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Cafe del Hidalgo

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35 Hypolita St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-6602
Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boca Raton, Florida
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a "lover" of gelato, and this is top notch. Made fresh every day and it shows. They did not skimp on the size either. Highly recommend.

Thank jeffreylk
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I only went there for the gelato...twice in one day...don't judge! The first combo was chocolate peanut butter with coffee. The second was tiramisu with New York cheesecake. I ordered small both times and it comes with two scoops. I really loved them all. The servers were very friendly and attentive.

Thank Wemo
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Gelato,samples are free,food looks nice,coffee smells good,old time music is nice,good place to stop after the fort

Thank Tom R
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that for the quality of the food is Little price I have some fries and I can taste that the oil wasent fresh

Thank Fernanda P
Beata K, Owner at Cafe del Hidalgo, responded to this review

Mrs Fernanda P must have been confused writing this review as it is about another business located across the street from us operating as French Fries Heaven. We do not serve anything fried or cooked as we are specializing in in Italian Gelato production, desert, coffee, salad and sandwich menu only. Due to the historical significance of the building where... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit, each time I visit St Augustine, I find myself having to visit this location for desert. Sometimes there is a smile on my face other times, when the lemon-cello is not on the menu, I am disappointed. However, there are plenty of other flavors that are great. I haven't eaten the food here, although, the cafe upstairs is... More 

Thank miken5678
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

You will be surrounded by ice cream and gelato shops throughout downtown St. Augustine and we've tried most, but always go back here. To me they have the creamiest textures and the flavors are rich and deep. They overload the small cups and accept credit cards (other places are cash only with ATM nearby...hummm) although they have a wonky system... More 

Thank Wm R
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch. Service was friendly and helpful. The food was good- fresh and prepared well but nothing to brag about. It was satisfying and that's important. On such a hot day you want a cool place to eat and food that tastes good. This hit the spot but it's not a place you must return too.... More 

Thank BMac1012
Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

I observed the whole restaurant and the employees are very clean, happy, and nice! The wait was not too long, the panini AND gelato is delicious! I recommend getting espresso and a small cup of a sorbetto before your food, it will be the best meal you ever had! I come here at least once a week, and still, I... More 

Thank TheRealPerson
Bradenton, Florida
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Great location in the middle of everything on St. George street. We had delicious salads, though the service was a little slow. The gelato and their coffee drinks are outstanding!

Thank lancomeliz
Amory, Mississippi
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The panini was a little pricey for what you got. The menu states honey mustard on sandwich but there was no honey mustard or any other condiment. I will say the girl taking our order did allow us to get a cup of ice for our water!! No one checks to see if your order is correct so you are... More 

Thank gkeeton
Beata K, Owner at Cafe del Hidalgo, responded to this review

Dear Customer, I'm sorry you didn't enyoy our panini because it didn't have enough honey mustard on it. We are putting a small amount on a bread as the heat of the press makes it liquidy and may cause the bread to get soggy. It could have beeen easily suplemented with more dressing on a side if you only have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Hypolita St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-6602
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 9048231196

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