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The Corner Cafe

101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
+1 407-322-3779
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (171 reviews)
“cuban sandwich” (73 reviews)
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Cuban, American, Cafe, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 W 1st St Ste A, Ste A, Sanford, FL 32771-1219
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had lunch today prior to getting on the Auto Train. Ordered the Turkey/Bacon sandwich and French Onion soup combo. My wife ordered the Celery soup and Greek Salad combo. Both were fantastic. Owner and staff were very friendly. This place is our new favorite in...More

Thank psuwalt
Reviewed today via mobile

A woman was handing out fliers for this spot, so we gave it a try. It was a good choice! I felt like having a salad, and their Greek Grilled Chicken salad was very tasty. I had a half salad and half tuna sandwich. The...More

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed today

Everyone in my party had delicious food. I enjoyed the Cuban sandwich and will definitely return for another. The service was friendly and prompt.

Thank macpikel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was very pleasantly surprised with the corner cafe. A wonderful experience from start to finish. Had the pressed Cuban - excellent. Everyone at our table was extremely pleased with service, meals, n dessert. A very fun atmosphere- definitely not the average or usual. I highly...More

Thank Billy W
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank You Billy, We are delighted that you enjoyed our Cuban Press...the Pulled Pork & Spiced Pickles make it unique! We also appreciate that you picked up on how unique the environment is at The Corner Cafe. We don't just want to be a place...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As is true in almost every case, the quality of a restaurant follows the passion and the pride of the people who work there. Kudos to the kitchen staff and the servers. At the Corner Cafe, you are greeted outside, escorted inside and welcomed by...More

Thank CaliCruiser
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

My Goodness CC...If I didn't know better, I'd say you were a professional writer and I am immensely flattered by your kind words of praise! We truly appreciate your taking the time to let folks know about our unique and accommodating menu and we too...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a terrific lunch at the Corner Cafe. We were warmly and enthusiastically greeted by the owner as we walked in the door. He went through the menu and took our orders. It's a very casual environment and very efficient. We had the Cuban Press...More

Thank 14clubs
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You so very much! I think I mentioned when I took your order that you had chosen some really wonderful flavors for your meal and I'm glad you enjoyed them. I see from your profile that you are from Chi-Town which is one of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would eat there again. Food was very good the owner was the owner was very friendly. He helped advise what would be the best thing on the menu they cater to vegetarian and special diets.

Thank elyd615
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You Brother, It was an absolute pleasure meeting and speaking with you! Your knowledge of herbals and the acronym for Mims made it a very interesting conversation!! Please hurry back the next time you're in the neighborhood, Chef Michael

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cuban sandwich is one of the best I have had and their soups are to die for, I wish I had the recipe for the mushroom soup!! Their version of French Onion soup is definitely the best I have ever had. Ate their several...More

Thank Floridalad76
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Florida Lad, First for your service as a Juror (such an important civic duty) and then for your kind words of praise! It was a pleasure to serve you over the weeks and we hope to have you back before your next "Court...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family arrived at the airport late so we came to Sanford for lunch and stopped in the Corner Cafe. Michael is such a great host and won us over to stay! Very impressed with menu and had 4 different lunches-all very tasty. A fun...More

Thank Debbie O
CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh My Miss Debbie....what can I say?!? We were absolutely delighted that you guys kicked off your Anniversary Festivities with us!! It was such a pleasure to serve you and we can't wait to do it again. I'll keep that hat handy for when we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my son on a rainy afternoon. I had the Cuban sandwich and tomato onion salad. It was delicious! My son had the half Cuban sandwich and French onion soup. Outstanding! The owner and staff made you feel like family. I have got to...More

CHEFMICHAELOBRIEN, Owner at The Corner Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Dave, We were very happy to meet you and your son on the way back home! Its good that you guys take the time to be with each other. Please hurry back for that Asian B-B-Q Pulled Pork Press. I tell folks that...More

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Kathleen M
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Response from Kurt_on_the_go | Reviewed this property |
An easy 15 minute drive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $16
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 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
  • E-mail
The Corner Cafe, rated one of the best restaurants in Sanford, FL, is located in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida at the intersection of 1st & Park. This charming bistro specializes in unique and delicious, handmade fare at an affordable price. Known for their killer Cuban Sandwich, French Onion Soup in a toasted bread bowl and stunning Salads, The Corner Cafe serves a variety of Grilled Sandwiches, Fresh-Beautiful Salads & Scratch Made Soups (M-Sat) from 11:00 - 4:00. Delicious Smoothies, a full selection of Coffee Drinks, Freshly-Brewed Tea, Ice Cold Beer and California Wines are available as well. The Corner Cafe offers Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free options as well. Sit at an outside table to enjoy the view of the Historic Downtown streets. You can even bring Fido!
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