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The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

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509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-6835
+1 305-296-5515
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I wrote a review three years ago about how much I loved the cafe and I have to say it just keeps getting better and better and just when I think it can't get any better... bam.. it does!!!! Everything from appetizers to salads to sandwiches to pizzas are awesome!!! The cafe has the best soups I've ever had EVER!... More 

Thank Peaceluvnpbr
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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226 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fresh ingredients... Savory.... Well prepared... full of flavor..... The stir fry with tofu and Szechuan sauce was excellent.. Could have had a little more sauce, but I just could not finish what I had. My wife had a special with shrimp and stir fried vegetables... Less flavorful, but still excellent. We have been there on two occasions a couple of... More 

Thank islandjerr
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic fresh food right off Duvall street I was vet impressed with the fare at this cafe off a side street. What a hidden treasure right near all the action!

Thank PaulBoulder
Key West, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is awesome...period. It can be on the pricey side, but worth it. I don't mind paying the price when the service matches. I must admit there is at least one waitress that needs to be fired, because her attitude always sucks. Since learning this, we either leave when she is working or ask to sit somewhere else. Our... More 

Thank KeyWestHoneyBee
the cafe k, Manager at The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place, responded to this review

Hi KeywestHoneyBee I am glad to here that as a local you visit our restaurant frequently and find the food awesome. I am sorry that you have had a bad experience here recently and i would like to talk with you, so that we can address the matter. If you could e-mail me details about the experience it would be... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant that is a can't miss. My wife and I went there three times. The food is fantastic, friendly staff and a relaxed feel.

Thank john p
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a healthy place to eat while in Key West. The Cafe was just the spot. Healthy menu with many many options. Fish for those who don't want totally vegan or vegetarian. Burger Bites starter and the Empanadas were amazing. Friendly service , great beer list.

Thank Robin S
Leesburg, Florida
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The veggie burger was pretty damn good. Prices were pretty high, staff was fairly friendly. I took it to go, so no idea what it's like to eat in. But if I ever come back to Key West I'll stop in.

Thank stonewhat
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find! This restaurant offers many gluten free and vegan options. The spinach salad was amazing! The portions are larger than most vegetarian restaurants and the food was filling. We will visit regularly when we are in Key West!

Thank Amie B
Paoli, Indiana
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just our kind of place! We were so happy to finally get a chance to have lunch here on our recent trip to KW. After placing it in my "Saves" while trip planning, we were able to check it off our list. It turned out to be so close to our hotel (The Marquesa), so it was the... More 

Thank ksfmom
Haines City, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here For the vegan, gluten free menu. They offered a wide variety of options for meat lovers and vegans, with many gf options. All of the pizzas can be ordered as gf with vegan cheese. Had the spicy stir fry, but it was a mild spice. If you prefer hot spice, be sure to ask. A return visit is... More 

Thank Bob S

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040-6835
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-296-5515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?