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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
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Deltona, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from holiday in Florida, whilst there we travelled extensively to find special different places. We arrived in Sanford the weather was screamingly hot a lady approached just and asked if my sunburn was sore!? She was called Angel and she was!!!! We had a five min chat and we asked where we could get a decent... More 

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Thank Geraldine1962
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Dearest Geraldine, I remember you and your husband very well. It was a pleasure and an honor to meet and serve you both! I am delighted that you were able to take advantage of just a few of the incredible experiences that Historic Downtown Sanford has to offer. From the waterfront to the parks to the amazing architecture...this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure what to review because from salads and starters to main course and the dessert shots, it was all good. I have a special place in my heart (and stomach) for their Cobb salad with a special basil cilantro dressing that's to die for! Just love the cafe and service.

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

Thank You Anup, It was pure joy to serve you and your wife this past weekend and I can't thank you enough for sharing us with your extended family as well! You and I agree on the Cobb Salad with the Basil Cilantro Dressing...WOW!! I look forward to you return my friend, Chef Michael More 

Sanford, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It can be easy to miss this discreet little cafe tucked away in Sanford but it's beyond worth the effort to find. Subtly decorated the ambiance is impeccable and cozy. All ordering is done at the counter and the menu is well thought out. Not entirely sure if they offer seasonal specials but the Chef / Owner is always happy... More 

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Thank Renee Rose C
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Renee, I can tell by your review that you are a "Foodie" of the highest caliber! I am always delighted when folks mention the decor as that was done with loving detail by Miss Jody (our most cherished & unsung hero!). While we don't do "Seasonal" menu variations, we do offer "Dinners on Demand" which allows you and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michael met us friendly, informative. We had the pressed Cuban sandwich ,onion soup and tomato florentine soup. It was all freshly made and very good. We reccome d it

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Thank gardengirl304
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Garden Girl! With a handle like that, I recommend the Greek Grilled Chicken Salad when you return. It pairs incredibly well with the Tomato Florentine Soup!! Gratefully, Chef Michael More 

Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We were tired of eating at the same places and we found this cafe via web search. We tried somewhere new and LOVED it!!!!! The owner was so welcoming and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

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Thank jnl607
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You very much! Even though we occupy the oldest building in Historic Downtown Sanford (right in the center of town), we often get overlooked by those folks lured to a louder, more crowded spot. Our goal is to be that place where you will be known and appreciated! You have taken the time to share your experience with TripAdvisor... More 

Enterprise, FL
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

One reviewer called the owner "weird." I wouldn't go that far but he is memorable in a way that some may find off-putting. He is outgoing and directive in his manner, insisting on presenting the menu which he is obviously proud of. He may direct you to a table or tell you the one you picked is spoken for. It... More 

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Thank M102Enterprise_FL
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Brother! I can certainly see how my critics got to their point of view, but you are right on the money when you say that it my restaurant and I have the responsibility to run it how experience has taught me the best way it should operate. (I often say that if you don't run your business right,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I’ll tell you a little later how The Corner Cafe (always) serves me the tastiest bowl of soup, perfectly paired with a deliciously pressed sandwich. And yes, I do mean always. But first, let me tell you about the staff at this Cafe. From the moment you walk in you are always greeted with a smile, whether it be from... More 

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

Thank You Kirstie from each and every member of our staff! Most restaurants have "Regulars", but there are some folks that are just extra special and you have been so since you arrived these many months ago!! Very often when we go out to dine we find that its as though the staff is doing it almost as an afterthought.... More 

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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
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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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 # A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771
    (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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