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The Corner Cafe

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101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219 (S. Park Ave)
+1 407-322-3779
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped after taking care of an errand in the Sanford area and decided on lunch here. We were greeted by Chef Michael and Miss Jody. They were very genuine and helpful with the menu. The food was very good and the restaurant staff was great. We'll visit again when in the area.

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Thank Joe R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bonda bing.... Bonda boo whistle while u work! Food was gross city , to puke for city. I would've gave my bowl of soap to my cat to eat. My cats would have sucked it down, they love anything that comes from a can. Good job I love this AWESOME PLACE! ITS SHOULD be on the channel food network channel... More 

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Thank Coryswife26
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Cory's Wife...you are too funny! Thank You for taking the time to brighten our day with your HILARIOUS review!! Please introduce yourself to me the next time you come in...you are our kind of person. Laughing out loud, Chef Michael More 

Sanford, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch was overpriced, small portions . Few people in there still took time to be paid attention to. Won't return.

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

Hey James...I see that you are from Sanford, North Carolina. As we greet each guest as they come through the door and the summer is usually a slower time of year where we take the time time to get to know newcomers, I almost wonder if you were reviewing another place in a town with the same name?? If not... More 

Venice, Florida
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant two years ago and went back for lunch while waiting for the Amtrak Auto Train. The owner again greeted us as he does all of his customers, many of whom he obviously knew as repeat local diners--always a good sign. The Cuban sandwich appears to be their signature offering, but we chose chicken salad and... More 

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Thank GardenGirl97
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You G.G. and I remember you fondly from both of your visits! We have been serving the Auto Train ridership now for almost 8 years and it has been a delight!! Thank You also for taking the time to let others know that not only is our food tasty, but that we are consistent. I give my staff all... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never again will I set foot in this restaurant. Rude to customers and his help! Claiming he is the best in town. No. I don't to before services are rendered. No I won't be charged a water service fee and my sandwich was the same as Panera for more money.. I just couldn't handle the way I saw him speak... More 

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Thank Angela W
Sanford, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owner is very condescending. Makes you feel stupid by having to "explain the menu". We can read them for ourselves. Owner likes to whistle for his employees like they're dogs? That's extremely disrespectful. Now I don't mind ordering at the counter but asking for a tip before anything actually happens? Really? Kind of a scam if you ask me. Soup... More 

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

Thank You Anon for your creative review! While I won't pick it apart I will say that we have a well deserved reputation for excellence in both Food Quality & Service. Our non verbal ques aside I do agree that we have to do some work with our credit card processor to make tipping after the fact easier, but for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by with my mom wanting something to drink and they made an amazing fresh and healthy smoothie. Owner and staff were extremely nice!!! There was a mushroom soup in a bread bowl that looked delicious and the presentation could have been in a food magazine. Ask about the town, I'm sure they can give you some ideas of... More 

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

Thank You Alexandra, It was a pleasure to serve you and your mom! That Mushroom Soup in a Toasted Bread bowl is to die for! the next time you're in town stop and I'll fix one for you!! So glad you enjoyed your time with us, Chef Michael More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to grab some lunch before boarding our train back home. So we found this place on TripAdvisor and was surprised to see reviews about how weird the owner was, let me tell you that this was the best place we went to on our vacation. We were at Disney for a week so that just shows you how... More 

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

Thank You Joe and I understand your review perfectly! My mother and I just took a trip out to Arkansas and the people there were so genuinely friendly we had to pinch ourselves to make certain we weren't dreaming! So often in this "Hurry Up World" we forget that the folks we interact with are people!! We look forward to... More 

Deltona, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Ok, it's been a few weeks ago so some of the details are a little sketchy, but after reading the reviews we were expecting to be delighted and insulted and that what was exactly what we got here at the Corner Café. When my wife told the server she would like a Cuban, he replied with "what about a Puerto... More 

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

Thank You BC, Not only for your entertaining review, but also for doing your homework on us! We are unconventional, but food and service are important to everything we do and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and will be returning! As to the young man you encountered....right! Their is a fine line between humor and insult and we... More 

Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The food was amazing both in taste and presentation. Service was fast and personable. Chef Michael made you feel almost like family. A must stop!

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Thank Happy_In_Florida_76

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$9 - $16
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
    (S. Park Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-322-3779
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!

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