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“We come every day”

Kona Joe's Island Cafe
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Cedar Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Description: When you visit KONA JOE'S ISLAND CAFE, you're in for a treat. Experience our fresh gourmet coffee, scrumptious sandwiches and real fruit smoothies. Don't leave without a hand-dipped ice cream cone or a slice of Edie's famous Cedar Key Lime Pie. You'll love the friendly atmosphere of our cheery indoor and outdoor seating. Joe will spoil you as you enjoy your meal on our private deck, watching the pelicans play on the stunning Back Bayou.
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have come to Cedar Key every year for 15 years. Love the laid back, old Florida style of everything in Cedar Key. We go to Kona Joe's every day when we are there. We have had breakfast and lunch, which are always great. We always sit on the back porch by the water. It is just so nice out there. We also have cold drink, the Reese's - yum. I love the prices. Coffee drinks cost half of a chain place. And all the food is homemade and awesome. I can't wait to get back next year!

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Thank Julie T
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ediezap, Manager at Kona Joe's Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

We greatly appreciate that you come to Kona Joe's every day that you are in town. We value all of our customers and work hard to give you reason to return. Glad that you like our outside seating and our gourmet coffee drinks. Yes, our chocolate/peanut butter frappe is extremely good! We always try to offer great quality food and drinks for a reasonable price.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We decided to go to Kona Joe's for lunch on our last day in Cedar Key. Too bad we waited! I had blue crab quiche and it was wonderful. Fully of crab and other goodies. Served with fruit on the side, it was just enough for lunch. My husband had a BLT and said that the bacon was cooked the way it was supposed to be cooked for a BLT. We both got sweet tea to drink. OMG...it is so hard (outside of one's own kitchen) to find good, simple sweet tea. Tea and sugar and that's it and Kona Joe's nailed it right on the head. We both got Key Lime pie for dessert. Wonderful. It had just the right amount of tartness that Key Lime pie calls for. Had we known how good this food was, we would have been repeat customers. Simple menu and good food. The right amount of food and good prices. Make it a stop if you come to Cedar Key!

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Thank Lisa M
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ediezap, Manager at Kona Joe's Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

We are glad that you found us even if it was on your last day! So glad that you loved the quiche, it is one of our signature menu items. We pride ourselves on simple, fresh brewed sweet and unsweet tea so we are glad that you liked this drink. Also thrilled to hear that you liked our fresh made Cedar Key Lime Pie. Hope you will make it back to Cedar Key soon.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

When your first taste of crab quiche bursts with crab and not egg or some filler, you know it's going to be good! My wife and I both ordered the crab quiche because it sounded so good and was something we don't normally see on a menu. It was one of the best I have ever had and when we go back, I would order it again.
The Fruit of the Forest pie was a hit! Gently warmed and served with whipped creme! Coffee was very good too.
We also enjoyed the conversation with the manager, who made some recommendations for our next trip to Cedar Key, as well as a few other customers. Sitting outside was great too.
If you don't have time to eat, stop in a get a bottle of the sauce. It goes great on burgers at home!

Thank DC1774
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ediezap, Manager at Kona Joe's Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

Thanks for your wonderful words about our quiche, we couldn't say it better ourselves. Our quiche truly is full of good blue crab. We are also glad that you had a good time sitting in our outside dining area and talking with David. The fruit of the forest pie is a hit for our customers who like rich fruit flavor.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We visited Kona Joe's after reading a review in a local online paper,

The food is made fresh and is delicious! The manager/owner is very hospitable and the place is very quaint and so befitting to the island of Cedar Key.

You can dine outside on the porch and look out onto the water or dine inside.

Whatever you chose to do, this restaurant will not disappoint.

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Thank Lucille R
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ediezap, Manager at Kona Joe's Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Thanks for your review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your Kona Joe's experience! We work hard to provide fresh, delicious, high quality food. Our hospitality comes easy for us as we truly enjoy our customers and love getting an opportunity to visit with you. We try to give our customers a true Cedar Key experience!

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Oh my, this was my second taste of the crab quiche, got it to go the first time but this time we went for lunch and sat on the back porch. It was just a little preview to our wonderful seafood festival weekend for the Crab Crew. I cant explain how wonderful this dish is and the owners are so nice and appreciative of your business. Hubby had philly cheese steak which he said was awesome. Sorry, I'm stuck on the crab quiche, wish I had a slice right now. Oh and the fresh brewed iced tea is just wonderful too.

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Thank RustyKat
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ediezap, Manager at Kona Joe's Island Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

So thrilled that you loved our blue crab quiche and that it was a great start to your weekend for the Seafood Festival. Glad your husband enjoyed the philly! You had the perfect spot that weekend on our back porch.

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