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Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

One of my favorite breakfast and lunch establishments in St Augustine. Food is always fresh, always incredible. Their yeast dressing is out of this world. A definite must try if you want to eat healthy and vegan.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed September 27, 2020

Stopped here Sunday afternoon on our way out of St. Augustine. We are vegetarians and heard there are lots of good choices here. Boy, there sure were! Our two meals were HUGE and very yummy. The server was very nice and attentive. Prices were totally...in line and we even grabbed two of our favorite Chocolove chocolate bars at the counter for later on the road.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020

This is the perfect breakfast spot, although it is located a bit to the side near I95, and not in historic St. Augustine. Food is delicious with some unique choices. Definitely a great choice for breakfast lovers.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

I have loved the Manatee Cafe for 20 years. I never drive anywhere near St Augustine without making a side trip for a Tofu Reuben. I visited 2 weeks ago and was surprised that the waiter was so surly, but figured he was having a...bad day. I went back yesterday and was treated to the same rude behavior. I ended up leaving (with my food) because I felt so uncomfortable. I would walk through fire for a Tofu Ruben, but I’m afraid Mr.SurlyGuy will chase less devoted fans away and the Manatee Cafe and their heavenly yeast dressing will disappear.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2020

Most restaurants serve up food that tastes good, but is not healthy. They buy cheap ingredients to compete with other restaurants. The healthiest food is organic, but good luck trying to find such a restaurant. Manatee comes close. The food is delicious and healthy, and...the menu is varied. I also like the funky artwork. Bring a sweater because it's usually on the cold side. Be prepared to wait a bit at lunch time as the place is popular. The only meat offered is chicken; the rest of ingredients are veggies. My favorite is the veggie omelette. I wish they'd franchise the place!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed April 20, 2020 via mobile

Manatee Cafe is still open and serving the same high quality full flavored food for take-out. Cheryl the owner and executive chef is apparently applying those skills learned at Johnson & Wales not only in the depth of flavor of her creative dishes but also...implementing the highest safety and sanitary standards. Please support Cheryl and her wonderful restaurant that has brought so much culinary happiness to so many for over 20 years. Most Strongly Recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed April 13, 2020 via mobile

Husband and I stopped in for breakfast after a recommendation from a local. The staff was super friendly! I ordered the breakfast burrito, it was delicious! I wish we lived closer because it was that good! We will definitely stop back in the next time...we are in for a visit!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

We went here for breakfast on the recommendation of my wife. She had visited prior with a vegan friend. It was actually quite delicious and left you feeling healthy and full. I had the breakfast burrito which had the choice of tofu vs eggs, cheese...of your choice, avocado, sprouts, hummus and sweet potato. It was awesome!! We don’t usually frequent vegan restaurants but this was great and we would definitely come back. Oh and the OJ was fantastic. Nice atmosphere and great service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020

One the best healthy menus I have seen in a long time. Wide variety of Vegetarian and Vegan options and all yummy. Fast, friendly service and a cool casual vibe.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

Excellent healthy restaurant in a sea of area fried food tourist traps. This is one of our favorite spots in the area.

Date of visit: December 2019
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