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Manatee Cafe

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525 State Rd 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
+1 904-826-0210
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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177 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can't be too critical of restaurants that offer gluten free options because there are few and far between which I can trust really understand what that means. However, I did not have a good experience here. I was excited to have gf French toast but if I could do it over, I would not. I had to wait extra... More 

Thank MJay5
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with 2 adults and 2 children 5 and 3. Food was really fresh and organic. Kid were happy and friendly environment. Pricing was actually fair and a good time by all. Gluten free friendly....

Thank deuce2001
Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband particularly enjoys their food. often their is a wait time. service staff is pleasant. usually have breakfast items.

Thank Terressa D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best salads I have ever eaten. Great service. Great food. Situated in a little strip center it's worth finding. If you love good vegan food you'll be very happy. I recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Quality ingredients, perfectly prepared. Menu item names somewhat misleading. For example the breakfast burrito is more like a taco, and the hash browns are cubed not shredded. That doesn't detract from the taste, though. Sweet potatoes and cabbage feature prominently in the menu, but since everything is made to order, tailor to your palate. My only gripe is the service.... More 

Thank Brian A
Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Been eating at this restaurant since it was on way to Vilano Beach. The potatos are my fave, and breakfast burrito, which is served all day. The staff has been around a long time, which says something positive. Great vegetarian or vegan option, and so satisfying, I can never finish. Its on road to or from outlet malls, so even... More 

Thank geluda
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We love the Manatee!! Our local AirBnB hosts recommended it and they were spot on! Healthy and delicious for me a vegan and my husband who is not!! In a strip mall but don't let that scare you away, if staying downtown it's worth the drive. Enjoy.

Westerville, Ohio
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

After spending the morning shopping at the outlets and just before heading home we stopped here for a late lunch. To our surprise it was a very nice and friendly cafe. Bright and clean with a great menu. I had the veggie pita and it was massive and very tasty. I'll be back and will recommend to all.

Orlando, Florida
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

A buddy of mine in Orlando said they make a monthly trip to this spot because it's so good. Based on the fact that's a 2 hour drive there had to be a reason. This is a simple restaurant with outstanding food. An excellent choice for people looking to eat healthy. The breakfast we had was super fresh and full... More 

Thank SavageLand
Saint Augustine, Florida
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great lunch place and don't be afraid to try some different foods. Ask what the specials are, try the pizza

Thank 89Jerry1950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 State Rd 16, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-826-0210
Quaint cafe located within westgate plaza, just miles from downtown st. augustine. AC, comfortable table dining/seating, Manatee motif, modest grocery area.

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