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When you visit Sweet Mama’s Restaurant, think of us as your second home. You'll be welcomed like family and served delicious, scratch-made comfort food that'll warm your soul every visit. Whether you join us for a hearty breakfast or pop in on a short lunch break, we’ll whip up something to satisfy whatever you’re craving. Our homey atmosphere extends beyond our walls, though, and our catering service will bring warm smiles and down-home cooking to your next event. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular or a first timer -- we’ll make you feel welcome and serve you something delicious.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here last summer...but during a recent visit to Lake Nona, We had breakfast at Sweet Mamas three straight days! Always great food and great service. We feel fortunate to be able to go! The breakfast menu is what you'd expect from a...neighborhood restaurant. There are egg items, pancakes and waffles and French toast, plus biscuits and gravy, and scrambles, and specials. It is a difficult choice to make...but rest assured whatever you select - it will be excellent. The atmosphere Sweet Mamas is "neighborhood cool" with basic tables and booths along the side. It can get very busy on weekend morning with families and couples - so either come early (before 9AM or so) or be prepared for a wait. There are also a few tables on the sidewalk in front. I can't wait to go back! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Lisa M, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed our food and friendly service, even if we are a little too populated for you. We work with Nona's Delivery, so if you'd prefer, you can enjoy the same tasty food in the comfort of your home instead of dealing with...More

Reviewed February 7, 2022

Friends suggested we meet "half way" so that's how we selected Sweet Mamma's The hype was "One of the best breakfast restaurants in Orlando!" We were excited to see "Shrimp and Grits" highlighted on the menu I mean you put your specialty dishes in highlight...boxes, right? The sauce was fair but the ham (at least that's what I assume it was) was cooked hard as a rock or was tough as a shoe. The grits were tasteless. Maybe we just caught them on a bad day.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 15, 2021 via mobile

We on vacation and we saw the name and knew we had to give it a try. Very quaint family spot with friendly staff. The restroom was clean and the restaurant was also clean. We looked at a few plates as we waited for our...food and it all looked delicious. The food was really tasty, however the home fries was a little dry. My husband got his home fries sautéed or grilled and they were delicious and moist. The artichoke omelet was very delicious. It was 6 of us and everyone enjoyed their selected dish. I would definitely say its a spot worth going to. They even have outdoor seating.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

Friendliest service by the most pleasant staff. Beautiful presentation of a delicious spinach, tomato, feta omelette, but I was informed you could mix and match ingredients to your liking! Chicken and waffles, pancakes, grits, biscuits, bagels, you name it! Served promptly with a smile:)

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

This is a small, private restaurant that specializes in breakfast and lunch. I go for the breakfast. My absolute favorite meal is the corned beef hash egg benedict. My family always gets pancakes. The pancakes are enormous. One is usually enough, I am not sure...anybody can completely eat 2. I highly recommend this lovely, homey restaurant!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

Sweet Mama’s is tucked well back from the main road in a largish shopping area. The restaurant is nothing to look at from the outside - or even after walking in the front door. The interior is super basic (there are a few side walk...tables) with no table cloths and simple chairs. But, oh the menu! It is delightfully long (we were there for lunch) with salads, sandwiches, burgers, and specials…and more. I opted for the sloppy Joe and fries special and it was excellent! The sloppy joe was tasty and the bun soft and flavorful. The fries were done perfectly. Of course I topped lunch off with a delicious piece of chocolate cake (They called it The Whopper Stopper for some reason). Yum! The breakfast menu looked really good and we’ll come back for that soon. Service was terrific and the food reasonably priced and delicious. Comfort Food says it perfectly. We’ll be back whenever we’re near…More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed January 23, 2021 via mobile

Great food, great service! Small, homey restaurant with a chill vibe. We enjoyed our visit. We had the country fried steak, chicken and waffles, avacado toast and even tried the grit cake, which was interesting and delicious! I will definitely be back to try the...bloody marys too! 🙂More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Lisa M, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2021

We're really glad you had a great visit! Hoping we'll see you back again soon. -Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed December 31, 2020 via mobile

Love this place. Home style breakfast, quality ingredients and great service. Love their potatoes and omelettes.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Lisa M, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2021

So glad you could join us! Hope to have you back soon. -Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed May 30, 2020 via mobile

Love Love Love Sweet Mama’s. If you are looking to feel like you are eating at home with great home-cooking this is definitely the place, and be sure to come hungry! We recently moved to the area and have been here about 4 times now...and never have a complaint. The omelets are really good and the pesto chicken panini is my favorite with sweet potato tots. They serve your coffee in a large mug that you might even have at your own house. The food is always fresh and the staff is super nice. Just a great comfortable experience with great food.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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SweetMamasRestaurant, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2020

Thank you for this awesome review and your kind words about our staff! We're so happy you enjoyed our home-cooked food and southern hospitality! Can't wait to have you back:-) Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed March 7, 2020

Finally got to try this place and was very satisfied. Great service and great food. So many choices so will have to go back. Is defenitely a locals hangout.

Date of visit: March 2020
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SweetMamasRestaurant, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your great review! We're happy you enjoyed our home cooked food and southern hospitality. Hope to see you back again soon:-) - Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

This place offers your grandmas cooking with a twist. I personally love their take on shrimp and grits. Have had it twice and it never disappoints. I’ve eaten breakfast there multiple occasions. I once tried the grit cake and it was a crunchy tasty treat....My last visit was disappointing. The pancakes weren’t so good, the pork chop was dry and the owner scolded employees in the open for use of their phones. This is a no no! Otherwise, I’ve enjoyed each visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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SweetMamasRestaurant, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2020

Brigitte, thank you for taking the time and posting this review. We take feedback seriously and appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Hope to see you back again soon! Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Kudos to Sara. Great service, friendly smile and fast service for breakfast on a very crowded MLK day.

Date of visit: January 2020
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SweetMamasRestaurant, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Thank you David for your great review and kind words about our staff! We can't wait to have you back again:-) Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed December 8, 2019

I visit Sweet Mama's at least twice a month. The food is always good, the service excellent, and it's a great place for family or friends to meet.

Date of visit: December 2019
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SweetMamasRestaurant, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

David, we're glad to have great customers such as yourself! We're grateful for your support and we can't wait to have you back:-) - Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

Awesome cafe! Scratch kitchen. Wonderful sandwiches and all day breakfast. Homemade potato salad is an awesome side.

Date of visit: November 2019
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SweetMamasRestaurant, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

Thank you for this wonderful review:-) - Lisa M, Owner

Reviewed September 27, 2019

Nice place, service was quick, especially the cofffee. There are all of the usual breakfast dishes plus some extra touches and combinations, what we had was delicious

Date of visit: September 2019
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SweetMamasRestaurant, Owner at Sweet Mama's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2019

Thanks for stopping in! We hope we'll see you in the future. -Lisa M, Owner

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Yes, Sweet Mama's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Sweet Mama's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5