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333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202-3505
+1 904-224-0113
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Deerfield, Illinois
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149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Nola Moca is a great choice if you're downtown on business or pleasure. A local colleague of mine introduced me to Moca on a recent trip and I took another out of town colleague on my subsequent trip. Very airy, nice but not overly elegant dining area with a view of the downtown Hemming Park. The menu is really outstanding... More 

Thank dlscps
Jacksonville, Florida
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This restaurant is a gem. Located in the Museum of Contemporary Art on Laura Street, it is a little jewel in downtown Jacksonville. The menu is lovely. It is busy but not noisy. Service is cool and professional - NOT the "Hi I'm so-and-so and I'll be your server. I've been working her for umpteen years and I love pets... More 

Thank kcoghlan
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This restaurant is located inside of MOCA Jacksonville Downtown. They serve high quality, fresh made dishes with an open kitchen. This is mostly a lunch spot as they are only open for dinner on Thursday nights and the first Wednesday of each month for Downtown Art Walk. We waited at the door to be seated and took a little bit... More 

Thank Meritage101
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The highlight of any trip to Hemming Plaza has to be lunch at Cafe Nola. Sandwiched between (no pun!) the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Main Library, Cafe Nola is one of the shining stars of Downtown. The seasonal, often monthly menu, is always a delight, and the offerings have something for every palate and diet. Modern, sleek, as... More 

Thank Fletcher S
Jacksonville, Florida
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

What a pleasant surprise is tucked in the foyer of MOCA! Excellent menu, many daily specials. Black bean burger + homemade sweet potato chips: super! Pasta: excellent and generous portion. Service was attentive and prompt. I want to try the grilled cheese, onion soup, shrimp'n'grits, and many other items on the menu. We stopped in after reviewing menus of other... More 

Thank Edward Z
Jacksonville, Florida
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is by far one of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. It's a "sleeper" location because it's tucked away in the MOCA. However, those of us that are familiar with its great menu and service, wish to keep it a secret. Otherwise, we will have a hard time getting a table. Shhhh. Everything is made to order, the soups are... More 

Thank TravelMavenUS
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329 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good food - upscale bistro type menu. I had a half grilled cheese and salad. The grilled cheese was made with havarti dill. Very unusual and very tasty. Salad was fresh, organic greens, not overdressed.

Thank clubnev
St. Augustine, Florida
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a lovely café tucked inside MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in downtown Jacksonville. My companion and I both had salads - hers was roasted beets and fingerling potatoes on a bed of kale with beet frizzles. Mine was a fantastic Japanese noodle salad with shrimp that had a bed of spring greens and a balsamic dressing. The restaurant... More 

Thank TravelHarp
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I had the blackened catch of the day. It was my 1st time having tile fish. The fish was on top if a creamy corn and surrounded by crispy collards. The dish was well crafted and the taste combination was spot on.

Thank Angie D
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A fabulous spot tucked inside MOCA Jacksonville. The ambiance is clean, light, and open--as you might expect of a contemporary art museum. The menu is fresh and eclectic but trends toward southern-style dishes, ie. the sweet potato nachos. For my main, I usually order the black bean burger or the beet salad.

Thank Cameron L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $28
Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202-3505
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-224-0113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?