess treated us as invisible, which really irks old people.

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Thank Ed B
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visits, Ed. It's incredibly upsetting to read your impression of our food as of late. We can assure you that we have not cheapened any of our ingredients, and that any of our recent menu or ingredient changes were in fact made to increase the quality and freshness of our food. You should also still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33907-5668
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: 2392745551

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