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Cafe Alcazar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Casual fine dining in what was once the world's largest swimming pool. Offering international cuisine for lunch daily, and a special Art Walk dinner from 6PM to 9PM on the First Friday Art Walk of each month. Reservations recommended. Private events also available, please contact restaurant for details.
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, International
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you never had a meal in a pool this will cross it off your bucket list. It does it with fine dining no less. The pool is dry now but you get to eat in a historic setting. Plus the food is great. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 741peterm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a fun place for lunch! Nice food and a fascinating history. We had the soup and sandwich combinations. Perfect, just right amount and delicious! Cool place to walk around and soak up some more SA’s Hay Day history...think it’s a’must do’ while there.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank shers541
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here before and the food was excellent this time as well. There were some renovations going on so the atmosphere wasn't quite as good as before but the food was still excellent. I always enjoy the quiet break, the white table cloths...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Travmama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting the museum from out of town and decided after smelling the wonderful aroma of food coming from the cafe to try it. So glad we did! Food was amazing! Absolutely best French onion soup!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Chelsie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I This place is always consistently excellent. There were four of us and each one of us had different choices. The pasta and artichoke dish was excellent. The turkey with cranberry spread sandwich was also a delicious choice. Everyone in our party was happy with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Christine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service were excellent in this small restaurant. The building was once a hotel and what was once the swimming pool now houses this restaurant. We had a great lunch before beginning our day in St. Augustine. I recommend this place.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was delicious and our server, Michael, was fabulous. But the venue itself has a unique history and has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Make reservations to avoid being disappointed. And try the key lime pie, luscious!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lyjymo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here one afternoon during our long weekend in St. Augustine. The building is beautiful and it is cool to be seated where the pool used to be. The food was really very good and service was fine. Overall, we would probably return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SunAndBeachSeekers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rated this previously but will reiterate that we have nothing but superlatives for this delightful cafe!! Dan our waiter and Shelby the hostess were wonderful and so accommodating!! AND, delish KEY LIME TART!! Live music on a grand piano!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Franki7766
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cafe is located in what used to be the indoor pool of the Hotel Alcazar. It’s been transformed into a lovely spot for a bite to eat. Service was friendly and very good. The menu had a nice selection of vegetarian and non to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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February 23, 2018|
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Response from waggonerj | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make a reservation! Keep your receipt to return to Museum
November 20, 2017|
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Response from richdbb | Reviewed this property |
While being seated I did see several people with dogs in the waiting room. But am not sure if they were service dogs.
November 6, 2017|
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Response from ukienomad | Reviewed this property |
As the others said, smart casual or whatever you feel comfortable in. I tend to like dressing up since I’m retired and don’t get many chances to wear some stuff f my nice stuff but that’s me.
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