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The Corner Cafe

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101 W 1st St # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771 (S. Park Ave)
+1 407-322-3779
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the...
The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the intersection of 1st Street & Park Ave, this charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious fare at an affordable price. Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups are served through lunch (M-Sat), while a handcrafted menu of Chicken, Beef, Pork & Shrimp are offered at dinner(Th-Sat). Delicious Smothies, a full seletion of Coffee Drnks, Freshly Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and Califonia Wines are available every day & night!
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  • 256
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  • 5
    Average
  • 8
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
fodd is fantastic

The cuban is one of the best I've had. The chili and the oninon soup are also very good. Service is always very good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Frank Y
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Sanford, Florida
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Sanford, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cuban is one of the best I've had. The chili and the oninon soup are also very good. Service is always very good as well.

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Thank Frank Y
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch and had the best French Onion Soup ever. The soups are Chef Michael's speciality. We also had the Cuban, it was excellent as well. The staff is so friendly and attentive. This was our first visit but will definitely return often!

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Thank Tammy509
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Tammy, I see you are from just up the road in St Augustine. Miss Jody & I visit often and we know you have many good places to eat there so your compliment means even more to us! We look forward to seeing you again and we hope you'll try us for dinner on the weekend some time!!... More 

Roy, Utah
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After eating lunch at The Corner Cafe' I can understand all the reviews here. My wife and I stopped in for lunch and were promptly greeted by "Chef" Michael. He reviewed the Menu and encourage "his specialties", the Cuban Sandwich and the French Onion Soup in a Bread Bowl. I took the Cuban and my wife selected a Corned Beef... More 

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Thank vchristen
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Roy, It was a pleasure to serve you and your wife. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit to the point you might consider making Sanford your "Second Home". We are finding more folks every day who feel the same way! By the way, to be considered in your top ten with the number of reviews you have from... More 

Palmetto, Florida
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first choice restaurant was closed and we were looking for an alternative, when a young man in a chefs uniform passed out a flyer for this restaurant. Timing is everything. There are too many 5's for this place to be believed. The food is served in an interesting way but good taste and flavorful. The ambiance is just average... More 

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Thank MikeB230
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Mike, Interesting side note...my grandmother was born in Palmetto, Florida. Kind of a cool coincidence! Thank you the 4 stars on all categories and the overall 3 star rating. I get the impression that is high praise from a discerning diner such as yourself! Check us out for dinner on the weekend some time. The flavor profiles are... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael is so nice! The food is amazing and the price is just right! Michael sure knows how to bring in the customers! I definitely want to come back here next time I'm in the area! Great place and quick before you catch the Auto Train.

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Thank Kate L
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

I always say we have the BEST clientele ever, and you are a perfect example Miss Kate! Thank You for taking the time to let other folks know about our sweet little cafe in Historic Downtown Sanford...we hope you'll try us for dinners on the weekend some time, Chef Michael More 

Sanford, Florida
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have now lived in Sanford, Florida for a few months and a friend recently invited me to lunch at the Corner Cafe. This was my first visit. Michael the owner and an accomplished chef greeted us as we entered the restaurant located on a corner in the historic section of Downtown Sanford. Michael is a hands-on chef turning our... More 

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Thank Michael G
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Michael, It was our pleasure to serve you before you embarked on your "Ride On The Rails" with Amtrak! You chose one of hundreds of options from our menu and we hope on your next visit you will try yet another! We are owned by my catering company and open for lunch & dinner, but if you come... More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in the Corner Cafe on our way to take the auto train out of Sanford. The food was delicious, the service was spectacular and the conversation was entertaining. Certainly worht a visit. If your taking the train or just coming in, this place is only a few minutes away and definitely worth the stop!

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Thank Keith M
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Keith, We have become an important part of hundreds of Amtrak Travelers over the past 7 years of operation here at The Corner Cafe in Historic Downtown Sanford. Not only do we get to meet the most interesting folks from far and wide, but they get a tasty meal served by a staff that looks forward to seeing... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very surprised at the outstanding service we received here. The food was great and we even were treated to a complimentary mini dessert! We will definitely make the 40 drive to come back!!

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Thank Will R
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

We have always said that we strive to enjoy being at The Corner Cafe here in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford. Good service of great food makes everything more fun for the guests & the staff! Thank You Will, for taking the time to let others know what to expect of us...we'll keep it up!! Your Chef, Michael More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised when we visited the Corner Cafe in Sanford last week before picking up our niece at the airport. The owner, Chef Michael, warmly welcomed us at the door and cordially gave us a most helpful "tour of the menu!" We settled on Cuban sandwiches and the most mouth-watering Tomato Florentine soup we ever tasted. Not only... More 

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Thank Gary_Darlene_S
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Gary & Darlene, It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm delighted we got to spend a little time together over good food! I'm not sure we'll be able to open up another location in PSL, but if we do you will be the first to dine with us!! See you next time you're in Historic Downtown... More 

Northern Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Corner Cafe twice for lunch before taking the AutoTrain. The cafe is about 2 miles from the terminal, in the Sanford business district. The staff is interested in the visitors, helpful with information about the area, and the food is excellent cafe faire. I had the Cobb Salad on my last visit; the cafe offers... More 

Helpful?
Thank GoWithNana
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Brother, I can't tell you how many people we see every day who had no idea how charming and accessible Historic Downtown Sanford is! AND there is a free shuttle that runs daily from the terminal so folks don't have to sit for hours & hours!! We look forward to your next visit, Chef Michael More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 W 1st St # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771
    (S. Park Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-322-3779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Soups, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

The Corner Cafe` is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida. At the intersection of 1st Street & Park Ave, this charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious fare at an affordable price. Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups are served through lunch (M-Sat), while a handcrafted menu of Chicken, Beef, Pork & Shrimp are offered at dinner(Th-Sat). Delicious Smothies, a full seletion of Coffee Drnks, Freshly Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and Califonia Wines are available every day & night!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?