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Manatee Cafe

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525 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3840
+1 904-826-0210
8:00 am - 3:00 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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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Vegan/Veggie/Carnie/G/F you will find a ridiculously good lunch here! Cafeteria style. Gets very busy at lunchtime so go early! Wraps, Hummus all amazing. The Tofu Reuben with Soy cheese is my fave. GET the apple banana shake. You will not be sorry! Staff are all amazing, service is friendly and bright. You wont be able to eat everything on your... More 

Thank Rebecca S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant cafe, friendly staff, and great tasting vegan food. I had the tofu scramble for breakfast and it was delicious. The seasoning was incredible and the portion was generous.

Thank David S
Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After my 8th time I think the biggest thing I can say about manatee cafe is that every single time my wife and I eat there, we leave feeling good. It's as if the food has magical properties. We stop in every time we are either in St. Augustine or headed somewhere that way.

Thank Stephanie L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend found this little cafe for me near his vacation home. I'm a pescatarian, mostly vegetarian. Being the only non-meat eater, it was nice that my partner and friends agreed to go here. The verge omelet was delicious! My boyfriend had the oatmeal and eggs with their hash browns. My friend had the pancakes and her husband had eggs... More 

Thank Ana B
Jacksonville, FL
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service at Manatee Cafe are always outstanding. The food is so fresh and tasty...my fav is the veggie burger.

Thank kpf1965
St. Augustine, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

Went for breakfast this morning, invited by a friend. I am very much NOT into vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO food. I have been to more than my share of vegetarian, health conscious places, and most of them are horrifying. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. Normally, I find vegetarian food bland, boring, rubbery, and generally awful. I was... More 

Thank Kevin H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

I am a frequent flyer at The Manatee Cafe and the only reason I keep coming back is strictly because of the food. However after this last visit I'm highly reconsidering ever visiting again. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE RUDE STAFF! There is only one person working there that is polite and patient. He is the younger male... More 

Thank Cori H
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Manatee Cafe was recommended by a friend. Really enjoyed the food and service. There's a reason why they have been here for so long. Will be back!

Thank Jorge G
St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and got their amazing omlet!! You can taste how fresh their ingredients are. Comes with a lot of food for a good price. The coffee was aldo good-that is very important. The little things is what I love to see-they have pink Himalayan salt on all the tables. No where else has that. :)

Thank Jess_787
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic late lunch. I got the Veggie Wrap. Oh my, what a satisfying meal. It was a delicious blend of flavors. There was garlicky humus, sweet potato, avocado, and tasty veggies with a side of blue tortilla chips bringing in the salty. YUMMY! My husband had the Cajun Chicken Pita and he was very happy with it.

Thank Marita W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, 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 Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3840
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. 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?