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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
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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiance and i headed to the cafe for some dinner the other night, after reading online that it was a good choice for vegans. Neither of us are vegetarian or vegan but i am allergic to dairy so it's always nice to find somewhere like this where there is a wider selection for me and the staff are more... More 

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Thank Jade D
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

BBQ sause! its all about the BBQ sauce! Get little place with loads of good food and an amazing atmosphere! Please go!! Loads of vegan options!!

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Thank Dicko13
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went for lunch. He is not a vegetarian, but I am. He loved his blackened Mahi sandwich! I had the eggplant sandwich with the bean salad and it was very good! We also had some beer and sweet potato fries. We greatly enjoyed our lunch. It is an added bonus that they offer some seafood options... More 

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Thank Ashley K
Key West, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to always order The Cafe, at least once a week. Last week I ordered their peanut stir fry, which is one of my favorite dishes. Once I tasted it, it seemed like something was off. I had someone else try it as well, and they also said that it tasted a little more sour. We both thought that... More 

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amy s, Manager at The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place, responded to this review

HI, Sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience with us. We do wish that you would have brought it to our attention in person instead of writing us a mediocre review about it. We are very community oriented and work hard to have great quality food and reasonable prices for locals (as well as tourists) as you know,... More 

Venice, Florida
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the spicy Szechuan stir fry! It was incredibly fresh and perfectly seasoned! Staff very attentive! Hot tea was great too!

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Thank Jostianna
Sydney
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222 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful café with a huge range of wonderful food. Try the eggplant sandwich, the best I've ever had. Great service. Fresh juices are perfect. Wish I stayed in Key West longer and I would go every day! 30 seconds walk from Duval Street

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Thank tripellen
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It wasn't horrible but I wasn't impressed either. Maybe we didn't do a very good job or ordering because the place was fairly busy. I thought the portions were a little small, the servers a little indifferent, and prices a little high but everything is expensive in Key West. Didn't hat it but don't think a would go back.

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amy s, Manager at The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place, responded to this review

HI, We are sorry to hear that you did not have the best experience with us during your visit, however, there is not one person that has ever walked out of our doors and said our portions are too small. In fact, people comment the opposite. You can certainly read through our reviews and know that we give very good... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long drive down the Keys it was great to find somewhere offering something different. An almost entirely vegetarian/vegan menu. That's not say there wasn't a great choice with something for everyone. The spring rolls were full of flavour as was the bruschetta. We only had time for a snack but we're glad we stumbled upon The Cafe.

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Thank bradwayboy
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, with different art all over the walls. I recommend the watermelon, cucumber and lime juice and the Blueberry Raddler beer.

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Southington, Connecticut, United States
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Very friendly wait staff. Went there 3X!!!! Has non veggie food also. Loved it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?