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“Great.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place

The Cafe, A Mostly Vegetarian Place
509 Southard St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-296-5515
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Ranked #20 of 428 Restaurants in Key West
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The decor was very eclectic. Service was very good. Very extensive menu. Food was oustanding! Prices reasonable. I would highly recommend to everyone.

Visited June 2013
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Hollywood, Florida
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Creative cuisine....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This cafe has delicious food. Do not think of it as only vegetarian though most of the dishes are.
The chefs are excellent and we have enjoyed all 5x we have eaten there. The location is super and the service is good as well.
There are two places in Key West we think are first rate and this is one of them.
Everything we have ordered has been super.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very happy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I loved their selection of fresh juices!
The menu was wonderful even though none of my friends are vegetarians. The fish options were absolutely amazing.
We ordered 2 orders of the mahi mahi sandwich and a falafel. Everyone left raving about it!
My friend actually ended up buying one of the art pieces of a rooster hanging on the wall.

This place is excellent and I highly recommend it!
The service was excellent as well.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ilana K
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Redlands, California
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519 reviews
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“Unusual Blend of Home Cooking with a Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

At first blush this restaurant is uninteresting: "The Cafe," how unoriginal and boring can a name for a restaurant be? But you look at the sign and it looks Van Goghish, with big lush carrots and carrot tops jumping out of a blue background. That is emblematic of the menu as well.

We got the baked brown sugar acorn squash stuffed with curried Israeli couscous, red quinoa, zucchini, dried cranberries and pine nuts over sauteed spinach. I don't think I've ever seen acorn squash, and not much in the way of any squash at all, in a restaurant. It is the kind of thing you would make at home. It was our first time eating red quinoa (we've since bought some and made it at home). This was a good meat and potatoes kind of dish in a vegetarian genre, nothing real fancy, just good basic, good-for-you food.

We also ordered stuffed red peppers with vegetarian sausage, brown rice, eggplants, onion, portabella mushroom with parmesan cheese, marinara and grilled asparagus. Again, I don't think I'd ever seen stuffed peppers in a restaurant (until a recent trip to Bosnia), but my mother and wife cook them occasionally. These were a little more exotic than what we make at home, with the eggplant, portabella mushroom and vegetarian sausage. The marinara tasted home-made and the veggie sausage added some nice meaty flavor. Again, a good tasting, pretty good for you dish.

The falafel pita with three bean salad was probably the best thing we had. It was a very large pita with marinated salad (cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley), hummus, tahini, pesto and several chunks of falafel that can be dry, but all dripping out the sides, so nicely wet and moist and flavorful. The three bean salad tasted home-made, not store-bought.

I am eating mostly vegan, for health purposes, and it was a hard transition away from a meat-loaded diet. That is why we picked this restaurant. This was great, as we good pretty good for you food, a little fancier than what we would normally make at home, but tasting very home-made.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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“Delightfully surprised by flavorful seafood.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband claimed this place to have the best fish sandwich on the island. The side salad that came with his sandwich was not your ordinary greens. It was full of various lettuces with sprouts on top and a fabulous
homemade dressing on the side.
The staff was very aware of any dietary needs varying the meal if need be.
Don't miss this place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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