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Cafe 1217

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1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Ordered sweet potato fries with sandwich had to ask cashier to remove from ticket because they never were served. Place only had 4 tables when we went on a Tuesday night but no one ever came by the table to check on us. You order at the counter and pick up your food there. Hope they don't expect a tip... More 

1 Thank Gerald B
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I had the southwestern Cobb. It was just so fresh and the portions of each vegetable was correct. Avocado etc. was just wonderful. My friend has chicken salad on a croissant and fruit . Perfect as usual.

Thank Violetaster
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I picked up several things to go from here, including the Brussels sprouts since I was craving some. Those were my favorite thing from there. The tricolor potato salad was good, and we also tried a quinoa rice blend. I sampled the mint lemonade. It was good but a bit too sweet for me, though I could tell if was... More 

1 Thank Nicki S
st paul, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have been there several times while traveling on business. I keep going back there as the food is fresh, innovative, affordable and delicious. The establishment is set up more like a cafeteria style but relaxed and modern. The homemade cakes, torts and pies are to die for. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Kristina S
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Sandwiches and fresh food were outstanding. One has difficulty deciding which things to try. It is busy and well known. It would be my favorite if I lived there and not just a tourist.

Thank Jack K
Dallas, United States
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Cafe 1217 is a nice restaurant to enjoy if you're looking for a fairly flexible choice of healthier foods in a comfortable, casual environment. The dining rooms are decorated in bright colors with large pictures of vegetables and a chalkboard-like painting with phrases that inspire conversation. While the reception at 1217 was not the friendliest, the food was very good... More 

Thank Donald W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Something for everyone. Modern atmosphere, good food and very reasonable. Portions sizes are larger than you normally get in this class. Fancy presentation, nice portions and nice variety on the menu.

Thank Bob2n47
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Café 1217 is very popular among locals who want a menu with unusual and healthful choices. Always busy at lunch time, and parking is a bit limited in front of the café. (more in the lot next door) Service is efficient and the staff is very friendly and will explain different dishes. The available vegetables may include "petite green beans... More 

Thank Kacky C
Higginsville, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The food at the cafe is full of flavor. I ate there 3 times in the 4 days I was in town. They were very accommodating to ensure my food was gluten free. I enjoyed everything I ate. I was most impressed with their gluten-free and dairy free cookies. They were moist and delicious. Try the coconut macaroons and the... More 

Thank pjanies
Shreveport, Louisiana
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Interior has a quaint yet hipster vibe. Good assortment of entrees, salads, and sandwiches to choose from on the menu. The fish tacos were fresh and very tasty.

Thank Stephanie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-6346
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-318-1094

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