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“CAN IT BE TRUE? HAVE I REALLY FOUND THE BEST CAKE IN SOUTH FLORIDA?????”
Review of Jet Runway Cafe

Jet Runway Cafe
Ranked #160 of 1,358 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: An eyes widening, jaw dropping, taste bud tantalizing, sensually overloading event and epicurean experience. Experience the Jet Effect.
Reviewed August 20, 2013

FORGET the great location and the great fun views that keep adults and children occupied for hours, FORGET the good service, FORGET the really good food, FORGET the easy parking, JUST REMEMBER THIS: MY SEARCH IS OVER!!!!!!! THE BEST CAKE IN SOUTH FLORIDA IS RIGHT HERE!

I have searched and searched for the best chocolate cake.... I won't even mention the dozens of restaurants and bakeries where I've had chocolate cake - usually to be disappointed - occasionally to be pleased - but seldom to be jump-up-and-down-delighted. However, today, while taking my niece and nephew there for lunch (which, by the way, was excellent) - I asked the server what desserts they had - she just said cheesecake, carrot cake, and chocolate cake (and chocolate chip cookies). My 8 year old niece and 6 year old nephew could not agree on what cake to share (he doesn't like cheesecake, she doesn't like chocolate cake, neither wanted carrot cake) - so in spite of the sugar rush they'd both have, I told the server, "let them eat cake!" Niece ordered cheesecake and nephew ordered the chocolate cake and WOW WOW WOW.... absolutely melt-in-your-mouth pieces of heaven. The chocolate cake was huge - not as big as the cheesecake factory blackout cake, but still very big (and cheaper than CCF) - and when I saw nephew take a bite and watched his face, I knew, this was it. This was The One. I watched my niece with the cheesecake - her first mouthful was followed by her closing her eyes for a few seconds and not moving..... the reaction I have when I am tasting perfection - and that's what it was. The perfect cheesecake and the perfect chocolate cake. Each slice was $6, and worth every penny. I have taken photos of them with their cake, although they're lovely looking children, I had to pixelate the photos as you just can't be too careful these days, posting photos on the internet. But you can see the cake clearly.

Niece and nephew couldn't quite manage to finish their slices of cake (they'd each had a kid's meal - one had sliders and one had a corndog - both were reported to be excellent) - so they took the rest home but as soon as they got home, they just dived in and polished off the lot.

On a side note, my lunch (Tuna melt) was excellent, fries were piping hot and tasty, and I have been there for brunch before, which was also excellent - but this is just the cherry on the top - not only great food but the best cake around.

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Thank chewedpup
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went for breakfast, wonderful selection, everything was very tasty but either the kitchen or servers were off on the timing, our eggs were stone cold. Servers were hard to flag down and the place was only half full. Will still go again, lots of fun watching the planes and a good menu!

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Thank carol c
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Great location - right next to the runways of the Fort Lauderdale Executive airport - so you can watch the variety of executive jets, prop planes and helicopters take off right in front of you. The food is very fresh and creatively prepared. The tomato bisque is terrific and pairs well with the four-cheese grilled sandwich, or a salad. The burgers are also very juicy and topped well.

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Thank Karen L
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Small private airport restaurant with excellent Contemporary Food with great presentation in a very casual atmosphere. Get there before noon or its standing room only for lunch. Very kewl to watch the heli's and biplanes come in right by the windows! The price is worth the view and atmosphere :)

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Thank Chowhound42
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This very cool Café is located at Ft Lauderdale's Executive Airport, and I do mean " at the airport " . In fact as the luxury jets turn, their wings almost touch the windows while you are eating . They open at 7:30 am , serving breakfast from $6. Yes , Eggs Benedict , build your own omelets, pancakes with whipped butter , blueberries or chocolate chips. Everyone gets fried bread pudding. We glanced at the lunches and they scream for you to come back . Thai Chicken Flatbread, Crispy Goat Cheese Salad, Jet Burgers with Avocado, Swiss Cheese, and roasted Peppers on a Toasted Brioche Roll. Look out ! Another plane is inches away !. Every meal including the Turkey Pretzel Roll are enough to share .
The service is GREAT !

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Thank gmbuylow
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