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“Must stop coffee shop!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Midway Cafe & Coffee Bar

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: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, 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.
Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Must stop coffee shop!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stop here every year on our way down to Key West. The food quality is excellent and the staff super friendly.
Their key lime pie is very good but the tart is better.
Their specialty coffee is delicious and food is fresh and vegitarian friendly.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Overpriced Breakfast!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped there on our way to the seven mile bridge. The place look "quaint" from outside.
Its a cute little cafe. Too bad there is no waitress service here.
My food wasnt that great. I ordered an omelette with caramelised onion. I got an an omelette with soggy very white oinion ? my small capuccino cost me $3.75 . The bread was very good do as weel has the muffin but at $2.99 a muffin that expensive!
They should tick to the bakery side of it.
Basically this cafe is as expensive as Starbuck but they are in the middle of nowhere & therefore very pricey compare to the local diner or the cuban coffee Cafe con leche at a mere $2 for a huge cup .
So its a cute coffee shop but not that cute!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 19641973
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great muffins!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

A must stop for breakfast. My go to, a cup of joe and a muffin... Any muffin will do as they're all delicious! My favorite, the Maccachino or something like that. It's those chocolate chips!

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Charming and Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stop while in the Keys!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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