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“Charming and Delicious”

Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Midway Cafe and Coffee Bar - a must-stop Islamorada restaurant and shopping spot! We are a funky little cafe, bakery, coffee shop and retail store located in Islamorada, midway down the Florida Keys. We make all of our baked goods and breads on site and serve local fresh roasted coffee. At Midway Cafe we pride ourselves on using fresh organic high quality foods in all of our dishes. We have an extensive menu to choose from including vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. When you visit Midway Cafe we want you to feel at home because our family is always ready and willing to help you however possible.
Houston, Texas
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“Charming and Delicious”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had driven by here on previous trips to Keys but had never stopped. This time we stayed within a short bike ride and decided to give it a try. So glad we did - the staff are friendly, the food delicious and the décor is charming. Midway Café has the charm "boutique" cafes in large cities try, and fail, to replicate. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day !

I had the two-egg plate and they were cooked perfectly (over-easy so I could use the toast to sop it up) and bacon (again, just right - not too soft or too crispy). My wife had a huge peanut butter cookie they warmed so it practically melted. You order at the counter and the staff delivers your food to your table. Selections are made to order and yet are delivered quickly and efficiently. Coffee refills are free. There is seating in the café and a number of tables outside, away from most of the traffic noise on US1.

The owner works the counter and greets everyone like a friend (one day her son was also working). Both days I noticed there were a number of locals who stopped in and there's no better validation of the quality and friendliness than their patronage. On Saturday we counted six trucks/boat trailers parked nose-to-tail on the shoulder so its obvious those in the know agree !

You really couldn't ask for more from a breakfast cafe'. We will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Perfect place to stop while in the Keys!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped at this adorable little cafe on our way down to Key West. It was convenient, very cute inside, very clean, and the staff was super friendly. Most importantly, the food was great! We had wraps and iced coffee drinks, and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It was the perfect place to stop, grab something to eat, use the restroom, and stretch our legs without it taking too much time. I would definitely recommend this place whether you're passing through or staying locally.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great Little Breakfast Stop”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This small, bright, & funky restaurant is a great place to stop by for a quick breakfast, or to grab something from on the way to start your day. The fresh croissant and pita sandwiches are really good, and the brightly colored decor is a better wake-up than the coffee. I'm so happy we stopped here on the recommendation of a local at Cheeca Lodge. We wanted a light, good, and reasonable breakfast, and the Midway was just the ticket.

  • Visited August 2014
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“travel break”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great little cafe to stop at while exploring the Florida Keys. Off the main highway with ample parking. I particularly liked the fantastic muffins and smoothies. Lots of interesting 'knicknacks' for sale, and helpful tourist info leaflets. Only drawback was the one toilet in what is a very busy little cafe, but worth a visit if you're in the vicinity.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Coffee shop from heaven”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Amazing little place with great coffee, food, choices, atmosphere and staff. So good to have the option of almond milk rather than just soy too. Visited a few times for a morning latte and omelette. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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