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Central Cafe

906 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1246
+1 941-757-0050
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (21 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
906 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1246
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant continues to decline in quality, and unfortunately, last night was probably our final visit. They no longer are accommodating to people with wheat and gluten issues. We have a severe allergy to wheat and previously were able to have modifications made to dishes...More

1  Thank Amanda J
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful, relaxed lunch. All 3 of us ordered a version of the trademark Californication sandwich - one without the roll. For a tuna lover, this was an amazing treat. The wasabi sauce was fantastic! We split 2 orders of the fries. Wow!...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I hadn't been to Central Cafe in a long time and had never been there for dinner. All I can say is WOW! Really enjoyed the brie appetizer and shrimp tacos. Hubby had a great upscale burger. Live music was available on the night we...More

Thank Manatee75
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

The food looked amazing, and I had the salad, but that was pretty much it for gluten-free options. And I can get sick of salads very easily. Their tuna was amazing though!

Thank Johanna K
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Love the decor brick wall , farm table casual atmosphere. Food delicious. Love the French American sandwich and their home made French fries .

Thank Arabelle G
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

We just stopped here because it was close to where we were going and are we glad we did. The food and service were Excellent. We are definitely going back. What a great lunch and plenty of it. Really some of the best food I...More

Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Never have a had a bad meal. Love the creativity and laid back atmosphere. Awesome ahi tacos, bruschetta and californication sandwich is my fav. This place adds the extra touches and it shows!

Thank Natanya D
Reviewed September 27, 2017

We were headed to the restaurant next to the Central Café and changed our mind and went to the Central Café. The ambiance is great. It is housed in an old brick building. The exposed brick walls were wonderful. The rustic chairs and tables added...More

Thank pablocollier
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We were super-impressed with the ambiance; fantastic building and decor feels almost like a hot spot in NY. Service was great, but we were the only ones there for a late lunch, except for a few people at the bar. I’m always looking for a...More

Thank Johanna K
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Central Cafe several times and always enjoyed the food and service. Today was completely different! We were a party of four. The server, Ashley, was prompt in taking our order. My friends and I ordered lunch: two of us ordered ahi...More

1  Thank Patty H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 906 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208-1246
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-757-0050
Central Cafe has been a staple of historic downtown Bradenton for over ten years. We feature fresh local ingredients, craft beers, signature cocktails, and a modern atmosphere. Our specials change nightly, so be sure to stop in and check them out.
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