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The Corner Cafe

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
$9 - $16
CUISINES
Cuban, American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: The Corner Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Outstanding
1. Outstanding
"You can taste the freshness and love put into this food."
soccermomtor3
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2. Excellent Cuban
2. Excellent Cuban
"All four of us cleaned our plates, a rarity. My cuban was excellent."
Todd S
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3. You Can't Go Wrong
3. You Can't Go Wrong
"It's all good, that's all you need to know."
rayboy
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Reviewed yesterday

I highly recommend! We had an amazing lunch. Chef Michael was amazing! He greeted me and my 5 friends with a smile and made great recommendations! Will definitely come back again!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Arrived in Sanford famished and quickly googled restaurants, the reviews of this place were promising and I’m a sucker for good soup so we gave it a shot. This place literally set the vibe for our vacation at an excellent high. We walk in and...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Thank You All So Much! It was an absolute pleasure to meet & serve you guys!! We just celebrated our 11th Anniversary at The Corner Cafe and its folks like you that keep us coming back day after day. If you get the chance to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I stumbled upon this cafe....we were looking for a place to have breakfast....the owner Michael told us what they had and we decided to stay.....a great decision....my partner had a cuban sandwich and French onion soup served in a bread bowl...I had...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You so very much! Not only for these wonderful words of praise, but also for staying for "Brunch" instead of heading out for breakfast!! It was our pleasrue to meet & serve you guys and we look forward to your return. BTW: There are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just landed from an early flight and my family and I were starving, I looked up restaurants near me and the first one that came up was The Corner Cafe. Looking at the reviews we were excited and headed their way. When we got there...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You Hannah, You are 100% correct on our policy of "No Sharing". It is the #1 factor that causes restaurants to have to increase their prices...not a well known detail outside of the industry, but in the time of Covid it becomes a critical...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had time on our hands while waiting for our train, and decided to go into town for lunch. As we walked across the street at the corner, headed for a different eatery, the man standing at the door of the Corner Cafe invited us...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You RK, We are delighted that you found us so accommodating as we have a bit of a "Love Affair" with the Auto Train! We have been serving folks for over a decade who drop in before they "Ride the Rails" and we can't...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to the airport and stopped in for a late lunch. We each ordered the soup/salad/sandwich/drink combo $15 p/p. Wow! Generous portions of delicious fresh homemade foods. Creamy Mushroom soup... unctuous! Tomato soup was chunky and topped with cheese. Sandwiches and salads were...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You "S.L.A.", It was great to meet you and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us before your flight! We love that we are so close to the Orlando - Sanford International Airport as we get to meet the nicest people!!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went today for our first time and absolutely loved this place! Amazing service! The staff so welcoming and friendly! Such a clean and sanitized establishment! And the foooood!! I had the loaded potato soup and the ham & cheese sandwich-and my...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You Melissa, Not only for your wonderful review here on TripAdvisor, but Google Reviews as well. It was such a pleasure to meet & serve you guys...what a sweet couple you are! One of the things that means the most to me is being...More

Reviewed June 1, 2020 via mobile

We picked The Corner Cafe as a midway meeting spot for a quick family lunch today. So glad we did! You normally can’t go wrong relying on TripAdvisor as a guide and this was no exception. Cut to the chase... it was excellent. Michael greeted...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2020

It doesn't say so in your handle, but I'd bet my bottom dollar this is Greg!?! Thank You so much for these kind words and for bringing your wonderful family to visit us at The Corner Cafe. I agree with you 100% on TripAdvisor...we use...More

Reviewed May 20, 2020 via mobile

we visited the corner cafe today and it was pretty amazing there. i have got an strawberry/pineapple smoothie and a tuna sandwich, both was delicious! after our breakfast we’ve a little dessert for free! we will definitely come back :)

Date of visit: May 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2020

This is a very sweet review and we are delighted that you found us to your liking! Please do hurry back, Chef Michael & The Cafe Crew

Reviewed May 4, 2020 via mobile

Visiting Sanford and had lunch here. Staff was very helpful with the menu. We had tuna, Italian, turkey bacon, ham and cheese and grilled cheese. They were very patient with my children and extremely dog friendly. Best lunch! Sandwiches and smoothies were delicious! We will...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2020

Thank You Jody, We were absolutely delighted to be your "Lunch Spot" and your children a doggie were such a joy to have with us! Please do stop in again when you can. These are strange times indeed and the more laughter the better!! With...More

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mamasharono
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Response from ProudCestrian60 | Reviewed this property |
I would say it is about a 10 minute walk, on W 1st Street.
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Response from Kurt_on_the_go | Reviewed this property |
An easy 15 minute drive.
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