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“Great breakfast and lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Highland Street Cafe

Highland Street Cafe
Ranked #17 of 113 Restaurants in Mount Dora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Wildwood, New Jersey
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great breakfast and lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

While staying in Mt. Dora, we went here for breakfast with friends and my wife and I just got back from eating lunch here. It's away from the downtown area, but is really worth a visit. They advertise the best breakfast in Mt. Dora and they wouldn't get an argument from us. We all thought it was one of the best breakfasts we've had anywhere. For lunch, we only had soup, salad and a sandwich which were all exceptionally good.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank BEACHMAN103
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English first
Mount Dora, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“best home town breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Richard is a character but breakfasts are fantastic especially one that includes a pancake

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Thank GrandmaD066
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Mount Dora, Florida
Level Contributor
244 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“Great Home Town Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

The Highland Street Cafe is where we go when we want to eat home cooking, but do not actually want to cook. We love breakfast with crisp waffles, tender pancakes, eggs always cooked perfectly and delicious bacon. Lunch is also great with a daily special. The hamburgers are terrific.

The ambiance is not outstanding. It is an old diner style restaurant so tables and booths are kind of hit and miss. They do maximize the space to accommodate as many diners as possible. The restaurant has a Scottish Terrier theme, and there are dozens of pictures of these cute little dogs as well as a few saying on the menu. It is really quite fun if you just allow yourself to absorb the atmosphere without judgment.

The customer service is outstanding. We eat there at least once a week, and usually more often. We have never had to wait for a table. Are server is generally at our table at the same time we are, and beverages are provided immediately. Orders are taken promptly and food arrives hot and correct is excellent time. The four ladies who generally work here as servers are top notch at their jobs, and exceptionally pleasant as well. I often see the owner delivering meals to tables or cleaning them after guests have left. Clearly helping his guests is more important than preserving some false sense of dignity.

This is our "go to" place for a great meal and friendly service, and it is where we take our house guests for breakfast when we have visitors. My only complaint is that I wished they were open for dinner.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Busy-retired
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Windermere, Florida
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Were we invisible?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

We were seated in the order in which we arrived at least - maybe the owner read the other reviews. The waitresses, however, were another story. We watched no less than 4 parties get seated and have their orders sent to the kitchen before ours was even taken. Maybe a place like this can easily survive on it's regulars, but that's no excuse for the abuse of strangers. The food was fine, but not good enough to make up for the awful service.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cora2364
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Boca Raton, Florida
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160 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

Great breakfast, nice little place in Mount Dora that's family run. Food is very good, little pricy and there is a wait to get in for breakfast. It's worth the small wait, so if you want some really food SKIP McD's stop in and treat yourself. The bacon is always cooked just right!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ThePCGuy
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