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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a place with mimosas, and this restaurant popped up, and I am glad it did. The staff was engaging and fun loving. The mimosas and screwdrivers were awesome, great for a hangover. Then there is the King Kong challenge. 5 pounds...of food in 30 minutes. I was successful, but barely. That burger was delicious and ginormous. This will be our go to when we vacation to Daytona in the future.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022 via mobile

This little cafe was a delicious stop on our vacation. This looks like a small cafe from the outside but was able to accommodate our party of 7. The staff was extremely welcoming and our food was fast and yummy!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2022

Thank you so very much for the awesome 5 star review! We truly appreciate it and hope you come back soon! :)

Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

The service is excellent and the ambient is very cozy. It's a family owned restaurant with a good selection of food at reasonable prices. We ordered food for brunch and it tasted very good with a reasonable serving.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2022

Thank you so very much for the awesome 5 star review! We truly appreciate it and hope you come back soon! :)

Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast on Memorial Day. Steve & his wife "Monkey" were so friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and was served quickly. An added bonus was the awesome music that they play in there! We really felt like we were eating with...friends..laughing together & genuinely enjoying our time at Monkey Morning Cafe.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2022

Thank you so very much for the awesome 5 star review! We truly appreciate it and hope you come back soon! :)

Reviewed April 8, 2022

We noted great reviews for Monkey Morning Cafe and made plans to stop for breakfast while staying in Daytona Beach Shores. It was a reasonable drive and well worth the trip. Steve and Marney made us feel immediately comfortable without being overbearing. My coffee was...always full, the service was quick and efficient, and most importantly the food was fantastic and plentiful. I have food allergies and Steve listened & asked clarifying questions & happily accommodated me. Of note, while walking by the kitchen on the way to the (clean) restroom, the kitchen staff were dancing at the griddle. Everyone seemed to love their jobs - there is a lot to be said for that! We frequent New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach Shores and Monkey Morning Cafe will surely become a recurring stop. You should make it one too!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2022

Thank you so very much for the awesome 5 star review! We truly appreciate it and hope you come back soon! :)

Reviewed February 14, 2022

The restaurant had a friendly atmosphere and the service was great. The food was excellent, especially the breakfast. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area or visiting. Definitely will be heading back when I'm in the area.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2022

Thank you so very much for the awesome 5 star review! We truly appreciate it and hope you come back soon! :)

Reviewed August 31, 2021 via mobile

We arrived after 10:30am for breakfast. I had the burger. My wife had rhe BLT. We enjoyed boath. Burger was large and cooked to perfection. They even serve Tater -Tots! Service was great. This seems to be the place where all the locals go.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2022

Thank you so very much for the awesome 5 star review! We truly appreciate it and hope you come back soon! :)

Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

Recommendations were high. Prefer local vs franchise diners but this was just so disappointing. Everything on the menu was so basic. Flavor and freshness was missing. A lot of black pepper. Almost as though things were purchased at the local publix. Only creativity was in...the name. The folks were very friendly but ignored once food was presented. Super hot and greasy air inside.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021

Very disappointing and super disorganized waitress was so unprofessional had no idea what she was doing save your money not worth the it

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

In town for a conference and we found Monkey Morning on Yelp and stopped in for a meal before. We ordered French Toast with a side of bacon $8, Baboon Burger with onion rings $10, Three Cheese Omelette with slices of Tomato $8.75 and chicken...tenders with fries $7 and added one biscuit $2. Everything was very tasty. This was a very good burger and the fries have a nice seasoning on them. The biscuit was made just right. This is a nice casual and fun restaurant and the staff is friendly, nice and seem to really enjoy their jobs. This is a good choice for breakfast or lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021

We had never been there before but based on the reviews we thought this sounds great. Got seated right away but it was 10 plus minutes before a server came to the table and asked if anyone took our order. I told her we don’t...even have menus. She got us menus. 15 minutes later someone comes by and asks if our order was taken. We said no and she took our order. We both were waiting for our coffees while waiting for our order. I flagged a different server who then got our server to bring the coffees. 45 minutes later still no food, and I saw this guy who looked like he worked there and btw was the owner. I explained we never got our food and come to find out the server forgot to put in our order. 10 minutes later we got our order which was lackluster at best. We won’t return ever!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Michelle P, Marketing at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2021

We looked your reviews LOOKs like everwhere you go you have a bad experience, stay home and quit leaving bad reviews to those that work hard in this business. IT's hard enough after covid to get going again in a restaurant without dopes like you...More

Reviewed July 11, 2021

We are from out of town and located this spot off of Google. When we arrived we were greeted by the friendly staff immediately. The prices were very cheap and the food was amazing. If your willing to venture off the beaten path this little...restaurant won't disappoint.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021

We are local and have driven past Monkey Morning hundreds of times without noticing. Had family in town and were looking for breakfast for eight people in a diner atmosphere, called Friday before Fathers Day about seating for eight on Saturday at 10:00a.m. When we...arrived the place was packed and there sat our table for eight, couldn't believe it! Service was fast and very friendly, the food was out in about 15 minutes and it was fantastic! Large portions of great tasting food at very reasonable prices. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the time spent there. The owners talked to us 2-3 times while we were there. Truly a great experience. We will be going back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you so very much! We really appreciate the awesome review and were happy to accomodate all of you. Please do come back and thank you again :)

Reviewed May 27, 2021

We were in town on vacation and decided to try it after seeing the great reviews for this place. I had bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy and my husband had eggs and blueberry pancakes. Everything was fantastic and fresh. Great quality and quantity. I tried...my husband's pancakes and they were the best I've ever had. We have decided that we will go there for breakfast every day left of our vacation. Our only regret is that we didn't find it on our first day here. The restaurant is also so friendly. (almost like a "Cheers" bar but a restaurant). We met the owner and all the patrons that were in the restaurant. You won't be disappointed in visiting here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you so very much!! We truly appreciate the awesome 5 star review. Hope you come back whenever you are in town!

Reviewed May 23, 2021

The food was awesome, the service was great and the restaurant is super clean. My year old loved it.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Michelle P, Owner at Monkey Morning Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you so very much!! We truly appreciate the awesome 5 star review.

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Monkey Morning Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5